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Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights: Alabama Erred

Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights: Alabama Erred

Daniela Parra del Riego and Chase Bagnall-Koger

May 25, 2019

Alabama’s Human Life Protection Act (House Bill 314) was signed into law by governor Kay Ivey on May 15, effectively banning abortions in the state with exceptions only in the case of “serious risk” to the mother’s life. Without exemptions for victims of rape and incest, news of the divisive...

James Charles’ Sister Scandal

James Charles’ Sister Scandal

Maia Berthier, Staff Writer

May 21, 2019

James Charles, after being notorious for his “professionalism” throughout his YouTube career by limiting his involvement in the beauty community’s constant drama, has been drowning in “tea” that was exposed in the past week. It all began with the release of Tati Westbrook’s confession video...

Mental Health Awareness in America

Mental Health Awareness in America

Daniela Parra Del Riego, Staff Writer

May 12, 2019

Among the stress of Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams, the mere mention of the month of May raises stress levels across students. Stress is an important biological response to a potentially threatening situation, yet too much of the hormone adrenaline, which is responsible for...

Maximum Security Doesn’t “Secure” the Kentucky Derby Win

Maximum Security Doesn’t  “Secure” the Kentucky Derby Win

Maia Berthier, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

This past Friday, May 4, the 145th annual running of the Kentucky derby took place. There were 20 contenders in the competition and each participant raced around the track for a total distance of 1.25 miles, as was done in the previous years. However, this year there was a discrepancy relating to the...

Is Encouraging Violent Rioting a Good Way to Begin a Presidency?

Is Encouraging Violent Rioting a Good Way to Begin a Presidency?

Maia Berthier, Staff Writer

May 5, 2019

For the past few months, Venezuelans have been on edge about the state of their government. Juan Guaidó, an opposition leader to Maduro’s communist regime, previously claimed the title as interim president of Venezuela while Maduro was still in power. Since then, he has called upon his Venezuelan...

Is Star Wars On the Cusp of A New Hope or Its Ultimate Downfall?

Is Star Wars On the Cusp of A New Hope or Its Ultimate Downfall?

Daniel Toll, Sports Editor

April 22, 2019

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, cinematic mastermind George Lucas wrote and directed the first ever "Star Wars" movie, marking a drastic turning point in film history. The epic space-opera film debuted in 1977, but, while the movie grew to become a global phenomenon in what seemed like no...

Notre Dame Donations – How Much is Too Much?

Notre Dame Donations – How Much is Too Much?

Chase Bagnall-Koger, News Editor

April 22, 2019

On April 15, 2019, the world watched Paris's Notre Dame cathedral burn. As the centuries-old church was engulfed in flames, crumbling until partial collapse, political leaders from around the world reached out to share their condolences and pledge support in the reconstruction effort. Few, though, were as im...

Trump’s Tweet Incites Violence against Ilhan Omar

Trump’s Tweet Incites Violence against Ilhan Omar

Maia Berthier, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019

On Mar. 23, Ilhan Omar gave a speech to the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) discouraging Islamophobia. Within this speech, she referred to the 9/11 terrorist attacks as an event where “some people" (a small part of the Muslim faith) "did something" (this terrorist attack). However, her...

A New Beginning?

A New Beginning?

Patrick Ales, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

The Mueller Report was billed to be the single most fundamentally shocking piece of paper in recent American history. No, this is not an exaggeration. A report that was supposed to uncover the rigging of a presidential election by a foreign adversary and the current President himself is bone-chilling....

J.K. Rowling’s Latest Character Update

J.K. Rowling’s Latest Character Update

Patrick Ales, Staff Writer

April 6, 2019

The Harry Potter franchise is one of the most successful book and film series of all time, catapulting its creator J.K. Rowling into global fame. Her social influence is nearly unmatched by other authors, both through the decade-old characters from the series and Rowling's own social commentary. Rowling...

Pioneering Culinary Creations: Pop-Tarts

Pioneering Culinary Creations: Pop-Tarts

Natalia Rodriguez and Alexander Yagoda

April 4, 2019

Pop-Tarts have long held an uncontested niche in American snack and breakfast markets as the sole toaster pastry to have stood the test of time. Why Pop-Tarts, specifically, though? Toaster Strudels have been considered just as good in some respects, but no one would recognize it in a lineup. This is...

Google Stadia: A Game Changer?

Google Stadia: A Game Changer?

Alexander Yagoda, Opinion Editor

April 3, 2019

In its short but rich history, Google has always been the first and best at what it does. Be it browsers or search engines, the tech giant has always been a step ahead with a superior product. However, with the recent explosion of video gaming as a commercial enterprise, including an expected one billion dollars in the esports industry over the next year, many companies not usually associated with gaming have tried jumping on t...

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