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University of Minnesota fraternity house death is under investigation


September 25, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS — Police are investigating the death of a University of Minnesota sophomore found Wednesday morning in the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity house near the St. Paul campus. Police spokesman Steve Linders said authorities do not believe foul play was involved, nor do they believe it was caused by hazi...

Furious 7′ Breaks Box-Office Records With $143.6 Million Opening

Furious 7' Breaks Box-Office Records With $143.6 Million Opening

May 7, 2015

By Saba Hamedy Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — “Furious 7” set box-office records and raced to No. 1 with a massive, $143.6 million domestic opening. If early estimates hold, the film will mark the biggest debut for the Universal franchise, which has so far racked up more than $2 billion...

Death Rate For Children Under 5 Has Plunged, UN Reports

Death Rate For Children Under 5 Has Plunged, UN Reports

September 17, 2014

By John Zarocostas McClatchy Foreign Staff (MCT) GENEVA — In a break from the recent slate of doom-and-gloom reports of catastrophes, wars and destruction, a United Nations report released Tuesday says the number of children under 5 who die each year fell by 49 percent between 1990 and 2013, from 12.7 milli...

Robin Williams, Oscar-Winning Actor, Manic Comedian, Dies At 63

Robin Williams, Oscar-Winning Actor, Manic Comedian, Dies At 63

September 2, 2014

By Steve Chawkins and Steven Zeitchik Los Angeles Times (MCT) When Robin Williams graduated from Redwood High School in Marin County, Calif., his classmates couldn’t help themselves: They voted him both “most humorous” and “least likely to succeed.” He topped them. Williams became one...

Woman Dies After Falling Under Bus At Burning Man Festival

Woman Dies After Falling Under Bus At Burning Man Festival

September 2, 2014

By James Queally Los Angeles Times (MCT) A woman died at the counterculture Burning Man festival in Nevada early Thursday morning after she fell underneath a bus, according to a statement issued by the festival. The victim, who was not identified, fell underneath a bus carrying festival participants,...

Book Thief: A New Twist to the Holocaust

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Britt Young, News Editor

February 23, 2012

Markus Zusak brings a new twist to the holocaust in The Book Thief by having death tell the story of a young girl struggling through th terrible time. Many holocaust stories end up being the same story because of the detail and someone always end up being killed or dies in the end.  Zusak brings a...

Whitney Houston’s shocking death: Funeral set in hometown of Newark

Caitlin Wilson

February 15, 2012

Whitney Houston’s unexpected death has left everyone in shock and grief. On February 11, 2012, the day before the 54th annual Grammy awards, Whitney Houston was found underwater and unconscious in her guest room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The cause of death remains unknown...

Missing a Loved One at Christmas: How to cope when the one you love isn’t there during the holiday season.

Brittney Means, Opinion Editor

December 13, 2011

The holiday season is a very special time for people.   It is a time of thanks, a time of reflection and most importantly, it is great times spent with family.  However, for some, Christmas can be a sad time.  Spending time with loved ones is what everyone does during this time of the year, but if...

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Britt Young, Ad Sales

October 4, 2011

October is the month to wear pink to show your awareness of breast cancer and the on going fight against breast cancer. Many families have been ripped apart because of some form of cancer.  Breast cancer is one of most common cancers, and if not caught early on it could spread to other parts of t...

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