Cover Photo by Adi Talwar for Picture this: throngs of nervous, acne-ridden 13-year-olds, slowly making their way into select high schools all across the city, about to take an exam which they feel will determine their entire future. Spoiler: it won’t. But will it determine where they spend the nextRead More →

by Aaron Torres On February 27, President Trump signed a new executive order on immigration after his first order faced massive protest and was blocked by a federal judge, Judge James L. Robart. This new order had many changes that scaled back extensive parts of the first ban, but itRead More →

Alek Gozman ’18 On Wednesday, January 4th , the Long Island Rail Road train derailed. The derailment occurred in the Atlantic Terminal, injuring 103 people. Most of the injuries were minor, and no serious damage occurred. The crash occurred when the LIRR went over a bumper block, which is used to stopRead More →

By Waseeo Ahmed South Sudan gained full autonomy from Sudan on July 9th 2011 making it the world’s youngest nation. Initially, South Sudanese independence was met with great hope and expectation from not only the Sudanese community but the international one also. South Sudan had bright prospects in 2011, sinceRead More →

  By Mohamad Amin All eyes look to Rio de Janeiro for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, or as normal people call it, the 2016 Summer Olympics. The Olympics in Rio are shaping up to be the worst Olympics of our generation. The situation in Brazil looks bleak; the peopleRead More →

By Demetrios Ventouratos Japan dominates as one of the largest technological innovators in the world and has the third largest economy in the world. Despite its prosperity, Japan still encounters a problem that will plague the nation for years: a declining and aging population. From 2010 to 2015, Japan’s populationRead More →

As President Obama enters his final year of presidency, he faces a pressing issue that has long haunted him in office: guns. During his presidency, there has been a massive rise in domestic gun violence across the country. Guns have always been part of American culture, from the discussion aboutRead More →

On February 3rd, 2016, President Obama visited a mosque, the Islāmic Society of Baltimore. This visit was part of the administration’s mission to promote religious tolerance, mainly in response to remarks on the GOP campaign trail, but also to come full circle and to reflect on the progress (or inRead More →

On January 12th, 2016, President Obama delivered his eighth and final State of the Union address to the entire Congress, Vice President Joe Biden, recently elected speaker Paul Ryan, the Supreme Justices, and many other guests, some of whom were invited by the President and First Lady themselves. The PresidentRead More →

“The deadliest attack on its soil since World War II”. That was what many said about the three conspired attacks against the French in the heart of Paris, France on November 13th, 2015. One was a bombing outside a stadium, another was a shooting at a restaurant, and the lastRead More →