Author: Sarah Estes

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Academic Woes From Covid-19

It’s safe to say that COVID-19, or coronavirus, has upended life and routines as everyone knows them. Even things that are taken for granted, like going to the grocery store or talking to friends in person, have become rare for the sake of public health. However, school continues on, albeit […]

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A Flood of Issues in Mississippi

Historically, the Mississippi River has been prone to overflowing its banks and flooding nearby cities and states. After the Great Flood of 1927, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers was tasked with building levees and spillways in an attempt to control and mitigate the destructive effects of the flooding. By […]

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The Lifelong Implications of Student Debt

With the new year in full swing, many high school seniors have submitted their college applications and are anxiously awaiting their admissions decisions. But almost more nerve-wracking than admissions decisions are financial aid and scholarship awards. For the majority of students, receiving merit-based or need-based aid is their only chance […]

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Disaster at White Island

On December 9, 2019, the White Island Volcano in New Zealand suddenly erupted, killing at least 16 people on a tour of the crater. According to GeoNet, a New Zealand organization that monitors and alerts the public about earthquakes, White Island is the country’s “most active cone volcano which has […]