The student-run online newspaper for Starr's Mill High School

The Prowler

The student-run online newspaper for Starr's Mill High School

The Prowler

The student-run online newspaper for Starr's Mill High School

The Prowler

Awards and KICs

Jenson Mahr

Happy Friday, Panthers! Congratulations to the Starr’s Mill Thespians for winning two awards at the Shulers. After congratulating your theater friends, make sure to check out this week’s KICs. This week includes a bishop and others stabbed in church, two men vandalizing a rock, a train crash leaving two people injured, concerns about a new animal shelter, and rules intending to help Israel and Ukraine.

World – Bishop and others stabbed in church

A bishop, along with several others, were stabbed during a church service on Monday in Sydney, Australia. This happened only two days after the city was wrecked by a mass stabbing in a mall. 

Bishop Mar Marl Emmanuel was live-streaming a service at the Christ the Good Shepherd Church. During the service, an alleged attacker was seen charging at the bishop while parishioners tried to intervene. The attacker was restrained and taken into custody by the police. He was identified as a 16-year-old boy when taken to the hospital for injuries he incurred during the attack. 

It was believed that the attack was premeditated. Two civilians were injured when trying to stop the attacker. The bishop suffered several blows to the head and body. All victims are expected to make a full recovery.

National – Two men vandalize ancient rock

On April 15, two visitors were caught on video vandalizing ancient rock formations at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Park rangers are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspects.

These federally-protected formations were shaped over time out of 140 million-year-old sand dunes. The damage done is irreversible, and recreation area spokesperson John Haynes described it as appalling. The video was taken on April 7.

Officials are seeking help from anyone who was on the trail at that time. If apprehended, the culprits could receive jail time, large fines, or federal charges.

State – Train crash leaves two people injured

A train recently crashed in southeast Georgia near Folkston. Only two people were reported to be injured by the train crash. 

Two men jumped off the train before the collision and sustained injuries. The crash has not affected traffic or caused any major problems. The trains were said to be carrying rocks before they collided.

The two men were hospitalized and are expected to recover soon.  Clean up has already started and police expect it to be fully cleaned up in a couple days.

Local – Concerns about new animal shelter  

Last week, a brand new animal shelter opened in Fayette County, Georgia. This was not the shelter people expected to have. 

There is not enough space for the animals. All the animals have to share one big room, instead of having a sleep area, bathroom area, play area and feeding area.There is not enough space for them to run around. 

The citizens of Fayette County are concerned for the lives of the animals and the space that they have. There will be a Board meeting on April 23, and people are hoping that they can make a change to this shelter. 

Politics – Rare rules move to help Ukraine and Israel advancement

Late Thursday night, the House Rules Committee moved forward with a set of foreign aid bills, receiving support from Democrats in an unusual procedural twist despite resistance from three Republicans. The panel voted 9-3 to adopt the rule.
The approved vote paves the way for the entire House to vote on the rule, initiating discussions on three foreign aid bills, which include provisions for Israel, Ukraine, and partners in the Indo-Pacific region, alongside a fourth bill addressing additional national security concerns, like the proposed TikTok ban.
Under the rule for the foreign aid, legislation, amendments concerning the Ukraine, Indo-Pacific, and national security measures are permitted. However, amendments will not be considered for the Israel bill. 

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