Amy Coney Barrett Begins Confirmation Hearings

If confirmed, Amy Coney Barrett would shift the balance of the Supreme Court's ideology to the right, making the Court majority Conservative.

Maria Odio, Staff Writer

October 26, 2020

On Sunday, Oct. 11, Judge Amy Coney Barrett attended the first of multiple Supreme Court confirmation hearings held in response to her nomination. Confirmation hearings are held by the members of the Senate to see if a candidate is suitable for the court. As President Donald Trump mentioned in this...

Political Parties Argue Over Kavanaugh Controversy

Pictured above is Brett Kavanaugh in his 2018 hearing that discussed allegations against him.

Annabella Rivera, Staff Writer

September 23, 2019

Since 2018, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has been accused of three different cases of sexual misconduct. These allegations have not only caused conflict with the American people, but this has been a particularly notable subject between the Republican and Democratic parties, so much so that th...

Will the El Paso Shooting Be the Last Straw?

A couple mourns the fallen victims of the  El Paso shooting.

Annabella Rivera, Staff Writer

August 8, 2019

On Saturday, Aug. 3, just minutes after 10:30 A.M., a 21-year-old male walked into a Walmart in El Paso, Texas and began to open fire on civilians. With the number of fatalities recently being updated to 22, national disappointment in the American system has increased as well. This is just another ...

Trump’s Tweet Incites Violence against Ilhan Omar

Ilhan Omar’s words about 9/11 sparked many arguments throughout the nation.

Maia Berthier, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019

On Mar. 23, Ilhan Omar gave a speech to the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) discouraging Islamophobia. Within this speech, she referred to the 9/11 terrorist attacks as an event where “some people" (a small part of the Muslim faith) "did something" (this terrorist attack). However, her...

Very Nice: Vice

Vice is a comedic biopic from director Adam McKay.

Alexander Yagoda, Opinion Editor

January 14, 2019

Release Date: Dec. 25, 2018 Director: Adam McKay Starring: Christian Bale (Dick Cheney), Sam Rockwell (George W. Bush), Steve Carell (Donald Rumsfeld), Amy Adams (Lynne Cheney) Our Rating: A When it comes to explaining complicated things to people who don't understand them, Adam McKay, director of "Vice," m...

How the Partial Government Shutdown is Affecting Low Wage Workers

As the government shutdown stretches on, many of the departments are stopping operations or even temporarily closing.

Maia Berthier, Staff Writer

January 10, 2019

After almost three weeks of a partial government shutdown, low-wage government workers have had to handle their lives without a steady income. The length of this shutdown has made it difficult for families with one sole provider to pay for food, bills or even rent. The numbers are not completely clear,...

Partial Government Shutdown Continues over Funding for Border Wall

Partial Government Shutdown Continues over Funding for Border Wall

Chase Bagnall-Koger, News Editor

December 26, 2018

Federal employees across the nation can expect to work without pay or remain home after the end of winter vacation, as the government remains partially shut down. With no end in sight to the disagreement about the budget for a potential border wall on the Mexico-United States frontier.  Government workers...

Kavanaugh and Ford Testify Before the Senate

Ford testifies before the United States Senate.

Chase Bagnall-Koger, News Editor

October 6, 2018

After weeks of anticipation, Thursday, Sept. 27 brought forth two emotionally charged testimonies to determine the future of the United States Supreme Court. With millions of eyes on them, nominee Brett Kavanaugh vigorously defended himself from probes into his past and allegations of sexual assault...

The Age of Accountability

Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Patrick Ales, Staff Writer

September 19, 2018

It is fair to say that public officials get held to a higher standard than the average citizen; they are elected or appointed to serve the best interests of the people and should act accordingly. Making the distinction between how a certain action is seen when committed by a public official or a private...

Colombian Crackdown on Corruption

This is the room where the 166 members of the Colombian congress meet.

Daniela Parra Del Riego, Staff Writer

August 24, 2018

Like several other countries in Latin America, Colombia has been fighting an ongoing battle against government corruption and its negative effects on the development of the nation. Colombian citizens aim to tackle this problem with a new referendum up for a vote. The movement, known as #7vecessi, or #7tim...

Brutality in Bangladesh – Road Safety Protests Turn Violent

The goal of the week-long protest was to bring safety and security to the roads of Bangladesh.

Chase Bagnall-Koger, News Editor

August 13, 2018

When thousands of protesters took to the streets of Bangladesh on July 29, they expected safer roads, accountable governance and the upholding of the rule of law.  Instead, they were met with tear gas and rubber bullets from security forces and violent attacks from counter-protesters. The protests...

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