Category: Current Events

A Rise in Cricket?

Cricket is one of the most played sports in the world. The sport is played in 125 countries across the world with the biggest support in India, Australia, and the UK however, it is relatively unknown here in the US. The basis of the game is to score runs by batting, similar to baseball in

Why the Memphis Grizzlies 5 game streak is such a big deal

In their last 5 games the Memphis Grizzlies have not lost. They also have not trailed in any of those games. They also destroyed the Oklahoma City Thunder by 73 points, a margin so great that it would be called bullying at a lower level of basketball. That is a record, in fact all of

A Brief History of Holloween

In Pagan practices, Samhain was the time when the circle of the year had come to its final spoke in the wheel. The harvest had finished, the goddess had descended to the underworld to be with her beloved. Pagans in the world above would prepare for the veil separating the living and the dead to

XTH Girls’ Soccer Season of Accomplishment

The girl’s soccer team took on two tournaments, two qualifiers, and a state championship in Chattanooga throughout their season. They won both tournaments and both qualifiers against local teams. Although they may have lost the soccer tournament bracket, their wins are still major in Crosstown High’s athletics record, especially considering they won an NCAA title

Student Government Elections 2021

After a week of posters, announcements, and discrete pieces of candy being handed out for the promise of a vote. the Student Council Elections, or SGA elections, are finished. The final positions are as follows: President: Asher Crouch Co-Vice Presidents: Sofia Gutierrez and Safa Majeed Freshmen Reps: Carolina Calvo and Cassidy Watson Sophomore Reps: Maggie

What is the College Football Alliance?

On August 24, 2021, three men who represent three of the four biggest college sporting conferences came together and announced that they are forming an alliance. Those men were Jim Phillips from the ACC, George Kliavkoff from the PAC-12, and Kevin Warren from the BIG 10. They were there to announce a “historic” alliance between

How Pete Pranica became the voice of the Memphis Grizzlies

Pete Pranica spent his high school spinning records and calling basketball and football games on his high school’s ten-watt radio station and today he is courtside with Brevin Knight calling games for the Memphis Grizzlies. I was fortunate enough to get to interview him about his story.  Pete Pranica started his announcing career at Premontre

The Fat Electron

The muon, or as it is sometimes referred to, “the fat electron” is one of the most boring and predictable particles in our universe. It acts somewhat like a magnet, in that it has two poles and it has a field around it. The standard model is the current way that scientists understand our universe

WHY DO WE PROCRASTINATE?

We all know that feeling when we push off an assignment until the last minute, whether it be because we work better under pressure or we constantly choose other things that will offer us immediate satisfaction rather than the satisfaction of completing an assignment. We convince ourselves that we will have time tomorrow or we

The Capitol Attack of April 1

On April 1, a blue car slammed into two police officers protecting the Capitol, killing one and injuring the other. Though this may seem like a cruel April Fools prank, unfortunately, it is all too real, and it displays the major security flaws of our Capitol and other government buildings. Security has been relaxed since the January 6 insurrection, and life there has stopped being governed by the fear of another attack.

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