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The Rohingya Crisis

The Rohingya Crisis

Naheen Khan, Reporter

October 11, 2018


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RAKHINE, MYANMAR, once a home to a million Rohingya people, is now a ‘Muslim dry’ zone. Life away from home wasn’t exactly what the Rohingya people had in mind when they settled in the villages of Rakhine. In the nation of Myanmar, there are three known ethnic/ religious groups, which are the Buddhists,...

Package Of Bills Are Creating Environmental Justice In New York City

Package Of Bills Are Creating Environmental Justice In New York City

Linda Pillcorema, Reporter

June 3, 2018


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New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, and 19 members of the New York City Council, introduced a package of bills to eliminate lead poisoning within the five boroughs. This legislation would help enforce and regulate the city’s current lead laws. Through this legislation, it would help prevent...

North Korean Diplomacy

North Korean Diplomacy

Waras Yaqub, Reporter

June 3, 2018


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North Korean diplomacy has taken a dramatic shift, as Kim Jong Un is attempting to finally be cordial with the U.S. and its allies. Kim Jong Un is clearly trying to have sanctions lifted by the U.S. and legitimize his regime. Kim Jong Un’s best hope was President Trump, as he can with ease have sancti...

Corporations Take The Lead On Gun Restrictions

Corporations Take The Lead On Gun Restrictions

Xin Chen, Reporter

March 23, 2018


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Another heartbreaking mass shooting occurred at Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, resulting in 17 students and faculty members dead. The nation was once again drawn into the controversial debate regarding gun violence. On one side, people with the National Rifle Association (NRA) — America...

The Untold Truth of NYCHA

The Untold Truth of NYCHA

Linda Pillcorema, Reporter

March 23, 2018


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In the City of New York, the NYCHA( New York City Housing Authority) has been an affordable and "decent" place to live. It has been providing homes for many low to moderate income families in New York since 1935. NYCHA has become one of the largest public housing authorities throughout the nation. However,...

Would You Design Your Baby?

Would You Design Your Baby?

Shifa Maqsood, Reporter

January 16, 2018


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Science has advanced vastly, and now many couples who could not conceive normally, can have their own babies through in vitro fertilization. This process enables them to have their own healthy biological children. Postnatal diagnosis has allowed parents to discover probable disabilities, such as Down...

The Adrenaline of the Midterm Election

The Adrenaline of the Midterm Election

Linda Pillcorema, Reporter

January 16, 2018


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All of us are trying to start this year on the right foot. We are beginning a journey known as 2018. Believe it or not, when politics are mentioned in the U.S., it brings a rush of adrenaline to people. President Trump will get our adrenaline going this year, again. There is little doubt that he wi...

The Russian Investigation

The Russian Investigation

Waras A. Yaqub, Reporter

November 26, 2017


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The 2017 Special Counsel is an investigation, led by former FBI director Robert Muller, and supervised by the US Justice Department, into potential coordination between the Trump 2016 campaign, and the Russian government. Muller was chosen due to him being unbiased, and due to President Trump removing...

Texas Tragedy

Texas Tragedy

Elizabeth Pillcorema & Melanie Justiniano, Reporters

November 26, 2017


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On Sunday, November 5th Devin Kelley killed over two dozen people, the youngest being five years old and the oldest 77. It has been noted that Kelley had a history of behavioral issues, and has been arrested before. Previously being in the Air Force, they failed to report his behavior, which prevented...

The Fight over “Tax Reform”

The Fight over “Tax Reform”

Waras Yaqub, Reporter

October 11, 2017


Filed under Current Events

Republicans have long since dreamed over “Tax Reform,” or what I call robbery. Republicans are currently aiming to slash taxes to unbelievably low levels. Republicans will try to cut corporate tax to 20-25% from the current 35%, income tax to 10-25% (depending on income level), and totally get rid...

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