William Rantis

William Rantis, Staff Contributor

William Rantis is a Senior who is in his first year of Journalism. He decided to take the class because he has an interest in writing stories. He also believes that he could use his programming skills to help out with the backend of the site. Besides the Sentinel, Will is an active member of Boy Scouts. In ten years, he sees himself employed at a firm, working as a programmer.

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The Philippine Drug War

February 21, 2020

Duterte’s war on drugs is a controversial one. During Duterte’s presidency, many drug dealers and drug users have been killed. When faced with the possibility of an ICC (International Criminal Court)...

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Spoofed Emails: What They Are and How to Detect Them

February 4, 2020

Scamming through email has been done since email became popular in the 1980s when the service began to be adapted for public use. But while most people tend to think that they would know to disregard an...

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Chinese Doctor Sentenced to Three Years in Prison After Creating Genetically Modified Babies

January 16, 2020

A Chinese doctor, He Jiankui, has been sentenced to three years in prison after a secret trial convicted him of illegal medicine practice. The doctor is responsible for the gene editing of two twin girls...

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An American Debate: Electoral College or National Popular Vote?

December 11, 2019

Ever since the 2016 election, the electoral college system has been scrutinized by the people. Proponents of the system argue that it encourages candidates not to focus on urban centers, giving smaller...

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Water Chestnuts in Northern Virginia

December 3, 2019

On November 15, a meeting was held at Twin Lakes Golf Course concerning the alarming growth of an invasive species in Virginia. This meeting was convened to deal with a specific problem: the growth of...

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