My Brother Jordan: a Touching Story of Loss

The one-hour-long documentary on Jordan Robiness' battle with Cancer will leave viewers feeling as if they knew him personally.

Alejandra Dellano, Staff Writer

September 15, 2020

Title:My Brother Jordan Director:Justin Robinson MPAA Rating:PG Release Date:Aug 19, 2020 Our Grade:A+ “My Brother Jordan” is a tear-jerking documentary centered around Jordan Robinson’s life and passing in a collection of 102 interviews & 300+ videotapes. In the beginning, a series...

Chadwick Boseman’s Tragic Passing Shocks the World

Boseman is pictured smiling with one of his co-stars, Lupita Nyong'o, at the San Diego Comic-Con, before his sudden passing shocked fans.

Massimo Aguila, Staff-Writer

September 1, 2020

Chadwick Boseman, a well known American actor, most notably for his portrayal of 'Black Panther' in Marvel movies, died at 43 from colon cancer last Friday. Boseman, raised in South Carolina, took up acting when he learned directing at Howard University. His breakthrough in Hollywood came after his portr...

Remembering Senator John McCain

Senator John McCain stands in applause at a political event.

Patrick Ales, Staff Writer

August 27, 2018

After a year-long battle with brain cancer, Senator John McCain died on Aug. 25, only a day after announcing that he would no longer receive treatment for his cancer. His body will lie in state at the rotunda of the United States Capitol, an area often referred to as the heart of the Congressional structure....

Till Death Do Us Part

The LGTBQ+ community continues to strive for equality as the United States makes a decision that sets the progress they have made back.

Gabriella Torna, Staff Writer

October 10, 2017

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 ...

Kabul Mosque Bombing by Suicide Attacker

Remains of the mosque were searched for any other injured and still trapped.

Brianna Valdes, Staff Writer

December 7, 2016

In the Afghan capital of Kabul, a suicide bomber detonated explosives in a crowded Shiite mosque on Nov. 21. Just before noon prayers, worshippers that were observing Arbaeen were shocked by the explosion. Social media brought the bombing to attention as photos of the mosque hall in ruins circulated....

Mattress Store Airs Offensive 9/11 Commercial

Miracle Mattress store in San Antonio holds 9/11 sale.

Mia Galex, Staff Writer

September 23, 2016

In commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the "Mattress Miracle" store in San Antonio, Texas promoted a "Twin Tower Mattress Sale" with a television commercial depicting two "towers" of twin mattresses being knocked down. The advertisement was not taken lightly by viewers...


David Bowie's final album cover for

Robert DeDonatis, Staff Writer

January 20, 2016

Our Rating: A-  On Jan. 8, 2016 legendary musician David Bowie released his final studio album "Blackstar" just days before his unexpected death on the 10th of January at the age of 69 due to cancer. This is the 26th studio album released by Bowie.  The album features seven new songs.  Currentl...

Natalie Cole: Death of an Excellent Artist

R&B singer Natalie Cole in 2013.

Dan Leiferman, highlights contributor

January 5, 2016

Chart-topping and uniquely voiced R&B artist Natalie Cole has recently passed away. She died of  a form of congestive heart on Thursday, Dec. 31, at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Calif.  as a result of past struggles with drug abuse. An accomplished artist with a total of 9 Grammys,...

Irrational Fear or Basic Instinct? Rise in Shootings Across Globe

The rise of mass shootings in the world is alarming because it puts many people's lives at risk.

Bhargavi Pochi, Editor

February 26, 2015

In the course of a few months, the number of mass shootings has significantly increased. On Jan. 7, Charlie Hebdo Headquarters was attacked in Paris, and 20 cartoonists were shot dead. A few months later, three islamic students who attended UNC were killed by their neighbor, an islamophobic man. Shortly...

The Right to Die

Brittany Maynard learned about her rare form of brain cancer shortly after getting married.

Bhargavi Pochi, Staff Writer

November 9, 2014

On November 2, 2014, Brittany Maynard, a woman who suffered from an aggressive form of brain cancer, opted for a physician-assisted suicide in which she ingested prescribed barbiturates. She did not want her friends and family to watch her slow and painful demise. Her suicide has sparked controversy throughout...

Robin: Past & Present

Robin: Past & Present

Julian Martell, Arts & Entertainment Editor

May 8, 2013

At one point or another, everyone has heard of the famous comic book "Dynamic Duo," otherwise known as Batman and Robin. Most people can only tell you the most basic, most painfully obvious secret in the Batman franchise; that Batman is Bruce Wayne, the playboy billionaire of Gotham City whose parents...

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