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California Senator Kamala Harris Ends Presidential Bid

California Senator Kamala Harris Ends Presidential Bid

Rose Pellaton Cioffi, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

The democratic field of presidential candidates reached its peak at about 20 candidates. DNC regulations, debate qualifications, and financial troubles have caused more than half of these candidates to drop out, among the most notable being California Senator and former San Francisco District Attorney...

Senator Warren Unveils Long Awaited Funding Proposal for “Medicare for all”

Senator Warren Unveils Long Awaited Funding Proposal for “Medicare for all”

Mary Ford, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

WASHINGTON- Massachusetts Senator and Democratic candidate for President, Elizabeth Warren unveiled a long awaited estimate for her “Medicare for all” plan earlier this month. Costing an estimated $20.5 trillion over the course of a decade, Senator Warren became the first candidate for the 2020 Pr...

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...

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