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2020 Presidential Race Kicks Off with Riveting Debates

2020 Presidential Race Kicks Off with Riveting Debates

Julius Perez, Reporter

October 2, 2019

Over the past four months, presidential hopefuls for the democratic nomination have contested against one another in the first of multiple debates. The debates, organized by the Democratic National Committee (DNC), included 20 of the highest polling Democrats running for office in 2020. Candidate...

How Same-Sex Marriage Affects The LGBTQ Community

How Same-Sex Marriage Affects The LGBTQ Community

Ingrid Vanegas, Reporter

October 2, 2019

Over four years have passed since same sex marriage was legalized and its positive effects towards the rights of the LGBTQ community are still evident. Adoption has become easier for same-sex couples. Spouses can visit each other if hospitalized, which wasn’t possible before same-sex marriage law wa...

Hong Kong Protesters Push for Change

Hong Kong Protesters Push for Change

Devorah Segura, Reporter

October 2, 2019

On June 9, Hong Kong protests were sparked by a controversial bill introduced by Carrie Lam, chief executive of Hong Kong, that would enable mainland China to extradite fugitives from the city.    Days before the bill was due to have its second reading, hundreds of thousands of protester...

The Timeless Debate Over Daylight Savings

The Timeless Debate Over Daylight Savings

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Photo Editor

October 2, 2019

There are more than 24 time zones around the world. Regions near the equator experience about 12 hours of dark to 12 hours of light. For areas farther away, however, America’s Daylight Savings time was made to give an extra hour of daylight to conserve energy by moving an hour of light from the morni...

Weeks of Raging Fires in the Amazon

Weeks of Raging Fires in the Amazon

Katie Keovongphet, Reporter

October 2, 2019

After more than six weeks, the Amazon Rainforest is still in flames, posing threats to indigenous tribes and Brazilian citizens near the burning sites. Wildfires are completely natural in forests and help balance out the ecosystem and get rid of extra debris. However, the fires in the Amazon are bein...

Vaping Leads To A Spike In Teen Hospitalizations

Vaping Leads To A Spike In Teen Hospitalizations

Gelila Negesse, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2019

In August, 15 teens in the mid-west were hospitalized for severe lung damage. Since then similar cases rose in the media causing national alarm as several of the cases cases have been tied to e-cigarettes. Almost all doctors involved in these cases confirmed that vaping was a major factor in patients...

Dettentions Center Not A Option

Dettentions Center Not A Option

florencio gobellan, reporter

October 2, 2019

Migrant detention centers have been around the globe since 1980 but this past year 45% of immigrants had being hiding . President Trump has being caring a lot about the U.S. southern border. has being deporting 3 millions immigrants since he took office . AP Spanish teacher Erika Ortega doesn't believe...

The Experience of Fasting for Lent

The Experience of Fasting for Lent

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

April 17, 2019

Lent is a 40 day time period from Ash Wednesday to Palm Sunday, excluding the Sundays in between, when many Christians participate in fasting and give up certain luxuries or habits, like smoking or drinking.   This is done to replicate the sacrifice of Jesus Christ’s journey into the desert...

Oscars Nomination Creates Controversy

Oscars Nomination Creates Controversy

Litzy Casas, Reporter

April 17, 2019

Since 1929, the Oscars have given films awards for things like for their best actress and actors,  best directors, best screenplay, best sound and best-animated feature. The awards are determined by the audience votes for winners. Every year, there’s some kind of controversy surrounding the host, nominatio...

Human Gene Editing Questions Ethics In Medicine

Human Gene Editing Questions Ethics In Medicine

Gelila Negesse, Designer

April 17, 2019

Since Chinese scientist He Jiankui announced that he was able to genetically edit embryos to create twin girls, ethics committees and scientists alike have questioned where human gene-editing lies along the medical ethics spectrum. Jiankui began this experiment because of a couple who were trying to have kids but ...

Second Remission Brings Hope to the HIV Community

Second Remission Brings Hope to the HIV Community

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2019

It has been 10 years since the first patient, also known as the Berlin patient, was cleared from HIV. However, a case study published on March 5, in the multidisciplinary scientific journal Nature announced that a second person sustained remission from HIV-1 for more than a year. Both patients under...

R.Kelly Exposed In Docuseries

R.Kelly Exposed In Docuseries

Gelila Negesse, Designer

April 3, 2019

On January 3, a six-part docuseries premiered on Lifetime, highlighting R&B singer Robert Kelly’s, more popularly known as R.Kelly, years of sexual abuse and harassment of mostly black, vulnerable young girls and sparked a conversation about who the music industry and the black community truly p...