Partisan dispute stalls COVID-19 relief bill

Partisan dispute stalls COVID-19 relief bill

Alma Martinez, Staff Writer

May 1, 2020

In light of the recent outbreak of COVID-19, a virus that directly impacts the human airways and respiratory system, the House of Representatives plans to vote on a bill that would address many consequences of the pandemic. Unemployment benefits and free COVID-19 testing at the core of this bill also m...

DeSantis support for parental consent causes stir

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Melanie Nuñez, Staff Writer

April 13, 2020

 Abortion has become an increasingly controversial topic in politics.  One issue that has circulated through Florida is the bill SB 404 that would require minors to have parental consent before an abortion is performed, regardless of situational circumstances, which is unsound.  Governor Ron D...

Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights: Alabama Erred

Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights: Alabama Erred

Daniela Parra del Riego and Chase Bagnall-Koger

May 25, 2019

Alabama’s Human Life Protection Act (House Bill 314) was signed into law by governor Kay Ivey on May 15, effectively banning abortions in the state with exceptions only in the case of “serious risk” to the mother’s life. Without exemptions for victims of rape and incest, news of the divisive...

Jane Doe: Her Body, Her Choice

Women gather to protest Jane Doe being denied her right to abort.

Jesse Zambrano, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017

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...

India Denies Abortion to Rape Victim

Indian students of Saint Joseph Degree college participate during an anti-rape protest in Hyderabad on September 13, 2013.

Pablo Hanono, Staff Writer

September 6, 2017

Controversy about rape laws rose to the attention of many when a 10-year old girl from India was sexually abused and forced to have the baby. The victim's rapist is known to be her maternal uncle, who had raped her over a course of six or seven months. The parents, aware of their daughter's pregnancy...

Forgive and Repent: The Pope Forgives Abortions

The Pope announced that all priests are now allowed to forgive abortions.

Natalia Rodriguez, Staff Writer

December 4, 2016

The Vatican has long been known to have a rather unforgiving stance when it comes to abortion. Since the very beginning of its existence, the Catholic Church has considered abortion to be a "moral evil," and believed that performing an abortion is equivalent to murder. However, Pope Francis recently...

Pro-Life or Pro-Choice

There are frequent protests over the topic of abortion which forces some protesters to get creative with their signs.

Olivia Pelaez, Staff Writer

March 17, 2016

The topic of abortion has gained increasing awareness over the past few years. It is very important that women have the right to choose what is happening to their bodies; including the right to choose whether or not they would like to have an abortion. The pro-choice movement spreads awareness about...

Recap: November 9 – 15

This week: Myanmar elections, Obama and Netanyahu meet, Mizzou protests lead to changes and Supreme Court to hear abortion case.

Sophie Feinberg, Editor

November 15, 2015

International Affairs Myanmar election: Suu Kyi's NLD wins landslide victory "Myanmar's opposition National League for Democracy [NLD] has won a landslide election victory, officials say. With more than 80% of contested seats now declared, Aung San Suu Kyi's party has more than the two-thirds it need...

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