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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 2, 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...

Trump's foreign policy is one of peace

Trump’s foreign policy is one of peace

Agustin Zelikson, News Editor October 26, 2020

President Donald Trump’s first four years as head of state were nothing short of controversial, especially when it came to domestic policy. Regardless, his foreign policy has been one of peace that will...

Cut the cameras: a look into Krop's Zoom policy

Cut the cameras: a look into Krop’s Zoom policy

Casey Critz, Staff Writer October 26, 2020

“Face masks,” “hand sanitizer” and “Zoom” have become daily vocabulary to millions of students across the world, but the one word we are missing is “privacy.”   Throughout the...

Time to recognize Trump's mistakes

Time to recognize Trump’s mistakes

Julian Michanie April 15, 2020

The United States continues to lead in most cases of Covid-19 and it's important to recognize the role our government played in letting the disease run unchecked in our backyard.   Under the current...

Israel's Recent Actions are Justified

Israel’s Recent Actions are Justified

Hannah Levin January 6, 2020

15 seconds: that’s around the amount of time you need to walk down the hallway, or pour yourself a glass of water, or scroll through some posts on Instagram. For Israelis, that’s the time they have...

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