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Russian mothers taking over Miami

Samantha Perez, Sports Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under In the News

Miami, Florida is known for many things: the beaches, the weather, the wildlife, but recently it has become known for a tourist destination for pregnant Russians. Over the years, numerous Russian women have traveled to Miam, according to The Week,  to give birth for two reasons: birthright citizenship and the status that comes with having a Miami-born baby. Russian women have come to America...

El Salvadorians lose protected status

Sarah Keller, Copy Editor

February 6, 2018


Filed under In the News

On Jan. 8 President Donald Trump’s administration announced that an immigration policy had been reversed. More than 200,000 people from El Salvador that lived in the United States since 2001 will no longer have protected status. The program that officials are ending is the Temporary Protected Status. T...

H&M: Popular brand called on racism

H&M: Popular brand called on racism

Samantha Perez, Sports editor

January 30, 2018


Filed under In the News

On Jan. 8,  just eight days into the new year, the well known retail store H&M released photos of their new clothing items on their online website, featuring a young black child wearing a green hoodie that read “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle,” which sparked a great deal of controversy on social m...

#TimesUp

#TimesUp

Debbie Tien, Op-Ed Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under In the News

On Jan. 7, 2018, the Beverly Hilton was flooded with directors, producers, actors, but most importantly, a sea of black. Not one, not two, but nearly every single person in the media’s eye wore black in support of the #TimesUp movement. The primetime blackout which flooded your screens that Sunday sh...

CDC takes a step towards preparedness

CDC takes a step towards preparedness

Priscila Manzo, Editor-in-chief

January 26, 2018


Filed under In the News

There has been growing concern about the increasing tensions between the United States and North Korea and even more talk about the aggressive tweets from President Donald Trump towards Kim Jong Un. Many fear a third world war, especially because of the nuclear weapons that both countries possess. Re...

Arctic Flood

Arctic Flood

Charlene Morentin, Feature editor

January 23, 2018


Filed under In the News

2018 has brought the continuing triumph of women coming forward and speaking out against sexual assault in the media. Politically, 2018 has been off to rough start as the American President Donald Trump continues to mock and tease the infamous North Korean dictator, Kim Jong Un, via twitter. However m...

Reuniting North and South Korea

Reuniting North and South Korea

Amanda Figueroa and Copy editor

January 23, 2018


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The Olympics are historically known to be an event of global unification, halting conflicts even during times of crisis. This will be proven once again as North and South Korea, countries that have been at war since 1950, plan to enter the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang as one national team. The two Koreas also competed under the same fla...

Injustice shocks all: Cyntoia Brown

Samantha Perez, Sports Editor

December 18, 2017


Filed under In the News

If you have social media of any kind, you have likely seen a certain face pop up on your timelines or feeds of a young woman, sitting in court, with an orange jumpsuit on as if she’s about to be sent off to prison. The young woman’s name is Cyntoia Brown, 29; she was sentenced to life in prison for...

Insulting the Navajo

Insulting the Navajo

Priscila Manzo, Editor-in-chief

December 15, 2017


Filed under In the News

The Navajo code talkers were an important part of the World War II victory. Navajo Indians joined the war effort, sending messages to the Allies in their native language, so the Axis Powers would not be able to decipher them and ruin their plans. On Nov. 27, the White House held an event honoring the Navajo co...

Are Beauty Standards Changing?

Debbie Tien, Op-Editor

December 13, 2017


Filed under In the News

Confidently Beautiful. That is the motto of the Miss Universe organization. If you’re not familiar with Miss Universe, it is an annual worldwide beauty pageant with participants from over 50 countries. The 2017 pageant, held Nov. 26, had 92 entrants. Beauty pageants may seem all glittery and gl...

California’s Burning Up

California’s Burning Up

Debbie Tran, Op-Editor

December 6, 2017


Filed under In the News

Southern California erupted into flames the evening of Dec. 4. Several brush fires broke out in Ventura County, spreading into the Los Angeles County shortly after. As of recent reports from the evening of Dec. 5, the fire is zero percent contained and rapidly burning through Southern California. S...

Girls in Boy Scouts

Sarah Keller, Copy Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under In the News

For many years boys have only been allowed to join Boy Scouts, and girls were only allowed to join Girl Scouts. A few months ago, however, an announcement was made that allows both boys and girls to Boy Scouts, although this change will not take place until 2018. There are not many differences between Girl ...

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