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The Comey Controversy

The Comey Controversy

Natalia Torres, Staff Writer
May 20, 2017
Filed under Domestic Affairs, International Issues, Opinion

The system of checks and balances embedded in the United States Constitution seeks to ensure that not one person, not even the President, is above the rule of law.  This system has thus far been relatively effective in preventing any one individual from retaining disproportionate power.  On May 9,...

PC vs Mac: A Timeless Debate

PC vs Mac: A Timeless Debate

Alexander Yagoda, Staff Writer
May 16, 2017
Filed under Domestic Affairs, International Issues, Opinion

These days many  buying a new computer is tough with choices like: the Mac, or the more affordable option: PC. However, are Macs really even preferable? With PC's often times superior hardware and countless customization options they are by far the better choice when looking for a new computer or...

The U.S. Government: Taking the Interventionist Approach

The U.S. Government: Taking the Interventionist Approach

Jake Paz, Opinion Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under International Issues, Opinion

Throughout history, the United States has switched stances on how it should handle foreign policy; wavering between isolationist and internationalist resulting in a U.S. that could not be anymore interventionist as it is today. As a global superpower some may say that it is the U.S.'s duty to protect...

Gender Identity: It’s not a Joke

Gender Identity: It’s not a Joke

Brianna Valdes, Staff Writer
March 3, 2017
Filed under Domestic Affairs, International Issues, Opinion

"Did you just assume my gender!?" has become one of the most overused jokes on both social media and everyday conversations. Most of the time, this expression comes off as lighthearted. That being said, the joke belittles a topic that has been getting more attention recently: gender identity. To clarify:...

Michael Flynn’s Fiery Resignation

Michael Flynn’s Fiery Resignation

Alexander Yagoda, Staff Writer
February 16, 2017
Filed under Domestic Affairs, International Issues, Opinion

On Feb. 13, President Trump's national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned which caused quite a lot of concern for many Americans. This came largely due to issues with Russia which is something we have not had to deal with since the end of the Cold War. However, as tensions rise between the governments...

A Week of Trump

A Week of Trump

Natalia Torres, Staff Writer
February 2, 2017
Filed under Domestic Affairs, International Issues, Opinion, Top Stories

Less than a week into his term, President Trump has signed at least 12 executive orders dealing with issues such as immigration and abortion. Perhaps the four most controversial executive orders passed under the Trump Administration have been the signing of an anti-abortion policy and anti-immigration...

The End of “Wet Foot, Dry Foot” Signals Equality

The End of “Wet Foot, Dry Foot” Signals Equality

Yeileny Lopez, Staff Writer
January 24, 2017
Filed under International Issues, Opinion, Recent Stories

A week before Trump's inauguration, former president Obama decided to put an end to the "Wet Foot, Dry Foot" policy in the United States. Obama is known for being a president who believes in equality for all despite their differences. The "Wet Foot, Dry Foot" policy went against what Obama believes...

What the Fort Lauderdale Shooting Could Mean for Hispanics

What the Fort Lauderdale Shooting Could Mean for Hispanics

Natalia Torres, Staff Writer
January 11, 2017
Filed under Domestic Affairs, International Issues, Opinion, Recent Stories, Top Stories

On Friday, Jan. 6, suspect Esteban Santiago landed in the Fort Lauderdale airport and opened fire, killing five and injuring at least eight more.  Santiago, a Puerto Rican veteran, was taken into custody and now faces several charges where he could be subject to the death penalty.  The suspect is...

Mainstream Media Mixup

Mainstream Media Mixup

Thomas Harley, Staff Writer
January 3, 2017
Filed under International Issues, Opinion, Staff Columns

With the polarizing election this year, citizens of the United States had readily available, 24/7 access to any and every new occurrence relating to either of the major candidates. A major problem stemmed from the lack of uniformity in the distribution of news, as the bias of major news outlets shined...

Trump’s Trouble Travels to Taiwan

Trump’s Trouble Travels to Taiwan

Alexander Yagoda, Staff Writer
December 12, 2016
Filed under Domestic Affairs, International Issues, Opinion

On Dec. 3, Donald Trump accepted a call from Taiwan's president, Tsai Ing-wen, congratulating him on his presidency. The call between the President and the President-elect drew a large amount of attention because Taiwan is considered by China, and also the United States, as a 'renegade province' of China....

Celebrities and Politicians… What’s the Difference?

Celebrities and Politicians… What’s the Difference?

Alexander Yagoda, Staff Writer
December 11, 2016
Filed under Domestic Affairs, International Issues, Opinion

Just last year, Donald Trump was a billionaire, a celebrity and the host of a television show. Now, he is the president elect. This is thanks to the recent blurring of the line between public official and celebrity which may happen again in 2020 with rapper Kanye West. These people do not seem to have...

Should We Be Celebrating?

Should We Be Celebrating?

Yeileny Lopez, Staff Writer
December 10, 2016
Filed under International Issues, Opinion

One of the most eminent dictators known as Fidel Castro died on Nov. 25. Historical events like this leave an impact in the lives of many. A death of a human being is not something customarily celebrated, but Castro’s death was an exception. All around the world, there were citizens who felt relieved...

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