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Junior Presidential Candidates Go Head-to-Head

Imari Olipani, Editor

April 10, 2017


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When Junior Justin Wong decided to run against long-standing class president Mari Foster for the spot to be senior president next year, it shocked Foster. But when Wong actually won the election, despite all odds against him, it shocked the entire junior class. “I ran for president because I felt...

April Fools

Halle Daniels, Staff Writer

April 10, 2017


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April 1st is the most notorious day of the year for practical jokes and hoaxes. This time things are different, it’s not just your friends and family who are trying to plot against you some of your favorite brands and companies are here to pollute the internet with their gimmicks. Here are a few notable...

Trump’s Healthcare

Kimiko Maeda-Leon, Staff Writer

April 10, 2017


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The Trump administration experienced yet another downfall as their health care plan was shut down by other politicians. The Republican counterpart of the ACA (Affordable Care Act or Obamacare) is called the American Health Care Act and is intended to get rid of the aspects of the ACA that made it financially unstable. Diff...

Alabama Drive-in Theater Refuses to Play “Beauty and the Beast” Remake

Nicole Fernandez, Staff Writer

March 16, 2017


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Disney’s live-action version of “Beauty and the Beast” has been awaited for by excited fans for over a year now, but one Christian theater in Alabama no longer shares that excitement. After it was released that Josh Gad’s character, Lefou, would have an “exclusively gay moment,” the theater’s...

Vogue and Diversity

Lexus Sagisi, Staff Writer

March 8, 2017


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Recently, Vogue had published a cover claiming to celebrate diversity and the “modern American woman” while emphasizing models’ figure and race. According to CNN, the models on the cover were Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Ashley Graham, Vittoria Ceretti, Imaan Hammam, Adwoa Aboah and Liu Wen. The ma...

Hate Crimes: A Breakdown

Hate Crimes: A Breakdown

Kimiko Maeda-Leon, Staff Writer

March 7, 2017


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What Makes a Hate Crime a Hate Crime? According to the Crime Museum, a hate crime is defined as “...any wrongdoing perpetrated against a particular group of people. It is a form of prejudice directed at a group of individuals based on their ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, reli...

Influenza Facts

Jasmine Oguma, Editor

February 27, 2017


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Influenza, or flu, is a respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It is highly contagious and like the common cold, however,  symptoms can appear without warning and could lead to death. Symptoms Those with the flu may experience some or all of the following: Fever or feeling feverish...

Korean Controversy

Kimiko Maeda-Leon, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017


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Kim Jong-un’s brother has died after being attacked at a Malaysian airport. Kim Jong-nam, half brother of the North Korean leader, died on the way to the hospital after allegedly being stabbed by a poison needle and sprayed in the face with a liquid. Malaysian police are holding onto the body f...

Trump’s Orders

Trump’s Orders

Kimiko Maeda-Leon, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


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Since officially becoming president on January 20, 2017, Donald Trump has issued many controversial executive orders, prompting protests all over the country. Mexico City Policy On January 23, 2017, just three days into office, Trump signed an executive order called the Mexico City Policy. It ban...

Woman’s March: Equality for All

Woman’s March: Equality for All

Lexus Sagisi, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017


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The Women’s March was a political rally that brought together thousands of women to protest for their rights and equality to be equal with the opposite sex. The march took place all over the world on January 21, 2017. Many of us women and [men] wished we could be there to stand up for not just oursel...

Project Grad

Lexus Sagisi, Staff Writer

December 15, 2016


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Project grad is an overnight party for seniors that is 100% drug and alcohol free, and Roosevelt was the first public school in the state to organize one. Each senior class goes to different locations and with that the expectations for class of 2016 were set high.   “I kind of knew bef...

PSA Shocks and Educates

Kimiko Maeda-Leon, Staff Writer

December 15, 2016


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A shocking viral video has brought gun awareness to the public, showing just how easy it is to ignore the signs of a developing shooter. The video, simply titled Evan, features a student searching for his mysterious writing partner who had kept him company in the library by carving notes onto a ...

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