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A real American horror story?

A real American horror story?

Angelica Acevedo, News Editor

February 22, 2017


Filed under Culture, Election 2016, Movies & Television

We all know American Horror Story (AHS) is infamous for having explicit, gory and downright bizarre plots. And now, news of their upcoming installment suggests that an even scarier story will be introduced—the 2016 election. The creator of the FX drama, Ryan Murphy, revealed some small details on ...

The Democratic establishment has itself to blame

Lucas Hann, Contributing Writer

November 16, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, Opinion, Presidential Election 2016

The question for Democrats on the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 9 was, of course, who is to blame? Somehow, the party had managed to turn an incredibly advantageous setting into a loss. The sitting Democratic President, Barack Obama, has a 58 percent job approval rating according to a new Gallup poll. ...

Living in my (br)own skin with Trump

Rahul Lal, Staff Writer

November 16, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, Opinion, Presidential Election 2016

When Barack Obama was elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2012, that was motivation that I could be somebody. When Donald Trump was elected, that was motivation that I needed to be somebody. While disappointed, I’ll go out into the world with brown skin, a beard and tattoos. To some Trump supporters, that ...

I do not feel free

Cheyanne Gonzales, General Manager Emeritus

November 16, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, Opinion, Presidential Election 2016

The past year and a half, the social media world took the presidential election to a level that no one in history has ever seen. Each candidate was ridiculed for every move they made from interviews, to tweets, to memes, to scandals, as the country watched on. As a mixed woman, as a college student and a...

Fears and hopes on the results of the presidential election

Rasheeda Campbell, Staff Writer

November 16, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, Opinion, Presidential Election 2016

Upon waking up Wednesday morning after Election Day, I immediately grabbed my phone to see the election results.  I was devastated after reading that the new president of the United States of America will be Donald J. Trump. Even though Trump was leading in states that Tuesday night, I still had hope...

Shock and disbelief on electing Donald Trump

Angela Kellett, Staff Writer

November 16, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, Opinion, Presidential Election 2016

It has been said countless times this past week: some of us cannot believe we elected Donald J. Trump as our 45th President. Throughout this election he was mocked, and doomsday was projected for our world if he was elected. Yet, somehow, he won the Electoral College, and he will be standing in the ...

President-Elect Trump: A day to remember

Beatriz da Costa, Staff Writer

November 16, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, Opinion, Presidential Election 2016

Dread. Embarrassment. Determination. I feel dreadful regarding the results of this election because I know America’s future, my future, is not as bright and secure as it should be. I am embarrassed by Donald Trump’s victory because I know the rest of the world is watching the United States...

President-Elect Trump: Coming together

Sahn Choi, Assistant Opinion Editor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, Opinion

This election has divided the nation. Some steadfastly refuse to associate with any given supporter of Donald Trump. For these people, support for a particular political candidate says everything. ‘Racism’ has been one of the more popular buzzwords these past few months. There’s no shortag...

Donald J. Trump: Not a politician, but better

Anthony Savino, Staff Writer

November 16, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, Opinion

Election night was an unbelievable and exciting night. I, like many of you, was shocked when Donald Trump was officially named president-elect. There always is backlash when change occurs, but I truly believe there is not very much to worry about. I voted for Trump, but don’t be mad at me. Do not be...

A shattered glass ceiling no one talks about

A shattered glass ceiling no one talks about

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief

November 15, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, Opinion

Last week, America erupted when it was officially announced that Donald Trump would be the 45th President of the United States. While some claimed that Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, didn’t win based on her gender, therefore leaving the ultimate glass ceiling unshattered, others celebrated glass ceil...

Top 10 Comedy Bits of the 2016 Election Season

Steven Verdile, Design Editor

November 10, 2016


Filed under Culture, Election 2016, Movies & Television, Presidential Election 2016

The 2016 election season has been a series of ups and downs for both political parties, but there has been one group of people that have been winning the entire time: comedians.  The overly expressive personalities of the candidates make for hilarious television, and every late night host and comedian ...

Celebrities turned successful politicians

Celebrities turned successful politicians

Reza Moreno, Features Editor

November 9, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, Features, Home Scroll, Presidential Election 2016

With Donald Trump being one of the biggest celebrities to ever run for the United States Presidency, here are a few other celebrities who became successful politicians. George Murphy: (Rep-Calif), U.S. Senator (1965-1971) Murphy was an actor and American dancer before he ran for senator, according to Mic....

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