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How will teens grow up without fear in such a dangerous world?

How will teens grow up without fear in such a dangerous world?

Lorenzo Muranelli, Staff Writer

January 5, 2016

The world is a dynamic place. Problems of the world are vast and ever-changing. Teenagers are often criticised, labeled as ignorant, and largely ignored by the rest of society. The modern era of teenagers and young adults -- Generation Z-- are next in line to preserve and maintain society on a globa...

Carl Heastie Becomes First African American Assembly Speaker in NY


Hannah Purdy, Editorial Assistant

February 28, 2015

History had been made earlier this month when Assemblyman Carl E. Heastie of the Bronx secured the speakership of the New York State Assembly. Mr. Heastie is the first African American speaker of the chamber and is successor to long time speaker Sheldon Silver, who stepped down in the aftermath of federal...

Is the American Dream Attainable?

Somari Davis, Morgan Finkeldey, and Paola Sosa

January 24, 2015

No, the American Dream is unattainable. For many years, the United States has been known for its seemingly endless opportunity. One of its most popular and appealing prospects has been the American Dream, or rather the idea that if one works hard enough he or she will be prosperous and, in turn hap...

Caldwell and Jorgeson’s Historic Victory Over the Dawn Wall

Caldwell and Jorgeson’s Historic Victory Over the Dawn Wall

Soon Il Higashino, Staff writer

January 20, 2015

Two climbers, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson, recently made the first free ascent of the El Capitan on the precarious 3,000 foot tall Dawn Wall. For 36-year-old Caldwell, free climbing the Dawn Wall has been his dream for seven long years, which he accomplished alongside 30-year-old Jorgeson. The...

Not Your Average Thanksgiving Roast: Former Republican Aide Elizabeth Laurent Chastises Sasha and Malia

Obama and the First Family pose for a portrait.

Somari Davis, Staff Writer

December 16, 2014

Late last month, President Obama pardoned a turkey as part of a long-lived tradition dating back to some of the earliest post World War Presidents. During this live broadcast he airily remarked, “...I am sure this will be the most talked about executive action of this month.” Mr. Obama was not comp...

Recreational Marijuana Legalized In Two U.S States, and Washington, D.C.

Recreational Marijuana Legalized In Two U.S States, and Washington, D.C.

Calvin Brewster, Staff Writer

November 20, 2014

The use of marijuana is illegal according to the United States federal code – classified as a Schedule 1 substance, similarly to much harder drugs such as heroin and cocaine.   However, as social norms change and cannabis use has become more acceptable to mainstream society, many states (including...

Ebola: What’s Really Going On?

A burial team from the Liberian Ministry of Health unloads the bodies of Ebola

Somari Davis, Staff Writer

October 23, 2014

Ebola: an infectious disease brought on by fever and internal bleeding spread through contact with body fluids by the filovirus (Ebola virus). Also, known as the most commercialized illness as of recently. Shockingly, Ebola isn’t as new as people may think, it’s just now on the global scale. If...

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....

The Looming Threat of ISIS: What’s Going On? What Does the Future Hold?

The Looming Threat of ISIS: What's Going On? What Does the Future Hold?

Elliott Reichman, Staff Writer

October 21, 2014

The rapid spread of the jihadist militant state ISIS has taken a backseat to the Ebola crisis in world news lately, but this group’s threat has the potential to be just as harmful to the U.S. in the long term. ISIS is the richest terror organization in the world, getting funding from a plethora of...

The Curious Case of Adrian Peterson: Child Abuse or Simply Discipline?

Adrian Peterson's future looks bleak as his football career is in question.

Jane Mundadan, Staff Writer

October 3, 2014

Child abuse has seemingly become a pervasive trend not only in the United States, but worldwide. Concurrently, there are those who think that spanking and other forms of physical discipline ensures future discipline and integrity. But is child abuse being mistaken for discipline?  Recently, Adrian Peterson...

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