Because the News panel at the foot of the homepage is pushed off the screen by a lengthy side menu, most users forget it even exists. It would be useful if all users have a flag set when a new news article is published, which causes a "News Update!" button to appear higher on their home page. When they click on it they are taken to the foot of the homepage to view the news panel, and the button is hidden again, until reset by the publishing of a new news article.