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Straight Pride Parade: Bigotry in Our Own Backyard

Straight Pride Parade: Bigotry in Our Own Backyard

Annabella Rivera, Staff Writer

September 4, 2019

On Aug. 31, 2019, a "Straight Pride Parade" was held in the streets of Boston. This parade was created because a certain group of heterosexuals felt as if they were "not accepted" and straight people need to take back their place as the most common or "normal" sexuality. This state of mind comes from...

Disney and Their Long List of Remakes: Crowd-Pleasers or Gold Diggers?

Disney and Their Long List of Remakes: Crowd-Pleasers or Gold Diggers?

Anthony Russo, Staff Writer

August 25, 2019

Throughout all of our  childhoods, we have had the privilege to witness the incredible cinematic masterpieces that are Disney's animated movies, such as "The Lion King", "Dumbo", "Beauty and the Beast", "Aladdin", "The Little Mermaid" and many more. Dating back to 2010 with the live action re-release of the film ...

Should Parents Add Bulletproof Backpacks to Their Shopping Lists?

Should Parents Add Bulletproof Backpacks to Their Shopping Lists?

Melanie Ozuna, Staff Writer

August 25, 2019

After a numerous amount of deadly shootings, students tremble in fear of another bloody massacre and United States' school grounds have confronted at least 58 gunfire incidents in 2019. Industries nationwide have taken advantage of these atrocious acts to make a profit through the selling of bulletproof ...

Politics While You Sweat: The SoulCycle and Equinox Controversy

Politics While You Sweat: The SoulCycle and Equinox Controversy

Stephanie Andrade, Staff Writer

August 25, 2019

SoulCycle and Equinox Fitness are under fire after Stephen Ross - the chairman who controls stakes in both companies - held a fundraiser for President Trump for his reelection campaign. Customers from both gyms have decided to stop going, to the point where the hashtag "#BoycottEquinox" was trending on ...

Why Video Games Are Not To Blame

Why Video Games Are Not To Blame

Camryn Bagnall-Koger, Staff Writer

August 17, 2019

In the wake of the latest shooting in Dayton, Ohio - one of the seventeen deadly mass shootings this year - Americans are trying to find a cause for the epidemic of violence. However, many people are quick to point fingers at the rise of video games in America's youth, a conclusion that multiple studies...

Arming Teachers Is the Opposite of a Real Solution

Arming Teachers Is the Opposite of a Real Solution

Maria Puyana, Staff Writer

August 11, 2019

Schools should be considered welcoming environments where students can learn safely and peacefully. However, since the beginning of 2019, there have been more than 57 school shootings in the United States, ending the lives of more than 10 people and injuring more than 35 people. The government is...

Will the El Paso Shooting Be the Last Straw?

Will the El Paso Shooting Be the Last Straw?

Annabella Rivera, Staff Writer

August 8, 2019

On Saturday, Aug. 3, just minutes after 10:30 A.M., a 21-year-old male walked into a Walmart in El Paso, Texas and began to open fire on civilians. With the number of fatalities recently being updated to 22, national disappointment in the American system has increased as well. This is just another ...

The United States National Women’s Soccer Team is the Best in the World. It’s Time to Pay them like it.

The United States National Women’s Soccer Team is the Best in the World. It’s Time to Pay them like it.

Chase Bagnall-Koger, News Editor

July 19, 2019

When Alex Morgan, a star striker on the United States Women's National soccer Team (USWNT), cinched a timely goal in the 31st minute of the England vs American World Cup game, she sipped tea. Miming the traditionally British action for a few seconds after solidifying the American team's lead over a fo...

Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights: Alabama Erred

Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights: Alabama Erred

Daniela Parra del Riego and Chase Bagnall-Koger

May 25, 2019

Alabama’s Human Life Protection Act (House Bill 314) was signed into law by governor Kay Ivey on May 15, effectively banning abortions in the state with exceptions only in the case of “serious risk” to the mother’s life. Without exemptions for victims of rape and incest, news of the divisive...

James Charles’ Sister Scandal

James Charles’ Sister Scandal

Maia Berthier, Staff Writer

May 21, 2019

James Charles, after being notorious for his “professionalism” throughout his YouTube career by limiting his involvement in the beauty community’s constant drama, has been drowning in “tea” that was exposed in the past week. It all began with the release of Tati Westbrook’s confession video...

Mental Health Awareness in America

Mental Health Awareness in America

Daniela Parra Del Riego, Staff Writer

May 12, 2019

Among the stress of Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams, the mere mention of the month of May raises stress levels across students. Stress is an important biological response to a potentially threatening situation, yet too much of the hormone adrenaline, which is responsible for...

Maximum Security Doesn’t “Secure” the Kentucky Derby Win

Maximum Security Doesn’t  “Secure” the Kentucky Derby Win

Maia Berthier, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

This past Friday, May 4, the 145th annual running of the Kentucky derby took place. There were 20 contenders in the competition and each participant raced around the track for a total distance of 1.25 miles, as was done in the previous years. However, this year there was a discrepancy relating to the...

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