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School Lottery Admissions: A Raffle for Education

School Lottery Admissions: A Raffle for Education

Adriana Meijaard, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017

Most students have a dream school they would love to get into. In fact, most students have worked extremely hard and have dedicated themselves to many extracurricular activities to grab the attention of said schools. What they don't know is that if their dream school practices the lottery system, then...

Dove Has Never Been Dirtier

Dove Has Never Been Dirtier

Chase Bagnall-Koger, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017

Dove has been recently accused of racism after Oct. 7, when they released an online ad to promote their body wash. An ad that was meant to bring the company success resulted in backlash and sparked controversy among users. It even prompted #BoycottDove to spread around the internet. The three second GIF ...

The Sports Industry Goes Against Trump

The Sports Industry Goes Against Trump

Miguel Lemus, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017

Controversy sparked when President Trump invited, and later uninvited, the Golden State Warrior team after their win against the Cavaliers. Before Trump uninvited the team, Stephen Curry was having second thoughts about going to the nation's capital. A few days before, there was a incident where Trump...

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

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

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...

¿Será El Fin del Pacto Nuclear con Irán?

¿Será El Fin del Pacto Nuclear con Irán?

Paula Gonzalez, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017

Recientemente, Estados Unidos se ha visto presionado para revisar el pacto nuclear iraní. Este hecho no solo ha creado preocupación en los ciudadanos, sino también ha generado desacuerdos entre los miembros del congreso. Benjamín Netanyahu, el primer ministro de Israel, llegó a Nueva York con el...

Jemele Hill vs the White House: Calling out White Supremacy

Jemele Hill vs the White House: Calling out White Supremacy

Chase Bagnall-Koger, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017

ESPN host Jemele Hill has been facing controversy over these past two weeks regarding a string of tweets she sent out criticizing President Trump and the Republican Party. On Sept. 11, she slammed Donald Trump as "the most ignorant, offensive president" of her lifetime, saying among other things that ...

Christopher Columbus Stirs Up the Tea Once Again

Christopher Columbus Stirs Up the Tea Once Again

Miguel Lemus, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017

In recent news, la Niña and la Pinta ship replicas have stirred up controversy all throughout the media. La Niña and la Pinta were two of the three ships that Christopher Columbus sailed on his long, arduous journey to the New World. Today, the replicas of both ships are used as "sailing museums"...

India Denies Abortion to Rape Victim

India Denies Abortion to Rape Victim

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...

Feminine Products: A “Luxury” Now Free in Federal Prisons

Feminine Products: A “Luxury” Now Free in Federal Prisons

Gabriella Torna, Staff Writer

September 4, 2017

Women around the world know the extreme necessity of feminine sanitary products when the time of the month hits. Such products have imposed taxes on them making it more expensive and out of reach for women of lower income and women who come from underdeveloped countries. Incarcerated women also face...

Now We Got Bad Blood

Now We Got Bad Blood

Gabriella Torna, Staff Writer

August 23, 2017

Taylor Swift did not know he was trouble. In 2013, at the time of Swift's Red tour during a meet-and-greet, Swift did not expect to be harassed. What should have been a fun, friendly photo turned in to a disaster when the alleged DJ David Mueller was said to have groped Swift's bottom from under her dre...

Is Taking a Bus to College the Best Road to Success?

Is Taking a Bus to College the Best Road to Success?

Yeileny Lopez, Staff Writer

March 21, 2017

As students start preparing for college their freshman year, they are told to be involved in everything they love and to take challenging courses. With new dual enrollment classes available on actual college campuses within the next year, students will be able to take advantage of getting college credits...

Who Should it Be: the Girl or the Boy?

Who Should it Be: the Girl or the Boy?

Yeileny Lopez, Staff Writer

March 14, 2017

With prom season around the corner, everyone is worrying about having the perfect outfit and more importantly: the perfect date. Even on big screens, everyone seems to struggle to find the right person to ask however, it is always the boy trying to figure out how to "prom-pose" to the perfect girl....

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