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U.S. and Allies Fear Ethnic Cleansing as Turkish Incursion on Kurdish Land Continues

U.S. and Allies Fear Ethnic Cleansing as Turkish Incursion on Kurdish Land Continues

Mary Ford, Staff Writer

November 3, 2019

Syria- On October 6th, President Trump had a phone call in which he stated that he would remove 1,000 American troops stationed near the Turkish-Syrian border. During which, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched a military campaign against one of Turkey's long-standing opponents--the Kurds....

Sixteen Year Old Environmental Activist Inspires Global Climate Strike

Sixteen Year Old Environmental Activist Inspires Global Climate Strike

Rose Cioffi, Staff Writer

November 3, 2019

On Friday, September 20th, millions of students from more than one hundred different countries skipped school for a single purpose: climate change. Inspired by sixteen-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, these protests took place in major metropolitan areas across the world, including Melbourne,...

The Pacific Gas and Electricity Company Shuts Down Power Lines in Northern California to Prevent Wildfires

The Pacific Gas and Electricity Company Shuts Down Power Lines in Northern California to Prevent Wildfires

Caera Matthews, Staff Writer

November 3, 2019

Wildfires have torn through California, destroying homes and forests. Recently, a new tactic has been developed to help prevent these fires. Power lines can spark and cause fires. After the news that powerful winds will be sweeping across Northern California, The Pacific Gas and Electricity Company(PG&...

Amazon Rainforest Fires

Amazon Rainforest Fires

Caera Matthews, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

Terrible fires have been sweeping the Amazon rainforest in Brazil over the past weeks. Though fires are not uncommon, this year Brazil has seen a 45% increase in the number of flames burning in the Amazon. These fires are an environmental issue as well as a health issue.  Fires spread pollutants as they burn the tre...

Measles Outbreak Scares New Yorkers

Measles Outbreak Scares New Yorkers

Daisy Bolger, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

Though 2019 is still young, it has been nothing short of controversial. From the Mueller Report to the College Admission Scandal, there has been much to talk about. Included in these issues lies arguably one of the most dangerous: anti-vaxxers. These skeptics have refused vaccines for themselves and...

College Admissions Scandal

College Admissions Scandal

Abigail Mestrich, News Editor

April 11, 2019

On March 11th, 2019, federal prosecutors indicted 50 people who were involved in what is considered the largest college admissions fraud in history. Many affluent parents orchestrated the acceptance of their children into top, prestigious universities. People were shocked to find out that many familiar ...

President Donald Trump Shutdown

President Donald Trump Shutdown

Abigail Mestrich, News Editor

February 28, 2019

President Donald Trump declared a government shutdown that ended up becoming the longest shutdown in national history, on December 21, 2018. This shutdown affected thousands of government workers’ lives as they were not being paid for the duration of the shutdown. A partial government shutdown is where a fed...

Tappan See You Later

Tappan See You Later

Angela Torricella, Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2019

January 15, 2019 was a sad day in Westchester County. The residents of the Hudson Valley lost a close friend--a friend whose loss we will mourn for years to come. Our dear Tappan Zee Bridge was destroyed on that fateful January day, a day children and parents alike will never forget. Any Westchester...

Simone Biles Named ESPN’s Most Dominant Athlete of 2018

Simone Biles Named ESPN’s Most Dominant Athlete of 2018

Nick Lividini, Sports Editor

January 31, 2019

October 24th, 2018, Doha World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. The day before qualification Simone Biles is at the her fourth and most anticipated World Championships. Though, the night before qualifications, she feels a sharp and unbearable pain in her stomach and is rushed to the hospital. She is...

Emma Thompson Tries to “steal a kiss” from Prince William

Emma Thompson Tries to “steal a kiss” from Prince William

Caera Matthews, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018

British actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson received the honor of Damehood for her services to drama in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Damehood is one of Britain’s highest honors as it is the female equivalent of Knighthood. Dame Emma Thompson is known for her roles in movies such as Nanny McP...

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