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Should Teachers Discuss Controversial Topics?

Should Teachers Discuss Controversial Topics?

Pablo Hanono, Staff Writer

May 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Teachers are often the first people, apart from parents, to educate children on controversial topics. They act as second parents, guiding and, at times, inadvertently molding children to think and behave in a certain way. With this in mind, the amount of influence teachers should have over their students...

Cal 3 Goes To the Next Degree

Cal 3 Goes To the Next Degree

Miguel Lemus, Staff Writer

May 26, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

Over the past year, California residents have had a distinct way of dealing with the lack of representation within their state and their motivation to become independent from the United States. In 2017, the "Yes California" campaign aimed to gain as many ballot signatures as possible in order for California...

Sports Gambling: A Gamble on Gambling?

Sports Gambling: A Gamble on Gambling?

Alexander Yagoda, Staff Writer

May 19, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

Sports betting, as well as most gambling, has generally been reserved for the only state where all of it is legal: Nevada, with most casino gambling in Las Vegas. However, the Supreme Court effectively overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) to allow sports gambling...

Tiger At High School Prom – Cool or Cruel?

Tiger At High School Prom – Cool or Cruel?

Chase Bagnall-Koger, Staff Writer

May 18, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

Students attending Christopher Columbus High School’s "Welcome to the Jungle" themed prom were greeted with a surprise none of them could have predicted—a live tiger, pacing in its cage. Besides the tiger, the school also hosted a lemur, two macaws and an African fennec fox at the event, thus drawing...

Blue Wave Midterms: Will it Really Happen?

Blue Wave Midterms: Will it Really Happen?

Alexander Yagoda, Staff Writer

May 12, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion, Top Stories

Following the 2016 presidential election, President Trump's approval ratings were significantly below 50% and many people were extremely enthusiastic about the ability to toss out the current Republican Congress and vote in more Democrats for a majority. Over the past two years, this has been called...

The Disgusting use of Makeup Testing on Animals

The Disgusting use of Makeup Testing on Animals

Jesse Zambrano, Staff Writer

May 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

With the recent boom of makeup sales in the market, it is not hard to wonder if some of society's favorite makeup brands rely on animal testing before releasing their product to the public. Many brands have declared themselves to be cruelty-free; however, not all have done so. This only means that these...

Controversial Mosquito Fumigations

Controversial Mosquito Fumigations

Daymara Fernandez, Staff Writer

May 6, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

As the days get hotter, and summer nears, mosquitoes swarm the Southern United States. This has resulted in years of complaining from neighborhoods due to irritating bites and the never-ending groups of accumulating insects in certain areas: these mostly pertain to rainy areas, specifically Miami-Dade....

Violent Video Games: Shoud They Be Less Violent?

Violent Video Games: Shoud They Be Less Violent?

Alexander Yagoda, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Columns

In today's society, video games are everpresent. We see ads for them on television, and tournaments for them are held with increasingly larger payouts. But now, these games are being featured on the news for violence and health reasons. For several years, the attention from the media has been drawn to th...

Presidential Pardons: Should They Be Pardoned Off the Chopping Block?

Presidential Pardons: Should They Be Pardoned Off the Chopping Block?

Alexander Yagoda, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion, Top Stories

Over the last several days, there has been some controversy stirred up about the ability of the president to pardon anyone of any federal crime. This has largely come about due to New York's law regarding double jeopardy --that a person can't be tried for the same crime twice. New York's Attorney General,...

A Brief Lesson on the Second Amendment

A Brief Lesson on the Second Amendment

Natalia Torres, News Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Staff Columns, Top Stories

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." These 27 words have been the subject of a legal quagmire since before their ratification.  In light of recent mass shootings and technological advancem...

Twitter Diplomacy and Why We Shouldn’t Bomb Syria

Twitter Diplomacy and Why We Shouldn’t Bomb Syria

Chase Bagnall-Koger, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under International Issues, Opinion, Top Stories

A suspected chemical attack on Apr. 7 in the rebel-held Syrian city of Douma killed at least 42 people and injured 500 more. The poisonous gas, which targets the respiratory system by causing breathing problems, was released by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government onto citizens of his own countr...

The Idea of Clear Backpacks is not so Crystal Clear

The Idea of Clear Backpacks is not so Crystal Clear

April 10, 2018


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

Clear backpacks are a topic of much debate nation-wide. The concept of clear backpacks could greatly affect a multitude of students, providing more clarity in terms of security while restricting the privacy of said students.

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