The Current

Is Gay Okay For All 50 States?

Gay Rights activists protesting outside of the Supreme Court.

Randall Gleason, Staff Writer

October 23, 2014

On May 18th, 1970, Richard John Baker and James Michael McConnell were rejected the right to marriage, due to their sex. Ever since then, the debate regarding whether or not gay marriage should be legal in all 50 states has been one of the most heated and common debates, amongst the American people....

Russia Should Cry Me A River

David Leibert, Opinions Editor

April 22, 2014

Crimea has been a region of major conflict over the past two months. Russian soldiers took over the peninsula of Crimea and ousted the then- Prime Minister of Crimea, Anatolii Mohyliov. By the middle of March, Crimea declared independence from Ukraine. The vote for independence and subsequent declaration...

The Continued Ukrainian Saga

Elizabeth Keeley, Staff Writer

March 26, 2014

For Ukraine, things just seem to continue speeding on up. Revolution was sparked in Ukraine at the end of last month when President Viktor F. Yanukovych refused to complete a deal with the European Union. Protesters eventually took over Kiev’s Independence Square, located in the heart of the country’s...

Venezuelan Protest Is Swiftly Growing

Venezuelan Protest Is Swiftly Growing

Annalee Tacuri, Staff Writer

March 25, 2014

Protests in Venezuela have been escalating throughout the past month and they continue to grow everyday. About a month ago, these protests started to catch the public eye, drawing in reporters from around the world. On Tuesday, the Venezuelan government reported 23 deaths and over 200 injuries since...

Ousted President in the Search for Ukraine’s Independence

Ousted President in the Search for Ukraine’s Independence

The Paul Kleiman, News Editor

February 25, 2014

Monday: Kiev, Ukraine. Ukraine’s acting interior minister made an official statement that recently ousted President, Viktor F. Yanukovych, allegedly took flight to Crimea in the Southern parts of the country. He was being tracked by security services with the intention that he will be indicted with t...

Bridgegate’s Denouement: A New Prospect for Governor Christie in 2016?

Adam Krupinski, Staff Writer

February 25, 2014

Although the lane closures in Fort Lee took place over five months ago, the repercussions of the Fort Lee lane-closing scandal caused by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s staff continue on; he denies having any knowledge of the lane closures as they were being planned and taking place, but nevertheless,...

Will Iran be involved in Syrian Peace Talks?

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran

David Leibert, Opinions Editor

January 26, 2014

In the past few months, peace talks with Syria have been held to no avail. There has been no movement forward or toward an accord that appeases all sides of the equation. The Russians have backed President Assad while the Americans continue to fight for President Assad to be ousted. Recently, Russia...

Boston and New York: New Mayors, New Change?

Former mayors Menino (left) and Bloomberg (right)

Adam Krupinsky, Staff Writer

January 26, 2014

While it was an off year for both Presidential and Congressional elections, two races on Election Day 2013 still brought a significant change to millions of Americans. In Boston, beloved longtime mayor Thomas Menino, who was first elected in 1993, refrained from running again in 2013 due to an array...

A New Club in Town: The Story of The Teenage Republicans Club

There's a new club in town!

Elliott Reichman, Staff Writer

December 18, 2013

On December 11th, 2013, a new club was initiated. The Teenage Republicans Club attracted 25 students to its first meeting. The Current got to sit down with Aaron Spring, the chairman and founder of the Teenage Republicans Club to find out what it’s all about. The Current: Aaron, why did you start...

Government Shutdown: The Bigger the Climb, the Larger the Fall

David Leibert, Opinions Editor

November 13, 2013

The government was shutdown from October 1st until October 16th of 2013. This is because the appropriate funds for the upcoming, now current, fiscal year was never agreed upon by the House and the Senate. The Republican controlled House accepted a bill that created the funds but delayed the initiatio...

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