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New Year, New Agenda

New Year, New Agenda

Miguel Lemus, Staff Writer

January 16, 2018


Filed under International & Domestic, News

January is the time of the year when many of us make goals for ourselves and those around us. President Trump, in keeping with this tradition, released his plans for 2018 as the hectic mid-term elections approach. In Sept. of 2017, controversy sparked when President Trump repealed DACA, leaving many...

Amazon and Microsoft Employees Involved with Sex-Trafficking Crimes

Amazon and Microsoft Employees Involved with Sex-Trafficking Crimes

Yeileny Lopez, Opinion Editor

January 5, 2018


Filed under International & Domestic, News

As 2017 ended, there would be one more scandal as Amazon and Microsoft employees were accused of taking part in a sex-trafficking crime. Employees of these big-time companies would allegedly send emails to pimps back and forth in the hopes of having sexual-intercourse with trafficked women. Transactions...

What’s New in 2018: Traveler Edition

What’s New in 2018: Traveler Edition

Maria F. Estrada, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 5, 2018


Filed under International & Domestic, News, Top Stories

The holiday season causes a lucrative rise in travel in airports around the nation. At the start of the new year, the U.S. Department of State has predicted more than 21 million passports will be issued in 2018. The increase of passport applications is partly due to the large group of Americans who ob...

Me Too Movement: The Spread of Solidarity

Me Too Movement: The Spread of Solidarity

Miguel Lemus, Staff Writer

December 21, 2017


Filed under International & Domestic, News, Top Stories

Today almost 63% of sexual assault cases involving women are not reported to authorities. To encourage women to stand up against sexual assault, Tarana Burke initiated the Me Too movement in 2006. The idea sparked when she was working with a couple of high school girls who were revealing their past experiences...

25 Years Later: Democrats Recover Alabama Senate Seat

25 Years Later: Democrats Recover Alabama Senate Seat

Miguel Lemus, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under International & Domestic, News, Top Stories

For the past quarter of a century, the Senate seats for Alabama have been strictly reserved for Republicans. However, this changed when Douglas Jones, a Democrat, beat Roy Moore, the Republican candidate, on Dec. 12. Moore, unable to accept his loss, tried to initiate a recount of votes since Jones...

Match Made in Heaven? CVS to Buy Aetna for 69 Billion Dollars

Match Made in Heaven? CVS to Buy Aetna for 69 Billion Dollars

Pablo Hanono, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under International & Domestic, News

Healthcare in the United States has become an increasingly complex and controversial issue. Premiums for health insurance have been on the rise for decades now and both Democrats and Republicans find themselves on opposite sides of the spectrum in regards to policies, such as the Affordable Care Act....

Royal Engagement: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Royal Engagement: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Adriana Meijaard, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under International & Domestic, News

It's official! The British crown revealed Prince Harry of Wales and American actress Meghan Markle's engagement last Monday, Nov. 27. It all started with a blind date, which was reportedly set up by Markle's close friend, Markus Anderson. From there, the relationship took off. They had been dating for...

Mass Shooter Leaves Sutherland Springs Devastated

Mass Shooter Leaves Sutherland Springs Devastated

Miguel Lemus, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under International & Domestic, News

What began as a typical Sunday evening at a church in the small town of Sutherland Springs quickly descended into chaos as one of largest mass shootings in Texas history took place. Not long after the unfortunate terrorist attack in New York, 26-year-old male Devin Patrick Kelley opened fire in the Texas...

Terror Hits The Streets Of New York Once Again

Terror Hits The Streets Of New York Once Again

Jesse Zambrano, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


Filed under International & Domestic, News

On Oct. 31, tragedy hit the streets of New York when a man named Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov drove his pickup truck down a crowded street near Stuyvesant High School, hitting a school bus and others along the way. His actions cost the lives of eight civilians and injured twelve others who were rushed...

United States of America v. Manafort and Gates

United States of America v. Manafort and Gates

Jesse Zambrano, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


Filed under International & Domestic, News

In recent news, Paul J. Manafort Jr and Richard W. Gates III have been indicted by the special counsel, led by FBI top investigator Robert Muller, that is investigating potential Russian involvement in the 2016 elections. Manafort, a well-known member of the Republican Party, is a longtime political...

Emmy Nominated Director Turned Sexual Predator

Emmy Nominated Director Turned Sexual Predator

Miguel Lemus, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under International & Domestic, News

Several sexual assault allegations have been made against award winning director Harvey Weinstein after the release of an explicit audio recording on Oct. 10. According to Ronan Farrow, the reporter from The New Yorker who broke the story, about 13 women have openly confessed that they have been vic...

Puerto Rico Remains Strong in the Aftermath of Maria

Puerto Rico Remains Strong in the Aftermath of Maria

Jesse Zambrano, Staff Writer

October 10, 2017


Filed under International & Domestic, News

  This hurricane season has wreaked havoc like never before with its historically unprecedented destruction; first Harvey in Texas, then Irma in Florida and now Maria in Puerto Rico. On Sept. 22, Puerto Ricans braced themselves for a storm that would leave them without electricity, f...

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