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Billionaire Donates To Climate Change

Allessandra Inzanna, Copy Editor

May 28, 2019

Plants and animal species are going extinct 1,000 times faster than prior to human activity, according to a Brown University study. One of the ways to combat this, according to some scientists, protecting at least 50 percent of Earth in its natural state. Currently, only 15 percent of the Earth’s land an...

Paris is Burning

Annette Gonzalez, Multimedia Editor

April 16, 2019

Six days before Easter Sunday, in the thick of rush hour, flames crept over the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. In just hours, 856 years of history succumbed to ash. Thousands of spectators gathered around the cathedral and watched in horror as the roof collapsed and the historic spire crumble...

The History of R Kelly’s Legal Troubles

Jack Meyer, Sports Editor

April 9, 2019

On Nov. 9, 1993,  Robert Kelly, better known as R Kelly, released his debut solo album 12 Play. Some of the singles released with the album include “Sex Me,” “Bump N’ Grind” and “Your Body’s Callin’.” Almost 26 years later, Kelly faces 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Although...

Karl Lagerfeld: A Fashion Icon (1933-2019)

Joanna Salvat, Life Editor

February 28, 2019

Karl Lagerfeld, German fashion designer and creative director behind high-end brands such as Chanel and Fendi, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19 in Paris at the age of 85. Lagerfeld left behind a legacy of iconic fashion lines with his designs, and impacted the industry as a creative genius. Best known for...

What is The Green New Deal?

What is The Green New Deal?

Gemma Torras, News Editor/ Designer

February 27, 2019

Climate change: an epidemic that has been hanging over the human race for years. However, it has recently  become a more controversial issue as many politicians have publicly denied the severity of climate change;President of the United States Donald Trump said he “doesn't believe it,” according to CNN. New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, on the other hand, has fought f...

This Week in Politics: Week 1

Nicole Markus, Copy Editor

February 24, 2019

H.R.8 Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019: Background checks are mandatory for anyone purchasing a gun from a federally licensed seller, according to the Brady Campaign. However, a person selling their gun without a federal license is not required to perform a background check. Of all the guns sold in ...

The Grammy’s Recap

The Grammy’s Recap

Alexandra Pedroso, Senior Design Editor

February 16, 2019

Each year, musical artists attend the most prestigious award ceremony in the recording industry, the Grammys. Despite who won what award, the show itself holds a certain importance in the music industry. This year highlighted women in the music industry, with Alicia Keys as the host, Michelle Obama mak...

State of the Union Recap

Nicole Markus, Copy Editor

February 6, 2019

President Donald Trump’s second State of the Union address took place on Feb. 5, 2019 after much debate with Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The country remains uneasy after the historic 35 day government shutdown, and the question of whether the State of the Union would actually happen was undecided until quite...

6ix9ine’s Rise and Fall

Jack Meyer, Sports Editor

February 5, 2019

Almost a year ago, on Feb. 23, 2018, up and coming rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine released his debut mixtape, Day69. After a tumultuous year, he now sits behind bars awaiting to be sentenced after pleading guilty to nine counts of racketeering, firearms offenses and drug trafficking. Everything happened extremely...

14 Days of Love Day 1: New York Abortion Law

14 Days of Love Day 1: New York Abortion Law

Nicole Markus, Copy Editor

February 1, 2019

On Jan. 22,  New York governor Andrew Cuomo signed a controversial new abortion bill. The bill further protects abortion rights under Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark Supreme Court bill declaring abortion constitutional in the U.S.. According to Patch, the new bill would allow late-term abortions after the previ...

The Village of Pinecrest Bans Plastic Straws

Allison Strasius, Feature Editor

January 28, 2019

As of Oct. 9, the Village of Pinecrest ended a debate over whether or not to ban the use of plastic straws-- and voted in favor of their removal. The new law prohibiting the use, sale and distribution of single-use plastic straws went into effect on Jan. 1, ringing in the new year with heightened en...

The Shutdown is Over

Nicole Markus, Copy Editor

January 27, 2019

On Jan. 25 at 2:17 P.M., President Donald Trump addressed the nation on the 36 day federal shutdown. He started by thanking federal workers for their patience during the longest shutdown in American history. While expected to announce a national emergency, Trump instead announced an end to the shutdow...

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