>>  Let's Go NATS!


On Friday, February 23rd, the Washington Nationals will be starting their spring training at the ballpark of palm beaches. As always, hoping for a better end to the season than the last. They are entering camp with a 25-man roster that is virtually set, after bringing back much of last season's club and addressing remaining needs during the off season with a few minor, but key, signings.

>>  Winter Olympics


The opening ceremony for the 2018 Winter Olympics took place on February 9th, in the host city of Pyeongchang, South Korea. The most popular sports seem to be snowboarding, skiing, and figure skating, and their different categories - however there is far more than that. The other sports include: luge, speed skating, bobsledding, skeleton, ice hockey, and curling.

>>  Lunar New Year


Lunar New Year is a holiday that is widely celebrated throughout Asia and it is a huge part of culture. It might be mistaken by Westerners as a holiday that is only celebrated by China as the Chinese New Year is well known to the rest of the world. It is also the most important holiday to the Chinese.

>>  Luke Wilson = Hero


Actor Luke Wilson was seen pulling into his home in his wrecked car following a deadly Los Angeles car crash on Tuesday evening that also involved golfer Bill Haas. A witness called Luke Wilson a real-life hero after the horrifying accident. Luke Wilson, whose own car was destroyed in the three-vehicle accident, pulled a 50-year-old woman from the smoking wreckage of her BMW.

>>  The Success of ‘Black Panther’


Black Panther is the latest released super-hero film by Marvel Studios, I found its massive level of intrigue very interesting. It first came into light when Marvel announced that Black Panther will receive his own movie in 2017, but before that, he was also slated to make an appearance at Marvel’s most anticipated movie at the time, Captain America: Civil War.

>>  Australian Artists Show Off Powerful Piece


There have been leaked reports regarding issues upon child abuse at the nation’s offshore detention center in Nauru, a remote island, for people seeking asylum. The Sydney-based exhibition “All We Can’t See” is a collection of 33 Australian artists’ works. Each of their pieces are direst responses to Nauru’s 2,000 leaked documents The Guardian reported on in 2016.

>>  Softball 2017-2018 Season Projection


It’s another school year, and that means another promising season of girls’ softball at Stonewall Jackson for the spring. It has been fourteen years since Stonewall’s softball team won the state championship, and there has been many ups and downs since then. Last year was a good season, although I feel like a lot of the players wished that the team had done a little bit better.

>>  What even is Vegetarianism?


Vegetarianism is a very debated term that people use to specify people but they don’t really know what the term really refers to. By definition, a vegetarian is a person who does not eat meat, and sometimes other animal products, especially for moral, religious, or health reasons. Many people choose to go vegetarian because they care for animals and consider their feelings as well.

>>  Legalizing Marijuana


There has been a lot of controversy around the idea of making marijuana legal everywhere in the United States. Some people believe that marijuana has no profound consequences and everyone should be able to obtain it anywhere, anytime.

>>  Parkland Shooting


The FBI was warned in September about a school shooting threat from a YouTube user with the same name as the suspect in Wednesday's Florida school shooting, according to a vlogger. Ben Bennight, a 36-year-old YouTube vlogger from Mississippi, noticed a troubling comment on a video he posted in September. He said he immediately contacted the FBI.

>>  Issues With SNAPCHAT Update


Snapchat, a mobile app once loved very much by society, has taken a downward spiral into failure. People all around the world are amazed as to why the Snapchat cooperation would risk promoting such an update with no attempts of changing it. With addition of this update it included new placements of random people and their stories along with your contacts and their stories bunched up in one place making it harder for the users to find friends, contact people and keep things organized.

>>  United They Stand


The two Koreas have been separated ever since the Korean war. At this years winter Olympics though , during the grand opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, they marched under one white flag, which had the outline of the two countries together, without the border of the 38th parallel. While competing as two different countries, both Koreas cheer for each other and encourage each other as if they were one country.

>>  Time For More Control


On February 14th, there was a school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. This massacre ended with many injured and 17 dead. The shooter, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, was arrested shortly after. While many parents, friends, and families are grieving and still processing what happened that day , President Trump has spoken up and declared what he thinks should be done about, which was that teachers should have access to guns. He said nothing about stricter gun control.

>>  Immigration


A major issue in the U.S today is illegal Immigration. Most people are against it because they feel as though they are taking away jobs, homes, and spots in schools for people who are here legally. They believe that if you want to come to the U.S. you should apply for citizenship to be here legally like everybody else. Others view illegal immigration from the kid's point of view that were born here illegally.

>>  Save the Eagles!

BY: Sal DiLena

As we may all know, the Eagles won the Superbowl against the Patriots. What occurred after the fact is what we will focus on. Philadelphia was ecstatic about their win against the Patriots; so much so that they held a parade to celebrate their win. This parade devolved into a bit of a riot as the night grew darker. A mix of alcohol and excitement caused crowds to run through the streets breaking and raiding whatever stood in their path.