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By: Travis Farmer At approximately 10:08 PM in Las Vegas, Nevada, a shooter began firing from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino at the Route 91 Harvest Festival while Jason Aldean was performing. The suspect, who has now been identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, is a resident local to the area. The shooting came from an automatic weapon firing down upon the concert. While it is far too early to estimate the death totals accurately, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo stated that they are looking at excess of 50 dead and over 400 injured and sent…

By:Wakens Leonard The following is a four-day diary entry of a Lions’ Pride staff member who traveled to Key West, days after Hurricane Irma passed, as a volunteer for the Red Cross. The diary details his experience while volunteering there. Wednesday 9-13-17 I took the three and half hour drive to Palm Beach County with the intention of volunteering for the Red Cross. Before the drive, I got an email requesting assistance in many different areas, and many different departments from my Red Cross chapter. On the drive down south, I came upon many flooded roads, trees that…

2 Hurricane Irma, the once Category 5 storm, has wreak havoc in the Caribbean, leaving at least 28 people dead across the region, according to Reuters. The storm left a trail of destruction, leaving many islands with damaged infrastructures and loss of water, food supplies, and power. Hurricane Irma causing significant damages on the many islands across the region, including Cuba, Barbuda, Antigua, Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. St. Thomas and St. John, two islands a part of the U.S Virgin Island took a major hit from Hurricane Irma, with many homes being ripped apart. According to CNBC, out of…

By:Marie Umholtz Amazon closed its 13.7 billion dollar deal with Whole Foods Market on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. Whole Foods, known as a pricier, upper-end retailer, began to cut prices that same day. Before the acquisition, Whole Foods competed in the grocery market with its corporate values and quality products. Many customers were willing to pay a higher price for natural, organic, and responsibly sourced groceries at a company that takes pride in its values of health, community, and sustainability. Whole Foods catered to a rather small pool of customers, but Amazon is working to bring in more customers with…

By:Victoria Cavillo Even though many countries are taking action to help reduce plastic pollution, Costa Rica is taking the biggest step any country has yet to enforce. Costa Rica plans to become the first country in the world to ban single-use plastic, expecting the full transition to take action in 2021. Single use plastic is a big factor in the world’s pollution issue, causing companies, such as the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRCD), to suggest people call out companies about their single use plastic habits. Single-use plastic products are made from plastic that is usually disposable after one use. Examples…

Hurricane Harvey is causing major damage in Texas, and it is affecting the Saint Leo community. Hurricane Harvey has torn apart the southeastern side of Texas since it made landfall on Friday, Aug.26. About 30,000 residents were displaced from their homes into shelters, and as of Aug.30, authorities have reported that the death toll has risen to 30, according to The New York Times. Essentailly, The Saint Leo Corpus Christi Center has been closed from Aug. 28 until at least Sept. 1. On Friday, the University will reassess the status of the Center and disseminate information. This Center is located…

By: Travis Farmer On Aug. 25th, President Donald Trump officially pardoned Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio to much controversy, with words such as “racism”, “white supremacy”, and “human’s rights violations” being thrown around by the public. Joe Arpaio had been the sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona from 1993 to Jan. 1st, 2017. Arpaio has for years been accused of several unethical sheriff activities, such as running a “tent city” jail for those awaiting trails with no air conditioning where temperatures could reach as high as 147 degrees in the desert, sending a deputy to Hawaii to search for President Obama’s birth…

On June 9, the world lost a hero. Iconic actor Adam West, best known for his role as Batman, died at the age of 88. In an interview with Variety magazine, West’s family revealed that he had been suffering from leukemia. After a short battle with the disease, he passed away in Los Angeles surrounded by loved ones, including his wife, six children, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Before there was Keaton, Kilmer, or Clooney, there was West. Born in 1928 in Walla Walla, Washington, West began acting in the 1950s. He became the pinnacle of 1960s pop culture with…

By: Tiffani Goodeaux Mental Health Disorders include a wide variety of conditions, such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and panic attacks. These mental disorder, along with other mental disorders, that affect many types of people are more common in certain age groups and at certain times of the year. For college students, the mental health issues affecting them the most are suicide and depression, stress and anxiety, addiction, eating disorders, self-injury (not limited to cutting), bipolar disorder, psychotic disorders/schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), and sleep issues, according to a team of doctors on learnpsychology.org/mental-health/. Some…

The vaquita faces a very real threat of extinction. Down to roughly 30 individuals, this native of the Gulf of California has dropped 90 percent in number due to poaching, according to The New York Times. The New York Times explains that the vaquita are accidently caught in gillnets which target another endangered species, the totoaba fish. The New York Times elaborates why the toboata fish is endangered as well:“The fish’s swim bladder is dried and smuggled to China, were wealthy diners pay thousands of dollars for the delicacy, believing it to have medicinal powers.” The main reason for the…

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