Author: Fiona Munro

Omaha Killings Spark Questions

Citizens of an Omaha, Nebraska community were shocked Tuesday when Roger and Mary Brumback, pathology professors at Creighton University Medical School, were found dead in their home. According to police, a piano mover who arrived at the Brumback’s house on…

Russian Artist Living on No Income

Russian artist Sergey Balovin has been living in Shanghai, China for the past several years completely broke. How does he survive? Instead of having customers pay for paintings, he asks for a trade of food, other necessities, or items of…

Bombings in Baghdad

 A week of bombings and violence continues with an explosion in a third-floor coffee shop in Baghdad Thursday night around 10 p.m.             At least 27 people were killed and 51 were injured, said city police officials. Four children were…

Grade Trends in High School

It’s the that time of year again when grades “inexplicably” drop. Around winter break, some students hit the point where they just can’t keep their grades up anymore. On semester report cards, while around 60 percent of students averaged A…

Wacky Winter Weather

The winter weather has been especially strange all across Illinois this year. Despite predictions in November that we were going to have an average winter, it’s been oddly warm; until now, that is. Suddenly, on January 20th, the temperature dropped,…

The Next Big Social Media Phenomenon

Fans of social media have an interesting time ahead of them, as Facebook hits the peak of its popularity and starts getting some serious competition from Twitter. Launched in 2004, Facebook now reportedly has more than a billion users from…