New York City: A New Epicenter For Protest Of The Presidency

by Alek Gozman ’18 After the results of the president election on November 8th, people all around the country have gathered together to protest the election of Donald Trump as president. The reasons for the protests range from abolishing the Electoral College to disputing the election results, to calls for the early impeachment of Donald […]

President Trump’s Revised Immigration Ban

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 it remained blocked by Judge Derrick […]

LIRR Derailment in Brooklyn

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 stop the train in case of an […]

The South Sudanese Bellum

The South Sudanese Bellum

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, since it is rich in oil […]

The Dire Straits of the 2016 Olympics

The Dire Straits of the 2016 Olympics

  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 people don’t want the games, the […]

Japan’s Robot Revolution

Japan’s Robot Revolution

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 population has declined from 127.8 million […]

The Life of Justice Antonin Scalia And How It Reverberates Today

The Life of Justice Antonin Scalia And How It Reverberates Today

On February 13th, 2016, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in Texas. In his almost 30 year service in the court, he was a controversial, but provocative figure in modern history. Born on March 11th, 1936 in Trenton, New Jersey, Scalia spent much of his life dedicated to law. He went to Georgetown University and […]

Guns In America: Where The Debate Stands

Guns In America: Where The Debate Stands

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 about the right to bear arms to […]

Obama Visits Islamic Society of Baltimore

Obama Visits Islamic Society of Baltimore

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 in some cases, progress not present) […]

Obama’s Final State of the Union Address

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 President began with this joke: “For […]

France and the World Heal from ISIS Attacks

“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 last was a hostage attack during […]

Latin American Mercenaries Enter the Yemen Conflict

By Skye An The arrival of 450 Latin American mercenaries in Yemen last month has introduced yet another dangerous element to the turbulent conflict within the area. The Emirates army had secretly created this foreign army over the course of five years, and it was once under the management of Erik Prince, an American businessman […]

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