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Crazy Poor Asian Representation

Crazy Poor Asian Representation

Chelsea Evangelista, Reporter

May 25, 2018

In today’s film industry, it can be difficult to identify mainstream movies that have a good number of Asian actors in their cast. On the rare occasions they are present, they are often portrayed as nerdy mathletes or masters of martial arts. The movie Crazy Rich Asians, however, may change these no...

Democracy in Nicaragua: The Fifth Time’s the Charm!

Democracy in Nicaragua: The Fifth Time’s the Charm!

Ethan Lamont, Reporter

May 21, 2018

The Republic of Nicaragua is the largest country on the Central American Isthmus and is the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. This is partially because of the poor state of their politics. During the 1930s, a dictatorship was established by General Luis Somoza. Years later, during lat...

Guns and Roses: National Walkout on March 14th

Guns and Roses: National Walkout on March 14th

Ashlyn Athey, Reporter

March 26, 2018

Unfortunately, we have all heard of the school shooting that happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last month. In response to this tragedy, some high school students are joining forces with the Women’s March Youth EMPOWER organization and walking out of their classes on March 14th for 17...

The Influenza Virus Attacks the Nation

The Influenza Virus Attacks the Nation

Kamryn Mattison, Reporter

March 6, 2018

The influenza virus, simply known as the flu, has been unquestionably intense this year. There have been many deaths caused by the virus and the flu is still spreading. It spreads extremely easily and can last from a couple days to a couple weeks. The deadly virus attacks the throat, nose, and lungs...

Cape Town: Running Out of Time and Water

Cape Town: Running Out of Time and Water

Valentina Idarraga, Reporter

March 5, 2018

Little did the public expect to see in the latest headlines that the major city of Cape Town in South Africa will eminently be without water. The announced day for which water will run out was originally mid-April, but it has now been moved to the end of May and the beginning of June. The scarcity of water ...

Change in PyeongChang

Change in PyeongChang

Lauren Ervin, Reporter

February 16, 2018

The highly anticipated Olympic Games allow athletes from all over the world to compete in a variety of sports. This year’s 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea will allow athletes to compete in figure skating, curling, bobsledding, and more. Although the focus of the games is sports, their impact ...

The Importance of Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy Performance

The Importance of Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy Performance

Kamryn Mattison, Reporter

February 15, 2018

The 2018 Grammy Awards were held on Sunday, January 28, with an opening performance from Kendrick Lamar. Lamar’s stunning performance enthralled everyone watching both live and at home. Kendrick rapped four different songs and had an unexpected transition for all of them, beginning with “XXX” in front...

Net Neutrality: The Needed Conversation

Net Neutrality: The Needed Conversation

Valentina Idarraga, Reporter

February 6, 2018

The heart of this generation, the internet, has been a disputed topic over the last few months. Network Neutrality, or Net Neutrality, has become an intense subject discussed by the government and the people because of the controversy that arose about it. “Net Neutrality, from what I know, is letting...

Haitians Must Leave the U.S.

Haitians Must Leave the U.S.

Kamryn Mattison, Reporter

December 11, 2017

In 2010, a terrible earthquake hit Haiti and destroyed many integral products of the land. The people of Haiti needed a safe place to live, and most left their homeland to come to the U.S. for a fresh start. However, the fleeing residents were only allowed into the U.S. because they were protected by ...

Arts Intercession No More?

Arts Intercession No More?

Chelsea Evangelista, Reporter

December 7, 2017

After winter break, students often take time to adjust from the work-free and relaxed period that they’ve been used to. Getting back into the swing of academics, especially after the long duration of a break, can usually be straining, difficult, and discouraging. “[Arts Intercession] helps us...

SC 17-Year Olds Now Considered as Juveniles

SC 17-Year Olds Now Considered as Juveniles

Kamryn Mattison, Reporter

December 6, 2017

In South Carolina, when someone turns 17, they are considered an adult. However, a change in the law will soon consider 17-year-olds in SC as juveniles. During the summer of 2017, lawmakers voted to raise the adult cutoff age to 18 and older, starting in July 2019. “I think the age change was a good id...

Catalan Independence

Catalan Independence

Lauren Ervin, Reporter

November 21, 2017

Many people may know that Cuba and Puerto Rico gained independence from Spain many years ago, but few may realize that there are still regions today fighting for their independence. If you are interested in world politics, you may have heard of a small place called Catalonia. “Catalonia is a northwest...

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