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Puerto Rican Day Parade controversy

Oscar Lopez Rivera with City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito on the lead float at this year's Puerto Rican Day Parade.

Russell Stern, Editor

June 15, 2017

The Puerto Rican Day Parade is an annual festival located on Fifth Avenue that celebrates the cherished culture and heritage of the Puerto Rican community. Usually, this parade honors Puerto Rican leaders who have made significant contributions to the United States government and leaders who have tried to h...

Trump’s Paris withdrawal

Donald Trump announces in press conference speech the U.S.’s withdrawal on June 1st, 2017

J-Lynn Torres, Reporter

June 12, 2017

Washington - On Thursday, June 1st, President Donald Trump stood before reporters in the Rose Garden to announce that the United States would be withdrawing from the momentous Paris climate accord, claiming that it set unrealistic expectations on American business. “We’re getting out,” he declared....

New rule: No AP classes for rising sophomores

NYC iSchool Sophomore Dianney Mascary filling out an AP US History application.

Piper Paulino and Nina Roberts

June 9, 2017

A new rule for the NYC iSchool states that rising sophomores are not allowed to sign up for AP classes. Assistant Principal Michelle Leimsider announced the rule on May 15 just before the AP applications could officially be handed out. Do students find this fair? Around this time of year at the NYC iSchool,...

Terror in Manchester

Scenes of the wounded civilians moments after the bombing.

André Eisenberg, Section Editor

June 1, 2017

A suicide bombing killed 22 people and wounded 59 in the Manchester Arena on May 22nd. Children as young as 7-years-old traveled from close and far to see Ariana Grande perform in Manchester, England; however, the concert’s joyful atmosphere was destroyed within a matter of seconds just as the show w...

Corruption to another level

Brazilian President Michel Temer at a press conference in which he stated that he would not resign.

André Eisenberg, Section Editor

May 31, 2017

Just two weeks ago, it seemed as if Brazil was finally turning a corner on what has been a corruption-ridden two years in politics. The stock market was flying high. Bankers were cheering. Lawmakers were lining up to curb spending. Inflation had been tamed. Brazil, it appeared, was finally back on...

Fidget Toys: What’s the hype?

Fidget Toys: What's the hype?

Tyler Baguio and Lucas Rivera

April 27, 2017

You see them everywhere. On the streets, in schools, and even in offices. The fidget toy has taken over and is the next must have toy. First appearing on Kickstarter, the Fidget toy raised nearly $6.5 million dollars from backers (investors), and is now ranked the 9th most funded project on Kickstar...

President Trump’s Immigrants

Donald J. Trump, the current President Of The United States speaking before the nation.

Kamil Kuzminski, Editor

March 21, 2017

Come one, come all. Or not, as it would appear under the helm of Trump in this unique presidency. There are many policies and plans that Trump plans to initiate over the next four years to complete his vision. From walls along the Mexican border, to the abolishing of Obamacare. The most controversial and heat...

Trump’s actions so far

Trump giving a speech to Congress; Mike Pence and Paul Ryan are behind him.

Danny Goyette, Reporter

March 16, 2017

From his election in November to his inauguration in January, President Trump was talking all about what he was going to put in place; at the time it seemed like nonsense. Turns out it wasn’t really nonsense at all. Only one week into his term, President Trump placed a travel ban on seven countries...

A global march for human rights

A global march for human rights

Sadie Krichmar

January 20, 2017

The organization Women’s March Global has planned many marches on January 21, 2017, to support people during the Donald Trump presidency. These marches are nonviolent and intended to support women, people of color, the LGBTQIAP+ community, disabled people, people of all faiths, immigrants, and anyo...

Gun control out of hand

Gun control out of hand

Danny Goyette

January 20, 2017

Esteban Santiago killed 5 people and injured even more last week when he was able to bring a gun into the Fort Lauderdale airport. The Second Amendment, along other rules, allows for an unloaded gun to be packed in a suitcase, and under certain circumstances, the ammunition as well. This amendment...

Chelsea Manning’s sentence commuted in final days of Obama presidency

Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning on Tuesday.  Manning was set to serve a 35-year sentence for leaking secret documents, the longest sentence for a leak in U.S. history.

Owen Levy, Section Editor

January 19, 2017

Obama commuted the sentence of military whistleblower Chelsea Manning last Tuesday in the final days of his presidency, and Manning is now set to be released in May of this year. Prior to her commutation, Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for releasing a massive trove of secret military doc...

Trump’s controversial cabinet

Jeff Sessions (R-AL) visits Trump tower in December to meet with the president-elect. Trump has said he will appoint Sessions as attorney general despite Session’s past controversial remarks.

Owen Levy and Tabor Lapensee

January 6, 2017

Since Trump’s surprise electoral victory on November 8th, there has been much deliberation over his cabinet.   His promises to “drain the swamp,” while earning the support of enough people to win the election, distressed some who feared that Trump would place inexperienced people in powerful...

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