Category Archives: Features

The way I makeup: Volume 1

Michelle Castano      Editor-in-Chief The age of the influencer. The age of the Instagram model. Ten years ago, we wouldn’t have imagined that these trendy hobbies would be become lucrative careers. Within the beauty industry, we are seeing beauty bloggers collaborating with well- known makeup brands.  Most recently, Colourpop Cosmetics launched a loose pigment eyeshadow collaboration with KathleenLights.  This

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The big chill: Polar vortex freezes the northern U.S.

Anabel Sanchez Online Editor Schools have closed, wet hair freezes within minutes and boiled water turns into ice within seconds. Mimicking imagery straight out of Day After Tomorrow, a phenomenon known as the polar vortex has assaulted the north of the U.S this winter. The blistering cold has caused numerous business and mail services to cease operations, also prompting flight

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The rundown on the U.S. government shutdown

Anabel Sanchez Online Editor By now, everyone has heard of the ominous U.S. government shutdown, which began at midnight on December 21, 2018. Many may not know exactly what it entails, but certain keywords floating around the discourse such as “immigration,” “wall,” and “funding” might have slipped into peoples’ awareness.  So, what exactly is the U.S. government shutdown? Why did

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Volunteer organization cleans up pollution on beaches

Jacqueline Michaud South Bureau Chief Starting in 2007, after kayaking on his local bay, VolunteerCleanup.org founder Dave Doebler said, “I started noticing a lot of trash floating in the water- mainly plastic bottles, Styrofoam and cigarette butts. I was no longer able to just float around and enjoy my Sunday afternoon kayaks, and I had to do something about it.

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Florida Panhandle rebuilding after hurricane Michael

Doris Pace South Bureau Chief   Florida residents know that when hurricane season begins, preparations begin as well. We stock up on canned goods, flashlights, batteries, water, put up shutters and take inventory of our possessions. We know the drill. We hope for the best and prepare for the worst but nothing could have prepared the Florida panhandle for hurricane

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