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Many local stores sell a wide selection of good staple pieces for a summer wardrobe
Stylish summer
May 24, 2024
Following a back-to-back season finishing runner-up in the state, the Green Hope mens golf team finished third in the NCHSAA 4A State Championship. Photo used with permission from Coach Nathaniel Denton.
Putting in the work: Green Hope men's golf top three in the state
Mason Dean, Staff Writer • May 24, 2024
Beaches, like Myrtle Beach are a popular tourist destination during the summer.
Affordable summer vacation spots
Tri Do, Staff Writer • May 23, 2024
2024: May monthly playlist
2024: May monthly playlist
Aditi Bhadauria, Sports Editor • May 22, 2024
Following a back-to-back season finishing runner-up in the state, the Green Hope mens golf team finished third in the NCHSAA 4A State Championship. Photo used with permission from Coach Nathaniel Denton.
Putting in the work: Green Hope men's golf top three in the state
Mason Dean, Staff Writer • May 24, 2024
Team photo of the men’s varsity baseball team after a tough game against Cary High, ultimately winning with the final score of 12-10. Photo taken with permission from Roshan Shoukat (25).
Bringing it home
Zoe Westerlund, Staff Writer • May 22, 2024
Follow this link to purchase tickets for Green Hope Athletic events
Following a back-to-back season finishing runner-up in the state, the Green Hope mens golf team finished third in the NCHSAA 4A State Championship. Photo used with permission from Coach Nathaniel Denton.
Putting in the work: Green Hope men's golf top three in the state
Mason Dean, Staff Writer • May 24, 2024
Beaches, like Myrtle Beach are a popular tourist destination during the summer.
Affordable summer vacation spots
Tri Do, Staff Writer • May 23, 2024
2024: May monthly playlist
2024: May monthly playlist
Aditi Bhadauria, Sports Editor • May 22, 2024
Following a back-to-back season finishing runner-up in the state, the Green Hope mens golf team finished third in the NCHSAA 4A State Championship. Photo used with permission from Coach Nathaniel Denton.
Putting in the work: Green Hope men's golf top three in the state
Mason Dean, Staff Writer • May 24, 2024
Team photo of the men’s varsity baseball team after a tough game against Cary High, ultimately winning with the final score of 12-10. Photo taken with permission from Roshan Shoukat (25).
Bringing it home
Zoe Westerlund, Staff Writer • May 22, 2024
Follow this link to purchase tickets for Green Hope Athletic events
Many local stores sell a wide selection of good staple pieces for a summer wardrobe
Stylish summer
May 24, 2024
Following a back-to-back season finishing runner-up in the state, the Green Hope mens golf team finished third in the NCHSAA 4A State Championship. Photo used with permission from Coach Nathaniel Denton.
Putting in the work: Green Hope men's golf top three in the state
Mason Dean, Staff Writer • May 24, 2024
Team photo of the men’s varsity baseball team after a tough game against Cary High, ultimately winning with the final score of 12-10. Photo taken with permission from Roshan Shoukat (25).
Bringing it home
Zoe Westerlund, Staff Writer • May 22, 2024
Follow this link to purchase tickets for Green Hope Athletic events
Following a back-to-back season finishing runner-up in the state, the Green Hope mens golf team finished third in the NCHSAA 4A State Championship. Photo used with permission from Coach Nathaniel Denton.
Putting in the work: Green Hope men's golf top three in the state
Mason Dean, Staff Writer • May 24, 2024
Beaches, like Myrtle Beach are a popular tourist destination during the summer.
Affordable summer vacation spots
Tri Do, Staff Writer • May 23, 2024
2024: May monthly playlist
2024: May monthly playlist
Aditi Bhadauria, Sports Editor • May 22, 2024
Following a back-to-back season finishing runner-up in the state, the Green Hope mens golf team finished third in the NCHSAA 4A State Championship. Photo used with permission from Coach Nathaniel Denton.
Putting in the work: Green Hope men's golf top three in the state
Mason Dean, Staff Writer • May 24, 2024
Team photo of the men’s varsity baseball team after a tough game against Cary High, ultimately winning with the final score of 12-10. Photo taken with permission from Roshan Shoukat (25).
Bringing it home
Zoe Westerlund, Staff Writer • May 22, 2024
Follow this link to purchase tickets for Green Hope Athletic events
Many local stores sell a wide selection of good staple pieces for a summer wardrobe
Stylish summer
May 24, 2024
Following a back-to-back season finishing runner-up in the state, the Green Hope mens golf team finished third in the NCHSAA 4A State Championship. Photo used with permission from Coach Nathaniel Denton.
Putting in the work: Green Hope men's golf top three in the state
Mason Dean, Staff Writer • May 24, 2024
Team photo of the men’s varsity baseball team after a tough game against Cary High, ultimately winning with the final score of 12-10. Photo taken with permission from Roshan Shoukat (25).
Bringing it home
Zoe Westerlund, Staff Writer • May 22, 2024
Follow this link to purchase tickets for Green Hope Athletic events
Many local stores sell a wide selection of good staple pieces for a summer wardrobe
Stylish summer
May 24, 2024
Following a back-to-back season finishing runner-up in the state, the Green Hope mens golf team finished third in the NCHSAA 4A State Championship. Photo used with permission from Coach Nathaniel Denton.
Putting in the work: Green Hope men's golf top three in the state
Mason Dean, Staff Writer • May 24, 2024
Beaches, like Myrtle Beach are a popular tourist destination during the summer.
Affordable summer vacation spots
Tri Do, Staff Writer • May 23, 2024
2024: May monthly playlist
2024: May monthly playlist
Aditi Bhadauria, Sports Editor • May 22, 2024
Following a back-to-back season finishing runner-up in the state, the Green Hope mens golf team finished third in the NCHSAA 4A State Championship. Photo used with permission from Coach Nathaniel Denton.
Putting in the work: Green Hope men's golf top three in the state
Mason Dean, Staff Writer • May 24, 2024
Team photo of the men’s varsity baseball team after a tough game against Cary High, ultimately winning with the final score of 12-10. Photo taken with permission from Roshan Shoukat (25).
Bringing it home
Zoe Westerlund, Staff Writer • May 22, 2024
Follow this link to purchase tickets for Green Hope Athletic events

Consequences of the Baltimore bridge collapse

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Y-Nhu Do
Despite passing previous inspections, the Dali cargo ship lost power, crashing into the Francis Scott Key Bridge.

At approximately 1:30 a.m. on March 26, a cargo ship slammed into Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge, causing the bridge to collapse. The 213 million pound ship hit one of the bridge’s columns, sending the structure plummeting into the Patapsco River.

The Dali cargo ship was 985 feet long, which is nearly the same length as the Eiffel Tower. The ship was traveling at 8 knots, or 9 miles per hour, when it collided with the bridge. Before the crash, the ship sent out a mayday call, declaring that it had lost power and was out of control. The mayday provided enough time for officials to block incoming traffic. However, eight construction workers were working on the bridge at the time of the collision, and the mayday call did not provide enough time to evacuate the workers. Two survived with minor injuries, divers found the bodies of two others and the missing four are presumed dead. However, the ship’s crew sustained no major injuries. 

Officials did not identify any significant issues that led to the collision when the cargo ship underwent routine maintenance prior to the collision. External investigators at the state and federal level have concluded that the crash was likely an accident. The ship’s company claimed that it should not be held responsible and is only willing to pay up to the value of the Dali, which cost approximately $43 million. 

The bridge’s collapse blocked ships from entering or leaving the Port of Baltimore, affecting local commerce and port jobs. Without a bridge to maintain or ships traveling through the region, many people were left abruptly unemployed. Meanwhile, multiple small businesses faced supply-chain disruptions, causing the Small Business Administration to declare disaster. The port also served as a major location for importing and exporting automobiles, coal and agricultural equipment, forcing many businesses to relocate after its collapse.

The federal government plans to pay for the costs of cleanup and rebuilding, including debris removal. The government has already approved $60 million to pay for initial costs. While work was delayed by unfavorable weather on April 2, workers continued to dismantle the bridge into sections to be removed by crane. 

While officials remain unsure of when the bridge will reopen to the public, government agencies continue their efforts to clean out the debris and address community concerns. 

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Y-Nhu Do
Y-Nhu Do, Student Life Editor
Y-Nhu is a senior at Green Hope High School, and was born in Cary, NC. She lives with her family, which includes her two brothers.  Y-Nhu is hopeful that she will have a dog join the family one day.  She has traveled throughout the United States, including California, Virginia, and Maine, but she finds that she enjoys the beach the most. Although an enthusiastic English, Creative Writing and Speech student, she aspires to study accounting in the future. In her free time, you can find her playing beach volleyball, (which she intends to play in college at the University of Southern Mississippi), listening to the latest pop music, or binging her favorite comedy and action films. This year, she looks forward to meeting new friends, enjoying senior year and playing more volleyball.
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