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In this image from video, defendant, former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, listens to verdicts at his trial for the 2020 death of George Floyd, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. (Court TV via AP, Pool)

Derek Chauvin convicted in death of George Floyd

Patrick Kane, World News Editor May 6, 2021

On May 25, Minnesota resident George Floyd had the police called on him for allegedly attempting to purchase cigarettes with a counterfeit bill. What happened next rocked the nation: during the arrest,...

President Joe Biden addresses Congress, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

President Joe Biden’s plans for gun control

Elle Weber, Staff Reporter May 3, 2021

School lockdowns have been a part of our lives since elementary school. With gun control being a major issue in the wake of recent mass shootings, it’s important to know our current president’s stance...

In this Jan. 18, 2020, file photo, Caitlyn Jenner speaks at the 4th Womens March in Los Angeles. In her four days as a candidate for California governor, Jenner had a twitter spat with a Democratic congressman, unveiled a website to sell campaign coffee mugs and swag and was photographed with a startup business owner.

String of celebrities announce interest in political office

Nick Sack, World News Editor April 29, 2021

Caitlyn Jenner, former Olympian and reality TV star, is the latest celebrity to announce an interest in running for political office. She expressed a desire to run for California’s governor in a likely...

This April 5, 2020, file photo shows an envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident in Detroit. Michigans slow population growth over the past decade will cost the state a U.S. House seat, continuing a decades-long trend as job-seekers and retirees have fled to other states.

Census reapportionment, and what that means for Ohio

Patrick Kane, World News Editor April 29, 2021

Towards the end of every decade, the U.S. Census Bureau records every individual residing in the country. This is done for many reasons like allocating federal funds among states. One of the most important...

In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, speaks during the New Hampshire state Democratic Party convention in Manchester, N.H. Ryan, a 10-term representative from Ohios blue-collar Mahoning Valley, officially launched his bid Monday, April 26, 2021, for a coveted open Senate seat in Ohio. He becomes the Democratic frontrunner as the party goes after Republican Rob Portmans seat in what stands to be one of 2022s most closely watched Senate contests.

Rep. Tim Ryan announces Senate bid

Nick Sack, World News Editor April 29, 2021

Rep. Tim Ryan, a Democrat and former presidential hopeful, announced Monday that he will be seeking the vacant Senate seat left by Sen. Robert Portman in 2022.  In his announcement on Twitter, Ryan...

Languishing, a sense of aimlessness

Pandemic got you down? Me too.

Nick Sack, World News Editor April 22, 2021

This week, I am simply languishing. With the pandemic weathering on, I —  and many others I’m sure — am feeling the effects of months-long isolation. It is like we are in purgatory. The days...

Prince Philip death announcement.

Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, passes away at 99

Margaret Skubik, The Carroll News April 19, 2021

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and “first gentleman of the land,” passed away peacefully at 99 years oldthe morning of April 9, at Windsor Castle in England. Husband to Queen Elizabeth II and...

As coronavirus vaccines are approved for emergency use, skeptics are worried about efficacy rates.

Nick Explains: Vaccine Efficacy

Nick Sack, World News Editor April 1, 2021

95%, 94%, 66%.  If these were listed as possible choices for which vaccine you would take, obviously you would choose the 95% or 94%, right? It’s the obvious pick. You’ll want the vaccine with...

Activists appeal for a $15 minimum wage near the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill being prepped in Congress includes a provision that over five years would hike the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Nick Explains: Minimum Wage

Nick Sack, World News Editor March 11, 2021

In the 1890s, the United States was home to thousands of sweatshops that employed women and children, paying them what were known as “nonliving wages,” which were not enough to cover the basic necessities...

President Joe Biden has enacted more executive orders in the beginning of his term than any other president in U.S. history.

Political Cartoon: jOprah

Corinne McDevitt, Staff Reporter February 12, 2021

A GameStop store in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Robertson, File)

Let the kids have GameStop

Jack Giba, Staff Reporter February 11, 2021

Robinhood was founded in 2013 with the intent to build a company “that would provide everyone with access to the financial markets, not just the wealthy.” There’s a hard irony in the company going...

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