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Elephants: Poaching into Extinction

Elephants: Poaching into Extinction

Yeileny Lopez, Opinion Editor

November 28, 2017

Elephants are known for being the maintainers of biodiversity. However, for some, elephants and their ivory tusks are solely seen as the tokens of a great hunting expedition, therefore threatening the lives of many elephants, especially in Africa. Under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, African elephants are declared to be close to endangerment. In order to preven...

Ringling Brothers Fold Their Tents for Good

Ringling Brothers Fold Their Tents for Good

Natalia Rodriguez, Staff Writer

January 25, 2017

What was once dubbed "The Greatest Show on Earth" is finally bringing down its tent in 2017. After 146 years of traveling across the country, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus has decided to end its shows once and for all due to high operating costs and a steady decline in ticket sales...

The Last Ringling Bros Elephant Act

The Last Ringling Bros Elephant Act

Yeileny Lopez, Staff Writer

May 23, 2016

The use of exotic animals in carnivals and circus performances is a traditional staple of the industry which disregards the treatment of the animals so long as they make economic profit. The consequences of these shows have drastic changes in the lives of these animals; for some they have to live in...

Keep the Earth Diverse

Keep the Earth Diverse

Bhargavi Pochi, Staff Writer

August 24, 2014

The Earth is home to billions of incredible organisms, ranging from massive mammals to creepy crawlers. Each year, thousands of new organisms are discovered around the world. However, 150-200 species go extinct in an estimated span of only 24 hours. Some people claim that the organisms dying out...

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