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Your Body, Your Choice?

on 15 February 2017
Your Body, Your Choice?

[The following article reflects the views of the author only.] 1.3 American women are raped each minute, 78 each hour, 1,871 each...

Science & Sports

First Female with Tree Man Syndrome

21 February 2017
First Female with Tree Man Syndrome

Sahana Khatun is the first female to have been diagnosed with Tree Man Syndrome, a rare and possibly fatal illness. The 10 year-ol...

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The 2016-17 NewsKnights Team

NewsKnights is JM’s online news project, a great opportunity for our young reporters to develop their independent and responsible investigative reporting skills. NewsKnights aims to pr

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Protest at Your Peril

20 February 2017
Protest at Your Peril

Issuing a much disputed executive order on January 28, 2017, Donald Trump banned immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US, for at least the next 90 days. These countries include: Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. These countries had been id...

God Bless America

30 January 2017
God Bless America

Donald Trump gave his first speech as president on January 20th, 2017. He spoke of the “American carnage” leaving “rusted-out factories scattered like tombstones” across the nation. He also spoke of justice, positioning himself as a “law and order” president, pain...

No Trump Card on Inauguration Day

25 January 2017
No Trump Card on Inauguration Day

On Friday, January 20, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Trump’s inauguration attendance was pretty average, with only 1.5 million people. By comparison, Obama’s first inauguration had at least double the number of people who attended Trump&r...

The Women's March

23 January 2017
The Women's March

“Welcome to your first day; we will never go away,” was chanted by more than a million citizens in cities around the world. The Women’s March on Washington took place on January 21st, 2017. Protestors driven by Trump’s sexist views and lewd language attended the march to fight for...

School: A Risky Environment?

18 January 2017
School: A Risky Environment?

 On January 18, a  teenage boy in Mexico opens fire with a gun, shooting his teacher and classmates before committing suicide.   That morning, the 15 year old boy had shown up at his school, a high school in Monterrey, northern Mexico, with a 22 calibre pistol. How he got the gun ins...

Lena's Column

A Glitch in the System

07 February 2017
A Glitch in the System

We can write volumes on what is actually wrong with the educational system today, but it’s time we stopped shouting out the flaws from the sidelines and took action. I would like to st...

A Tale of Two Cities

19 January 2017
A Tale of Two Cities

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. Aleppo and Beirut, the largest cities of their respective countries, were famed for their beauty and greatness. Both were destinations of...