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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


Filed under Opinion, Recent Stories

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...

Trump’s Tweet Incites Violence against Ilhan Omar

Trump’s Tweet Incites Violence against Ilhan Omar

Maia Berthier, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

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


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion, Top Stories

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


Filed under Domestic Affairs, International Issues, Opinion

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


Filed under Humorous Commentary, Opinion, Top Stories

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


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

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...

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...

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