Measles cases on the rise in U.S.

By: Richard Meyer ~Copy Editor~ The number of reported cases of measles is set to surpass previous years in 2015 after an outbreak beginning in southern California. The outbreak, affecting more than 120 people, extends to 17 states across the nation, the most recent of which is Georgia. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began tracking the spread of the disease on Jan. 1 after there were reports of people having the disease after visiting Disneyland in southern California in December. The disease spread quickly to those who had not been vaccinated or who had not had booster shots after the initial vaccination. “This is not a problem with the measles vaccine not working,” Director of the … Continue reading Measles cases on the rise in U.S.

News in Brief

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ President Obama announces $4 trillion budget President Barack Obama unveiled his $4 trillion budget, which will be sent to Congress for negotiations. The budget focuses on helping poor and middle-class families, proposing an overall tax hike on large corporations and the wealthiest Americans in order to pay for those programs. The budget is expected to face opposition from the Republican-held Congress. French soldiers attacked outside Jewish center A man armed with a knife attacked three French soldiers outside a Jewish community center in Nice, France, on Jan. 3. Two of the soldiers were wounded. … Continue reading News in Brief