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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...

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.

Facebook: The New Broken Faucet?

Facebook: The New Broken Faucet?

Alexander Yagoda, Staff Writer

April 8, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

Facebook is a company that is almost always facing some kind of criticism, like that the sole purpose of their platform is to make people addicted to it for profit. Nonetheless, the social media giant is facing trouble of another kind this time, related to the integrity of the company. Information has come out that a British political consulting firm called Cambridge Analytica (CA) has obtained...

A Break Never Comes Soon Enough

A Break Never Comes Soon Enough

Daymara Fernandez, Staff Writer

April 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Columns

With less than sixty school days until summer vacation, some students are already counting down for a release from school. In fact, whenever we reach the last stretch to summer, school administration, parents and students start questioning if our breaks should be modified. Instead of keeping the old...

Want More Sleep? Come to Florida

Want More Sleep? Come to Florida

Daymara Fernandez, Staff Writer

March 30, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

In November and March, everyone seems to hate the biannual act of changing the time by an hour; however, once the clock rewinds, the hour of sleep along with the shorter days seems to make up for it. Recently, Florida's lawmakers passed the "Sunshine Protection Act," which is meant to maintain the daylight saving time permanently. All year long, we would maintain...

Boring Company Got Exciting

Boring Company Got Exciting

Alexander Yagoda, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion, Top Stories

Last week Elon Musk, CEO of companies that will revolutionize the future, like SpaceX and Tesla, unveiled plans for his newest company, The Boring Company (TBC). His original plan was to build subterranean tunnels through the busy hearts of metropolises with traffic problems, like Los Angeles, Washington...

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