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Brunei Cruelly Legalizes Execution by Stoning

Brunei's Sultan, Hassanal Bolkiah, has outlawed sexual activity of homosexual nature.

Shannon d'Huart, Staff Writer

April 24, 2019

Brunei, a small country in southeast Asia, is allowing gay sex and adultery to be punishable by death as of Wednesday, April 3. The country's sultan, Hassanal Bolkiah, who also doubles as the prime minister, announced these new set of laws as early as 2014; however, the law was officially implemented...

The Dangers of Blue Light

Blue light causes irreversible damage to eyesight.

Chloe Kamola, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

Cell phones, televisions, computer screens and LED light bulbs may seem like they are all in the same category as relatively new technology, but there is actually something else that binds them together. Blue light, otherwise known as the second highest frequency visible light, is in all touch screen...

The Un(sea)n Horrors of Pollution

Showing the litter problem on the coast of Guyana.

Charlene Kim, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

At the dawn of the 21st century, industry and technology has reached an impressive height that has not been seen before; however, convenience has a price. Our massive consumption of fossil fuels, plastics, and other harmful artificial resources are taking a severe toll on the oceans, causing potentially...

Discrimination in the College Application Process Needs to be Addressed

Harvard University had a record 43,330 applicants this year, of which 935 were notified of early acceptance.

Greg Oler, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

Harvard, one of the Ivy League Universities, has recently been under fire over accusations of intentionally attempting to employ "racial balancing" by keeping the number of Asian-American students below 20%. Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) were the first to accuse Harvard's application process...

Violence is Never the Answer

Australian teen, Will Connolly, cracked an egg over the head of Australian Senator Fraser Anning.

Molly Honnef, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019

Australian teen, Will Connolly, cracked an egg over the head of Australian Senator Fraser Anning during a news conference on March 16. Immediately after, Anning retaliated by hitting Connolly in the face twice, and Conolly was tackled to the ground by security guards. Connolly's actions were provoked by Anning'...

Dangerous Internet Challenges Need to be Stopped

The Momo Challenge, a deadly challenge that targets chilldren.

Shannon d'Huart, Staff Writer

March 10, 2019

Internet hoaxes and challenges have been around for several years, and now the deadly Momo Challenge and Blue Whale Challenge are both linked to several deaths. The Momo Challenge surfaced around July 2018 through the social media messaging app Whatsapp, when people claiming to be "Momo" convinced...

The Green New Deal: a Step in the Right Direction

Climate Change will cause irreversible damage by 2030, according to proponents of the Green New Deal.

Marcella Barneclo, Editor in Chief

March 8, 2019

Lately, looking at the news has become a dreaded chore in a world where I feel almost powerless, trapped in a society with numerous conflicting opinions that lead to little being accomplished; the Green New Deal (GND) is yet another example of argumentation pushing away a solution. Most people have...

The Green New Deal is Fundamentally Flawed

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks to activists in the offices of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Jonah Arellano, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019

The Green New Deal (GND) is a proposal to convert the United States fossil fuel economy to a 'green economy' in order to address climate change and help the Earth's environmental state. The proposal, presented by Democratic New York Representative, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, takes a similar approach t...

PETA Faces Backlash Over Insulting Tweet

Anti-PETA protests drowned out PETA protests in Downtown Everret, Washington on September 10, 2011. PETA has drawn crticism due reports that surfaced on the amount of animals that the organization has chosen to euthanize.

Jareth Primm, Staff Writer

March 3, 2019

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) posted a Tweet on Feb. 22, 2019 that condemned conversationalist and television personality Steve Irwin on what would have been his birthday. The post read "#SteveIrwin was killed while harassing a ray; he dangled his baby while feeding a crocodile...

Why Gun Control is Not the Solution

Owning guns is a citizens' natural right and should not be infringed upon.

Donny Robbins, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019

Gun control is a very partisan issue, normally with Democrats wanting to restrict or get rid of guns and Republicans believing in the second amendment that allows citizens to keep their guns.   The entire idea behind increasing gun control is to make people feel safe; but, in reality, it only give...

Are Nintendo Switches Detrimental to Student Productivity?

The Nintendo Switch can be distracting to students and should not be used during class time.

Jonah Arellano, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

Since the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Dec. 7, 2018, there has been a significant increase in the amount of Nintendo Switches being sold with around 32.27 million sold as of Dec. 31, 2018. With the raise in sales of the Nintendo Switch, many students who play video games contribute to a pro...

The Importance of Respecting Women in the Workplace

The Importance of Respecting Women in the Workplace

Karen Abdelmalek, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

Ideally, the workplace should contain respect and harmony for all sexes; however, throughout time, many women have faced sexual harassment -- both physically and verbally -- in a space meant for professionalism. Our society has sexually objectified women, exemplified on billboards, famous magazines,...

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