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Georgia’s Heartbeat Bill Should Not Become Law

Georgia’s Heartbeat Bill Should Not Become Law

By Anouka Saha and Dia Jain

April 3, 2019

For years, activists, states, and courts across the nation have debated the issue of abortion, which is the act of ending a pregnancy by removing an embryo or a fetus before it can live outside the uterus. On March 29, Georgia’s Republican-controlled legislature passed what is considered to become on...

Vaccines Are The Most Effective Way to Prevent Disease

Vaccines Are The Most Effective Way to Prevent Disease

By Bernice Chen, Opinions Editor

March 27, 2019

When he turned 18, Ethan Lindenberger went onto Reddit and asked how he could get vaccinations against the wishes of his anti-vaxx parents. Months later, on March 6th, he talked about his story to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. “There seem to always be two sides to ...

Teen Climate Change Strike Is Inciting a Wave of Change

Teen Climate Change Strike Is Inciting a Wave of Change

By Keana Saberi, Reporter

March 26, 2019

A collection of students from around the world are forming a unified coalition for a common cause. The actions of one young teen are setting off a chain reaction, inciting a wave of change: a movement that is defining the youngest generation. The organization School Strike 4 Climate, led by young and empow...

New Zealand Proves Change Needs to Happen

New Zealand Proves Change Needs to Happen

By Sara Momin, Assistant Community & World News Editor

March 26, 2019

After the atrocious attack on a New Zealand mosque on March 15th, the world was appalled at the sheer viciousness of the attack. Thousands mourned for the people killed in the attack and thousands more flocked to the usually peaceful nation to help those wounded. As the gunman was apprehended, the New...

YouTube Needs to Fix Their Algorithm

YouTube Needs to Fix Their Algorithm

By Sara Momin, Assistant Community & World News Editor

March 18, 2019

Opinion

Texas Teachers Should Be Allowed to Strike

Texas Teachers Should Be Allowed to Strike

By Bernice Chen, Opinions Editor

February 8, 2019

For the second time in recent months, teachers in America went on strike against their employers. Thousands of educators and supporters to the cause in Los Angeles, California, initiated a strike on Jan. 14, marking an unusual start to the new year. Protestors walked picket lines and held up signs, calling for smaller cl...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is Redefining American Politics

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is Redefining American Politics

By Keana Saberi, Reporter

February 6, 2019

The 2018 congressional elections brought in a new wave of diverse representatives that are already shaking up the political climate and redefining American politics. With new ideologies and multi-ethnic backgrounds, the current set of U.S. representatives is comprised of policy makers with contrasti...

Aquaman Brings Hope for the DC Franchise

Aquaman Brings Hope for the DC Franchise

By Chayce Wellings, Videographer

January 31, 2019

DC has finally achieved their goal for their new slate of movies. Aquaman officially joined the billion dollar movie club and is now the highest grossing DC movie, grossing over a billion dollars. The DC Extended Universe (DCEU) has been quite the underdog with audiences, given that many moviegoers hold...

Gillette’s New Ad is a Message Men Need to Hear

Gillette’s New Ad is a Message Men Need to Hear

By Nima Ashtari, Community & World News Editor

January 18, 2019

The practice of shaving is a routine most men are familiar with, a ritual that oozes with masculinity and is synonymous with “manliness.” On Jan. 13, Gillette, a popular shaving company, challenged this stereotype with a new short film they released on social media called We Believe: The Best Men...

The FDA’s E-Cigarette Ban Should Enforce All Nicotine Products

The FDA’s E-Cigarette Ban Should Enforce All Nicotine Products

By Vikram Joshi, Sports Editor

December 19, 2018

Their gases seem to pervade every school’s bathrooms, defying the laws that restrict their use. While they may not include tobacco, the underage use of e-cigarettes is now classified as an epidemic. But despite what they may be today, e-cigarettes were first invented in 2003 as a way for addicts to...

Stan Lee’s Legacy Will Live On

Stan Lee’s Legacy Will Live On

By Chayce Wellings and Catherine Wiesehuegel

November 13, 2018

Comic book legend and writer, Stan Lee, has died at age 95. An ambulance was reportedly called to his home in Hollywood Hills on the morning of Monday, Nov. 12 and rushed him to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he later passed away. Lee was widely known for his co-creation of dozens of comic book h...

The U.S. Needs to Provide More STEM Education

The U.S. Needs to Provide More STEM Education

By Risha Sur, Campus News Editor

November 8, 2018

For years, battles between and within countries have taken place in many ways, usually through physical violence. The aftermath has resulted in death, starvation, and physical torture. Recently, however, conflicts between countries are being brought to a new platform: the cyber world. Although c...