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Maywood High: Tolerance vs. Student

Nicole Alvarez, Writer

November 25, 2018


Filed under News

A video circulated the internet on Nov. 3 that showed Maywood Academy High School’s music teacher, Marston Riley, fighting a student after being called racial slurs multiple times. The internet has been torn apart between some believing that the teacher’s actions were justified and others calling it...

Cristiano Ronaldo Rape Allegations

Cristiano Ronaldo Rape Allegations

Nicole Alvarez, Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under News

Rape, sexual assault, consent - all of these words have no longer become foreign to ears. This year has circulated around the #MeToo movement which has inspired women who have been sexually assaulted to speak out and tell their truth. Unfortunately, this means even some of the most admired celebr...

James Franco Allegations

Jesus Aguayo-Cerda, Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under News

Recently Hollywood has been rocked by allegations of mistreatment and misconduct by men in the television and film industry, and now former Freaks and Geeks star Busy Philipps has come forward with a story of an encounter with co-star James Franco during their time on the short-lived sitcom. Accordin...

Kavanaugh Confirmed: A Matter of Due Process or Prejudice?

Diego Martinez, Writer

October 29, 2018


Filed under Editorial, News

Republican Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed as Supreme Court Justice on Oct. 6 after a tough battle against a sexual assault allegation by Christine Blasey Ford and it is clear that the liberal left is not pleased with the outcome. Kavanaugh was put into the Supreme Court in a close vote at 50-48 with D...

Kavanaugh Confirmed into the Supreme Court Despite Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Oscar Flores, Copy Editor

October 12, 2018


Filed under News

Brett Kavanaugh, after testifying on Sept. 27, was officially confirmed to be a Supreme Court Justice on Oct. 6.  The Senate vote came to a final decision of 50-48, with the majority of approval votes coming from conservatives.     Senator Susan B. Collins’s (R-ME) vote assured Kavanaugh’s a...

Serena Williams: Right or Wrong?

Serena Williams: Right or Wrong?

Nicole Alvarez, Writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under News, Sports, Student Life, Top Stories

On September. 8, Serena Williams lost to Japanese tennis player, Naomi Osaka, in a heart racing match. Williams famously known as renowned tennis player, had people’s heart racing in this match for a different reason.   The Beginning of the Tension Umpire, Carlos Ramos, first called out ...

The Death of Mac Miller

Jesus Aguayo-Cerda, Writer

September 26, 2018


Filed under News

On Friday afternoon, Sept. 7, Malcolm James McCormick, better known as Mac Miller, was found dead in his San Fernando Valley home. The death allegedly came from an accidental overdose. During his lifetime he had been open about his battle with substance abuse. He tried various times throughout his li...

Nike vs. America

Francesca Ortiz, Writer

September 26, 2018


Filed under #WhatsTrending, News

On Thursday, Sept. 6, Americans around the nation tuned in to the opener of the 2018 NFL season between the Atlanta Falcons and the Philadelphia Eagles. As part of the opening day advertisements, Nike ran their “Just Do It” campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick as the narrator.   Kaepern...

The Future of Net Neutrality

Ajla Nasic, Social Media Manager

May 25, 2018


Filed under News

Months after chairman of the FCC, Ajit Pai, decided to pass a regulation that would abolish net neutrality, the Senate voted on the issue on May 17 -- ultimately taking a stand with the loud majority and favoring net neutrality. Congress passed the Congressional Review Act resolution on the issue. ...

Alfie Evans Court Case

Valeria Ostorga, Writer

May 21, 2018


Filed under News

Born in May of 2016, Alfie Evans began to suffer from seizures and was admitted into Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, England that December. Ever since, Alfie had depended on life support and then became the centre of a legal court battle between his parents, Kate James and Tom Evans, and...

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