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Madyson Fitzgerald

Madyson Fitzgerald
Real Life

Black Women Face a Continually Increasing Risk of Pregnancy-Related Deaths

The overall rate of pregnancy-related deaths has increased, and America leads the industrialized world in its maternal mortality rate according to a 2016 analysis published by The Lancet. To make matters worse, African-American women are three to four times more likely to die as a result of pregnancy-related causes than white women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is an obvious racial disparity regarding maternal mortality in Black women. “Basically, black

Health

Why are Measles on the Rise Again?

Just this week, on Tuesday, May 7, a cruise ship carrying members of the Church of Scientology docked at the Caribbean island of Curaçao, and brought an outbreak of measles with them. Hundreds of passengers and crew members have been placed under quarantine on the ship while blood samples are currently being drawn to inspect the situation. It all started when on April 30, when a female crew member was formally diagnosed with the disease

Real Life

Katie Bouman: The Woman Who Helped Capture The Black Hole

Women are making major advances in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and math, famously referred to as STEAM. Just this week, Katie Bouman, an MIT graduate and computer scientist, is being recognized as the face of the black hole project. For years scientists have theorized about black holes and their specific structure. Numerous sketches and diagrams were made based off of hypotheses of scientists around the world. Of course, more historical evidence from

Politics

Now That the Green New Deal is Out, What’s Next?

The environment is a hot topic today throughout the world, so much so that the public has began to show a great deal of interest. This push became especially strong by the end of 2018. This lead to February 7, the day congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat representing the 14th District New York, proposed a Green New Deal resolution for the legislative branch to consider. While the purpose of this bill was positive, other Democrats in Congress

Real Life

High Class Education or High Class Fraud?

Recently, one of the largest college cheating scandals in American history was unveiled, and who’s to blame? “A catalog of wealth and privilege,” Andrew Lelling, the US attorney for Massachusetts, tells CNN news. From the years 2011 to 2019, it was revealed that a plethora of wealthy citizens had been paying for their kid’s spot at top schools around the nation. Through schemes, bribery and fraud, countless wealthy parents bought their kids a way into

Real Life

The Story of Hilde Lysiak: The Pre-Teen Taking Journalism by Storm

Most 12-year-old girls can be found spending their free time getting their nails done at the mall or taking a BuzzFeed quiz on which popular male singer they’d be the cutest with. You wouldn’t expect a spunky pre-teen to show up on the scene of a crime, following a tip on a developing story. Hilde Kate Lysiak is a 12-year-old journalist out of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania who develops stories on the events of her small-town community.

Race

The Origins of Black History Month: A Look To How Far We’ve Come

It is February, one of the most awe-inspiring months of the year. It is this month that the nation comes together to celebrate Black History Month! It is in this month that we take the time to appreciate the pioneers that have made an impact on our history and our culture. African Americans around the country look to our ancestors to remember how they themselves influenced a culture. We recognize the brave individuals that have

Real Life

Heads Up Juniors: Tips to Help You Start Your College Search

Now that the second semester of high school is underway, it’s time to start dreading about the future. Although, the future doesn’t have to be so stressful! Determining what you want to do after high school is one of the biggest decisions of your lifetime. Whether you want to enter college, a trade, or the workforce, there are some big questions that are going to define your future. This may sound like a enormous task,

Race

America’s Newsrooms Still Lack Representation

If the role of media is to communicate to its people, why then are only certain people allowed to speak up? The media is meant to provide the public with unbiased accounts of the stories that matter most. Whether if be the latest update on White House matters, or food writing during the holidays, these pieces should represent the general beliefs of the public inform them in an unbiased manner. According to the Census Bureau,

Real Life

Here’s How to Make Your New Year’s Resolution Stick

We’ve all tried to make a shiny New Years resolution. And we’ve all pretty much failed at it. Losing weight and saving money are great resolutions for the New Year, but why do they never stick? What happens to, “New Year, new you?” Well for one, having a bad foundation for your resolution can be dreadful. Also, having unfocused goals is a recipe for disaster.  Yes, making a New Year’s resolution can be hard, but

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