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Nationwide walkouts spark controversy

By MaKai Adkins, News Writer

Recently there have been multiple school shootings. During one in particular on February 14, student Nikolas Cruz walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with an AR-15. He then pulled the fire alarm, and while the students were rushing out of the building, Cruz began shooting, killing 17 students and injuring 17 more. According to CNN, Cruz then began to act like he was one of the students and ran with them. Police Continue reading “Nationwide walkouts spark controversy”

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Secretary of Education plans to eliminate Common Core Standards

By Rodriqua Briggs, News Writer

Mrs. Catina Garner, Math teacher, and Mrs. Carla Gourdine, English teacher, discussed their jobs and how they feel about the Secretary of Education.

Kids probably wander in their minds every day why a teacher does his or her job, or how they feel about what their teaching salary.

“Too much work and not enough pay,” Garner said. Continue reading “Secretary of Education plans to eliminate Common Core Standards”

President or business man?

By Iyona Hagler, News Writer

On Tuesday November 8, 2016, Donald Trump, American businessman, was elected the 45th President of the United States. According to presidentalpolls2016.com, Trump had 46% vs Clinton 44% of the general election vote preference. Many citizens were left with mixed emotions after hearing the outcome. Many at Keenan were devastated with the results as well.

“I had no choice but to vote for Clinton because I’m a Democrat,” Coach Dameon Franklin, Continue reading “President or business man?”

Clinton and Trump jump down each other’s throats

By Breayanna Gibson, News Writer

Do you really want to know what is going on in the world? Well, I do. I want to know what people think about the 2016 election.

Who do you like or dislike? Who do you think is going to win? Well, the main focus in this
campaign is on Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. They are the main ones you hear about on a daily basis. Continue reading “Clinton and Trump jump down each other’s throats”

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