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TO PROTECT AND CENSOR. The ban of TikTok on University of Texass network may be closer to censorship than protection.

TikTok ban: censorship or protection

by Michael Scholwinski, VOW staff Jan 27, 2023

On Jan. 18th, The University of Texas and other campuses were banning TikTok on their wifi, after the December 7th ban on government devices by Governor Greg Abbot. This sparked a conversation about censorship...

NO NEW TIME SCHEDULE. After surveying over 100 students, a large majority voted against the proposed change.

Proposed time change for secondary schools not beneficial for students, families

by John Gaspard Jan 25, 2023

Once again the school year proves to be the year of much change. For those unaware of the newest proposed start and end times for next year, the school board has proposed a district-wide flipping of time...

FOR BENTLEY AND OTHERS. The Tennessee Legislature passed “Ethan’s, Hailey’s, and Bentley’s Law”, which includes the names of the two surviving children of Tennessee Police Officer Nicholas Galinger, who was killed by a hit-and-run drunk driver. The law went into effect on Jan. 1.

New Tennessee law supports children of drunk driving victims

by Michael Scholwinski, VOW staff Jan 19, 2023

Drunk driving claims hundreds to thousands of lives every year across the country. From teens to the elderly it affects families and homes, but more than ever does it affect families where one or both...

NEW SPEAKER. After an unusually long election for Speaker of the House, Congress could be changing.

Extended election for Speaker could lead to changes in Congress

by Michael Scholwinski, VOW staff Jan 11, 2023

After 15 ballots and turmoil in the houses of our government, the United States House of Representatives were able to elect Kevin McCarthy. The long drag out for electing a house speaker came with multiple...

Bell schedule changing for the worse, piling on stress

Bell schedule changing for the worse, piling on stress

by John Gaspard Jan 6, 2023

This school year has brought many changes, whether it be the parking lot changes at the start of the year, the new exemption policy, the athletics grant or the staff changes;the school is constantly evolving....

OPENING A DOOR. The developments made by OpenAI could change the humanities as it is known,

Synthetic stories, artificial arts

by Reid Henderson and Jason Clark Dec 14, 2022

As the world becomes increasingly reliant on technology, the development of artificial intelligence has taken center stage. The latest breakthrough in the field is the introduction of chatGPT, a large...

GIFT BUYING DILEMMA. Buying an overly expensive gift for your person may make them feel a bit sad or even guilty, especially if their gift costs less.

Buying special gifts for that special person

by Jason Clark, VOW staff Dec 13, 2022

The holidays. It's a time for celebrating, catching up with loved ones, and spreading joy and cheer. For those in a relationship, this is the perfect time to give a meaningful gift to your special person....

BACK IN ORBIT. What is known as Humanitys Return to the Moon, Artemis is back from its history making voyage.

NASA starts over with Artemis

by Alyssa Beaulac, VOW staff Dec 13, 2022

On Nov 16, at 1:47 a.m. ET, Artemis 1 began its 450,000km journey around the Moon, marking the return of human lunar exploration. Then on Dec 11, at 12:40 p.m. ET, the Orion spacecraft splashed down off...

GERMAN UPRISING. More recently a German far-right group has tried to overthrow the current German government, which could show a show of strength to fringe coup d’etats within Europe. 

German coup, the fringe of politics

by Michael Scholwinski, VOW staff Dec 12, 2022

Stability and Strength are two backbones to any polity within the world that tries to keep a place in the world instead of being relegated to a history book. Revolution has been a common way that many...

FINALS SCHEDULE FOR DECEMBER 2022.

Exam schedule offers new, positive alternatives

by Rosalyn Gutierrez, VOW staff Dec 8, 2022

It didn’t take a wish in a wishing well to make every student's dream come true. Leaving after two classes seems like a far off dream that would never make its way into reality, but the finals schedule...

DONT LIE TO ME. Please dont tell me the rail industry cant afford it. Rail companies spent 25.5 billion on stock buybacks and dividends this year.

Biden calls for end to railway strike

by Michael Scholwinski, VOW staff Dec 6, 2022

After the announcement by Joe Biden to congress about intervening in the current talks to find an agreement between rail unions and companies, the entire nation seems to be eyeing the tenuous situation....

Coming Together for Change: G20 Summit

Coming Together for Change: G20 Summit

by Michael Scholwinski, VOW staff Nov 30, 2022

A group founded in 1999 that now contains groups from across the world, the G20 summit has become a landmark meeting to discuss world affairs. Discussion between the world's leaders on many different topics...

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