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The moment calls for analysis and not emotion

The moment calls for analysis and not emotion

By Yahritzaliz Ortiz-Zayas, Staff writer

February 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On Wednesday, 17 lives were tragically lost in Parkland, Fla., to yet another school shooter -- Nikolas Cruz, who committed mass murder with a legally obtained AR-15 assault rifle. While the Parkland shooting is an example of the dangers that can come with a gun in the wrong hands, this doesn’t gi...

Actions speak louder than Trump’s words

Actions speak louder than Trump’s words

By Yahritzaliz Ortiz-Zayas, Staff writer

February 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Tuesday night, as my classmates finished up grabbing their slices of pizza and drinks, a “teleprompted” President Donald J. Trump appeared on my friend’s television trying to convince Americans that the state of the union is stronger than ever under his leadership. With every policy update, Mr. Trump promised...

Memo to the Boy Scouts: We girls don’t need you

Memo to the Boy Scouts: We girls don’t need you

By Emma Cohen, Co-editor

January 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Since 2012, the United Nations has recognized each Oct. 11 as International Day of the Girl. During last year’s celebration, the Boy Scouts of America announced that it would allow girls to join its organization. While the group’s choice has been celebrated by many for fair opportunity, the truth is ...

Will the gun control discussion ever take place?

Will the gun control discussion ever take place?

By Christopher Saunders, Entertainment editor

January 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It has been more than three months since the deadliest mass shooting in American history, and our country still has not had a focused discussion about gun control. Shootings and mass attacks have become all too common, sparking an initial outpouring of grief, a call for compassion for the victims,...

Trump has taken the steps toward impeachment

Trump has taken the steps toward impeachment

By Coretta Granberry, Co-editor

May 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion

President Donald Trump deserves to be impeached for firing FBI Director James Comey, who was leading the investigation into the relationship between Mr. Trump’s staff and Russia during his presidential campaign. Mr. Comey was dismissed as FBI director on May 9, supposedly for the way he handled ...

Trump’s recklessness is endangering the country

Trump’s recklessness is endangering the country

By Steven Richardson, Senior writer

May 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

President Donald Trump has quickly earned a reputation as one of the most incompetent, ignorant, and outright reckless presidents in the nation’s history. Mr. Trump revealed highly sensitive information on an Islamic State threat to use laptop computers in terror attacks to the Russian foreign minis...

13 Reasons Why gets it all wrong, despite good intentions

<em>13 Reasons Why</em> gets it all wrong, despite good intentions

By Dina Gill, Correspondent

May 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion

On March 31, Netflix came out with a new show called 13 Reasons Why, with the ostensible aim of raising awareness for mental health. Instead, it is a stale display of overused stereotypes that romanticize mental illness and it is insulting to those whose lives have been or still are affected by it. ...

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