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APES Students: Government Shutdown?

Francesca Ortiz, Writer

January 23, 2019

Amidst the start of the new year, the government shutdown remains in full effect in the United States. This shutdown was due to the fact that budgetary plans cannot be agreed on concerning Trump’s wish to build the famed ‘wall’, which the democratic party opposes. As the days continue to progres...

On DACA and Partisanship

Jasmine Fernandez, Editor-In-Chief

February 27, 2018

With controversy surrounding the Obama-era executive order, DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, has been under fire since October when Donald Trump threatened to rescind the program. Affected are the children of illegal immigrants who brought entire families to the United States and applie...

A Look Into Trump’s First Year of Presidency

Ajla Nasic, Social Media Manager

February 7, 2018

Since his inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017, President Donald Trump has instigated polarizing sentiments among the nations. From his aim to reform immigration to his plan to rid of the Affordable Care Act, many skeptical citizens have been fearful of the impact of his planned policies.   While T...

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

Hector Diaz, Photographer

December 13, 2017

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...

Trump vs Puerto Rico

Valeria Ostorga, Writer

October 20, 2017

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...

Trump Rescinds DACA

Ajla Nasic, Social Media Manager

September 20, 2017

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...

North Korea Strikes Back

Jasmine Fernandez, Editor-In-Chief

September 20, 2017

As 2017 enters its final months, there’s a lot on people’s minds: the political world has been bursting with activity since Donald Trump’s election and even prior under the Obama administration. Besides attempts at travel bans, the possible repealing of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals),...

Late Shows and their Trump Comments

Alex Castillo, Copy Editor

May 24, 2017

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...

Is Donald Trump Down in the Dumps?

Melissa Hernandez, Staff Writer

May 27, 2016

With the California primaries rapidly approaching, on June 7, potential Republican nominee Donald Trump has been making a name for himself through controversy. One out of the three presidential candidates has mentioned building a wall between the US and Mexico, and the public’s reaction has resulted...

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