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President Joe Biden did many things in his first few days in office, some actions which reversed the harmful effects of President Trump's administration. What he does symbolizes a new era for America, and a more equal life for all. Photo courtesy of People.com

President Biden Makes Strides in his Presidency

By Sarah Wollney, Reporter February 24, 2021

As President Joe Biden’s first day in office came to a close, it became clear that he was off to a running start. He had signed 17 executive orders, ranging from COVID-19 safety procedures and health...

One of the many actions President Biden took in his time in office was stopping construction of the Keystone Pipeline. While news sources say this is hurting the economy and destroying jobs, the truth is much more complex than that. By taking this stance, President Biden is paving the way for a cleaner future and even more jobs. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

The Biden Administration Sets Their Priorities Straight With Keystone Pipeline Layoffs

By Amy Simon, Reporter February 11, 2021

As I was scrolling through my daily recommended Google News headlines, I couldn’t help but stop at the one from Fox News- “Keystone Pipeline canceled, let the layoffs begin.” Although Fox News is...

The courtroom battle between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard goes back to 2016, and continues even to this day. The case of people not believing Mr. Depp when he claimed Ms. Heard was abusing him shows society's toxic perception of the notion women can't abuse men. Photo courtesy of Yahoo! News.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Case Shows the Root of a Deeper Problem

By Emily Malone, Photographer February 11, 2021

Amber Heard came out with abuse allegations against Johnny Depp during their marriage four years ago and the court battle between the two continues this year. Ever since 2016, Johnny Depp has been on a...

SunDancers get ready to kick while they perform their halftime routine. They are the varsity dance team,  and their show being scheduled on a Jewish holiday has caused some controversy.

School Events Should Not be Scheduled on Religious Holidays

By Katie Hendler, Yearbooker February 4, 2021

Growing up Jewish, I’ve had countless tests and school events scheduled on major Jewish holidays. Though I am used to this, it thoroughly shocked me to find the SunDancers yearly dance showcase, Escapade,...

The startling difference in police conduct against Black Lives Matter protestors and the rioters that illegally entered the Capitol highlights a systemic racism issue in our society and unsettles us, as we view our nation as the land of justice. Photo courtesy of @guardian

Defying Democracy: Rioters at the Capitol Promoted Hate in Guise of Patriotism

By Keana Saberi, Arts & Entertainment Editor January 25, 2021

It was quiet. The day was calm like many others and I went about my work, absorbed in the day to day rituals that I did with such frequency that I seemed to function in relative autopilot. This kind of...

Sarah Fuller made history as the first woman to score points in a Power Five football game. While her accomplishment is impressive and groundbreaking, it highlights the inequality in the male-dominated field of football, and the need for more women's opportunities in sports.

Sarah Fuller Makes History with the Commodores Football Team

By Amy Simon, Reporter December 16, 2020

When Sarah Fuller stepped onto the field at the University of Missouri on Saturday, Nov. 28, she wasn’t wearing the goalkeeper jersey associated with Vanderbilt University’s women’s soccer team....

Despite the economic harm a second lockdown will cause, it is ultimately the best solution to combat the rise of coronavirus. That in addition to President Elect Biden's team of science and public health officials will help the United States make coronavirus testing available to everyone and lead the country so a safer future.

A Second Lockdown is Necessary to Contain Coronavirus

By Sarah Wollney, Reporter December 12, 2020

For most Americans the lockdown earlier this year due to COVID-19 caused financial and emotional stress. In late March, the Trump administration closed down non-essential businesses. While that helped...

Despite the political divisiveness, Americans need to remember to listen to each other and stick together. Contrasting ideologies can often cause polarization and harmful behavior towards those who don't share your point of view. Photo Courtesy of Getty Images

Tolerance is Critical to Functioning as a Society

By Amira Boutros and Zoejane Ostebo December 8, 2020

During this past year, there has been a massive political divergence between Americans. As we continue to go through the struggles of the pandemic and its effects on the economy, we were also in one of...

The iPhone 12 lineup arrives just in time for the holiday season. Each phone has its benefits and drawbacks against the others but overall, the lineup is comprised of incredible and versatile new technology. Photo courtesy of rajtechnews.

The iPhone 12 Lineup Sets the Bar High for New Technology

By Amy Simon, Reporter November 25, 2020

The new iPhone 12 lineup including the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, and iPhone 12 Mini was released on Friday, Nov. 13. With a new exterior and added camera effects, Apple easily makes...

The 2020 presidential race was a historical event, with the most votes received for a presidential candidate as well as the first woman of color to occupy the office of Vice President. To many, the Biden-Harris campaign signifies a dawn of hope and prosperity, of living in a world where anything is possible. Photo Courtesy of Scott Olson

Collected Thoughts Surrounding the Election from an Iranian-American Girl

By Keana Saberi, Arts & Entertainment Editor November 16, 2020

In cascades, it felt as if four years of paralyzing fear collapsed. The air encompassing me had not changed but now it was serene and warm. That frigid body of hate was no longer layered within it- it...

The upcoming release of 'Songbird' is proof of Hollywood's lack of sensitivity when it comes to issues affecting real people. The plot is tacky and borderline offensive, creating a film no one should watch. Photo courtesy of STXfilms

Michael Bay’s Upcoming Film ‘Songbird’ is an Insensitive Travesty

By Hannah Ashtari, Assistant Community and World News Editor November 13, 2020

It’s no secret that celebrities are so far removed from reality they are rarely able to hit the right mark when it comes to relations with normal, rational human beings. At the very best, a misstep from...

Amy Coney Barrett is President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee. She prides herself on being a originalist, which seems counterintuitive considering how much America has changed since the constitution was first written. Her ideals will ultimately end up harming the American people. Photo courtesy of Julian Velasco.

Amy Coney Barrett’s Originalist Beliefs Threaten the American Dream

By Amy Simon, Reporter October 25, 2020

President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court mominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, participated in three days of confirmation hearings from Monday, Oct. 12 to Wednesday, Oct. 14. On day two, she blatantly announced...

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