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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...

What the Midterms Mean For Us

What the Midterms Mean For Us

Daniela Parra Del Riego, Staff Writer

November 10, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion, Top Stories

The low voter turnouts in previous years mixed with the recent political turbulence have finally culminated in what is considered one of the most important elections in recent history - months of campaigning and convincing voters are over. But now with the decisions made, what does that mean for us?...

Assigning Blame

Assigning Blame

Patrick Ales, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

There may not be a single event that can fundamentally rock a nation to the extent an act of terror can. Instances like the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue force the public to look amongst their own for answers to the multitude of questions that arise from such heinous acts. The motives for an...

Migrant Caravan: Send it Back?

Migrant Caravan: Send it Back?

Pablo Hanono, Lifestyle Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, International Issues, Opinion

Looking past the Rio Grande on the southern border of the country lies a mosaic of similar countries that share common bonds with the United States. In spite of these ties, a crisis has emerged: a group of seven thousand migrants is marching towards the U.S.-Mexico border demanding entry. The caravan...

McGregor vs Khabib Goes Beyond the Octagon

McGregor vs Khabib Goes Beyond the Octagon

Patrick Ales, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), under the leadership of CEO Dana White, is slowly becoming one of the most popular sports brands in the world. At the center of this steady rise is quite possibly the biggest attraction in all of the sports, Irishman Conor McGregor. The outspoken fighter is no...

Activism or Propaganda?

Activism or Propaganda?

Patrick Ales, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion, Top Stories

There is no aspect of society that is immune to political agendas, especially when it comes to artistic expression. The film industry has long been influenced by politics, whether it be as subtle as a director's personal views or outright government propaganda. Many films fall in a middle ground, one...

Nice, Nike

Nice, Nike

Alexander Yagoda, Opinion Editor

September 20, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion, Top Stories

The mass kneeling of football players during the national anthem is old news, but with a little bit of privatized interference, the issue is back in the spotlight. For those unaware, prior to a football game in Sept. 2016, Colin Kaepernick, then the quarterback for the San Fransisco 49ers, opted to kneel...

The Age of Accountability

The Age of Accountability

Patrick Ales, Staff Writer

September 19, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion, Top Stories

It is fair to say that public officials get held to a higher standard than the average citizen; they are elected or appointed to serve the best interests of the people and should act accordingly. Making the distinction between how a certain action is seen when committed by a public official or a private...

The Death of Cable Television

The Death of Cable Television

Pablo Hanono, Staff Writer

September 18, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

This past Monday, the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony took place in the glittering Microsoft Theater. Hollywood stars anxiously poured in to see if they would take home the gold. The night proved to be shocking, with Amazon and Netflix shows taking home the majority of the awards given. This occurrence...

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