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Brunei Anti-Gay Laws

Nicole Alvarez, Writer

April 30, 2019

Brunei is a small country in Southeast Asia, has recently been targeted for their anti-gay laws. However, people including celebrities, have spoken against these homophonic laws in hopes of seeking freedom for the LGBTQ community.   Brunei’s laws has taken steps back in history by allowing citi...

Venezuela: The Worst Blackout in History

Nicole Alvarez, Writer

March 20, 2019

Venezuela has been in crisis since 2013 when president Hugo Chavez passed away. After Chavez’s death, current president Nicolas Maduro was elected to the position. Shortly after the election, Venezuela's economy reached an all time low with a significant lack of food, medicine, and other basic resou...

2020 Presidential Candidates

Nicole Alvarez, Writer

March 8, 2019

Donald J. Trump’s four year term as the 45th president of the U.S. is nearing its end as 2020 approaches. There have been multiple petitions from government officials and ordinary U.S. citizens trying to impeach him since day one of his presidency, so there is no question that those opposing his preside...

Karl Lagerfeld: The Death of a Legend

Francesca Ortiz, Writer

March 8, 2019

The iconic fashion brand Chanel is known worldwide as an influential, sought out label Since 1983, Karl Lagerfeld has been the creative director for the company, reinventing several known designs with their own unique flare. Lagerfeld changed the industry with his designs, up until his death on Feb. 19. ...

Covington High: Spin Doctoring or Discrimination?

Diego Martinez, Writer

February 6, 2019

On Jan. 20, students from the Catholic school, Covington High, went to protest at the March for Life rally in D.C. near the Lincoln Memorial, to spread awareness on abortion and protest their beliefs. The majority of the mainstream media (CNN, ABC, The Washington Post, New York Post etc.), adamant ab...

Maywood High: Tolerance vs. Student

Nicole Alvarez, Writer

November 25, 2018

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

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

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

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

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...

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