Trump Moves to Ban Flavored Electronic Cigarettes

The executive action will ban the sale of flavored electronic cigarettes, which are typically marketed at teens, within the United States.

Japheth Oyedepo, Staff Writer

September 15, 2019

As a result of recent vaping-related deaths, President Trump explained that he is considering taking executive action to reduce access to vaping devices in the United States. The Trump administration plans to implement a ban outlawing selling electronic cigarettes that could be put in place as soon as...

Elephants: Poaching into Extinction

Elephants are intelligent animals that deserve much more than being treated as a prize.

Yeileny Lopez, Opinion Editor

November 28, 2017

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...

Uber, You’re Fired!

#DeleteUber was trending for much of the weekend after Uber lifted surge pricing around John F. Kennedy airport while protests of Trump’s immigration ban from seven Islamic nations took place.

Emily Simon, Staff Writer

February 6, 2017

#DeleteUber began trending on Twitter on Jan. 28 and continued on into the morning of Jan. 29 as a result of Uber's action taken during the protests against President Trump's temporary ban on travel from several Middle East countries - Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia and Lybia. Uber received...

Burqa Ban in Germany

The ban on burqas has cause quite a craze in Germany.

Brianna Valdes, Staff Writer

December 6, 2016

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for a nationwide ban on full-face veils, which are mainly worn by Muslim women, on Dec. 6. Previously opposing the burqa ban, Merkel now believes that the movement is essential in order to stop the development of what she calls "parallel societies." Back in Sept.,...

Tragic Suicide of Transgender Teen Leelah Alcorn

Many have been stirred into action, attempting to support what they believe in.

Samantha Valero, Staff Writer

January 15, 2015

Early on Dec. 28, 2014, 17-year-old Leelah Alcorn, a teenager struggling with sexuality, died after being hit by a tractor-trailer while walking around route 71 in her Ohio hometown. Alcorn's onset internal depression, isolation from her own parents and negative reaction to her 'coming out,' led...

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