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Fox News Christmas Tree Set Aflame in NYC

By: Mary Urso On December 8th 2021, a man lit the Fox News Christmas Tree on fire in New York City. Every year, Fox News displays an All-American Christmas tree outside of their headquarters in Manhattan. The 50-foot tree had been lit only days before this incident.  Reports say the fire started just after midnightContinue reading “Fox News Christmas Tree Set Aflame in NYC”

Starbucks Starting to Pay Employees More

By: Shawnie Ohara On Wednesday, Starbucks announced a series of investments the company is making in its workforces, including another round of pay increases. In a letter to to U.S. employees, Rossann Williams, Executive Vice President North America, said, “most baristas and shift supervisors across the country with two or more years of service willContinue reading “Starbucks Starting to Pay Employees More”

What the CDC Has to Say About Covid-19 Vaccines for Children

By: Amira Crews In early November the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration approved the COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11.  According to the CDC, “Scientists have conducted clinical trials with about 3,000 children, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine has met the safety and efficacyContinue reading “What the CDC Has to Say About Covid-19 Vaccines for Children”

Pittsburgh Elects New Mayor

By: Julia Corey On Tuesday, May 15, 2021, Ed Gainey, a Pennsylvania Representative, defeated Bill Peduto and was elected as the new Pittsburgh Mayor. He will officially become the mayor on January 3rd, 2022, after he takes the oath of office. Gainey has been involved in the government and politics for quite some time. InContinue reading “Pittsburgh Elects New Mayor”

What is Black Friday?

By: Kierstin Sedon Black Friday is a colloquial term for the Friday following Thanksgiving in the United States. On this day, many stores put items on sale for the holidays. Stores will alter their promotions based on different dates. Walmart started their online deals on November 3rd at 7 pm and started in store salesContinue reading “What is Black Friday?”

Actor Alec Baldwin Fatal Shooting On Movie Set

By: Amira Crews Thursday, October 21st on the movie set of Rust, actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun that injured the director and killed another crew member. The incident occurred at the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Actor Alec Baldwin did not know that the prop gun he was using wasContinue reading “Actor Alec Baldwin Fatal Shooting On Movie Set”

Covid-19 Vaccines for Kids 5-12

By: Kierstin Sedon The United States developed a Covid-19 vaccine for younger kids ages 5-12, to prevent them from getting Covid-19. The children’s vaccine is a smaller dosage than the adult’s vaccine. The vaccine may not protect them 100% from the virus, but it at least has a very low chance of them getting Covid-19.Continue reading “Covid-19 Vaccines for Kids 5-12”

Why QAnon Supporters are Refusing to Leave Dallas, TX

By: Mary Urso Hundreds of QAnon followers gathered in Dallas’s Dealey Plaza today, on the eighth of November. They came to witness the return of President John F Kennedy and his son JFK Jr. Their hope was to hear them announce the reinstatement of Donald Trump as President. This idea was started by a QAnonContinue reading “Why QAnon Supporters are Refusing to Leave Dallas, TX”

Annual Trax Farm Fall Festival

By: Kierstin Sedon A Fall Festival is going to be held at Tra Farm in Finleyville. It will be held every Saturday and Sunday, from September 25th – October 24th, and is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Each ticket is about $10 per person and children under 2 years old are free. The festivalContinue reading “Annual Trax Farm Fall Festival”

Merck Released New Covid-19 Medicine

By: Blake Seliga On October 1st, Merck announced the release of a pill that they claimed will prevent the spread of Covid-19. The pill does not take away the virus, but it does prevent the virus from spreading. According to partner, Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, the drug kept patients out of the hospital, and moved the stocksContinue reading “Merck Released New Covid-19 Medicine”