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Australian Fires: What Is Happening?

Australian Fires: What Is Happening?

Emma Garcia, Staff Writer

January 13, 2020

In September 2019, Australia experienced a set of deadly fires in New South Wales and Queensland, which soon began to spread all throughout the continent and continue to do so.  These tragic fires have caused the death of 480 million animals, the death of 25 people, burned over 2,000 homes and damaged 12 million acres of land. To make matters worse, the quality of air is very poor due to the smoke and fire. ...

Florida Minimum Wage Set to Increase for Third Consecutive year

Florida Minimum Wage Set to Increase for Third Consecutive year

Alexander Tabares, Staff Writer

January 10, 2020

On Jan. 1, 2020, the minimum wage in Florida is set to increase again. This is the third consecutive year that growth has been experienced, and it may continue as a proposal to increase the minimum wage to fifteen dollars by 2026 to be voted upon next year. An increase in wages is often a heavily...

Chaos in Colombia and How It Is Affecting Students and Their Families

Chaos in Colombia and How It Is Affecting Students and Their Families

Maria Puyana, Staff Writer

December 15, 2019

After the presidential election on May 27, 2018, President Iván Duque Márquez has been attempting to apply laws that violate the human rights of Colombian citizens, inciting protests that have become increasingly violent and dangerous. For decades, Colombian citizens have been struggling with a lac...

Updates on Ukraine: Two Arrested on Suspicion of Campaign Finance Violations

Updates on Ukraine: Two Arrested on Suspicion of Campaign Finance Violations

Alexander Tabares, Staff Writer

October 20, 2019

Two businessmen were arrested and charged for violating campaign finance laws on Oct. 9 while attempting to fly to Vienna from a Virginia airport. They were associated to President Donald Trump through his lawyer Rudy Giuliani. This is all amidst the impeachment inquiry, adding to the evidence that Congress...

Violence Erupts in Chilean Protests

Violence Erupts in Chilean Protests

Alexander Tabares, Staff Writer

October 20, 2019

Chile's president Sebastian Pinera declared the nation's first state of emergency since the 2010 earthquake on Oct. 19, 2019, when protests in the Chilean capital of Santiago grew into a nationwide protest coming from the bourgeoisie. These ongoing gatherings are protesting a span of thirty years that...

2020 Presidential Climate Platforms

2020 Presidential Climate Platforms

Holden Payne, Alumni Contributor

October 18, 2019

Bernie Sanders (Senator- Vermont)à 87/100 A Greenpeace.org and berniesanders.com Agreed to No Fossil Fuel pledge: no campaign donations from fossil fuel companies Implement 10-20-30 legislation to ensure new federal funds are directed to Indian Counties in healthcare, job opportunities, and hous...

Royal Caribbean: Autism on the Seas

Royal Caribbean: Autism on the Seas

Amanda Perez and Emma Garcia

October 15, 2019

Royal Caribbean, also known as the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, is a cruise line that offers adventure and relaxation for adults and kids as they travel to different locations. Cruises include activities, food and entertainment as their guests travel to visit different cultures, creating an unforgettab...

iPhone 11 and Apple XR: Apple Reveals New Designs

iPhone 11 and Apple XR: Apple Reveals New Designs

Amanda Perez, Staff Writer

September 21, 2019

Since the late 70s, Apple has been presenting us with different branches of technologies, opening the doors for many possibilities in education and entertainment. Apple holds three to four events each year to spotlight its latest products, and this year is no different. On Sep. 10, 2019, Apple held a...

A Clap of Thunberg: Climate Activism in Our Generation

A Clap of Thunberg: Climate Activism in Our Generation

Ariana Alvarez, Staff Writer

September 15, 2019

With the rising awareness of climate change and its impact on today's world, many people—especially young students—want to help slow its effects but are not sure how to do so. However, one young person knows exactly what needs to be done and how; 16-year-old Swedish student Greta Thunberg has been...

Trump Moves to Ban Flavored Electronic Cigarettes

Trump Moves to Ban Flavored Electronic Cigarettes

Japheth Oyedepo, Staff Writer

September 15, 2019

As a result of recent vaping-related deaths, President Trump explained that he is considering taking executive action to reduce access to vaping devices in the United States. The Trump administration plans to implement a ban outlawing selling electronic cigarettes that could be put in place as soon as...

G7 Summit in Biarritz: Can Talks Truly Save The World?

G7 Summit in Biarritz: Can Talks Truly Save The World?

Japheth Oyedepo, Staff Writer

September 3, 2019

The 2019 G7 summit, an annual conference where seven of the world's major powers convene and discuss economics, politics and the overall status of the world, was held in Biarritz, France on Aug. 24 through Aug. 26. This year’s edition has become even more significant as tensions in the Middle East...

A Warning and a Wake-Up Call: The Loss of the Okjökull Iceberg

A Warning and a Wake-Up Call: The Loss of the Okjökull Iceberg

Amanda Perez, Staff Writer

September 1, 2019

On Aug. 18th, 2019, a number of scientists held a funeral for the first iceberg lost due to the consequences of climate change. The iceberg, given the name of Okjökull (Ok Glacier), was a glacier in western Iceland on top of the volcanic mountain called "Ok". The glacier that once stretched approximately...

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