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Bye-Bye Brazil: The Far Right Wins

Bye-Bye Brazil: The Far Right Wins

Daniela Parra Del Riego, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018


Filed under International Issues, Opinion

Brazil can be considered one of the major powers in Latin America; as home to the majority of the Amazon Rainforest, Brazil also has the largest GDP in the region. Despite its thriving economy, Brazil has high crime rates and corruption, with the impoverished favelas in the cities taking up a large percen...

The West at a Crossroad in Response to Saudi Journalist’s Disappearance

The West at a Crossroad in Response to Saudi Journalist’s Disappearance

Adriana Castro, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under International Issues, Opinion

Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who wrote critically of the Saudi kingdom and the royal family, went missing after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain paperwork he needed to marry his fiance. The Saudi government is under intense international pressure as Turkish officials said...

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...

Salt Bae Leaves Venezuelans Salty

Salt Bae Leaves Venezuelans Salty

Daniela Parra Del Riego, Staff Writer

September 28, 2018


Filed under International Issues, Opinion

  Salt Bae was an internet sensation; the video of him seasoning meat turned him into an instantly recognizable meme. Nusret Gökçe (his real name) is a chef from Turkey, who after being forgotten by the Internet, began to focus on his own chain of restaurants in cities like Ankara, New ...

Should Stem Cells Be Used For Cosmetic Purposes?

Should Stem Cells Be Used For Cosmetic Purposes?

Pablo Hanono, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, International Issues, Opinion

Stem cells are the most basic cells of a human; they can be implanted into a specific region of the body and can be used to regenerate damaged cells. This also enables stem cells to regenerate non-essential cells such as collagen: the protein responsible for keeping the skin supple and free of wrinkles....

Talks With No-Ko Should’ve Been a No-Go

Talks With No-Ko Should’ve Been a No-Go

Alexander Yagoda, Opinion Editor

July 13, 2018


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

North Korea has long been regarded as a major rogue force, acting against the general consensus of the world on topics such as denuclearization and peace with neighboring countries. They also have a long history of being ruled by dictators that have not been looked at favorably. As a result, President...

Twitter Diplomacy and Why We Shouldn’t Bomb Syria

Twitter Diplomacy and Why We Shouldn’t Bomb Syria

Chase Bagnall-Koger, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under International Issues, Opinion, Top Stories

A suspected chemical attack on Apr. 7 in the rebel-held Syrian city of Douma killed at least 42 people and injured 500 more. The poisonous gas, which targets the respiratory system by causing breathing problems, was released by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government onto citizens of his own countr...

The Idea of Clear Backpacks is not so Crystal Clear

The Idea of Clear Backpacks is not so Crystal Clear

April 10, 2018


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

Clear backpacks are a topic of much debate nation-wide. The concept of clear backpacks could greatly affect a multitude of students, providing more clarity in terms of security while restricting the privacy of said students.

America First, Unless Russia is Involved

America First, Unless Russia is Involved

Natalia Rodriguez, Reviews Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under International Issues, Opinion

This week, the White House announced its decision to withhold imposing sanctions on Russia. The sanctions had already been mandated by Congress as a part of the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), which- spoiler alert- aims to counter America's adversaries through sanctions....

A Culture of Complicity

A Culture of Complicity

Natalia Torres, News Editor

January 11, 2018


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

Following allegations of sexual assault against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, the revolution of the Silence Breakers emerged. From the floodgates that Weinstein's victims opened streamed hundreds of allegations against some of the most renowned names in the entertainment industry. 2017 proved...

Jerusalem Embassy Controversy

Jerusalem Embassy Controversy

Alexander Yagoda, Staff Writer

December 18, 2017


Filed under Domestic Affairs, International Issues, Opinion

If the current U.S. administration is a hotly debated issue, then Israel is on fire. Since its creation, Israel has been the topic of much of the Middle Eastern controversy going on now. This has much to do with the majority of Muslim nations around it trying to eradicate the majority of Jewish states...

Libya: Where Immigrants Become Slaves

Libya: Where Immigrants Become Slaves

Daymara Fernandez, Staff Writer

December 10, 2017


Filed under International Issues, Opinion

While everyone wishes that the chaos around the world would end, there is no such luck. In fact, people from Africa and the Middle East are constantly migrating in order to get away from it. Unfortunately those who use Libya as a gateway to Europe, find acts of crime and harm along the way. Many of the migrants who are striving for better living conditions, face the risk of being sold off as ...

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