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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


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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...

Slender Man Stabbing Verdict

Hector Diaz, Writer

October 6, 2017


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On September 15, a jury in the state of Wisconsin found Anissa Weier not guilty, determining that she had been mentally ill at the time of the attack. Weier was one of the two participants in the alleged stabbing and attempted murder of a fellow student back in May 2014.   Andrew Garcia, 12, who is currently taking A...

Hurricane Maria Batters Puerto Rico

Jasmine Fernandez, Copy Editor

October 4, 2017


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Just weeks after the events of September’s Hurricane Irma and subsequently, Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico has yet to recover from the effects of the storms. According to the Chicago Tribune, Hurricane Maria was “one of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit [the island].”   Local offic...

Hurricane Maria

Brenda Melara, Writer

October 4, 2017


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Strengthening to a category five hurricane, Maria hit the eastern Caribbean, killing at least two people on Guadeloupe and creating major damage on Dominica Island on September 18. The hurricane is now in Puerto Rico, resulting in up to three feet of rain in some areas.   The storm has left an estimate of 3.4 millio...

Trump Rescinds DACA

Ajla Nasic, Social Media Manager

September 20, 2017


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On Sept. 5, President Donald Trump officially announced he will rescind the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. The executive action was signed by Barack Obama in 2012 and temporarily granted children of illegal immigrants immunity from deportation.   The decision has been...

Hurricane Irma: The Devastation

Miranda Ramirez, Editor-in-Chief

September 20, 2017


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The most powerful hurricane the Atlantic has ever seen made landfall in the northeast Caribbean on Wednesday, Sept. 6 as category five hurricane, leaving islands in the Caribbean in complete devastation.   Barbuda, a small island in the eastern Caribbean, is in ruins. When the storm hit, all ...

Late Shows and their Trump Comments

Alex Castillo, Copy Editor

May 24, 2017


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In his latest edition of The Late Show, which aired Monday, May 15, Colbert made jokes about Trump’s lack of and consideration of removing press briefings from the White House agenda. Colbert explicitly called out President Trump and asked for his resignation of the office.   Stephen Co...

Viva Las Vegas Raiders

James Torrico, Writer

April 14, 2017


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What a big two years for the NFL. Not for the officiating or the play on the field but that three NFL franchises are now officially “moved”. First the St.Louis Rams moved back to Los Angeles. Now this year not only did the San Diego Chargers move but also their bitter division rival the Oakland Raid...

Apple Introduces the Red iPhone

Alex Castillo, Copy Editor

April 14, 2017


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Tech giant Apple Inc. has released a more colorful, red version of their famous iPhone as of March 21. The new addition comes to Apple’s popular (PRODUCT) RED line. This product line is associated with (RED), a charity organization that aims to fight diseases like HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria using ...

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