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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...

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...

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...

Should Conversion Therapy be Legal?

Should Conversion Therapy be Legal?

Maia Berthier, Staff Writer

February 16, 2019


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

Conversion therapy, a method of indoctrinating a person in hopes of changing their sexual orientation, is an outdated practice that has recently been called into question. A Tampa judge partially blocked a ban that was previously on it because of a lawsuit that was filed by a Christian legal advocacy...

The Devolution of Super Bowl Commercials

The Devolution of Super Bowl Commercials

Patrick Ales, Staff Writer

February 10, 2019


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

American sports fans flock to their television sets every year in early February to watch the two best teams in the National Football League (NFL) play in the Super Bowl. The viewers of this yearly event are not limited to just sports fans, however, as the Super Bowl is known for its unique and engaging...

Disinformation Made Easy

Disinformation Made Easy

Patrick Ales, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


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

Social media and the evolution of the media has made the dissemination of information a much more efficient enterprise, resulting in a more informed public, for the most part. With this rapid fire media gauntlet, it is often difficult to separate the truth from that which has been coined as "fake news."...

‘Family Guy’ Gives In

‘Family Guy’ Gives In

Patrick Ales, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

Seth McFarlane's 20-year project, "Family Guy", has always pushed the envelope of what jokes were socially acceptable for publication to a massive television audience, but in the past few days, the show's producers announced that they will be phasing out gay jokes from the cartoon in an effort to better...

Elon Musk and the New CEO

Elon Musk and the New CEO

Patrick Ales, Staff Writer

January 29, 2019


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

Large tech companies are becoming more than just a purveyor of goods and services, now an integral part of a society that is reliant on the daily use of technology. Brands like Amazon, Google and Tesla are at the forefront of innovation and, thus, serve as the face of American business. As the nature...

Are Professional Sports Becoming Soft?

Are Professional Sports Becoming Soft?

Patrick Ales, Staff Writer

December 15, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion, Top Stories

Technological advances in the past decades have obviously changed many aspects of society, and the sporting world is no exception. The impact of technology on sports has been overwhelmingly positive, as it has allowed for greater awareness of player safety and offered many improvements in the actual...

Florida Referendum on Teacher Pay

Florida Referendum on Teacher Pay

Pablo Hanono, Lifestyle Editor

November 24, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

Florida, apart from being synonymous with beaches and long vacations, is famous for its heated elections. Whether they be national or statewide elections, Florida's demography creates consistently razor-thin margins between candidates. Despite Miami-Dade County's predictable voting behavior, 68% of voters...

Long NASA to the Moon

Long NASA to the Moon

Alexander Yagoda, Opinion Editor

November 24, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

United States President Donald Trump has made it no secret that his administration has a great admiration for advanced levels of space technology, as best seen in the announcement of the "Space Force," the new upcoming branch of the U.S. Military aimed at patrolling and controlling- you guessed it- space,...

Enemy of the People?

Enemy of the People?

Patrick Ales, Staff Writer

November 21, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion, Top Stories

The latest dispute between President Donald Trump and the media has resulted in the first use of Trump's discretionary power to restrict access to his White House. CNN's Chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta has been an outspoken critic of the President and his relationship with the media. Their...

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