By Miyah Powe ('16)
On Monday, September 14, police officers could be seen on the campus of Irving High School located in Irving, Texas. The purpose: a contraception mistaken for a bomb. That day, Ahmed Mohamed, a Muslim freshman at the school brought in a homemade clock . When the clock was mistaken for a bomb, the principal of the high school called the police reporting a bomb hoax. Mohamed was handcuffed and led out of the school. He was then taken to juvenile detention. Ultimately, he wasn’t charged but instead was suspended from attending school for three days. Since his incident of his arrest, Ahmed’s story has spread rapidly through the media, in many cases implicating the school of Islamophobic motivations.
By Derrick Collins ('16)
On September 27, 2015, a supermoon appeared in the sky, causing a buzz among citizens of D.C and other cities and countries. Many people have seen pictures of a Supermoon or have heard about it in their science classes, but the majority of people surprisingly do not know what it is or what causes it. I was one of those people until my snapchat was raided with pictures of the supermoon that was visible from D.C. last Sunday night.