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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...

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...

Stocks to Students: How Does the Nasdaq Affect Teenagers?

Stocks to Students: How Does the Nasdaq Affect Teenagers?

Japheth Oyedepo, Staff Writer

August 10, 2019

On Monday, Aug. 5, the United States Treasury declared China a "currency manipulator". This most recent chapter in the story that is the U.S.-China trade war caused worldly markets to panic and many companies around the world to lose value. It was the worst day of the year for the New York Stock Exchange...

Shooting in El Paso Walmart Leaves 22 Dead

Shooting in El Paso Walmart Leaves 22 Dead

Javier Casanas, Staff writer

August 7, 2019

On Aug. 4 in El Paso, Texas, 21-year old white supremacist Patrick Crusius entered a Walmart with an AK-47 and opened fire on the shoppers, targeting the local Hispanic population. At least 22 deaths have been reported as a result of the massacre, along with dozens of injured. Of the the 22 people killed, 13 were United States citizens, seven were...

Notre Dame goes up in Flames

Notre Dame goes up in Flames

Daniela Parra Del Riego, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

April 15 marked a dark day for the history of France- the Notre Dame Cathedral, located in the center of Paris, was engulfed by flames. At 6 p.m. Parisian time, an alarm notified visitors and workers that a fire had begun. The unfortunate disaster cost the church its spire and large chunks of its his...

Another Synagogue Shooting: the Rise of Antisemitism

Another Synagogue Shooting: the Rise of Antisemitism

Daniela Parra Del Riego, Staff Writer

March 30, 2019

On March 27, a deadly shooting killed one civilian and hurt a child and the rabbi at the Poway Synagogue in California. The perpetrat0r was caught entering the synagogue and yelling anti-Semitic slurs as he attempted to kill as many mass attenders as possible. The woman who died in the event jumped in...

FBI Uncovers Nationwide College Bribery Scandal

FBI Uncovers Nationwide College Bribery Scandal

Daniela Parra Del Riego, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019

Throughout the nation, hard-working students and parents alike are discussing the recent college admission scandal. Across eight institutions, the families of 33 students were indicted for bribery and other charges, all of which were outlined in a government report. Among the named defendants are fam...

Tragedy strikes New Zealand and the Netherlands

Tragedy strikes New Zealand and the Netherlands

Maia Berthier, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019

On Sunday, March 15, an armed gunman entered the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic center in Christchurch, New Zealand, murdering 50 people and injuring 50 others. This catastrophe was horrifying for New Zealand and for people around the world as well. Unfortunately, three days later, a shooter entered...

This Week in News: March 4-11

This Week in News: March 4-11

Maia Berthier, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019

This week has been extremely eventful, both on the local and international scale. Some of the most important things that happened this week are: Local News: Little Havana was celebrating during the Calle Ocho Music festival! On Mar. 10, different Latinx artists performed and showed off their cul...

The Crisis in Venezuela

The Crisis in Venezuela

Daniela Parra Del Riego and Chase Bagnall-Koger

March 1, 2019

The global spotlight has been on Venezuela recently as Juan Guaido, the interim president, attempts to fix the corruption that has plagued the country for decades. Many countries have expressed their support for this new capitalist regime, but Nicolas Maduro, the president who Guaido seized power from,...

21 Savage: Not So Savage?

21 Savage: Not So Savage?

Daniela Parra Del Riego, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019

On Sunday, Feb. 3, acclaimed hip-hop artist 21 Savage was arrested in Atlanta by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE). 21 Savage, whose real name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was captured and found to have a United Kingdom (UK) Citizenship. Shortly after his capture, Abraham-Joseph confirmed...

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