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Prince Harry is Officially Engaged

Corey Ocasio, Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under News

For years, youngest son of the late Princess Diana, Prince Harry’s personal life has constantly been in the spotlight and he was perceived as the young prince who would never settle down and get married. However, that all ceased when it was formally announced to the world that the British prince w...

Russia Calls for Peace Amidst U.S.-North Korea Disputes

Hector Diaz, Writer

December 13, 2017


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Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov warned on Monday, November 27, of an “apocalyptic scenario” unfolding in the Korean territories. The warning comes as a result of North Korea’s refusal to stop the continuation of its nuclear weapons development despite being condemned by many nations...

Blinding America From the Truth: The Horrendous Reality Behind the Slave Trade in Libya

Makayla Riley, Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Editorial, News

Recent footage by CNN shows Africans being sold in a small rural town of Libya. In the video, it shows the auctioneer yelling out prices up to $500 for each person. The atmosphere was outlandish and filled with malicious intentions met among the buyers in their hopes of owning a human being. Watchi...

Justice Halts Transgender Ban on Military

Dennise Reynoso, Writer

November 17, 2017


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After President Donald Trump declared he would eventually propose a ban on transgender members from remaining in service, a federal judge has just stepped in to denounce this proposal as unconstitutional. Evoking their first amendment privileges, service members were adamant that this ban went against thei...

Anthony Rapp Accuses Kevin Spacey of Child Molestation

Jasmine Fernandez, Copy Editor

November 15, 2017


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With some of Hollywood’s biggest names such as Harvey Weinstein and Woody Allen under fire for sexual assault allegations, Anthony Rapp accused Kevin Spacey of inappropriate conduct towards Rapp in 1986. 14 years old at the time, Rapp was invited by Spacey to his New York apartment where Spacey rep...

Boy Scouts Grants Entry to Girls

Corey Ocasio, Writer

October 31, 2017


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In the wake of being established as one of the most prominent youth groups in the country for over a century, The Boy Scouts of America rescinded their policy of only accepting young males and is now broadening their inclusiveness by officially allowing girls to become members through a decision reac...

Canadian-American Couple Released After Five Years of Captivity

Hector Diaz, Writer

October 31, 2017


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Pakistani forces announced the rescue of Canadian-American couple Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman and their three children from their Afghanistani captors on Oct. 11. After receiving a tip from US intelligence, Pakistani forces mounted a rescue operation with US drones to free Boyle and his family. ...

Trump vs Puerto Rico

Valeria Ostorga, Writer

October 20, 2017


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On Sept. 20, Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico as a category four hurricane while slowly reaching its peak to a category five. The hurricane ultimately left Puerto Rico with a loss of food, water, and electricity. This loss has left hospitals in desperate need of generators to power technology that aids p...

Rainbow Wedding Cake in Germany

Rainbow Wedding Cake in Germany

Alexis Gutierrez, Writer

October 18, 2017


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On Sunday, October 1, two German men, Karl Kreile and Bodo Mende became the first married same-sex couple in Germany. While they had been in a registered partnership since 2002, this partnership did not offer the same tax and adoption options as straight married couples received, This step in Germa...

Las Vegas Shooting: The Deadliest Mass Shooting in Modern U.S. History

Brenda Melara, Writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under News

On the Route 91 Harvest Festival hosted in Las Vegas Strip on October first, a shooter fired from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel at 10:08 p.m. There were a total of 58 deaths and at least 527 injured during the attack. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police identified the gunman as 64-year old Steph...

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