The Stampede

Pro-choice and pro-life protesters gather in front of The Capitol. Roe V. Wade has been put at risk due to the replacement of Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Amy Coney Barrett.

Amy Coney Barrett puts reproductive rights at risk

Marie Shvakel March 10, 2021

37 years after abortion was legalized, the newest Supreme Court justice, Amy Coney Barrett, may be forcing women to say good-bye to their reproductive rights.        Amy Coney Barrett is a Republican...

Black Lives Matter protesters gather in North Carolina during June of 2020 to combat a racist police system. White privilege was heavily apparent when comparing responses from the Black Lives Matter protests to The Capitol Hill riots.

Exposing white supremacy at Capitol Hill

Marie Shvakel March 10, 2021

In an effort to overturn the defeat of former President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, Trump-supporting extremists took to the U.S. Capitol building and attempted a domestic coup on Jan....

After rebounding in popularity on TikTok close to 10 years after the movies initial release, the film has helped raise awareness on kidnapping

“Megan is Missing” raises awareness of kidnappings

Emily Ma February 24, 2021

The fiction horror movie “Megan is Missing” has gained popularity through TikTok. Many reaction videos have been posted on the movie and have caused many controversies on Tiktok due to realistic features...

Donald Trump smiles like he is about to dupe millions of people into voting for him. The former host of The Apprentice took to Arizona to campaign in 2016.

A presidency to remember

Brooklyn Weber, Sports Editor February 24, 2021

 Let me set the stage: The month is June, the year is 2015, a reality TV star is riding down a golden escalator in the Trump Tower Hotel. This man is none other than our soon-to-be President Donald Trump,...

Social media has taken over the world. Social media is one of the most powerful communication tools of the 21st century, but there are only a handful of companies can control the conversation.

The Implications of Deplatforming a President

Lawrence Feng February 16, 2021

Free speech has always been in the spotlight of American legal discourse, and now with the internet, this conversation is more relevant than ever. Recently, former President Donald Trump was deplatformed...

During his presidency, Donald Trump embodied ideals that many fascist dictators embraced in the past. Out of the 14 traits of a fascist leaders—as defined by Lawrence Britt—Trump clearly demonstrated 10 of them.

Trump’s fascist tendencies put American democracy at risk

Seta Salkhi, Managing Editor February 14, 2021

Four years ago, the greatest threat to our democracy was sworn into the American presidency, but his concession will not stop the uprising he initiated. On Jan. 20, former President Donald Trump left...

A U.S. Army Specialist prepares a vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 14, 2020, near the first phase of vaccinations for high-risk health workers and first responders.

Let in the light at the end of the tunnel, take the vaccine

Zoe Qian February 13, 2021

Since the vaccine for the novel coronavirus came out, there has been much controversy and doubt regarding its efficacy and safety when in reality, it has undergone the same testing as other commercial...

Affirmative Action: A band-aid on a bullet wound

Affirmative Action: A band-aid on a bullet wound

Zoe Qian and Mason Hanshaw December 30, 2020

Proposition 16, which would write Affirmative Action into law, appeared on the general election ballot of California on November 3, 2020, and on Nov. 24, it was defeated. Prop. 16 was intended to nullify...

Hospitals and pharmacies are doing drive-through influenza vaccinations to better social distance and ensure easy and safe access to the vaccine as flu season approaches.

Danger Season: Seasonal influenza’s joins forces with COVID-19

Elisabeth Delpouys December 20, 2020

  1,657,706 deaths so far. 12,000 to 61,000 deaths annually. Between COVID-19 and seasonal influenza, risk is high as we approach disease season.     Influenza is highly contagious and very common,...

Polarization has a been prevalent due to the increasing pressure to be politically correct

Divide and political correctness

Edi Zhang, Online Editor November 4, 2020

As seen with the numerous social movements over the last decade, politics has found itself deeply intertwined with social interaction and popularity. The demand for people to be politically correct has...

Citizens voice their opinions in an online republic.  The internet has empowered many to speak, inform, and discuss.  However, maintaining this new system requires us to be responsible and careful.

The future of our online democracy

Lawrence Feng, Staff Writer November 4, 2020

Netizens have manipulated, misinterpreted and misrepresented the truth for far too long.  These practices contradict the principles of civil discourse, degrading the value of our developing online democracy.        As...

In a large show of support for the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, millions of social media users posted a black screen under the hashtag #BlackOutTuesday on June 2. Despite this, there has been a substantial decrease in the amount of people actively backing BLM and fighting for social justice on social media in the months since Blackout Tuesday.

Performative activism: The newest threat to Black Lives Matter

Seta Salkhi and Mason Hanshaw November 4, 2020

After the well-publicized deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor, there was a drastic increase in activism and support on social media for the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. Yet,...

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