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The Spinner Epidemic

James Torrico, Writer
May 24, 2017
Filed under #WhatsTrending, Editorial

As the new wave of trends arrive, there is one that is the most notable and that happens to be the Fidget Spinners. Fidget Spinners are toys that made of a different variety of metals and bearings that creates a spinning motion of the toy. The Spinners are sold as a “stress-relieving toy” by allowing the person u...

Tribeca Film Festival 2017

Oscar Flores, Writer
May 16, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Editorial, Entertainment, Movies

Highly regarded as one of the central hubs for showcasing upcoming independent films, the Tribeca Film Festival began April 19 and ended on April 30.  The event provided attendees with a wide spectrum of films along with panels featuring known performers and directors such as Alejandro Inarritu and ...

Challenging the Odds

Ajla Nasic, Writer
April 14, 2017
Filed under Editorial

On March 8, a statue titled Fearless Girl captivated the natives of New York and tourists alike after it was placed off Wall Street in front of the renowned statue, Charging Bull. The resilient portrayal of a young girl has garnered a massive amount of both positive and negative attention in regards to the subjectiv...

The Importance of Moonlight’s Best Picture Win

Jasmine Fernandez, Co-Copy Editor
April 5, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Editorial, Entertainment, Movies

The lights dim; the audience stills. The atmosphere changes in an instant and there is a paradigm shift in the celebrities glittering under the stars. All that can be heard is the crinkle of an envelope as the hearts of film enthusiasts across the world work double time. And the Oscar goes to.... La La...

Thanks Obama

James Torrico, Writer
January 31, 2017
Filed under Editorial, News

  January 20, 2009, America was ushered into a new dawn, as the first African-American president took office. What a time to be alive, right? Well, at the moment, President Obama was the only silver lining in our country. We had just entered a recession and the housing market had completely t...

Self-Love, Equality, and Diversity

Taylor Harrison, Social Media Manager
November 18, 2016
Filed under #WhatsTrending, Editorial

Scrolling through Twitter, I came across Alexandra Elle’s (@_alexelle) video of a young girl reading Post-Its stuck to her mirror. As a self-love exercise after being bullied on the bus, her mother had her read aloud, “I am beautiful and black. I am smart. I am funny. I am vibrant. I am kind. I a...

Election Day

Alessandro Esquivel, Co-Copy Editor
November 18, 2016
Filed under Editorial, News

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, Donald Trump became President-elect of the United States of America, defeating Hillary Rodham Clinton with a current count of 306 electoral votes to her 232.   The results shocked millions nationwide because the forecast by pollsters was decidedly in Clinton’s favor. ...

The Selfie Epidemic has taken its Poll

Miranda Ramirez, Editor-in-Chief
November 18, 2016
Filed under #WhatsTrending, Editorial

In 2013, the world was introduced to a phenomenon that swept the nation:the selfie. Since then it has spread into an activity teens, celebrities and even some adults partake in on an almost daily basis. Recently it has been taken to a whole new level by voters.   As the elections began, voters have decided ...

The Importance of Voting in America

Alex Castillo, Copy Editor
November 18, 2016
Filed under Editorial

It is no secret that the 2016 Presidential Election is one of unfathomable importance. While there is debate over the policies and personalities of Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump, the real issue is voter participation. Voter participation is at an all time low. As this election passes and more e...

YouTube vs Television

James Torrico, Writer
November 18, 2016
Filed under Editorial

The world we know is slowly evolving. Many inventions of the 20th century, for example CDs, cassettes, pagers, records, etc are now becoming obsolete. From the past decades there are two inventions which appear to be extremely relevant which are television and the internet, but the internet looks to be ta...

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