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

Attila Dos Santos, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017


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

Alessandra Inzinna, Copy Editor

March 1, 2017


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, 2017


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...

Introducing transgender dolls

Camila Myers, Insight Editor

February 24, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

On July 15, 2015, the TLC reality series “I Am Jazz” aired, centering around a 16-year-old transgender teenage girl who had struggled with her gender and sexuality for as long as she could remember. Jennings was born a male, but according to her parents, was set on being a female as soon as she c...

Short answers to tough questions about climate change in South Florida

Allessandra Inzinna, Copy Editor

February 22, 2017


Filed under Local, NEWS, Top Stories

How has climate change effected Miami? According to the Climate Reality Project, climate change has already victimized Miami. Flooding is now a normal occurrence, with higher tides moving progressively inland, made worse by rain and for traffic. A 300 million dollar project is expected to build pu...

Trust in American intelligence agencies

Allessandra Inzinna, Copy Editor

February 22, 2017


Filed under National, NEWS, Top Stories

The FBI was founded with the purpose to shield the American people from various types of terror. The mission constantly evolves and focuses on protection against terrorism, organized crime, cyber crime and major crimes such as murder, mass theft and corruption. Recently, though, the agency was scrutini...

The Bachelorette finally expands its diversity

Natalie Askowitz, Copy Editor

February 21, 2017


Filed under National, NEWS, Top Stories

On Feb. 13, 2017, Jimmy Kimmel made it public that Rachel Lindsay would become the first black bachelorette in the history of the show. The Bachelorette has always been white for 12 seasons straight. “I think that it’s a step in the right direction and it is really good for the bachelor/bachelor...

Makeup goes genderless

Jack Cruz-Alvarez, News Editor

February 17, 2017


Filed under International, NEWS, Top Stories

Last October, social media creator James Charles became the first male hired by Covergirl as an ambassador. He has been featured in ad campaigns for the company while maintaining a substantial social media presence in the beauty and makeup community. Does this development represent a detachment of makeu...

Michael Flynn resigns as National Security Advisor

Allessandra Inzinna, Copy Editor

February 15, 2017


Filed under National, NEWS, Top Stories

On Feb. 13, Michael Flynn resigned as National Security Advisor following revelations of telephone calls with Sergey I. Kislyak. Flynn, Russian Ambassador to the United States. Flynn served in his position for less than a month and resigned so abruptly that some coworkers of the Security Council staff f...

A recap of the 59th Annual GRAMMYs Awards

Jack Cruz-Alvarez, News Editor

February 13, 2017


Filed under National, NEWS, Top Stories

    This year’s GRAMMYs Awards, held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Sunday night and hosted by James Corden, featured bold performances from artists spanning a variety of genres that seemed to steal the show from the actual awards. Many of 2016’s most critically acclaimed artists appeared on t...

Predicting the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards

Annette Gonzalez, Staff Writer

February 12, 2017


Filed under National, NEWS, Top Stories

The nominees for the 59th annual Grammy awards were released on December 6 and features 83 categories filed under 30 different fields.  2016 was the year of new musical releases from highly anticipated artists like Beyonce and Drake. Beyonce’s highly grossing visual album Lemonade was nominated fo...

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