Disney’s Mulan: Old Story, New Issues

Disney's newest version of the classic

Isabel Donner, Staff Writer

September 16, 2020

Last week, on Sep. 4, Disney finally released their much-awaited recreation of Mulan. This new version is vastly different from its predecessor, which was released twenty-two years ago. However, despite the film’s long-time status as many Disney fans’ favorite, many are unhappy with the changes made...

Maximum Security Doesn’t “Secure” the Kentucky Derby Win

Kentucky Derby fans were torn over the calls made by officials at the 145th race.

Maia Berthier, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

This past Friday, May 4, the 145th annual running of the Kentucky derby took place. There were 20 contenders in the competition and each participant raced around the track for a total distance of 1.25 miles, as was done in the previous years. However, this year there was a discrepancy relating to the...

Should Teachers Discuss Controversial Topics?

With so many controversial topics up in the air, people can't help but wonder if teachers should be allowed to address such topics in a classroom setting.

Pablo Hanono, Staff Writer

May 29, 2018

Teachers are often the first people, apart from parents, to educate children on controversial topics. They act as second parents, guiding and, at times, inadvertently molding children to think and behave in a certain way. With this in mind, the amount of influence teachers should have over their students...

Lady Doritos: A Crunchy Controversy

The new

Alexander Yagoda, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018

Soon after the Super Bowl, Pepsi-Co revealed intentions to roll out a new kind of Doritos marketed specifically for women: the "Lady Dorito." This special chip would apparently be like any other Dorito, but would make less noise when chewed or crunched, which was supposed to be more appealing to women...

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

Girls with different body types wearing leggings.

Vanessa Grau, Staff Writer

September 24, 2017

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...

The Comey Controversy

President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, enraging Democrats and Republicans alike.

Natalia Torres, Staff Writer

May 20, 2017

The system of checks and balances embedded in the United States Constitution seeks to ensure that not one person, not even the President, is above the rule of law.  This system has thus far been relatively effective in preventing any one individual from retaining disproportionate power.  On May 9,...

Dress Code on Airplanes

United Airlines prevented two teenagers from boarding their flight, due to a dress code violation.

Nicolas Schmidt, Staff Writer

April 2, 2017

On Mar. 26, United Airlines prevented two teenagers from boarding their flight since they "violated" the dress code policy. However, this caused a lot of controversy since the girls were simply wearing leggings; the employees found that inappropriate and would not allow it. Many people found this ridiculous...

Boycotting the Oscars

For the past two years, the  Academy Awards has had all white actor nominees, making members of other races feel underrepresented.

Natalie De La Rosa, Staff Writer

February 23, 2016

Hollywood stars and movie goers are beginning to question the diversity of the Oscars - for the past two years, the Oscar nominees have all been white, making people wonder if they have purposefully left out actors of other races. People who feel that the Oscars need to be more diverse have taken to soc...

The Deep Web

The Deep Web, unbeknownst to many, is home to many highly illegal and disturbing websites.

Nicolas Schmidt, Staff Writer

September 9, 2015

As you drift through the seemingly endless web addresses that google provides, you do not realize that you are really just at the tip of an iceberg. The part of the World Wide Web (WWW) that gets indexed by Google, Bing, Yahoo and other browsers has been estimated to be about 5 percent of the entire...

The Sushi Controversy

Sushi is an irresistible treat for some, but to others, it represents an unhealthy meal.

Daniela Quijano, Editor

February 1, 2015

Our current society seems to be fixated on the things that are and aren't good for us. However, there seems to be a problem; everything appears to be unhealthy for us- even sushi. Those who enjoy sushi have probably heard comments such as such as "you will get mercury poisoning" or "you're eating...

Same-Sex Marriage to be Legalized in Florida

Howard Simon, executive director of ACLU, expands on today's Federal Court ruling on same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional because it violates due process and equal protection inside ACLU's Miami office.

Sabrina Ochoa, Editor-in-Chief

August 23, 2014

One of the most controversial topics of discussion has been, and always will be, same-sex marriages. On Thursday, August 21, 2014, a federal judge proclaimed that Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. As the issue of same-sex marriage spreads throughout the nation, state after state has changed its law...

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