Have Our Leaders Done Enough to Help Stop the COVID-19 Spread?

Currently, masks are not mandated by Florida Governor DeSantis. However, it is vital to continue wearing them in public places because this simple activity is highly effective in lessening the spread.

Lauren Gregorio, Opinion Editor

July 22, 2020

Coronavirus has been the center of discussion all over the world. What started out as a small outbreak in Wuhan, China has transformed into a global pandemic. From wearing masks out to staying six feet apart, these precautions have become the new normal. In an attempt to mitigate the situation, lead...

Trump’s Rash Decisions Intensify Iranian Conflict

Iran vs the United States and its ongoing conflict

Maria Puyana, Staff Writer

January 10, 2020

One of the many promises Trump made during his campaign was to solve the conflict of the Middle East Wars. Trump’s first step in attempting to solve this issue was to authorize the assassination of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani, an attack that was reckless and ignorant as sending a drone strike...

Donald Trump: The Presidential Impeachment of a Criminal in Office

President Trump is being investigated for asking a foreign government to interfere in the election.

Camryn Bagnall-Koger, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

Impeachment rumors have swirled the Donald Trump's presidency since inauguration day, first because of Russian interference in the 2016 election, then for his private businesses and now for allegations of colluding with Ukraine to win the 2020 election. While this is still a developing story, there is already enough disturbing evidence...

Extended Essay Workshops: A Guide to Self-Directed Research

Juniors enrolled in the International Baccalaureate program began to develop a research question for their upcoming Extended Essays: a paper they will write during the duration of their junior year.

Melanie Ozuna, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

On Monday, Sept. 16, International Baccalaureate coordinator Ms. Van Wyk hosted this year's first workshop on Extended Essay writing for the class of 2021. The Extended Essay, an important component in achieving the International Baccalaureate diploma, requires students to follow a strict rubric, con...

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...

Politics While You Sweat: The SoulCycle and Equinox Controversy

Equinox's exterior walls at Merrick Park display motivational quotes related to success, goal-setting and achievement.

Stephanie Andrade, Staff Writer

August 25, 2019

SoulCycle and Equinox Fitness are under fire after Stephen Ross - the chairman who controls stakes in both companies - held a fundraiser for President Trump for his reelection campaign. Customers from both gyms have decided to stop going, to the point where the hashtag "#BoycottEquinox" was trending on ...

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...

2020 presidential election list continues to grow

2020 presidential election list continues to grow

Natalia Pallas, highlights contributor

March 22, 2019

With presidential elections only a year away, many Democrats have come up to announce their running in the 2020 presidential race in hopes of denying President Donald Trump a second term. What may seem as one of the longest lists of liberal candidates running — 14 declared and dozens considering a campai...

Trump’s national emergency is not such an emergency

Trump's national emergency is not such an emergency

Gregoire Winston, highlights contributor

March 22, 2019

Since announcing his candidacy in 2015, President Donald Trump promised a stronger America. With his ideas and thoughts relying on the slogan “Make America Great Again,” he vowed to decrease taxes, exit from the Paris Climate Accord, eradicate ISIS and, most importantly, build a 1,827 mile-long wall on...

The Unnecessary National Emergency

Trump's call for a national emergency on the border has sparked debates throughout the nation.

Maia Berthier, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019

On Friday, Feb. 15, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency because of the influx of immigrants crossing the border between the United States and Mexico. Before this, he signed a spending bill that included funding for the border wall, but the money that was budgeted was lower than what...

Estados Unidos en estado de emergencia: cierre gubermental

La cuestión de como proceder esta siendo debatida ferozmente.

Daniela Parra Del Riego, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019

Cuando los estudiantes volvieron al colegio el 7 de Enero, cumplieron 16 días del cierre parcial gubernamental. Este cierre viene desde el presidente Trump, cuya motivación por esta decisión tan radical fue la falta de una resolución para financiar el muro en la frontera mexicana. Desde el comienzo d...

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...

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