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The Government Shutdown: What is it and how should it end?

The Government Shutdown: What is it and how should it end?

Lia Reichmann, Kabir Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Abby Stockmal, Editor-in-Chief

January 18, 2019

On December 21, 2018 the U.S. federal government shutdown began. While not unprecedented, on Jan. 12 this shutdown became the longest in U.S. history, passing the previous record holder of 21 days that occurred during Bill Clinton’s presidency. The shutdown is only a partial one with 75 percent of the govern...

Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination stirs conversation

Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination stirs conversation

Lana Jawich, Kabir Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Abby Stockmal, Editor-in-Chief

October 16, 2018

Divided senators voted 50-48 on Saturday, Oct. 6 confirming Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, despite him being accused of sexual assault. President Donald Trump nominated Kavanaugh to become an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court in July after the retirement of Anthony Kennedy...

Colin Kaepernick becomes Nike’s new face

Colin Kaepernick becomes Nike’s new face

Saba Ali, Kabir Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Abby Stockmal, Editor-in-Chief

September 27, 2018

In early September, Nike released their thirtieth anniversary campaign ad, which featured Colin Kaepernick, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, sparking a lot of discussion and controversy. Using Kaepernick as their campaign’s face was a bold move for Nike as plenty of dispute surrounded Kaeperni...

Students react to arming teachers

Students react to arming teachers

Thea Sankari, Samia Douedari, Section Editor, and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

March 19, 2018

After the mass shooting and killing of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, people of all ages, from students to adults, have pushed for stricter gun control. However, President Donald Trump, as well as many other Republicans, are refusing to give ...

Battleground: Gun control after the Parkland shooting

Battleground: Gun control after the Parkland shooting

Brandon Belgrad, Scott Bitautas, and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2018

Background: On Wednesday, Feb. 14, tragedy struck at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. as former student Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people and injured 14 more, making it the 11th deadliest school massacre in world history. Due to the involvement of guns, a nationwide debate has once again started regarding gun laws in the U.S. Cruz, 19, set off a fire alarm before using an AR-15 style semi-automa...

Las Vegas and the call for gun control

Las Vegas and the call for gun control

Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2017

The evening of Sunday, Oct. 1, tragedy struck at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nev., when a gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino across the street. So far, at least 58 people have been confirmed dead and 515 have been reported to be wounded, making this the ...

French election: How does it affect the U.S.?

French election: How does it affect the U.S.?

Samia Douedari and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

May 17, 2017

The presidential election in France consisted of two rounds this year, since no candidate won the first round on Apr. 23, 2017. Emmanuel Macron won the second round on May 7 over Marine Le Pen. Since France is the third-largest U.S. trading partner, their elections play a role in U.S. foreign ...

“It’s the Economy, Stupid”

“It’s the Economy, Stupid”

Ryan Doorhy and Sanya Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2016

I was having a conversation with a friend of mine the other day, and the topic of economics came up. The two of us, contradicting in ideologies, had different ideas of how we think the economy should be run. My opinion is that due to the staggering amount of debt the United States has accumulated...

Trump vs. Clinton Tax Policy

Trump vs. Clinton Tax Policy

Zach Wols and Libby McCarthy, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2016

In analyzing the tax policies of any two candidates' run for president in our current two party system, there always seems that they have an opposite approach to taxation, and this election is far from an exception. The Clinton tax plan relies on raising taxes on the wealthy and leaving the middle class alone for ...

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