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A Blue and Red Congress

A Blue and Red Congress

Maia Berthier, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under International & Domestic, News, Top Stories

The 2018 midterm elections have reflected the importance of voting more than ever before. Rick Scott won Florida’s Senate seat by only 0.4% of the vote, and it was not the only close call this cycle. Democrats took back the majority in the House of Representatives, but the Republicans gained at le...

A Catastrophic Start to October

A Catastrophic Start to October

Miguel Lemus, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under International & Domestic, News

With hurricane season coming to a close in the Eastern Atlantic region, Floridians did not expect storms in October, so they were surprised when Hurricane Michael intensified overnight to category four, causing catastrophic damage to Florida's Panhandle. With no time to spare, residents worked tirelessly...

Nobel Peace Prize Recipients Fight Against Sexual Violence

Nobel Peace Prize Recipients Fight Against Sexual Violence

Maia Berthier, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under International & Domestic, News

The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize was presented to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad on Oct. 5 by Berit Reiss-Andersen. The honor is given annually to people who have worked to promote peace globally and have made a lasting impact on communities and countries. Both of the awardees have been working to end crimes...

Nike Signs First Athlete With Cerebral Palsy

Nike Signs First Athlete With Cerebral Palsy

Pablo Hanono, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under International & Domestic, News

Nike is indubitably the company most people think about when seeking to buy athletic-wear. Valued at over 23 billion dollars and growing every day, Nike's colossal socioeconomic role in the athletic world cannot be underestimated. In a pioneering move, the company signed, for the first time, a pro-athlete con...

Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation: The Final Decision of the Supreme Court

Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation: The Final Decision of the Supreme Court

Melanie Estrada, Staff Witer

October 11, 2018


Filed under International & Domestic, News

After a long and tumultuous confirmation process, Congress voted Brett Kavanaugh onto the Supreme Court on Oct. 6. As President Donald Trump's pick, his conservative views will shift the ideology of the highest court in the nation for decades to come. The Republican majority in the Senate aided in...

Kavanaugh and Ford Testify Before the Senate

Kavanaugh and Ford Testify Before the Senate

Chase Bagnall-Koger, News Editor

October 6, 2018


Filed under International & Domestic, News

After weeks of anticipation, Thursday, Sept. 27 brought forth two emotionally charged testimonies to determine the future of the United States Supreme Court. With millions of eyes on them, nominee Brett Kavanaugh vigorously defended himself from probes into his past and allegations of sexual assault...

Trump UN General Assembly Address Met With Criticism

Trump UN General Assembly Address Met With Criticism

Daniela Parra del Reigo, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under International & Domestic, News

The 73rd annual United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session began on Sept. 18 and was presided by Maria Fernanda Espinoza Garcés of Ecuador. It was in this conference that Donald Trump made his annual speech to the ambassadors which has received international attention. Filled with his usua...

GoFundMe or GoScamMe?

GoFundMe or GoScamMe?

Jefrany D'catry, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018


Filed under International & Domestic, News

Katelyn McClure first met Johnny Bobbitt Jr., a homeless veteran, last fall. She had run out of gas on Interstate 95 in Philadelphia and Bobbit assisted by giving her his last twenty dollar bill. As a way to repay him, she and her boyfriend Mark D'Amico started a GoFundMe campaign, receiving donations from about 14,000 people and rai...

Another Gone Too Soon: R.I.P. Mac Miller

Another Gone Too Soon: R.I.P. Mac Miller

Adriana Castro, Staff Writer

September 18, 2018


Filed under International & Domestic, News

[powr-twitter-feed id=e2eddedb_1537025159835] Mac Miller, a 26-year-old American rapper born Malcolm McCormick, was found unresponsive in his Los Angeles home by a friend and declared dead at the scene from a suspected overdose.  An autopsy was conducted in the days following his death, but an official...

Hurricane Florence Heads Towards the East Coast

Hurricane Florence Heads Towards the East Coast

Mark Snyder, Staff Writer

September 15, 2018


Filed under International & Domestic, News

[powr-twitter-feed id=d2282b2c_1537024821912] Hurricane Florence began on Aug. 30 as a tropical wave circling around the Atlantic Ocean, and was declared a tropical storm one day later.  Over the next two weeks, the once-harmless storm rapidly picked up speed and strength, reaching high wind speeds...

Judge Kavanaugh’s Path to Supreme Court Confimation

Judge Kavanaugh’s Path to Supreme Court Confimation

Pablo Hanono, Staff Writer

September 8, 2018


Filed under International & Domestic, News

This past week, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh traveled to the Hill for his Senate confirmation hearing. The hearing comes off the back of weeks of speculation about his plans as a Justice on the court and an in-depth analysis of his track record. Kavanaugh, a Washington...

JFK and the Nightmare on Flight 203

JFK and the Nightmare on Flight 203

Mark Snyder, Staff Writer

September 8, 2018


Filed under International & Domestic, News

Emirates Flight 203 departing from Dubai arrived at JFK on Sep. 5 with a group of passengers who complained of fever, vomiting and coughing. The airport was notified about 30 minutes before landing that an estimated 106 passengers were complaining about experiencing these flu-like symptoms. By the...

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