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The Shocking 2017 Fort Lauderdale Shooting

The Shocking 2017 Fort Lauderdale Shooting

Fanny Zhang, Staff Writer

February 1, 2017


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On Friday, January 6th around 12:54 pm, an unforgettable massacre took place in the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. At the baggage claim in Terminal 2, a gunman pulled out a weapon and began to shoot at innocent civilians. The gunman, Esteban Santiago, was escorted out of the airport...

American Math Scores Are Dropping

American Math Scores Are Dropping

Rubina Chowdhury, Editor-at-Large

December 28, 2016


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The United States of America invests a substantial amount of money in education, one of the highest numbers seen worldwide. Despite this, educational achievement within the country doesn’t seem to be reflective of these financial efforts. In fact, according to periodically conducted international tests, ...

Pregnant Women Advised to Avoid Parts of Miami Beach

Pregnant Women Advised to Avoid Parts of Miami Beach

Jared Fel, Features Editor

October 27, 2016


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It was in early August when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (C.D.C.) made the unprecedented announcement warning women to avoid a Zika-stricken part of Miami, as well as to put off having children for at least two months. The Zika virus is a mostly symptomless disease that can cause severe...

Pokemon Go Dominates the Summer of 2016

Pokemon Go Dominates the Summer of 2016

Darwin Arias, Editor-At-Large

September 29, 2016


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If you have been cruising the web in the past two months, it is almost certain that you have come across something relating to Pokemon Go. Pokemon has grown into a massive franchise since its release in 1995, resulting in trading cards, television shows, toys, etc. On July 6, 2016, Niantic launched ...

NASA Discovers New Planets

NASA Discovers New Planets

Rubina Chowdhury, Editor-At-Large

May 20, 2016


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Is there life outside of Earth? Do aliens really exist? Could humans possibly inhabit other planets? All of these questions are relevant to the Kepler Mission, a project by NASA intended to “discover hundreds of Earth-size and smaller planets in or near the habitable zone and determine the fraction of th...

Should SeaWorld Be Allowed to Captivate Orcas?

Should SeaWorld Be Allowed to Captivate Orcas?

Darwin Arias, Editor-At-Large

May 20, 2016


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Ever since the 1960’s, killer whales, also referred to as orcas, have been held captive by SeaWorld in their various parks across the nation. Over the past few years, these marine mammals have been taken away from their families and deprived of their freedom to roam the oceans. Over the years ther...

Controversy Over $15 Hour Minimum Wage

Controversy Over $15 Hour Minimum Wage

Darwin Arias, Features Editor

April 26, 2016


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Minimum wage has been in the discussion of many economists across the nation. New York and California have pressed similar efforts towards raising the statewide minimum wage to $15 an hour for employees statewide. Hundreds of low-wage workers have rallied across the nation in fight for a $15 minimum wage...

Chris Rock’s Handling Of The Oscars

Chris Rock’s Handling Of The Oscars

Diana Kennedy, Staff Writer

March 16, 2016


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The 2016 Oscars was one to remember, partly because of Chris Rock’s impeccable comedic skills, and also because Leonardo finally nabbed that Oscar (unfortunately the notorious meme is dead now). The real headliner, however was the award ceremony's blatant lack of diversity in its nominees, an issue tha...

Heroin In Westchester High Schools

Heroin In Westchester High Schools

Diana Kennedy, Staff Writer

February 24, 2016


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Heroin use has recently been on the rise among high school students and young adults living in Westchester, alarming an abundance of parents and government officials. In the past year alone, nine students have reportedly told high school counselors that they have tried heroin. Student Assistance Serv...

How will teens grow up without fear in such a dangerous world?

How will teens grow up without fear in such a dangerous world?

Lorenzo Muranelli, Staff Writer

January 5, 2016


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The world is a dynamic place. Problems of the world are vast and ever-changing. Teenagers are often criticised, labeled as ignorant, and largely ignored by the rest of society. The modern era of teenagers and young adults -- Generation Z-- are next in line to preserve and maintain society on a globa...

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