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Brunei Anti-Gay Laws

Nicole Alvarez, Writer

April 30, 2019


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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


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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...

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...

North Korea Restarts Nuclear Reactor

Alex Castillo, Copy Editor

February 15, 2017


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Ahead of newly elected Secretary of Defense James Mattis’s visit to Eastern Asia, drones have spotted activity at one of North Korea’s abandoned nuclear reactor sites. Pictures from the satellites show a plume of water vapor being pushed into the air which signifies the operational status of the r...

The U.S. Sends Troops to Russia

Alex Castillo, Copy Editor

January 23, 2017


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Russia has found itself in the news once again with their disparagement of the United States’ 4,000 troops being stationed in Europe within the first few weeks of January for permanent rotations.   They will be on a nine-month deployment and will receive training in the countries of Po...

In Memoriam Fidel Castro

Alessandro Esquivel, Co-Copy Editor

December 16, 2016


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Fidel Castro died on the night of Nov. 25, leaving behind a controversial legacy as de jure dictator of Cuba from 1959 to 2006. People are quick to paint Fidel Castro as either bad or good, depending on their ideological and political views.   A man with imperious willpower, Castro domin...

Rousseff’s Brazilian Betrayal

Alex Castillo, Staff Writer

April 29, 2016


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Brazil’s House of Representatives voted to impeach president Dilma Rousseff on April 17 amid accusations of her involvement with insider trading and accepting bribes. Rousseff has also been held for her negligence regarding the ongoing Brazilian recession.   Like in the United States, Brazil...

Steel Meets Virtuality

Brandon Guerrero, Staff Writer

April 20, 2016


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A new breed of roller coaster that incorporates virtual reality was announced by Six Flags sometime early in 2016, but technical rehearsals opened exclusively to pass holders on March 26 and will finally open to the public on April 21.   “I have heard of virtual reality before,” Elijah...

Panama Papers Reveal International Economic Scandals

Alex Castillo, Staff Writer

April 13, 2016


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Over 2.6 terabytes of data from an insider at Mossack Fonesca, a Panamanian law firm, were leaked by the staff of Süddeutsche Zeitung, a German newspaper, containing information detailing how leaders and celebrities from around the world established ways to safeguard their money from taxes on April...

The Reagan Reunion

Brandon Guerrero, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016


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Former first lady of the United States, Nancy Reagan, died Sunday March 6 at the age of 94 due to heart failure at her home in Los Angeles. Current first lady Michelle Obama, and former first lady Hillary Clinton are set to attend Nancy Reagans funeral in California on Friday.   “The news...

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