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Kashmir is a highly disputed area between Pakistan and India.

The Removal of India’s Article 370 Will Better Integrate Kashmir Into the Country

By Dia Jain, Horizon Assistant Editor September 4, 2019

Kashmir currently holds the whole world's attention due to violent protests and backlash about a recent decision by the Indian government. This region has long been considered disputed territory by both...

Protesters march while holding signs calling for Trump's impeachment on July 2, 2017.

Congressional Democrats Should Not Attempt to Impeach President Trump

By Jake Schlanger, Community & World News Editor August 2, 2019

It has been quite some time now since the first calls of impeachment against President Trump were heard from Democrats. When they first began, there was little pressure on Democratic leadership to do anything...

Low-Carbon Energy Innovation Will Make Renewables More Efficient

Low-Carbon Energy Innovation Will Make Renewables More Efficient

By Bernice Chen, Opinions Editor June 15, 2019

One of President Trump’s campaign promises was to bring back the American coal industry and save coal miners. Since entering the White House, he has enacted policies to steer the United States against...

Taking Care Of Your Mental Health Is Crucial

Taking Care Of Your Mental Health Is Crucial

By Sourav Dhar, Sports Editor May 26, 2019

It’s May, signifying the arrival of Mental Health Awareness Month. Taking care of your mental health is critically important to one’s well-being and lifestyle, or mental health can lead to depression,...

Solving International Crises Is More Important Than Restoring Historic Buildings

Solving International Crises Is More Important Than Restoring Historic Buildings

By Keana Saberi , Arts & Entertainment Editor May 7, 2019

On April 15th, flames engulfed the centuries old Notre Dame Cathedral, leaving France in despair. The fire blazed through one of the cathedral’s spires and the roof collapsed in ruin. In the aftermath...

Clickbait Titles Damage Trust In Journalism

Clickbait Titles Damage Trust In Journalism

By Sara Momin, Assistant Community & World News Editor April 25, 2019

After the external threat lockdown a few weeks ago, 71 Republic, an independent news source, published an article regarding a possible cover-up led by Westwood officials. The article suggested the idea...

Think Twice Before You Call Someone

Think Twice Before You Call Someone “Alt-Right”

By Connor Cowman, Community & World Editor April 16, 2019

The term “alt-right” is one of the hottest political buzzwords of the last few years. According to Wikipedia, alt-right is defined as a loosely connected and somewhat ill-defined far-right movement....

NFL's New Pass Interference Will Ruin Football

NFL’s New Pass Interference Will Ruin Football

By Vikram Joshi, Horizon Editor in Chief April 8, 2019

Set to go down as the call (or rather non-call) that changed the sport, Nickell Robey-Coleman’s pass interference (PI) on Tommylee Lewis cost the Saints a trip to the Super Bowl and sparked massive protests...

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....

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...

By Keana Saberi

Teen Climate Change Strike Is Inciting a Wave of Change

By Keana Saberi, Arts & Entertainment Editor 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...

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...

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