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Gun Violence

Jul 13, 2014

 

by Imane ait Daoud, iLander Staff Reporter

It seems as though the more political and media attention urban gun violence gets, the worse it gets. Over the 4th of July weekend, 12 people were shot and 3 were killed in New York.  In Chicago alone, 82 people were shot.  School shootings and violence have become a common occurrence in the United States.

Though there have been many measures to try to stop this great cycle of violence, many agree the effects...

What is Fracking?

Jul 11, 2014

 

by Ibtissam ait Daoud, iLander Staff Reporter

 

     Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is the process of extracting natural gas from shale rock layers deep within the earth. With over 500,000 active natural gas wells in the US, it makes it possible to produce natural gas extraction in shale that plays roles that were once unreachable. New improvements in drilling technology have led to new synthetic hydraulic fractures in shale...

Movies that Motivate

Jul 9, 2014

 

by Laura d' Almeida, iLander Staff Reporter

 

     What does it mean for one to feel motivated by something? What brings one that drive to strive to do better, and do more?  We know the words motivated, motivation, and motivational.  The words mean having a reason to act in a certain way, or having the drive for doing something.  In this twentieth century, I believe that the biggest motivations around include movies.

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Divorce

Jul 6, 2014

 

by Laura d' Almeida, iLander Staff Reporter

 

Divorce, the legal annulment of a marriage by a court or other competent body, is caused by many different things. Some of the reasons include infidelity, addiction to a substance, physical and mental abuse, the lack of communication, finances, trust, insecurity, religious and cultural differences, etc…

The United States of America has the highest rate of divorces in the world.  Roughly, 50% of...

4th of July

Jul 3, 2014

 

bi Laura d' Almeida, iLander Staff Reporter

 

Also referred to as Independence Day, Fourth of July is a federal holiday in the United States to celebrate the Declaration of Independence from the United Kingdom on July 4, 1776.  Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.

On Fourth of July, many American attend parades, the display of fireworks, picnics with family and friends, concerts, carnivals, fairs, barbecues, and memorials...

HEIGHTS JAMBOREE 2014

Jun 30, 2014

 

by Tenzin Jangchup, iLander Staff Reporter

 

    The 58th Annual Columbia Heights Lion’s Club Jamboree & carnival this year has come to an end. This annual event started on Wednesday, June 25th and ends on Sunday, June 29th at Huset park. These five days were a great time for friends and family to spend time together and create memories.

    On Wednesday, Tasty’s Pizza began their annual medallion hunt. Clues were...