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Indian Tiktok Ban Does More Harm than Good

The Tiktok ban in India has had a major affect on the social media application, which has lost a major part of its audience. Users load the app on their phones to watch short yet entertaining videos.

Sofia Cruz, News Editor

July 19, 2020

Tiktok, a Chinese social media application launched in 2016, has amassed a great number of users since its rise in popularity. Unfortunately for millions of users, India made the decision to officially ban the app towards the end of June. It came as a result of growing border tensions, as a violent face off involving Chinese troops in the Himalayas left twenty Indian soldiers dead. As a result, many "tiktokers" have been upset with the government's response. This newly enforced ...

COVID-19 Panic Fuels Racist Sentiments

A mixture of fear and ignorance during the Coronavirus pandemic has brewed intense feelings of racism towards Asians.

Sofia Cruz, Staff Writer

May 10, 2020

The outbreak of Coronavirus has generated fear amongst citizens of the world. Unfortunately, much of this fear and uncertainty has been transformed into xenophobic tendencies towards minority groups of immigrants. The brunt of these negative emotions has mainly been absorbed by Asians, particularly the...

Food Hoarding: Selfish or Smart Self-Preservation?

Multiple shoppers lately have been hoarding food and this article details if you are entitled to that or if you should consider other people and their situation when you go out shopping during these uncertain timed.

Anthony Russo, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

The outbreak of Coronavirus has affected the day-to-day lives of millions of people around the world as guidelines to stay a minimum of six feet away from everyone and to limit going out as much as possible are heavily encouraged. With all of these restrictions, many people have started becoming paranoid ...

Flattening the Curve: The Importance of Social Distancing

Essential workers, such as people in the healthcare system, protect themselves with masks and latex gloves to work during this uncertain time.

Maia Berthier, Opinion and Copy Editor

April 5, 2020

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the globe, people from every part of the world are searching for a solution to this health crisis. With the number of cases only increasing in the U.S. this far, our nation is looking for guidance as to what can be done to stop this virus. Besides...

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Step Down From the Royal Family

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and their son, Archie laughing during an interview.

Emma Garcia, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

On Jan. 8, the former Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, revealed that they will be stepping down from the royal family to become financially independent and live their lives the way they please. Even prior to the couples’ marriage, the media has been quick to attack Markle on everything and anything. Many were very upset over the news, but failed to realize that the duke and duchess are capable of making their own decisions. Markle signed a contract with the Walt Disney Company, which indicated that she wants to pursue new endeavors, a...

Trump’s Rash Decisions Intensify Iranian Conflict

Iran vs the United States and its ongoing conflict

Maria Puyana, Staff Writer

January 10, 2020

One of the many promises Trump made during his campaign was to solve the conflict of the Middle East Wars. Trump’s first step in attempting to solve this issue was to authorize the assassination of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani, an attack that was reckless and ignorant as sending a drone strike...

The Impact of Your Christmas Tree on the Environment

Your Christmas tree significantly affects the environment when they are being bought on a global level, so be sure to make the appropriate choice this holiday season.

Annabella Rivera, Staff Writer

December 23, 2019

With Christmas coming up and the winter holidays being a time for excessive spending, do people ever stop to think about how their purchases affect the environment? Every wrapping paper roll and every present bought will eventually end up in a landfill, with their destiny of polluting the earth being...

Russia Has Been Rightfully Removed from World Sporting Events

The Russian Athletic Federation was caught doping at the 2014 Winter Olympics, and the repercussions of it will prove to be drastic in the near future.

Japheth Oyedepo, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) recently banned the Russian Athletic Federation from competing in international sporting events for the next four years. The ban includes exclusion from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, and it has been...

Man Against Man Should be Officiated by Man

The referee at a Cavalier Soccer game blows his whistle, announcing halftime.

Japheth Oyedepo, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

In Game 6 of the 2019 Major League Baseball World Series, the Washington Nationals held a 3-2 lead in the seventh inning against the Houston Astros. Shortstop Trea Turner hit the ball, sending it as far as the pitcher's mound. The Astros' pitcher, Brad Peacock, picked it up and threw it to first bas...

Blizzard Hong Kong

Blizzard's apparent pro-Chinese tendencies have gotten them marked as a pseudo-Chinese satellite organization, as seen in this flag.

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...

China’s Concentration Camp Secrets are a Blatant Ethnic Injustice

Two women in one of the many Muslim detention centers in Xinjiang, China.

Annabella Rivera, Staff Writer

October 19, 2019

Since 2014, Muslims residents of Xinjiang, China have been mysteriously admitted into "re-education" camps, and these camps are extremely secretive and kept from the public eye. Until recently, the Chinese government had these camps under wraps and the majority of citizens were unaware of what was going...

How Much Does Your Diet Affect Climate Change?

Meat consumption has a massive impact on climate change, and it is growing more and more evident by the day.

Stephanie Andrade, Staff writer

September 30, 2019

Whether it is chicken, beef or pork, meat is practically in every American meal, and in the past few years, a new wave of people have chosen to be pescatarian, vegetarian or vegan for a multitude of reasons. These ever-increasing trends prompt a crucial question: exactly how much of our actions, even...

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