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Power to the People: Election Season in Ossining

Power to the People: Election Season in Ossining
November 11, 2020

2020 has been a year to remember, and is coming to a close with a bang. After four years of division, Americans have counted down the days to November 3rd. The frenzy surrounding election season is impossible...

2020 Nobel Prize Winners Make History— Women Victorious in Literature, Physics, and Chemistry Categories

November 9, 2020

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN — On Thursday, October 8th, the 2020 Nobel Prizes were awarded to several intellectual leaders from around the world, many of whom were women. Louise Glück, the winner of the Literature...

An Inalienable Right, Alien to Five Million Americans

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November 9, 2020

Since the founding of the United States, many citizens have taken their right to vote and ability to influence American democracy for granted. Only recently has another group of Americans been able to...

Crises in Mali Persist Through Government Change

October 30, 2020

It has been more than two months since the initial military coup against Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. Since then, the junta government has faced continued scrutiny from both African and international...

Transgender Community Stands Against Underrepresentation in Hollywood and Film Industry

October 30, 2020

The transgender community, especially transgender men, have been underrepresented in Hollywood for years. Transgender actors are constantly told that directors will never cast them and, on the rare occasion...

West Coast Inferno— Wildfires Ravage California, Oregon, and Washington

October 30, 2020

With 33 people confirmed dead and more than 5 million acres of land burned, the latest news from California has left most climate scientists shocked and proves that the hardships of 2020 aren’t over....

Increasing Covid Transmission Rates in New York: What Do They Mean?

Increasing Covid Transmission Rates in New York: What Do They Mean?
October 30, 2020

New York’s Covid-19 infection rate remains one of the lowest in the country, however researchers’ latest transmission reports are all but encouraging. Following a promising summer of stable infections...

Putin’s National Referendum: The Ban of Gay Marriage

Putin’s National Referendum: The Ban of Gay Marriage
October 30, 2020

MOSCOW, RUSSIA-- Earlier this year, President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia revealed his plan to ban gay marriage through the implementation of new amendments to the Russian Constitution. According to Putin,...

Anatomy of an Election: Vice Presidential Debate Recap

Anatomy of an Election: Vice Presidential Debate Recap
October 30, 2020

The first presidential debate of 2020 left Americans with a lot of questions, especially about policy platforms. Joe Biden’s running with Kamala Harris, who is currently a California Senator, and Donald...

Coup in Mali: Military Personnel Despose Civilian Government, Work With Protestors to Reinstall Civilian Leadership

Coup in Mali: Military Personnel Despose Civilian Government, Work With Protestors to Reinstall Civilian Leadership
September 30, 2020

BAMAKO, MALI- Midnight, August 18th, 2020, Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita announced his resignation in the face of political unrest. A mutiny at the Kati military base has leveraged Keita and...

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