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Pumpkin Spice Makes Everything Nice

Pumpkin Spice Makes Everything Nice

Natalia Rodriguez, Reviews Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under Humorous Commentary, Opinion, Top Stories

America has long been known for its rich cultural history built upon years and years of tradition and values. While several traditions are considered to be unique to the American people, the true heart and soul of America's cultural heritage occurs in the fall: the Thanksgiving holiday, but more importantly,...

What the Midterms Mean For Us

What the Midterms Mean For Us

Daniela Parra Del Riego, Staff Writer

November 10, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion, Top Stories

The low voter turnouts in previous years mixed with the recent political turbulence have finally culminated in what is considered one of the most important elections in recent history - months of campaigning and convincing voters are over. But now with the decisions made, what does that mean for us?...

Bye-Bye Brazil: The Far Right Wins

Bye-Bye Brazil: The Far Right Wins

Daniela Parra Del Riego, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018


Filed under International Issues, Opinion

Brazil can be considered one of the major powers in Latin America; as home to the majority of the Amazon Rainforest, Brazil also has the largest GDP in the region. Despite its thriving economy, Brazil has high crime rates and corruption, with the impoverished favelas in the cities taking up a large percen...

Assigning Blame

Assigning Blame

Patrick Ales, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

There may not be a single event that can fundamentally rock a nation to the extent an act of terror can. Instances like the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue force the public to look amongst their own for answers to the multitude of questions that arise from such heinous acts. The motives for an...

The West at a Crossroad in Response to Saudi Journalist’s Disappearance

The West at a Crossroad in Response to Saudi Journalist’s Disappearance

Adriana Castro, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under International Issues, Opinion

Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who wrote critically of the Saudi kingdom and the royal family, went missing after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain paperwork he needed to marry his fiance. The Saudi government is under intense international pressure as Turkish officials said...

How to Walk Right

How to Walk Right

Alexander Yagoda, Opinion Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Humorous Commentary, Opinion

Getting around school can be tough. So tough, in fact, that people walk all over the place, trying to take the shortest route to their destination. Instead of this silly willy-nilly approach to traversing the school, how about something better? Take these words with a grain of salt if you wish, but the...

Migrant Caravan: Send it Back?

Migrant Caravan: Send it Back?

Pablo Hanono, Lifestyle Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, International Issues, Opinion

Looking past the Rio Grande on the southern border of the country lies a mosaic of similar countries that share common bonds with the United States. In spite of these ties, a crisis has emerged: a group of seven thousand migrants is marching towards the U.S.-Mexico border demanding entry. The caravan...

McGregor vs Khabib Goes Beyond the Octagon

McGregor vs Khabib Goes Beyond the Octagon

Patrick Ales, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), under the leadership of CEO Dana White, is slowly becoming one of the most popular sports brands in the world. At the center of this steady rise is quite possibly the biggest attraction in all of the sports, Irishman Conor McGregor. The outspoken fighter is no...

Activism or Propaganda?

Activism or Propaganda?

Patrick Ales, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion, Top Stories

There is no aspect of society that is immune to political agendas, especially when it comes to artistic expression. The film industry has long been influenced by politics, whether it be as subtle as a director's personal views or outright government propaganda. Many films fall in a middle ground, one...

Breaded Inflation? I Bagel to Differ

Breaded Inflation? I Bagel to Differ

Thomas Harley, Copy Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under Humorous Commentary, Opinion, Top Stories

You all know it. You all love it. The luscious bread that breaches your lips every morning for the small cost of two dollars. The bagels that Student Activities sell every morning are such an excellent food source. They are a burst of energy in the form of a breaded torus that so many students rely...

Salt Bae Leaves Venezuelans Salty

Salt Bae Leaves Venezuelans Salty

Daniela Parra Del Riego, Staff Writer

September 28, 2018


Filed under International Issues, Opinion

  Salt Bae was an internet sensation; the video of him seasoning meat turned him into an instantly recognizable meme. Nusret Gökçe (his real name) is a chef from Turkey, who after being forgotten by the Internet, began to focus on his own chain of restaurants in cities like Ankara, New ...

Nice, Nike

Nice, Nike

Alexander Yagoda, Opinion Editor

September 20, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion, Top Stories

The mass kneeling of football players during the national anthem is old news, but with a little bit of privatized interference, the issue is back in the spotlight. For those unaware, prior to a football game in Sept. 2016, Colin Kaepernick, then the quarterback for the San Fransisco 49ers, opted to kneel...

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