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Texting and Driving: Put it Down to Arrive Alive

Texting and Driving: Put it Down to Arrive Alive

Amanda Perez, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

In this day and age, technology is an integral part of our daily lives. Almost everyone is entirely reliant on their devices, constantly feeling the need to check to make sure they are up to date with news and social media. Text messages, emails and phone calls are very tempting to check while drivi...

Hallmark Pulls Same-Sex Ad Amidst Controversy

Hallmark Pulls Same-Sex Ad Amidst Controversy

Nataly Leiva and Stephanie Andrade

December 24, 2019

Early in the week of Dec. 16, the famous media company Hallmark Channel aired a commercial by Zola, a wedding planning company, that included a marriage of a same-sex couple. One Million Moms, a branch of the conservative American Family Association, published a petition and boycotted Zola’s commerc...

MDCPS’s Newest Policy: Signs of the Times

MDCPS’s Newest Policy: Signs of the Times

Daniel Toll, Editor-in-Chief

December 18, 2019

On Wednesday Nov. 20, it was announced by Miami-Dade County Public Schools' Superintendent Alberto Carvalho that the school board is deliberating on the concept of later start times for schools around Miami-Dade. Below is a side-by-side piece juxtaposing the benefits and drawbacks of this proposed pol...

Instagram’s New Update: Likes Cannot Buy Happiness

Instagram’s New Update: Likes Cannot Buy Happiness

Allison Cajina, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

For as long as social media has existed, it has been a popularity contest that warrants deep social comparison and division. In particular, Instagram is infamous for its "likes" system, which allows individuals to double-tap on a post they find appealing and in return the one who posts receives a “like”...

Co-Star: How Accurate Can a Pseudoscience Be?

Co-Star: How Accurate Can a Pseudoscience Be?

Maria Puyana, Staff Writer

December 1, 2019

Exploding in popularity since its release, the new Co-Star app has become a daily necessity for millions of people, providing its users with daily horoscopes using their astrological information and allowing them to compare their charts to their friends and family. Co-Star gathers its information by...

Baby Boomers and Their Wounded Egos

Baby Boomers and Their Wounded Egos

Audrey Simon and Annabella Rivera

November 16, 2019

In the past several weeks, the phrase "ok, boomer" has become prominent on nearly every Generation Z social media platform. Used as a "clap-back" of sorts in arguments, "ok, boomer" is essentially meant to point out the mindset prevalent in baby boomers. Boomers argue that this is the highest of insults,...

Do Not Get Tricked Into Not Treating This Year

Do Not Get Tricked Into Not Treating This Year

Anthony Russo, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

Trick-or-treating is the classic involving kids and adults dressing up in costume costumes and moving from house to house in hopes of getting a sweet treat and, while parents often take their children trick-or-treating  as their kids get older, the inevitable question arises: are you ever too old to...

Blizzard Hong Kong

Blizzard Hong Kong

Alexander Yagoda, Co Editor-in-Chief

October 28, 2019

As far as video game companies go, Blizzard has always been on the bleeding edge of things, essentially pioneering the modern MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) game with their massively popular "World of Warcraft". The game has been so successful, it pioneered the way forward for another major breakthrough...

Formulaic Frights: Are Horror Movies Really Repetitive and Old?

Formulaic Frights: Are Horror Movies Really Repetitive and Old?

Annabella Rivera, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

Whether they like them or not, everyone has seen a horror movie at least once in their lives. If you begin a trend of watching horror movies, you start to notice a type of formulaic aspect to them. Most people's complaint about horror movies, besides the fact that they are made to scare you, is that...

Is Halloween Just Another Commercial Holiday?

Is Halloween Just Another Commercial Holiday?

Camryn Bagnall-Koger, Staff Writer

October 19, 2019

Halloween started as an ancient Celtic festival and moved to America in the 19th century before gaining popularity and becoming the second largest commercial holiday, right behind Christmas. Nowadays, is the holiday just a ploy major companies use for money? ' In the past few decades, Halloween has grown into an u...

Evaluating the Pros and Cons of California’s Fair Pay to Play Act

Evaluating the Pros and Cons of California’s Fair Pay to Play Act

Anthony Russo and Alexander Tabares

October 9, 2019

Now that several college sports are officially underway, the stage has been set for the hype, energy, and excitement that accompany the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) college sports to reclaim its pedestal as one of the most exhilarating sources of sports entertainment in the world.  ...

Donald Trump: The Presidential Impeachment of a Criminal in Office

Donald Trump: The Presidential Impeachment of a Criminal in Office

Camryn Bagnall-Koger, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

Impeachment rumors have swirled the Donald Trump's presidency since inauguration day, first because of Russian interference in the 2016 election, then for his private businesses and now for allegations of colluding with Ukraine to win the 2020 election. While this is still a developing story, there is already enough disturbing evidence...

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