By: Andrew Utz ~Staff Writer~ Evidence of a possible new planet was recently discovered by physicists lurking on the outskirts of the solar system and has some people thinking that the end of Earth is near. California Technical Institute physicists Michael Brown and Konstantin Batygin announced they had evidence of a new planet on the farthest edge of the solar system. The announcement was made on Jan. 20, though this planet’s existence has not been confirmed visually. Instead, the duo determined Planet Nine’s existence using mathematics. Similar to Neptune’s discovery in 1846, changes to other observed orbital patterns hinted at … Continue reading Scientists find evidence of possible ninth planet
Students rally after disputed Grand Jury decisions By: Rich Meyer ~Copy Editor~ Xavier students joined the many protests that have taken place across the country in the last two weeks in response to racial profiling and police brutality which has garnered national attention. About 100 protestors were present at the event, which took place on Dec. 6 before the men’s basketball game against Alabama. A New York grand jury ruled on Dec. 3 that the court would not indict Daniel Pantaleo, a white police officer, for killing Eric Garner, a black male, in Staten Island, N.Y. Pantaleo was caught on … Continue reading Garner: I can’t breathe
By: Ryan O’Toole ~Staff Writer~ In the past few weeks, a time in which America is experiencing turmoil with regards to cases in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, athletes have been using their positions in popular culture to take a stance and speak out. The first major move came in an NFL game between the St. Louis Rams and the Oakland Raiders. St. Louis receivers Tayvon Austin and Kenny Britt came out of the tunnel holding their hands in the air, using the “hands up, don’t shoot” gesture. They were soon followed by the rest of the receiving core. The … Continue reading Superstars show support
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