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The Green New Deal

The Green New Deal

Zavier Jobe, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

Since defeating incumbent Joe Crowley in the 2018 Democratic primary, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has made numerous policy proposals that have greatly influenced the debate on policy in Congress. Since entering the House of Representatives, the congresswoman from New York has proposed both raising...

Kickoff to the Democratic Primaries

Kickoff to the Democratic Primaries

Zavier Jobe, Staff Writer

February 21, 2020

The race to pick the democratic nominee to take on Trump in 2020 kicked off on February 3rd with the Iowa caucuses. Iowa has served as the first test in the months-long nomination processes of both the democratic and republican primaries since the beginning of the modern primary era in 1972. Since then...

Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake Shocks Puerto Rico

A view of a damaged church after the earthquake in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, January 9, 2020. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Nelymar Zayaz, Staff Writer

January 17, 2020

In the past weeks, a long series of earthquakes and aftershocks have rocked the island of Puerto Rico, a United States territory with a small population and a home to the families of many East Ridge High School students. These earthquakes have ranged from as small as Magnitude 2.0 to as damaging as Ma...

Markeith Loyd Charged with Multiple Murders

Markeith Loyd Charged with Multiple Murders

Carlos Molina, Staff Writer

October 29, 2019

On December 13th, 2016, Sade Dixon was fatally shot and killed in front of her own home. Dixon was a 24-year-old woman living in Central Florida who had been dating Markeith Loyd for 3 months. Three days before her murder, Dixon moved back into her parents' home due to a physical altercation between...

From the Left: Remember our dark history, but don’t celebrate it

From the Left: Remember our dark history, but don't celebrate it

Anaum Virani, Staff Writer

October 29, 2019

As the contentious decision by the Lake County Commission to place a statue of Confederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith in the Lake County Historical Museum comes to light among the general public in high schools and community colleges across Lake County, a slow and heavy youth outrage has begun to build...

The 2020 Election Democratic Primary Candidates

The 2020 Election Democratic Primary Candidates

Zavier Jobe, Staff Writeer

September 22, 2019

The 2020 Democratic primaries may be nearly half a year away, however, the nomination process is already well underway, with three democratic debates being held up to this point. Usually primary fields do not reach into the double digits, however, the field of Democrats running in 2020 has already mad...

Re-Surging Teacher Strikes

Re-Surging Teacher Strikes

Zavier Jobe, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

In 2018, teachers strikes were just one of many protest movements that swept across the nation. In states such as West Virginia and Oklahoma, teacher unions voted to walk out on strike. They began in February of 2018, when teachers in West Virginia voted to walk out statewide and protest for higher w...

Third Trimester Abortion Bill

Third Trimester Abortion Bill

Tyler Kieft, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

Virginia Delegate, Kathy Tran has recently been brought to the attention of many conservative and liberal activists due to a bill that she brought to the floor of the House of Delegates last month. Concerning third-trimester abortions, the law reignited the debate of whether the loosening of restrictions...

The Crisis in Venezuela Explained

The Crisis in Venezuela Explained

Zavier Jobe, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

Recently, there has been a lot of focus on the crisis in Venezuela from the media and the U.S. government. This comes after the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly, Juan Guaido, declared himself interim president on January 23rd. Tensions further escalated when the U.S. government offici...

Sebring Bank Shooting

Sebring Bank Shooting

Tyler Kieft, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

On the morning of January 23, 2019 at 12:36 p.m. authorities were contacted about a shooting at a SunTrust bank in Sebring, Florida, which left five people dead in the wakes of a killer. The call was made by the man himself, Zephen Xaver, stating “I have shot five people,” before barricading himself...

Measles Outbreak Spreads Through US

Measles Outbreak Spreads Through US

Nayla Delgado, Staff Writer

March 5, 2019

Though many have believed the Measles disease to be eradicated in the United States, the recent resurgence of outbreaks has been a cause for concern nationwide. There are over a hundred cases of the measles across ten states as currently reported by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Washing...

Female Directors Excluded from Oscar Nominations

Greta Gerwig directing Ladybird

Nayla Delgado, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019

Last Tuesday, upon the announcement of the 2019 Academy Awards nominations, many were quick to notice an ongoing trend in the ‘best director’ category—a lack of female directors. This news was disappointing to many Oscars fans that were hoping to see improvement of representation despite the Oscars...

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