23-year-old Taylor Swift fan, Ana Clara Benevides Machado, died in a hospital from extreme heat experienced the same day during Swift’s concert in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Investigations into the event organizers have begun due to lack of water supply and poor ventilation during the event.
Volunteer Writer Anand Kuro Andengattil provides a comprehensive analysis of the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict, highlighting historical context, key moments such as the Balfour Declaration and establishment of Zionism, the influence of American support for Israel, and the recent escalation of violence. He discusses pervasive challenges that have emerged from the conflict, like misinformation and polarized…
On November 12th, 2023, a landslide trapped forty-one construction workers who were building a tunnel for the Char Dham Highway Project in Uttaraharkhand, India. The men were rescued after seventeen days by rat miners, sparking debates about the lack of proper environmental assessments for the project.
Dr. Katalin Karikó and Dr. Drew Weissman received the 2023 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their discovery of a safe mRNA modification method. This breakthrough played a crucial role in developing mRNA COVID-19 vaccines and also holds potential for future disease treatments.
A novel bacterial pathogen is causing a severe, antibiotic-resistant respiratory illness in hundreds of dogs across the U.S. Originating from a dog’s microbiome, symptoms include sneezing, coughing and eye discharge, potentially leading to acute pneumonia. With much still unknown about the bacteria, experts advise keeping dogs away from others and seeking immediate vet attention if…
The FDA has proposed a ban on brominated vegetable oil (BVO), a preservative used in citrus soda, due to its harmful health effects. Studies show BVO can cause heart damage, liver dysfunctions, fertility issues and is associated with cancer development. Some large beverage companies have already begun removing BVO from their products. The harmful ingredient…
The SGA’s Fall 2023 Leadership Forum centered around discussions featuring budget cuts and procedural transparency. The forum also addressed issues of safety, infrastructure, and potential student activities fee hikes to increase organization funding. Future plans include increased website transparency and further discussions about event locations.
Heart disease is a prevalent cause of death in America, often resulting in the need for heart transplants. Due to the limited supply of human hearts, animal-to-human transplants are being investigated. Unfortunately, the second-ever experimental patient, Lawrence Faucette, died due to complications following experimental transplant. Despite these setbacks, researchers believe animal-to-human heart transplants offer hope…
The WGA and SAG-AFTRA have reached an agreement with The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers after a prolonged strike. However, the resumption of TV and movie production is likely to be slow due to logistical issues and SAG-AFTRA’s deal still needing approval.
21-year-old Sarah Katz suffered heart attacks and died after consuming a charged lemonade at Panera Bread in 2022. Her parents filed a wrongful death lawsuit in 2023, accusing Panera of irresponsibly selling a dangerous drink marketed as safe, without proper warnings. The high levels of caffeine in the drink allegedly triggered her cardiac arrhythmia.
Matthew Perry, the famous actor best known for his role as Chandler Bing on the TV show Friends, passed away in a suspected drowning at the age of 54. His loss greatly affected fans worldwide; tributes flowed in from fans, co-stars, and HBO. Perry, whilst appreciated for his role in Friends, hoped to be remembered…
The Heritage Foundation has created Project 2025, a collaboration among over 70 conservative groups, detailing a reform plan in case of a Republican victory in the 2024 elections. The plan identifies significant American problems, aiming to restore family values, dismantle administrative state power, protect national sovereignty and borders, and secure individual rights. It includes proposed…
Mental health awareness has increased, with an estimated 10% of the world’s population experiencing mental illness. In the U.S, 41% of these cases are undiagnosed, and 60% of diagnosed individuals lack access to treatment, costing the country $190 billion annually. Various organizations including MAMHI, established by Clifford Whittingham Beers, and SAMHSA, work tirelessly to increase…
(Image via fieldfirst.com) Staff Writer: Jesse Magnifico Email: email@example.com Senator Jason Lewis, other legislators, and the Raise Up Massachusetts Coalition are advocating for another minimum wage increase to $20 by 2027. If passed, the increase would make the Bay State have the highest minimum wage in the country. A bill passed in 2018 has gradually… Continue reading A Near Livable Wage for All: Massachusetts Legislators Push for $20 Minimum Wage
(Image via msn.com) Business Manager: Brendan Flaherty Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Have you ever wanted to solve a real-life mystery like a true adventurer like Indian Jones? Look no further than the British Museum in Montague Pl, London. Recently, The British Museum reported that over 2000 items were found stolen from their inventory of various sizes and… Continue reading A Real-Life Indiana Jones Mystery
(Image via gillettestadium.com) Volunteer Writer: Emma Bowser Email: email@example.com The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (International Federation of Association Football in English), more commonly known as FIFA, has announced that the 2026 FIFA World Cup will be taking place in a total of 16 different cities in North America. According to Gianni Infantino, the president… Continue reading The FIFA World Cup is Coming to Boston in 2026
(Image via nyimes.com) Staff Writer: Sakara De Gil-Balija Email: firstname.lastname@example.org On September 21st, Alex Murdaugh, 55, a famed lawyer in South Carolina and convicted murderer, pleaded guilty to additional money laundering charges in connection to his case. Murdaugh has been charged with over twenty counts of financial fraud and has yet to be sentenced by… Continue reading Millionaire Murdaugh Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering Charges
(Image via gofundme.com) Staff Writer: Maya Arruda Email: email@example.com Football fans are some of America’s most hardcore and passionate sports fans. Finding people who are more loyal and dedicated to their chosen team is hard. However, this passion and loyalty can lead to violence between fans of rival teams that ends in unfair tragedy. A… Continue reading Football Fan Dies of Injuries Accrued During Fight at Gillette Stadium Dolphins vs. Patriots Game
(Photographed by Staff Photographer Lilly Lafleur) Volunteer Writer: Emma Bowser Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Campus accessibility has always been a pressing issue for post-secondary education, and as a result, many disabled individuals have been unable to attend college and earn an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. According to the Annual Report on People with Disabilities in America: 2023,… Continue reading Students & Faculty Concerned about Campus Accessibility
(Photographed by Staff Photographer Lilly Lafleur) Arts & Entertainment Editor: Kamryn Kobel Email: email@example.com The Writing and Multiliteracy Center (WMC) is now open and ready for another great year! The WMC offers help with writing, brainstorming, organization, presentations, and anything else you need help with concerning your writing skills. Tutoring sessions at the WMC aren’t… Continue reading Important Updates to the Writing and Multiliteracy Center
(Image Courtesy of the SGA) SGA President: Marshall MacDonald Email: firstname.lastname@example.org SGA Treasurer: Nicole Kach Email: email@example.com Dear fellow students and Funded Organization leaders, On September 18th, 2023, the Student Government Association (SGA) approved the Combined BudgetResolution allocation for the 2023-2024 academic year. SGA is a member and participates in the StudentFee Allocation Committee (SFAC).… Continue reading SGA Funding Statement on the 2023-2024 Combined Budget Allocation Resolution
(Image via reuters.com) Staff Writer: Sakara De Gil-Balija Email: firstname.lastname@example.org On September 13th, 2023, two mummified corpses were presented to Mexico’s Congress. Images of the supposed corpses flooded social media and news outlets, completely taking over the internet in a horrifyingly unusual and fascinating way. The bodies have large and oddly shaped heads, with unnaturally… Continue reading Self Proclaimed UFO Expert Presents Supposed Alien Corpses to Mexican Congress
(Image via msn.com) Business Manager: Brendan Flaherty Email: email@example.com On Tuesday, September 19th, five Americans were finally brought back to American soil after many years of being held prisoner in Iran. Three of the prisoners, Emad Shargi, Morad Tahbaz, and Siamak Namazi, along with two publicly unnamed people, were finally able to reunite with their… Continue reading Prisoner Swap Allows Families to Finally Reunite
(Image via aoc.gov) Volunteer Writer: Connor Sullivan Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The threat of a government shutdown has been lingering this past week as Congress failed to agree on a budget plan for the 2024 fiscal year. Government funding is set to expire by the end of September 30th. If Congress does not approve a new funding… Continue reading The United States Faces Risk of Government Shut Down Once Again – Here’s Why
Staff Writer: Maya Arruda Email: email@example.com On August 30th, 2023, Family Vlogger Ruby Franke was arrested alongside her business partner, Jodi Hildebrandt, following a 9-1-1 call from Franke’s neighbor. Franke was charged on six separate counts of aggravated child abuse, a second-degree felony. A neighbor made the 9-1-1 call when Franke’s twelve-year-old son approached his… Continue reading Family YouTuber Ruby Franke Arrested for Child Abuse
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