By Julia Lankisch, Staff Writer The Norfolk Southern derailment in East Palestine was a symptom of a much larger problem we have been ignoring for too long. Inadequate railroad safety regulations, staffing, and workers’ rights protections aside, there is no … Continue reading Hey hey ho ho PVC has to go
By Julia Lankisch, Staff Writer On Feb. 3, residents of East Palestine, Ohio witnessed a plume of pitch black smoke rising over their town. A train carrying vinyl chloride, butyl acrylate and other chemicals derailed. In response, authorities decided to burn off the vinyl chloride to prevent an explosion; the controlled burn is what caused the pillar of smoke. Residents were immediately ordered to evacuate their homes until further notice. They did not return until five days later, when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) told them it was safe. Upon returning, some residents reported headaches, nausea, sore throats and rashes. … Continue reading Train derailment leads to ecological disaster
By Julia Lankisch, Staff Writer Seeing Peach Pit made me feel like I was witnessing a garage rock band playing for their friends but in the very best way. Bogart’s, a club with a capacity of around 1,500 people, itself made the concert worth attending. Upon entering the establishment, you see a brick wall that each performer who visited the venue has signed. An unbelievable number of famous acts have performed on that stage: Elton John, U2, Ray Charles, Radiohead and many more. It was incredible to imagine each of those huge figures on a stage just 20 feet away. … Continue reading Indie rock band Peach Pit amuses Bogart’s crowd
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