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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...

An Update on the Government Shutdown

Nicole Markus, Copy Editor

January 21, 2019

The shutdown enters its 30th day, and there is no clear end in sight. On Jan. 19, President Trump announced a deal that would end the longest shutdown in history, a deal that Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected immediately, according to the New York Times. The deal would extend protection for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA for three years. In return,...

A Year in Review

Nicole Markus, Copy Editor

January 13, 2019

Tumultuous politics, rising tensions and divisions between people all categorize the year of 2018.  At face value, there were some major low points of the year; however, when looking deeper there are countless positive moments to celebrate and enjoy. This year highlighted the incredible diversity and talent of peo...

The Trump Address and the Democratic Response

Annette Gonzalez and Benjamin Spiegelman

January 9, 2019

Trump's Address: On Jan. 9, President Donald Trump gave a nine and a half minute speech about the state of the government shutdown and his infamous border wall. Trump said a series of accusations in an attempt to woo the American public in favor of the border wall. These accusations are often lab...

What’s Up With our Food?

What's Up With our Food?

Olivia Solomon, Business Manager

December 17, 2018

On Nov. 20, the Food and Drug Administration  issued a nationwide recall on romaine lettuce that became contaminated with E coli. The infected lettuce left over 52 people sick and 19 hospitalized. In addition to the romaine outbreak, the FDA recalled other foods such as cake mix, ground beef and ...

Recap of the Hurricane Season

Jane Heise, Copy Editor

November 30, 2018

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1 and will end on Nov. 30. Since the beginning of the season, 15 recorded hurricanes and tropical storms have taken place. This year’s hurricane season appeared mild in comparison to last year’s notable storms, Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Irma. A...

The Memory of Stan Lee

The Memory of Stan Lee

Jack Meyer, Sports Editor

November 26, 2018

Whether it was the world-renowned characters he created or his witty cameos in nearly every Marvel movie, Stan Lee has been a household name for people everywhere. The man who helped create Spider-Man, Iron Man, Black Panther, the Hulk and several other famous Marvel characters passed away on Nov. 12 after a ...

Bill Cosby Gets His Sentence

Jack Meyer, Sports Editor

October 7, 2018

Years after his crimes, Bill Cosby is now in prison. The former comedian, lovingly dubbed as “America’s Dad” before his crimes were revealed, was sentenced to three to ten years in prison for sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004. It took a long time to get to this point with Bill Cosby ...

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