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Breaking News: New Information on Alabama Abortion Law

Nicole Markus, Print Editor-in-Chief

November 12, 2019

In May 2019, Alabama passed a controversial abortion bill which aimed to ban abortions in all cases, with a few exceptions, according to CNN. In Georgia, lawmakers introduced the Fetal Heartbeat Bill in May 2019, which served to ban abortions after the six-week pregnancy mark. Other states soon followed suit, passing l...

Release of the Gender Neutral Barbie Doll

Catalina Arbe, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

  On Sept. 25, Mattel launched a new gender-inclusive line of dolls with slogans such as “Dolls are for kids” and “Toys will be toys.” The doll, which can be customized to present as feminine, masculine, or anything in between, is designed to make doll play more inclusive. “When I...

Lily Singh Premieres New Talk Show “A Little Late” on NBC

Kristine Villaroel, Life Editor

November 1, 2019

YouTuber Lilly Singh opened her new late-night show “A Little Late with Lilly Singh” on Sept. 16, 2019, on NBC. She joins the likes of John Oliver, Jimmy Fallon, Conan O’Brien, Seth Meyers and Stephen Colbert, hosts of late-night television shows. As a female YouTuber, Singh clearly and proudl...

BREAKING: US and Turkey Reach Ceasefire in Syria

Jack Meyer, News Editor

October 17, 2019

On Oct. 17, Vice President Mike Pence announced that the Turkish government has agreed to a permanent ceasefire in Northern Syria. Pence — accompanied by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien — met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, seeking to reach a ce...

New Florida Driving Law

New Florida Driving Law

Priscilla Bermudez, Copy Editor

October 14, 2019

As of Oct. 1, Florida put into effect a new driving law. This new law targets those who use their cellular devices while driving. According to CBS Miami, officers now have the ability to pull over drivers using hand-held cellular devices in school zones, construction zones and active work zone areas.  ...

New Florida Gun Laws Can Affect Some Teachers

Mobolade Presley, Staff Writer

October 13, 2019

Some teachers in Florida can carry guns on campus starting October 1, 2019. The act is part of the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program under the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act that Gov. Ron DeSantis signed in May. The bill was inspired by the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman...

“Joker” Movie Controversy

“Joker” Movie Controversy

Katriona Page, Copy Editor

October 10, 2019

Even before its release on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, the “Joker” movie made headlines due to its controversial portrayal of the main character and its connection to the 2012 mass shooting at a showing of “The Dark Knight Rises.” For one, the movie is filmed in a way intended to elicit sympath...

2020 G7 Summit at the Trump National Doral Miami

2020 G7 Summit at the Trump National Doral Miami

Kate Stuzin, Copy Editor

September 21, 2019

On Aug. 26, the final day of the 2019 G7 Summit, President Donald Trump told reporters in Biarritz, France that he hopes to host next year’s meeting at the Trump National Doral Miami. Since then, much controversy over the location has arisen. Considering that Trump owns and profits from the golf resor...

Political Unrest in Hong Kong

Catalina Arbe, Staff Writer

September 21, 2019

Hong Kong currently faces mass political unrest for the past few months as protests and demonstrations continue throughout the region. Opposition to a law that could allow extradition to mainland China has developed into a discussion about unfair police treatment and a demand for greater democracy. ...

The Epstein Case Thickens

Jacob Grindstaff, Multimedia Editor

September 16, 2019

Since his arrest on Jul. 19, Jeffery Epstein’s case has shocked and captivated the nation. Epstein faced charges related to sex trafficking and conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking.  He previously served 13 months in prison following two prostitution-related charges in 2008 (Halleman, 2019). Ac...

Johnson and Johnson Ordered to Pay 572 Million Dollars in Opioid Crisis Trial

Olivia Solomon, Advertisement Chair

September 8, 2019

On Aug. 26, an Oklahoma judge charged pharmaceutical company Johnson and Johnson as guilty for instigating the state's opioid crisis through the marketing of painkillers.This landmark ruling held a pharmaceutical company responsible for one of the most deadly epidemics that claims an average of over 13...

The Amazon is Burning

The Amazon is Burning

Gianna Hutton, Design Editor

September 5, 2019

Burning for more than three weeks, the Amazon Rainforest needs saving, or one of our major oxygen sources will cease to exist. Four times the size of Alaska, the Amazon plays a key role in resisting climate change and serves as a vital carbon sink, according to the Washington Post. On Tuesday, Brazilian...

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