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Trump’s Tweet Incites Violence against Ilhan Omar

Trump’s Tweet Incites Violence against Ilhan Omar

Maia Berthier, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

On Mar. 23, Ilhan Omar gave a speech to the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) discouraging Islamophobia. Within this speech, she referred to the 9/11 terrorist attacks as an event where “some people" (a small part of the Muslim faith) "did something" (this terrorist attack). However, her...

A New Beginning?

A New Beginning?

Patrick Ales, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion, Top Stories

The Mueller Report was billed to be the single most fundamentally shocking piece of paper in recent American history. No, this is not an exaggeration. A report that was supposed to uncover the rigging of a presidential election by a foreign adversary and the current President himself is bone-chilling....

J.K. Rowling’s Latest Character Update

J.K. Rowling’s Latest Character Update

Patrick Ales, Staff Writer

April 6, 2019


Filed under Domestic Affairs, International Issues, Opinion

The Harry Potter franchise is one of the most successful book and film series of all time, catapulting its creator J.K. Rowling into global fame. Her social influence is nearly unmatched by other authors, both through the decade-old characters from the series and Rowling's own social commentary. Rowling...

Google Stadia: A Game Changer?

Google Stadia: A Game Changer?

Alexander Yagoda, Opinion Editor

April 3, 2019


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

In its short but rich history, Google has always been the first and best at what it does. Be it browsers or search engines, the tech giant has always been a step ahead with a superior product. However, with the recent explosion of video gaming as a commercial enterprise, including an expected one billion dollars in the esports industry over the next year, many companies not usually associated with gaming have tried jumping on t...

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...

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