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Current Events By Ryan Meehan

Double Victory: The Hopeful Beginning of EHS Track Season

April 19, 2015 11:21am | Gregory Brock

Hello and welcome, newspaper readers! Let’s talk about track. It’s the beginning of the track season, and everyone’s hopeful. Some want to break a record, others simply want to get in shape, but everyone can agree that excitement is suffusing the air. Now, as all […]

Clinton Announces 2016 Presidential Bid

April 15, 2015 1:40pm | Shereen Elaidi

This is the first of a series of articles covering the 2016 Presidential Election. Check back for more updates on the candidates and the election later. On Sunday afternoon, Hillary Clinton announced that she’ll be running in the 2016 Presidential election. At the end of […]

John Boehner Re-Elected as Speaker of the House despite Far-Right Opposition

January 10, 2015 5:40pm | Ryan Meehan

John Boehner Re-Elected as Speaker of the House despite Far-Right Opposition   Summary: On Monday, January 6th, the House of Representatives voted to re-elect John Boehner (R-Ohio) as the Speaker of the House. This came after the Republicans won a decisive majority in the mid […]

US Federal Reserve to End Recession Era Program

November 5, 2014 6:17pm | Ryan Meehan

Summary: On October 29th, Chair of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen announced that the bank would be ending a program known as Quantitative Easing, or QE for short. The program, launched back in 2008 to combat the recession, involved the Federal Reserve printing money to […]

Certain U.S. Troops Were Exposed to Abandoned Chemical Weapons in Iraq

October 22, 2014 7:07pm | Ryan Meehan

Summary: Certain U.S. troops and Iraqi police were injured due to exposure to Saddam Hussein-era chemical weapons between 2004 to 2011. According to a New York Times report, 17 U.S. soldiers and 7 Iraqi police revealed they had been wounded on 6 separate incidents. This […]

Afghanistan Signs Deal With U.S. Extending Stay of Military Forces

October 6, 2014 10:46pm | Ryan Meehan

Summary: On September 30th, American ambassador to Afghanistan Jim Cunningham signed an agreement with Afghanistan’s Hanif Atmar, their newly appointed National Security Advisor, to extend the stay of NATO troops until 2016. The deal says that the American force will consist of about 9,800 personnel […]