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The Good and the Bad: Magnet Programs Edition

The Good and the Bad: Magnet Programs Edition

Chase Bagnall-Koger, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion, Top Stories

Magnet programs are programs that offer a specialized curriculum that includes a focus on a particular subject or subjects, usually requiring a special application and acceptance by a lottery system. Magnet schools are available all over the United States, including our very own Coral Gables High School,...

Jane Doe: Her Body, Her Choice

Jane Doe: Her Body, Her Choice

Jesse Zambrano, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion, Top Stories

Since the 2016 presidential election, there has been much upheaval regarding immigration, both legal and illegal. The POTUS surrounded most of his campaign  around solutions to one of the "greatest" threats facing the United States, also known as the illegal immigration of certain "bad men"; nonetheless, Trump was real...

PSAT: Worth the Five Hour Ride

PSAT: Worth the Five Hour Ride

Adriana Meijaard, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

Millions of bubbles to fill out and five hours long, oh the PSAT. The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) may be quite intimidating to a freshman, but it is one of the most helpful tools to pass the SAT. The PSAT/NMSQT can be broken down into three important asp...

To Ban a Mockingbird

To Ban a Mockingbird

Alexander Yagoda, Staff Writer

October 26, 2017


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

Ever since it was published in 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird has received large amounts of controversial comments over racism and whether the publicly educated youth of America should be exposed to the book. Frankly, racism, like sex education, is more efficiently taught in a controlled environment like a c...

An Uphill Battle for Affordable Education

An Uphill Battle for Affordable Education

Daymara Fernandez, Staff Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion, Top Stories

Throughout the whole world, a college or university education is essential for job seekers, due to the fact that employers are becoming more demanding of requirements for employees. Many young adults and high school graduates that wish to further excel in their studies search for suitable universities whe...

Dove Has Never Been Dirtier

Dove Has Never Been Dirtier

Chase Bagnall-Koger, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Dove has been recently accused of racism after Oct. 7, when they released an online ad to promote their body wash. An ad that was meant to bring the company success resulted in backlash and sparked controversy among users. It even prompted #BoycottDove to spread around the internet. The three second GIF ...

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 ...

The Sports Industry Goes Against Trump

The Sports Industry Goes Against Trump

Miguel Lemus, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

Controversy sparked when President Trump invited, and later uninvited, the Golden State Warrior team after their win against the Cavaliers. Before Trump uninvited the team, Stephen Curry was having second thoughts about going to the nation's capital. A few days before, there was a incident where Trump...

Celebrities in Politics: Where Do We Draw the Line?

Celebrities in Politics: Where Do We Draw the Line?

Natalia Torres, News Editor

September 26, 2017


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion, Top Stories

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOlibbx5sx0 In the current political climate, one cannot turn on the TV to watch an awards show or late night show without being bombarded by political opinions, especially jokes about President Trump.  It is for these reasons that many, especially Republicans,...

Not a Size Two? Apparently Tights Aren’t for You!

Not a Size Two? Apparently Tights Aren’t for You!

Vanessa Grau, Staff Writer

September 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion

On Aug. 24, Heather Taylor, a Stratford High School Principal, was allegedly accused of fat shaming tenth-grade female students for wearing leggings. The principal voiced her opinions of the girls' weight, shape, and appearance, which clearly is demeaning to the students. Taylor went on and said, "the...

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