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“Brexit” Could Mean More Than Just Leaving E.U. for the UK

Alexandra Stassinopoulos, Editor-In-Chief

June 27, 2016

On June 23, Britain decided to leave the European Union after voting in their “Brexit” referendum. Although Britain won’t actually leave the E.U. for at least a year, most likely longer, due exit negotiations, its decision to leave has divided both the E.U. and Britain itself.   The Europe...

DHS Reacts to Orlando Massacre

Christy Koh, National/World Editor

June 17, 2016

Saturday nights at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, are usually packed with patrons celebrating Latin Night and partying early into the next morning. But on Sunday, June 12, the lives of these people were irrevocably shattered. Armed with an assault rifle and a semiautomatic pistol, terrori...

Terror Attack in Brussels: DHS Reacts

Alexandra Stassinopoulos, Editor in Chief

March 28, 2016

What Happened? On Tuesday morning, two explosions rocked Brussels. Caused by at least two suicide bombers, the first blast was detonated at the Brussels International Airport and the second went off an hour later at the Maelbeek subway station in downtown Brussels. Around thirty people were killed i...

Get to Know the New SAT

Neha Harpanhalli

March 27, 2016

This March, high school students throughout the nation will be taking the redesigned version of the SAT. Although the existing version hasn’t been completely overhauled, there are some significant changes to the test starting this year. Despite the fact that many colleges have made it optional ...

2/29/16-3/4/16 Weekly Presidential Campaign Update

2/29/16-3/4/16 Weekly Presidential Campaign Update

March 5, 2016

Like leap day this Monday, Super Tuesday is a day that only comes once every four years. In the past couple months, four states, Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina voted in the primary elections, bringing the US one step closer to the general election. On Tuesday, however, eleven st...

Presidential Campaign Update

Alexandra Stassinopolous, Editor in Chief

February 26, 2016

Update on the Primary Elections Before the final race for president, hopeful candidates are travelling across the United States for primaries and caucuses. Although still early in the election season, trends have already started to form. The Republican South Carolina primary was once again dominated by Trump...

Super Bowl Lame: The Lows and the Lows

Mallika Pajjuri

February 12, 2016

To say the least, Super Bowl L was an abomination. It is the most blatant way that I can say it. And I’m merely a Niners fan. With the remote in my hand and an ice cream cone in my mouth, I set out to watch the highly anticipated Super Bowl L, the milestone game: the game that would set records a...

#OscarsSoWhite: Lack of Diversity in Nominations Sparks Controversy

Eugenia Gavrilova

February 10, 2016

On January 14th, 2016, the Oscars sparked criticism throughout the nation following the release of an all-white major nominees list for the second year in a row. In response, two prominent African Americans in the film industry -- Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee -- announced the following Monday that they ...

Iowa Caucus: What is it and who won?

Alexandra Stassinopoulos, Editor in Chief

February 5, 2016

If you’ve watched the news anytime in the past week, then you’ve probably heard something about the Iowa Caucuses that took place Monday night. But, what is a caucus, and why are the ones that took place in Iowa so important? The Iowa Caucuses are the equivalent to normal primaries, or the first ste...

A Newly Discovered Planet 9

Jennifer Liu

January 29, 2016

In 2006, Pluto was demoted from the shiny golden title of “planet” to the slightly lower position of “dwarf planet.” In other words, he was politely kicked out of the real-planet squad, and a rather large crowd of people were reasonably upset. However, Caltech astronomer Michael Brown and...