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Debatable: The Glass Ceiling

Debatable: The Glass Ceiling

October 25, 2019

Depicted as a creation carved from man, the Bible conveys that women were grafted solely to provide men companionship. The words submissive and women soon became synonymous as the patriarchy demanded conformity from their lesser halves. Many believed the superiority of males originated from the bibli...

Spotlight: El Chapo’s son escape and terror of the Sinaloa Cartel

Mauro Flores, Spotlight Columnist

October 22, 2019

Escape seems to run in the Guzman family and so is embarrassing the government of Mexico. Over the weekend, Olvidio Guzman Lopez, son of Joaquin Guzman Loera, drug lord known as "El Chapo" managed to escape apprehension just like his father did twice before, according to several news outlets. Guzman Lopez managed to escape when members of his cartel greatly outmatched Mexican forces.  It began with a siege on the city of Culiacan on Thursday by the Sinaloa Cartel, once operated by El Chapo. Videos of fierce gun battles in...

Let’s Talk Politics: President Trump’s Impeachment Inquiry

Brianna Pineda, Staff Writer

October 15, 2019

By now everyone has heard about President Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry. It was first brought to the attention of the public on Sept. 24. It has been three weeks since this announcement has been made. Since then people have been making their opinions known, including the president himself. The reason the investigation is being conducted is because the president asked the Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, to investigate Joe Biden, top democratic candidate, and his family. President Trump had been making calls to Ze...

Let’s Talk Politics: Abortion

Brianna Pineda, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

The topic of abortion has always been a controversy in our society. Though every state has at least one abortion clinic, there are some states in the United States that have set restrictions to have an abortion. Restrictions such as the 20 week abortion ban and the heartbeat bills and so many more make it harder for women to get an abortion, and go against the ruling of Roe v. Wade. Now, when I say restrictions I mean exactly that. Since the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case in 1973, abortion is fully legal in the U.S. R...

Let’s talk politics: Separation of Church and State

Brianna Pineda, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

The argument of the statement “separation between church and state “ has been around for quite a while. There are people arguing that it’s not in the constitution, people saying that it’s in a letter Thomas Jefferson wrote, people saying that there is no such thing as “separation between church and state “ in the United States, so I’m here to put some clarity to this situation. “Separation of church and state” was written for the first and only time in a letter from Thomas Jefferson to the Baptists ...

Spotlight: Nancy Pelosi and the possible impeachment of Trump

Mauro Flores, Spotlight Columnist

September 24, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi formally filed an impeachment inquiry against President Trump at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. “It’s really sad to think that our presient would perform an impeachable event,” Pelosi said at the Atlantic Ideas Festival in Washington, D.C. Tuesday. Pelosi took the extraordinary step of initiating impeachment proceedings against President Trump accusing him of violating the Constitution by having help from foreign leader to damage a political opponent. "The actions of the Trump presidency have reve...

Let’s talk politics: Death Penalty

Brianna Pineda, Staff Writer

September 12, 2019

The death penalty first began in 1608, and still exists in 29 states in America. Most of the 29 states that have not abolished the death penalty are mainly Republican. The states in favor of the death penalty say that it is only given to suspects allegedly committed a heinous crime.  If only the people who really did commit heinous crimes were given the death penalty, then why is it that since 1973, 156 people on death row have been proven innocent? There have also been many death penalty cases that have been overturne...

Let’s talk politics: Electoral College

Brianna Pineda, Staff Writer

September 3, 2019

Whether the Electoral College should be abolished or not has been one of the major topics of politics for the past three years with democrats believing that it should be abolished and the republicans believing otherwise. Republicans have defended the Electoral College since the Democrats started talking about shutting it down in 2016. For those of you that don’t know about the Electoral College, let me explain. The Electoral College is a group of representatives from each state who elect the president for the next four...

Hundreds rally at the White House for an end to the government shutdown during the 
protests of 2018–2019, on January 10, 2019.

Federal employee shares her government shutdown troubles

January 29, 2019

The name has been changed to protect the federal employee’s identity Kristen Davis is one of the many 800,000 federal employees who was affected by the last government shutdown. When the shutdown was first announced, Davis paid little attention due to the fact that the previous shutdown was shor...

This is a collage of U.S. Customs, Border Patrol, President Donald Trump, NASA, and the Capitol; all have been involved in the government shutdown.

The Bug: 2018-2019 government shutdown is making history

January 25, 2019

The issue to shut down the government was stalled by Congress on December 5, 2018, meaning that federal employees would still receive a paycheck. However, after fighting towards no shutdown the fight was lost after 16 days. On December 22, 2018, President Donald Trump shifted the lifestyle of government...

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