“Yanny” or “Laurel”? The audio clip that is dividing the nation

By Eric M. and Jackson K. The debate started when Georgia student Katie Hetzel had the word “laurel” on her vocabulary list. She visited dictionary.com to find the definition of the word and played the audio clip. She was astounded at what she heard: a robotic voice saying the word “yanny!” She showed the clip…

1 house, 2 house, 3D Printed house, Blue house

by Jamieson D.    Recently I have been interested in the 3D printing and all of the different, odd or helpful objects it can create. But the more I thought about the subject, the more I began to wonder if 3D printing is essential for companies or a bulk manufacturing company. I then looked online to…

Havana Plane Crash

by Wyatt B. Very close to the José Martí International Airport, the plane for flight DMJ 0972 fiercely smashed into a field and killed over 100 people. The plane was heading from the Cuban capital to the city of Holguin, which is on the eastern side of the island. Three extremely fortunate people survived in…

Yet again: Ten shot dead in Santa Fe High School shooting

by Souf R. and Grace C.   Friends and family gather to mourn and remember those who were lost in the Santa Fe High School shooting. On Friday May 18, 2018, ten people were shot dead at Santa Fe High School in Texas. 31 lives have been taken in school shootings so far this year,…

The tide is high: The effect of climate change on our islands

by: Allison T. This winter, the maximum sea ice extent, or the area of ocean where sea ice is present,  in the Arctic barely missed the lowest recorded amount. Melting ice means rising waters in the ocean, which is not good news for anyone. A few islands in particular have been hit hard by the…

Why not to specialize

by Jackson K. Specialization, especially in sports, is one of the most inconspicuous ways that a youth or adolescent can do to harm themselves. Narrow your possibilities in sports can cause more injuries and excluding other interests can prevent someone from having multiple career choices. Though an excellent basketball player or engineer may want to…

Autonomous cars are the answer to road safety

by Grace C. Companies like Uber, Google, and Tesla are starting to buy into the self-driving car industry and are testing and developing the technology. But there is a lot of controversy on if they are safe, and many people are starting to oppose the testing of autonomous cars on public roads, especially after the…

I only got 4 hours of sleep last night…

Newest teen trend affects their future Credits to the news source Metro. By Langston J. Most trends among teenagers are light-hearted, but when trends grow and start to affect their lives throughout the future, this trend eventually has to stop. Teens have started to sleep with their phones in their bed with them, and a…

Where’s Lebron? 2019 Edition

by: Jackson K. Kabir C. Wyatt B. With the 2018 season coming to an end, arguably the greatest basketball player ever will have the option to leave his hometown in Cleveland to try and find light somewhere else. Three diehard basketball fans of Blach Journalism state their opinions. Jackson K: The obvious option would be…

Fortnite Season 4

by: Wyatt B. and Kabir C. Season four of the most popular video game in the world, Fortnite Battle Royale, is officially out. Gamers all over have been craving for this season because of the recent meteors crashing into the map during the final moments of Season three. The first addition to the map was…