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BREAKING NEWS: UK Parliament under attack

BREAKING NEWS: UK Parliament under attack

Attila Dos Santos, Staff Writer
March 22
Filed under Breaking News, News, Top Stories

In the early afternoon of Wednesday, March 22, a terrorist attack took place in London. The assailant, thought to have acted alone, drove a large SUV across Westminster Bridge in a rampage, ramming into and injuring at least 40 people in the process. At least five of those people are confirmed dead at th...

Transgender boy wins girls state wrestling championship

Kalia Richardson, News Editor
March 20
Filed under Culture, National, News, Top Stories

Mack Beggs, 17-years-old transgender boy from Cypress, Texas faced controversy after winning the University Interscholastic League Class 6A Girl’s National Wrestling championship Feb. 25. Opinions diverge between whether or not it was fair for Beggs to compete against the girls. Consider this. Beggs, i...

Trump tax returns finally released to the public

Trump tax returns finally released to the public

Atilla Dos Santos, Staff Writer
March 15
Filed under National, News, Top Stories

On Tuesday March 14, MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow received part of President Trump’s 2005 tax returns. Pulitzer Prize winner and tax issues specialist David Cay Johnston who frequently writes opinion pieces for USA Today, the New York Daily News and others, received the returns earlier that same day i...

Obamacare replacement proposal

Obamacare replacement proposal

Attila Dos Santos, Staff Writer
March 13
Filed under National, News, Top Stories

Last week, the White House released its new plan to repeal and replace Obamacare with Trumpcare. The bill will keep the more popular parts of Obamacare while modifying or completely changing other parts of it. Similarly to Obamacare, the proposal allows children to be covered by their parents’ insuran...

Palmetto bomb hoax

Susan Aghedo, Copy Editor
March 11
Filed under News, Top Stories

Students reacted with caution and doubt in response to a bomb scare on Friday, March 10. Two female students discovered envelopes in the 600s restroom containing sticky notes which proposed killing black individuals and vowing to bomb the school at noon during second lunch. “Somebody left an anonymo...

Looking back at International Women’s Day

Looking back at International Women’s Day

Allessandra Inzinna, Copy Editor
March 9
Filed under International, News, Top Stories

On March 8, International Women’s Day, the Day Without Women strike occurred as a follow up to the Women’s March on Washington in late January. The strike encouraged women to take the day off from paid and unpaid labor, shop only at small women or minority owned shops and wear red in solidarity. Mea...

Evaulating the new Trump travel ban

Evaulating the new Trump travel ban

Attila Dos Santos, Staff Writer
March 7
Filed under National, News, Top Stories

On March 6, President Trump signed his newly updated and revised travel ban, which replaced the previously suspended and highly controversial one. The ban’s revisions promise transparency and fairness while upholding the First Amendment right, specifically protection from religious persecution. The...

Jeff Sessions reportedly in contact with the Russian Ambassador to the U.S.

Jeff Sessions reportedly in contact with the Russian Ambassador to the U.S.

Attila Dos Santos, Staff Writer
March 3
Filed under National, News, Top Stories

On March 1, the Washington Post reported that now Attorney General Jeff Sessions has spoken twice with the Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak during President Donald Trump’s campaign in 2016. This raises suspicions as Sessions was one of Trump’s top foreign policy advisors at the time during which he was also a senator. In addition, h...

A recap of President Trump’s first State of the Union Address

A recap of President Trump’s first State of the Union Address

Alessandra Inzinna, Copy Editor
March 1
Filed under News, Top Stories

On February 28, President Trump gave his first speech to a joint session of Congress. It was dubbed the State of the Union, when in fact it was technically an address to Congress with an equivalent purpose, outlining the future he plans for America. Trump’s speech lasted an hour with multiple interruptions from...

Looking at the Oklahoma abortion bill

Allessandra Inzinna, Copy Editor
February 27
Filed under National, News, Top Stories

In Oklahoma, an advancing bill requiring a pregnant woman to get written permission from the father of the fetus to obtain an abortion, has been proposed. Republican senator Justin Humphrey introduced and wrote the bill, which won approval in the House Public Health Committee by a 5-2 vote. Humphrey’s inf...

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