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First Round of the 2022 Election Primaries

Cayetana Jaramillo, Opinion Editor May 19, 2022

On May 17, several states including Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Idaho, Kentucky and Oregon held their state primary elections. States held marquee elections under large tents outside.  In Pennsylvania,...

Buffalo Mass Shooting Livestreamed on Twitch

Jasmine Judge, Design Editor May 17, 2022

On May 14, 10 civilians were killed and three were left injured in a mass shooting at the Tops Supermarket in Buffalo, New York. Authorities stated that the shooter — 18-year-old Payton Gendron — was...

Senate Blocks Roe v. Wade Abortion Protection Bill

Ava Garcia, Staff Writer May 12, 2022

On Wednesday, the United States Senate voted against the Democratic-led bill focusing on protecting access to abortions nationwide. The Women’s Health Protection act passed the house but fell short with...

Politico Report Reveals Possible Overturn of Roe v. Wade

Kate Markus, Life Editor May 4, 2022

On May 2, Politico reported that the U.S.Supreme Court had secretly voted to repeal the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, removing the constitutionally-protected right to abortion and allowing states to set their...

Texas High School Policy Bans Braided Hair Preventing Student from Attending

Isabella Hewitt, Multimedia Photo Editor May 1, 2022

When Cincinnati student Dyree Williams moved to East Benard, Texas, he faced a troubling policy in his new school. The policy banned braided hair or cornrows, troubling Williams.  Williams's hair is...

Governor Ron DeSantis Instates Election Police Force

Ryan McKean, Multimedia Photo Editor April 28, 2022

On Monday, Apr. 25, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill creating an election police force. The purpose of this police force is to limit voter fraud and other election-related criminal offenses.  The...

A Deal Two Weeks in The Making: Elon Musk Rules Twitter

Tomas Curcio, Staff Writer April 27, 2022

On Apr. 25, Twitter accepted Elon Musk’s $44 billion bid for the social media giant. The sum makes up 16% of his net worth and seven times the bluebird company’s co-founder, Jack Dorsey’s, own net...

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Signs “Stop WOKE Act”

Denise Vaque, Design Editor April 27, 2022

On Friday, April 22,  Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the “Stop WOKE Act” into law. Formally known as the “Stop the Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees (WOKE) Act,” the legislation...

Major Airline Carriers Deem Masks Optional on Domestic Flights

Samantha Elkins, News Editor April 21, 2022

In recent months, various public health mandates have eased due to fewer COVID-19 cases. Policies regarding masks specifically remained at the forefront of these mandates, as people question how much longer...

U.S. Citizens Can Now Choose The Gender “X” On Their Passport

Ava Stuzin, Multimedia Photo Editor April 16, 2022

On Apr. 11, the United States Department of State announced that after over a year in the works, U.S. citizens would now be able to select the gender “X” in addition to the previously available “F”...

23 Injured in New York City Subway Attack

Sara Paredes, Copy Editor April 13, 2022

On Apr. 12, a man in an orange construction vest, helmet and gas mask released two smoke grenades on the floor of a subway car approaching the 36th Street station in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn,...

Senate Confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

Amy-Grace Shapiro, Feature Editor April 9, 2022

On Thursday, Apr. 7, the United States Senate confirmed Miami Palmetto Senior High Alumni Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court in a historical vote, making her the first Black woman to serve...

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