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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 ...

Elephants: Poaching into Extinction

Elephants: Poaching into Extinction

Yeileny Lopez, Opinion Editor

November 28, 2017


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

Elephants are known for being the maintainers of biodiversity. However, for some, elephants and their ivory tusks are solely seen as the tokens of a great hunting expedition, therefore threatening the lives of many elephants, especially in Africa. Under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, African elephants are declared to be close to endangerment. In order to preven...

Do Shoppers Know The Truth Behind Wish?

Do Shoppers Know The Truth Behind Wish?

Jesse Zambrano, Staff Writer

November 25, 2017


Filed under Domestic Affairs, International Issues, Opinion

As the holiday season begins to come around the corner, people desperately scour malls, stores and the internet for the best bargains available. Websites like Amazon and Ebay have moved one stepped further by creating on the go apps, which can be downloaded into most smartphones. In light of their successes,...

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"...

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