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Road to the Oval Office: First Presidential Debate of the Trump-Clinton Smackdown

Road to the Oval Office: First Presidential Debate of the Trump-Clinton Smackdown

Vikram Nithyanandam, Writer
September 30, 2016
Filed under Showcase, World

  On Monday, September 26th, 2016, the presidential race continued with both candidates participating in the first presidential debate of this year at Hofstra University in New York. Former Secretary of State and Senator Clinton and business tycoon Trump debated about their strongly contrasting...

DHS Reacts to Recent Terrorist Acts

Emily Ellis, Writer
September 25, 2016
Filed under World

  On September 17th, a bombing injured 29 people in New York.  That same day, an explosion went off in New Jersey near a Marine Corps Charity race, and 9 people were stabbed in St. Cloud, Minnesota.  All three of these instances are being investigated as terror acts, and people throughout America...

Student Spotlight: Leesa Ko

Student Spotlight: Leesa Ko

Lily Hu, Writer
September 18, 2016
Filed under Community, Feature, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized, World

When high school senior Leesa Ko applied for the NSLI-Y program, a State Department-sponsored scholarship to study critical languages abroad, she didn’t expect to be admitted. With a competitive applicant pool of people from all over the United States, there was no guarantee that she could actually get in....

Why the Kevin Durant Trade Could be Detrimental to the NBA

Why the Kevin Durant Trade Could be Detrimental to the NBA

Sumedh Vaidyanathan, Sports Editor
August 31, 2016
Filed under California, Showcase, Sports, United States

  With the NBA (National Basketball Association) season quickly approaching, we can probably notice that most of the Warriors fans are excited to talk about their team’s newest addition. No, we are not talking about David West; we are talking about the one and only Kevin Durant.   ...

Devastating Earthquake in Italy: DHS Reacts

Devastating Earthquake in Italy: DHS Reacts

Christy Koh, National/World Editor
August 27, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized, World

On  Wednesday, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake rocked several towns in central Italy without warning. In the span of a mere twenty seconds, entire blocks of residences were leveled, leaving hundreds of people buried under the rubble. The death toll currently numbers a heartbreaking 250 people, with at least 368 m...

Nice Attack: DHS Reacts

Nice Attack: DHS Reacts

Christy Koh, World Editor
July 17, 2016
Filed under Showcase, World

On July 14 in Nice, France, a dense crowd of 30,000 tourists and citizens gathered at the Promenade des Anglais to celebrate the country’s national holiday and watch the vibrant fireworks display. Without warning, a large lorry bulldozed straight through the crowd, leaving 202 injured and 84 dead in its ...

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

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

Alexandra Stassinopoulos, Editor-In-Chief
June 27, 2016
Filed under Showcase, World

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

DHS Reacts to Orlando Massacre

Christy Koh, National/World Editor
June 17, 2016
Filed under Feature, Showcase, United States, World

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, terro...

Terror Attack in Brussels: DHS Reacts

Terror Attack in Brussels: DHS Reacts

Alexandra Stassinopoulos, Editor in Chief
March 28, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized, World

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 in the e...

Get to Know the New SAT

Neha Harpanhalli
March 27, 2016
Filed under Community, Uncategorized, United States

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 ...