In Flight; April 13-17

Presidential Parade

Four 2016 presidential candidates have officially claimed their spots in the race as of this week. Hillary Clinton, former first lady and secretary of state under President Barack Obama, has announced that she will run on the Democratic ticket. Three Republican hopefuls have also announced their intentions to vie for the office. Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul have already begun their campaigns for president.

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Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz addresses a crowd in a speech. Cruz, along with Rand Paul and Marco Rubio announced they were running for president in these past two weeks. Photo by Gage Skidmore used as creative commons

 

By Olivia Slagle

Taser troubles 

Two police shootings were reported by the media this week. The first was the case of Walter Scott, an unarmed black man who was shot repeatedly in the back by Officer Michael Thomas Slager. Slager was charged with murder for the incident. He claims he shot Scott because he feared for his life because Scott stole his Taser.

The other shooting was of Eric Courtney Harris, a 44-year-old black man. He was shot by Robert Bates, a 73-year-old white “pay-to-play” volunteer cop.  Bates claims he meant to reach for his Taser. After being shot, Eric Harris apparently claimed he had trouble breathing. Bates is being charged with second degree manslaughter.

By Ari Sen

Return of the Jedi 

A new teaser trailer for the upcoming film, Star Wars Ep.VII, was revealed at the Star Wars Celebration at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. This trailer was quite a surprise as fans weren’t expecting another trailer until the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron. No complaints here, though. This trailer is exactly what fans want from the new Star Wars. New villains, old heroes returning and an original story. With this new movie, every generation will get a chance to experience the goodness of the epic Star Wars saga.

By Joel Fennimore

Honorable Mention

Sixteen juniors where selected as junior marshals for the 2015 graduation: Ellis Young, Rebecca Olson,Courtney Kanetzke,Tia Olson,Alexis Morse,Hannah Grace Lemacks, Rachel Raasch, David Olvera, Dylan Buchanan, Izzy Denman, Caroline Ward, LeighAnn DeVore, Samantha Creech, Hannah Astin, Samantha Byrd and Leah Dorn.

By: Ari Sen

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