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Till Death Do Us Part

Till Death Do Us Part

Gabriella Torna, Staff Writer

October 10, 2017


Filed under Domestic Affairs, International Issues, Opinion

On Oct. 3, 2017, the world was in shock when the United States voted against the United Nations on a topic that had human rights activists enraged.  The U.S had voted against the condemning of the death penalty towards the LGBTQ+ community. This led the United States to join 13 other countries, who allow ...

Catalonia and Spain: Democracy or Independence?

Catalonia and Spain: Democracy or Independence?

Ana Capiro, Spanish Editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under International Issues, Opinion, Top Stories

For many decades the Catalan people have garnered a sense of independence and sovereignty, despite being a province of Spain. These feelings were put into action last week with a referendum that would decide the fate of Catalonia. With a turnout of only 43%, 90% of those that voted supported Catalonian independence, while only 8% disagreed. The results m...

Burqas or Bikinis?

Burqas or Bikinis?

Pablo Hanono, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under International Issues, Opinion

Due to the impending crisis in the Middle East, a flood of Syrian refugees have come into Western Europe. Individual countries and the European Union (EU) have been trying to effectively deal with both the sheer number of immigrants and how to integrate them into society. Norway has taken a pioneering and ...

Christopher Columbus Stirs Up the Tea Once Again

Christopher Columbus Stirs Up the Tea Once Again

Miguel Lemus, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Domestic Affairs, International Issues, Opinion

In recent news, la Niña and la Pinta ship replicas have stirred up controversy all throughout the media. La Niña and la Pinta were two of the three ships that Christopher Columbus sailed on his long, arduous journey to the New World. Today, the replicas of both ships are used as "sailing museums"...

India Denies Abortion to Rape Victim

India Denies Abortion to Rape Victim

Pablo Hanono, Staff Writer

September 6, 2017


Filed under International Issues, Opinion, Top Stories

Controversy about rape laws rose to the attention of many when a 10-year old girl from India was sexually abused and forced to have the baby. The victim's rapist is known to be her maternal uncle, who had raped her over a course of six or seven months. The parents, aware of their daughter's pregnancy...

Venezuela’s Government Moves Backwards Not Forwards

Venezuela’s Government Moves Backwards Not Forwards

Ana Capiro, Spanish Editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under International Issues, Opinion, Top Stories

For 18 years Venezuela has found itself under the control of the United Socialist Party, once led by Hugo Chavez and now by Nicolas Maduro. Clashes between Chavistas and the opposition have been long running and even violent and are currently at their worst. Members of the opposition have taken to protesting...

The Comey Controversy

The Comey Controversy

Natalia Torres, Staff Writer

May 20, 2017


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

The system of checks and balances embedded in the United States Constitution seeks to ensure that not one person, not even the President, is above the rule of law.  This system has thus far been relatively effective in preventing any one individual from retaining disproportionate power.  On May 9,...

PC vs Mac: A Timeless Debate

PC vs Mac: A Timeless Debate

Alexander Yagoda, Staff Writer

May 16, 2017


Filed under Domestic Affairs, International Issues, Opinion

These days many  buying a new computer is tough with choices like: the Mac, or the more affordable option: PC. However, are Macs really even preferable? With PC's often times superior hardware and countless customization options they are by far the better choice when looking for a new computer or...

The U.S. Government: Taking the Interventionist Approach

The U.S. Government: Taking the Interventionist Approach

Jake Paz, Opinion Editor

April 27, 2017


Filed under International Issues, Opinion

Throughout history, the United States has switched stances on how it should handle foreign policy; wavering between isolationist and internationalist resulting in a U.S. that could not be anymore interventionist as it is today. As a global superpower some may say that it is the U.S.'s duty to protect...

Gender Identity: It’s not a Joke

Gender Identity: It’s not a Joke

Brianna Valdes, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017


Filed under Domestic Affairs, International Issues, Opinion

"Did you just assume my gender!?" has become one of the most overused jokes on both social media and everyday conversations. Most of the time, this expression comes off as lighthearted. That being said, the joke belittles a topic that has been getting more attention recently: gender identity. To clarify:...

Michael Flynn’s Fiery Resignation

Michael Flynn’s Fiery Resignation

Alexander Yagoda, Staff Writer

February 16, 2017


Filed under Domestic Affairs, International Issues, Opinion

On Feb. 13, President Trump's national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned which caused quite a lot of concern for many Americans. This came largely due to issues with Russia which is something we have not had to deal with since the end of the Cold War. However, as tensions rise between the governments...

A Week of Trump

A Week of Trump

Natalia Torres, Staff Writer

February 2, 2017


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

Less than a week into his term, President Trump has signed at least 12 executive orders dealing with issues such as immigration and abortion. Perhaps the four most controversial executive orders passed under the Trump Administration have been the signing of an anti-abortion policy and anti-immigration...

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