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A Misleading State of the Union Address

A Misleading State of the Union Address

Eduardo Alfonzo, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Weeks after the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, President Trump delivered a State of the Union Address that sought to bring unity to a very divided Congress and provide the American people with a sense of hope that the government will no longer face a similar dilemma. The problem was tha...

Why President Trump’s Executive Action Will Never Work

Why President Trump’s Executive Action Will Never Work

J.P. Devetori, Contributing Writer

February 20, 2019


Filed under Opinion

On Friday, Feb. 15, President Donald Trump signed a spending bill to keep the government open but declared a national emergency. This national emergency may work in Trump’s eyes but it will not work for the future of America. I believe that President Trump can take out billions of dollars from federa...

Trump’s Temper Tantrums Threaten Trade

Trump’s Temper Tantrums Threaten Trade

Arturo Enamorado, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The recent economic tirades by Donald Trump on China are a part of a long list of temper tantrums the President has had regarding the growing Eastern superpower. Starting September 24, the United States will impose a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion Chinese goods before raising the tariff to 25 percen...

Injunction Protecting DACA is a Testament to Power and Responsibility

Kennisa Ragland, Contributing Writer

January 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

No person or institution is all-powerful in America. And neither is one person or institution held exclusively responsible for what takes place in this country. These actualities are visible upon examining not only the state of DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – but also the history of Ame...

DACA Repeal: Unpatriotic, Anti-life and Non-Christian

DACA Repeal: Unpatriotic, Anti-life and Non-Christian

Angel Vera, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

On Tuesday Sept. 5th, one of the legacies that former president Barack Obama left behind was dissolved by the Trump Administration. It was announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) would end with a six month hiatus. This executive order iss...

Fashion has a say in Trump’s immigration policy

Fashion has a say in Trump’s immigration policy

Crystal Grant, Staff Writer

April 28, 2017


Filed under Features

Like most industries in America, the fashion industry, which holds an immeasurable influence on the entire world, is blessed by the hard work of immigrants. To name a few, fashion icons such as Oscar de la Renta, Adriana Lima and Anna Wintour are all immigrants. Despite their critical role in the American ...

The Press and Politics: A new era

The Press and Politics: A new era

Bre'Anna Grant, Staff Writer

April 26, 2017


Filed under News

Rick Klein of ABC News discusses journalism in the age of President Trump

Trump’s First 100 Days: Week ten

Trump’s First 100 Days: Week ten

Ariana Ortiz, Assistant News Editor

March 29, 2017


Filed under News, Trump's First 100 Days

For the Trump Administration, the past few weeks have been rife with controversy, policy change and the failure to deliver on a major campaign promise. Amidst tensions between the White House and the previous presidential administration, as well as a foreign intelligence agency, the Trump Administratio...

President Trump’s first 100 days: Week three

President Trump’s first 100 days: Week three

Bryant Rodriguez and Ariana Ortiz

February 22, 2017


Filed under News, Trump's First 100 Days

A month into his term, President Trump has focused on establishing new rules regarding immigration policies and border protection, met with leaders from Japan, Canada and Israel to discuss bilateral relations and managed a scandal involving former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Crackdown on...

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