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Popularity beats out productivity in the animal world

Popularity beats out productivity in the animal world

Karen Gao, Staff Writer
April 1, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Panda bears are defined by their distinct black and white fur, which puts them at the center of attention in the endangered species world. Due to their popularity, they receive the most funding that could be better spent elsewhere. According to the World Wildlife Fund for Nature, pandas can only survive on eatin...

North Korea is pinned down by UN

North Korea is pinned down by UN

Justin Som, Staff Writer
March 23, 2016
Filed under Opinion

After the firings of missiles in the ocean surrounding the Korean North Eastern territories by North Korea, the United Nations finally acknowledged the threat by placing strict sanctions for the country on March 22. Long overdue, these sanctions were the results of numerous tests by North Korea...

Fiction impacts people’s reality

Fiction impacts people’s reality

Karen Gao, Staff Writer
March 18, 2016
Filed under Opinion

You stand in front of your enemy, adrenaline powering your every move, ready for the final confrontation, or so you think. You let your eyes drift from the screen back to reality where your homework lies untouched. The images and words all seem real, as if one could reach out and touch it. However,...

Viceland: A revolutionary reporting channel on the rise

Viceland: A revolutionary reporting channel on the rise

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
March 11, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The same news over and over again. Politicians doing this, politicians doing that. The economy doing this, the economy doing that. The same materials are being regurgitated and sold to the people of this country as "breaking news." This no longer has to be the case, as a new reporting television...

The Democratic party may be our last hope

The Democratic party may be our last hope

Justin Som, Staff Writer
March 8, 2016
Filed under Opinion

With GOP supporters ominously spelling out the name of their chosen candidate via the Republican primaries, voters may move to the side of the Democrats for the final election. The year has just begun, but it has already proven to be an eventful one for politics. The untimely death of Supreme...

Virtual exercise does not equal real exercise

Virtual exercise does not equal real exercise

Karen Gao, Staff Writer
March 7, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The tennis player's grip firm and resolute, serves the ball to begin the match. However, there is no real court, opponent, or even player. It is simply an average person playing on the Wii, serving a virtual ball as their daily exercise. Some believe that such simulated exercise can give them the...

Make America great again by silencing Trump

Make America great again by silencing Trump

Editorial Staff
March 2, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Top News

Any publicity is good publicity, and Donald Trump is by far the most publicized candidate in the 2016 presidential election. Almost every news site in the nation is constantly covering Trump's every move. This media boost gave the man who everyone originally thought was running as a joke more than...

Jeb Bush’s departure was the best decision of his campaign

Jeb Bush’s departure was the best decision of his campaign

Justin Som, Staff Writer
February 24, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Limping on the final legs of his presidential campaign, Jeb Bush proved with his recent drop from the election that it takes a lot more than a family name and money to win a presidency. Despite having spent over $130 million, which is more than all the expenditures of the other candidates combined according...

Paper is the better reading medium

Paper is the better reading medium

Karen Gao, Staff Writer
February 22, 2016
Filed under Opinion

A small weight rests on your lap. You hear the crisp sound of the page turning, and your eyes skim the curved words. Reading a book is commonly associated with this image. But now when it comes to reading, we imagine words flat and two-dimensional on a illuminated electronic screen with fingers...

High fashion faces pressure to be inclusive

High fashion faces pressure to be inclusive

Celine Yang, Staff Writer
February 19, 2016
Filed under Campus, Opinion

The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York is in full swing. However, more attention from the mainstream media was dedicated to the issue of diversity and celebrity rather than the latest styles on the runway. Fashion used to be about the clothes. Tall, beautiful, and predominantly white models ...

Republican lies come out during GOP debate

Republican lies come out during GOP debate

Justin Som, Staff Writer
February 15, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Top News

In 2016, the GOP debates have achieved the highest ratings throughout history. According to CBS, who hosted the most recent debate, over 13.5 million Americans tuned in. Viewers are attracted to these debates because they believe that they will gain knowledge of these presidential candidates' policies...

We are losing Earth’s greatest animals

We are losing Earth’s greatest animals

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
February 11, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The great giants of the world are leaving us. Soon they will be nothing more than distant memories told by grandparents, or old scientific records forgotten on dusty desks. They will be nothing more than antique documentaries that lie in broken cabinets, or ragged stuffed animals lost to the decades. Perhaps they will become legends one day, myths for the superstitious and fairy tales for the children. Whatever the case may be, a fact remains: Earth’s biggest land animals are disappearing at an astonishingly fast rate.

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