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The dangers of boredom during the pandemic

The dangers of boredom during the pandemic

Josh Katz, Staff Writer May 25, 2021

Back in 2019, when COVID-19 broke out, the immediate response was to isolate everyone and limit almost all human interaction, effectively stopping the spread. However, over a year and several new guidelines...

Out to save the world: How the Green New Deal promises to change the U.S. for the better

Out to save the world: How the Green New Deal promises to change the U.S. for the better

Sunny Dovek, Entertainment Editor April 27, 2021

Hurricanes, wildfires and flash floods; 2020 brought many disasters with it, but these natural catastrophes have been on a steady climb since the 1970s, and are intensified by the biggest issue facing...

The future of politics: Should entrepreneurs run the show?

The future of politics: Should entrepreneurs run the show?

Josh Katz, Staff Writer April 21, 2021

As the 2016 election came to a close, former President Donald Trump became one of the eight business executives to make the leap from running a business to becoming president of the United States. This...

A lady of firsts: Jill Biden makes history by being the first in her role to hold a day job

A lady of firsts: Jill Biden makes history by being the first in her role to hold a day job

Natalia Tapia, Spread Editor March 2, 2021

The wife of President Joe Biden is set on rewriting the typical role of the first lady in the United States. Dr. Jill Biden, who holds a doctorate in education and two master’s degrees, says she will...

Black women: Democracy's savior, society's punching bag

Black women: Democracy’s savior, society’s punching bag

Cariane Geffrard, Staff Writer December 18, 2020

Malcolm X once said that the most disrespected person in America is the Black woman. Growing up, I have realized how correct he was with this statement. The 2020 presidential election has confirmed what...

Trump's foreign policy is not one of peace, but Biden's is

Trump’s foreign policy is not one of peace, but Biden’s is

Zaal Mory, Guest Writer November 3, 2020

With election day coming up on Nov. 3, the possible outcomes of the election are being discussed on every news channel. It is important to know the key differences in foreign policy plans adopted by President...

(From the archives) Not the best precedent for a president

(From the archives) Not the best precedent for a president

Agustin Zelikson, News Editor October 30, 2020

When George Washington took office, he knew that every action he made would set a precedent for his successors. "I walk on untrodden ground" was a frequent comment he made in the days leading up to his...

(From the archives) The biggest threat to democracy: American hypocrisy

(From the archives) The biggest threat to democracy: American hypocrisy

Agustin Zelikson, News Editor October 30, 2020

The United States of America was based on the concept of democratic republicanism. This means that citizens have the power to elect their own representatives in the government. Yet, 4.4 million citizens...

Numbers and science don't lie: A case against in-person schooling

Numbers and science don’t lie: A case against in-person schooling

Sunny Dovek, Entertainment Editor October 30, 2020

These past few months have been a whirlwind of confusion and uncertainty for students, parents and teachers. While living in a state of unending quarantine has been challenging for a lot of students, going...

To add or not to add a philosophy class? That is the question

To add or not to add a philosophy class? That is the question

Agustin Zelikson, News Editor October 28, 2020

Students debating whether humans have free will, teachers lecturing about ancient Greek philosophers — these situations can be seen in philosophy classes around the world, helping students develop their...

The growing hypocrisy of the Republican party

The growing hypocrisy of the Republican party

Hannah Levin, Managing Editor October 28, 2020

The recent polemical decision to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacancy left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg only eight days before the presidential election is just another example of the...

Let’s talk about Instagram Activism with #nofilter

Let’s talk about Instagram Activism with #nofilter

Cecilia Edelberg, Editor-in-Chief October 28, 2020

A starved kid in Yemen. A woman getting killed in her own house. Children in sweatshops making cents an hour. And no, this is not the New York Times or the Wall Street Journal, but most likely your Instagram...

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