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Coronavirus and Opposition: The Government’s Approach to Groups that are Anti-vaxx

Benjamin Griffin, Staff Writer December 31, 2020

Introduction to Anti-Mask & Anti-Vaxx Factions: Religiously Fueled? As researchers around the world work to develop more coronavirus vaccines and with governments beginning to approve and distribute...

Climate Change-- The Culprit Behind New York's Strange Weather

Climate Change– The Culprit Behind New York’s Strange Weather

Shae Shandroff, Staff Writer December 29, 2020

After an unusually warm autumn, the north east finally had a good snowstorm. We had much-needed snow days which allowed us to go outside and play in the snow. At least, that's what I did. I intend...

COVID-19 Cases Are Rising. We Still Need to Have a Holiday Season.

COVID-19 Cases Are Rising. We Still Need to Have a Holiday Season.

Natalie Calman, Staff Writer December 2, 2020

Although the holiday season is often a time for families and friends to gather and reconnect, to stay safe this year, things have to look a little different. For most families around the world, the pandemic...

Latinos Aren’t One Big Voting Block. Here’s Why.

Shania Flores, Staff Writer December 2, 2020

When Joseph R. Biden Jr. was officially declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election, I screamed with joy. I was in the fifth grade when President Donald Trump was elected. As the daughter of...

The Electoral College, A Failing System

The Electoral College, A Failing System

Agya Fordjour, Staff Writer December 2, 2020

With the election now over and President-Elect Joe Biden the clear winner, a common question that resurfaces around election time has come up again: why do we use the electoral college system? A fair question....

Foreign Actors and the United States Presidential Election

Brenda Horan, Opinions Editor December 2, 2020

Despite the threat of foreign interference being a prevalent concern among homeland security officers and other political authorities that feared a repeat of the 2016 election, the 2020 Presidential Election...

Was Joe Biden’s Debate Strategy Effective?

Justin Knowles, Staff Writer October 30, 2020

With the first presidential debate of 2020 looming, I knew I had to watch it. Donald Trump has never been the most mature businessman (as we can tell from his four years in office), and his immaturity...

Mulan (2020) -- Live-Action Adaptation of a Disney Favorite Raises Questions About Cultural Representation in Hollywood

Mulan (2020) — Live-Action Adaptation of a Disney Favorite Raises Questions About Cultural Representation in Hollywood

Eleanor Wu, Staff Writer October 2, 2020

The announcement of the release of the new live-action film, Mulan, was met with a wave of controversy. This movie was to be a live depiction of the family favorite Disney animation Mulan (1998), and was...

The Least Among Us--Why None Of Us Are Safe Until All Of Us Are

The Least Among Us–Why None Of Us Are Safe Until All Of Us Are

Charlotte Klurfeld, Staff Writer September 30, 2020

I'm sure you're sick of hearing about the coronavirus. I know I am. This pandemic has impacted us all, through our jobs, our education, our relationships, and even our perceptions of the world. The issue...

What is the Real Cost of Being a College Athlete?

What is the Real Cost of Being a College Athlete?

Brenda Horan, Opinions Editor January 31, 2020

Many high school students dream of being on a sports team in college. The expectation is not the reality…  The expectation leads these pro-sport hopefuls to believe they will be showered with athletic...

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