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Looking back at International Women’s Day

Allessandra Inzinna, Copy Editor

March 9, 2017


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

Attila Dos Santos, Staff Writer

March 7, 2017


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.

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...

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