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Silicon Valley Versus Elizabeth Warren

Silicon Valley Versus Elizabeth Warren

Patrick Ales, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

2020 Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has recently found herself embroiled in conflict with some of the largest technology companies in the United States. Among the many proposals in her new platform, the Democratic candidate calls for the breakup of large tech companies, like Google, Amazon and...

Some Things Do Not Need Saving

Some Things Do Not Need Saving

Natalia Rodriguez, Reviews Editor

March 18, 2019


Filed under Humorous Commentary, Opinion

6 o'clock in the morning. The ring of my alarm echoes throughout my room, "gently" waking me up so I can get ready for school. As I get out of bed, I walk towards the window, eager to see the beautiful pink and purple hues of a sunrise, an idyllic image that makes starting the day a little more enjoyable....

Are Assault Allegations Relevant After Death?

Are Assault Allegations Relevant After Death?

Melanie Estrada and Maia Berthier

March 8, 2019


Filed under International Issues, Opinion

Beginning with the #timesup movement, believing survivors of sexual assault has been of the utmost importance to prevent these events from occurring again. Recently, a documentary called “Leaving Neverland” was released which discussed the charges of molestation of young boys by Michael Jackson ...

What Happened to The Oscars?

What Happened to The Oscars?

Patrick Ales, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

Sensationalism. Polarity. Suppression. Any one of these, or a combination of them, can be the reason behind the decline of The Oscars as a pillar of both film criticism and pop culture. For the first time in 30 years, the pinnacle of cinema is without a host. Comedian Kevin Hart withdrew from the position...

Pretty Clear to Me

Pretty Clear to Me

February 23, 2019


Filed under Humorous Commentary, Miscellaneous, Reviews, Top Stories

Nowadays it's easy to get lost in the myriad of new "gadgets" and technologies that are constantly being developed, each one seemingly more impressive than the next. Rather than getting caught up reviewing the latest trends, I chose to take a step back and review something that would not become obsolete...

The Unnecessary National Emergency

The Unnecessary National Emergency

Maia Berthier, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion, Top Stories

On Friday, Feb. 15, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency because of the influx of immigrants crossing the border between the United States and Mexico. Before this, he signed a spending bill that included funding for the border wall, but the money that was budgeted was lower than what...

The Misguided Fight Against Vaccines

The Misguided Fight Against Vaccines

Patrick Ales, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

There may have once been a legitimate debate as to whether the side effects of vaccines posed a risk greater than their benefit. Several correlational studies marginally supported the idea that some vaccines led to autism in children. However, the time when this debate was between two parties standing...

Should Conversion Therapy be Legal?

Should Conversion Therapy be Legal?

Maia Berthier, Staff Writer

February 16, 2019


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

Conversion therapy, a method of indoctrinating a person in hopes of changing their sexual orientation, is an outdated practice that has recently been called into question. A Tampa judge partially blocked a ban that was previously on it because of a lawsuit that was filed by a Christian legal advocacy...

The Devolution of Super Bowl Commercials

The Devolution of Super Bowl Commercials

Patrick Ales, Staff Writer

February 10, 2019


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

American sports fans flock to their television sets every year in early February to watch the two best teams in the National Football League (NFL) play in the Super Bowl. The viewers of this yearly event are not limited to just sports fans, however, as the Super Bowl is known for its unique and engaging...

Disinformation Made Easy

Disinformation Made Easy

Patrick Ales, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


Filed under Domestic Affairs, International Issues, Opinion, Top Stories

Social media and the evolution of the media has made the dissemination of information a much more efficient enterprise, resulting in a more informed public, for the most part. With this rapid fire media gauntlet, it is often difficult to separate the truth from that which has been coined as "fake news."...

‘Family Guy’ Gives In

‘Family Guy’ Gives In

Patrick Ales, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

Seth McFarlane's 20-year project, "Family Guy", has always pushed the envelope of what jokes were socially acceptable for publication to a massive television audience, but in the past few days, the show's producers announced that they will be phasing out gay jokes from the cartoon in an effort to better...

Elon Musk and the New CEO

Elon Musk and the New CEO

Patrick Ales, Staff Writer

January 29, 2019


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

Large tech companies are becoming more than just a purveyor of goods and services, now an integral part of a society that is reliant on the daily use of technology. Brands like Amazon, Google and Tesla are at the forefront of innovation and, thus, serve as the face of American business. As the nature...

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