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Is Encouraging Violent Rioting a Good Way to Begin a Presidency?

Is Encouraging Violent Rioting a Good Way to Begin a Presidency?

Maia Berthier, Staff Writer

May 5, 2019

For the past few months, Venezuelans have been on edge about the state of their government. Juan Guaidó, an opposition leader to Maduro’s communist regime, previously claimed the title as interim president of Venezuela while Maduro was still in power. Since then, he has called upon his Venezuelan...

Notre Dame Donations – How Much is Too Much?

Notre Dame Donations – How Much is Too Much?

Chase Bagnall-Koger, News Editor

April 22, 2019

On April 15, 2019, the world watched Paris's Notre Dame cathedral burn. As the centuries-old church was engulfed in flames, crumbling until partial collapse, political leaders from around the world reached out to share their condolences and pledge support in the reconstruction effort. Few, though, were as im...

J.K. Rowling’s Latest Character Update

J.K. Rowling’s Latest Character Update

Patrick Ales, Staff Writer

April 6, 2019

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...

Are Assault Allegations Relevant After Death?

Are Assault Allegations Relevant After Death?

Melanie Estrada and Maia Berthier

March 8, 2019

Beginning with the #timesup movement, believing survivors of sexual assault has been of the utmost importance to prevent these events from occurring again. Recently, a documentary called “Leaving Neverland” was released which discussed the charges of molestation of young boys by Michael Jackson ...

Disinformation Made Easy

Disinformation Made Easy

Patrick Ales, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019

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."...

China Gives Credit Score a New Meaning

China Gives Credit Score a New Meaning

Patrick Ales, Staff Writer

January 14, 2019

The People's Republic of China has steadily been moving towards a totalitarian state, forcing the hand of Western allies on its path to a full indoctrination of the largest population on the planet. United States Vice President Mike Pence has criticized the implementation of this program, claiming that...

France’s Fuel Crisis

France’s Fuel Crisis

Patrick Ales, Staff Writer

December 9, 2018

At the root of any democracy is the right of the people to protest against their government and advocate for their interests. Many times, these protests are organized by an opposing political party or an interest group with the goal of rallying support for their cause. In a separate category stand the...

Bye-Bye Brazil: The Far Right Wins

Bye-Bye Brazil: The Far Right Wins

Daniela Parra Del Riego, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018

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

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...

Putin’s New Puppet

Putin’s New Puppet

Patrick Ales, Staff Writer

October 28, 2018

Russian aggression towards their former satellite nations and complete disregard for international law has reached a climax with the newest conflict in the Kerch Strait. Russian naval vessels opened fire on three Ukrainian ships off the coast of Crimea, injuring three to six crew members. The seizure...

Migrant Caravan: Send it Back?

Migrant Caravan: Send it Back?

Pablo Hanono, Lifestyle Editor

October 26, 2018

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

  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 ...

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