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On January 20th, 2021, Joe Biden became the first sitting U.S. president to openly oppose the death penalty. Now, civil rights groups and members of Congress are pressuring him to fulfill his promises and end it.

The Death Penalty Is Wrong. What Can President Biden Do About It?

Yona Litwin, Staff Reporter March 21, 2021

The United States has a problem that it has been trying to solve for the past forty years.  No, it is not about wealth inequality, health care, or even climate change. The issue revolves around...

Type, sketch, and scribble away. Handwriting is a vital skill in the acquisition of any language, but the efficiency of the keyboard certainly has its benefits.

Handwriting Versus Typing: How Much Mightier is the Pen Than the Keyboard For Note-Taking?

Karen Phua, Staff Reporter March 21, 2021

Hand me the good old-fashioned pen and paper, and I would be armed with a formidable weapon. In many cases, potent persuasion and advocacy of ideas in writing are more consequential than physical might,...

The historic White House, now the residence of our 46th president, Joe Biden. Former president Donald Trump left the White House early on the morning of January 20th, 2021, in order to arrive at Mar-A-Lago, in Palm Beach, Florida, prior to Biden's inauguration.

President Biden’s Greatest Challenge: Uniting a Divided America

Michael Toscano, Staff Reporter March 21, 2021

It still has not fully registered for me, but we now have a President Joe Biden. After four long years, the Trump administration has finally come to an end and a new dawn is upon us. On January 20th, 2021,...

On January 6th, 2021, the Capitol building was attacked following a high-strung election season. This act of domestic terrorism is not only a striking indication of how severe the political divide within our nation is, but also a  rude awakening to the fact that America is not the beacon of democracy it has historically claimed to be.

It’s Time To Face the Truth: The United States Must Remove Democratic Sanctions on Other Countries

Gabriel Lipschutz, Staff Reporter March 21, 2021

On January 6th, 2021, the Capitol building was attacked following a high-strung election season. This act of domestic terrorism is not only a striking indication of how severe the political divide within...

Here is a compilation of past tweets from prominent Republicans, revealing their strong opposition of Trump and how they knew the consequences of letting him have power in the Republican party. However, their recent actions have shown that they are now supporting Trump in order to boost their political futures in the Republican party, in the years to come.

The Republican Party and the Trump Dilemma

Dorothea Dwomoh, Staff Reporter March 21, 2021

Republicans have sided with Donald Trump for many years, but not all were sycophants. Though he is no longer in office as president, Trump still holds the reins of a fractured and deeply divided Republican...

With almost no masks in sight, the January 6th, 2021 Capitol riot was a super-spreader event for the Coronavirus pandemic.

Capitol Breached, Along With Democracy

Akunna Njoku, Staff Reporter March 21, 2021

The events that occurred at the United States Capitol Building on January 6th, 2021 have been described by many Americans as a disgrace. On that day, supporters of former president Donald Trump made their...

After Biden’s victory and the subsequent insurrection at the Capitol, fencing has been put up for security purposes around the White House and Congress buildings. Former president Trump and the Republican party seem to be at loggerheads in terms of where the Republican party will go in the future.

Make America Great Again, Again?

Victoria Diaz, Staff Reporter March 21, 2021

While he was President of the United States, Donald Trump was known for mostly addressing his own party while blaming most, if not all, of the country’s problems on Democratic leaders. From blaming the...

On Friday, January 8th, 2021, Twitter permanently suspended Donald Trump's Twitter account. In a blog post, the company noted

‘Deplatformed’ : Trump’s Social Media Suspension

Caleb Yam, Staff Reporter March 21, 2021

On January 8th, 2021 Twitter announced that President Trump was banned from using the social media platform indefinitely. Within the next few days, various other social media platforms and websites, such...

Julian Assange continues to be mistreated by the United States in its unjust campaign to persecute him.

Journalism in Jeopardy: The Attack on Julian Assange

Rahib Taher, Staff Reporter March 21, 2021

The United States likes to pretend that it is the defender of freedom, but our Federal government continues to engage in behaviors that repress both freedoms of speech and the press. Figures like Edward...

Rockefeller Center, located in Manhattan between 48th and 51st Streets, represents a monument to the sheer clout and influence that wealth such as that of the  Rockefeller family can afford. Rockefeller Center consists of 19 buildings spanning 22 acres of land in downtown Manhattan, with construction started in 1931 and finished in 1939.

The Problems of Corporate Monopolies and Their Impact Upon Our Humanity

Jonathan Lopez, Staff Reporter March 20, 2021
As Thomas Jefferson once wrote, “The only security of all is in a free press. The force of public opinion cannot be resisted when permitted freely to be expressed. The agitation it produces must be submitted to. It is necessary to keep the waters pure."
Police lined up in riot gear during the January 6th, 2021 Capitol riot.

How Biden Should Prosecute Trump

Rahm Rodkey, Staff Reporter March 20, 2021

One major focus of the early stages of the Biden Administration should be an investigation and, if warranted, a prosecution of former President Trump for the crimes that he committed before and during...

Maintaining a healthy diet by eating lots of fruits and vegetables is one of the best ways to take care of ourselves during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Self Care at Home and Its Importance

Daniella Lorenzana, Staff Reporter March 20, 2021

When most people hear the phrase 'self care,' the first images that come to mind may be images of flawless skin as portrayed in the media, days spent at a spa unwinding, or products that are promoted by...

Military vehicles line Pennsylvania Avenue during the days leading up to Biden's inauguration. The violence incited by Trump created a tense atmosphere as Democrats rushed to file articles of impeachment and stave off future violence from Trump supporters.

The Decline of the GOP

Carolyn Chui, Staff Reporter March 20, 2021

January 6th, 2021 was a monumental day in American history in multiple ways. Domestic terrorists breached the Capitol (for the first time since the British stormed the Capitol in 1814), brought in a Confederate...

Why Prisoners Should Be Given Priority For the COVID-19 Vaccine

Margaux Reyl, Staff Reporter March 20, 2021

As the United States vaccine rollout increases, it is crucial to not only focus solely on the number of vaccinations, but also on the logic behind who is vaccinated and in what order. Vaccine waiting lists...

The White House is the former residence of Donald Trump and the current residence of President Joe Biden.

Does Donald Trump’s Impeachment Carry the Symbolism That Democrats Hoped It Would?

Anton Karp, Staff Reporter March 20, 2021

A tumultuous four year period that had the entire world’s gaze fixed on the American president reached an equally chaotic conclusion on Saturday, February 13th, 2021 when the Senate’s verdict to not...

 Hannah Bennett ’22 said “people… have stronger negative reactions when it comes to people of color at fault, because their race is made a bigger issue, and it allows people to perpetuate stereotypes about POC and crime, since it at first glance you would only know the race of POC criminals just from the titles.”

The Vilification of the American People

Arianne Browne, Staff Reporter March 19, 2021

On December 14th, 2012, twenty-year-old Adam Lanza shot and killed twenty-six people — twenty of them being first-grade children; on December 25, 2020, Anthony Quinn Warner injured eight people and blew...

London, the capital city of the United Kingdom, has been experiencing harsher lockdown measures after the emergence of the UK variant.  Hounslow, typically a bustling residential borough in West London, is left destitute and empty with the lockdown in place.

The United Kingdom’s Lackluster Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Scott Ernsberger, Staff Reporter March 18, 2021

The new strand of the Coronavirus surely shook up many — if you thought contending with a virus forcing us into a lockdown for over a year was bad enough, now it has made itself even more volatile and...

Conversations are the most valuable aspect of having a social network. The Bronx Science cafeteria serves as a gold mine of gatherings where students learn to constantly question, wonder, and balance perspectives (not currently, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic).

The Disease of Satisfaction

Samama Moontaha, Staff Reporter March 18, 2021

As the floor jolted and the sound of overlapped conversations filled the silence, I sat in the familiarity of a subway car. Perhaps what was foreign, however, was a controversial perspective I overheard. “I...

Past major political events have caused major shifts in the ways that people view politics, as well as how they interact with it. The 2016 election ushered in a new wave of activism and political involvement.

Amid Turbulent Politics, Many Are Rethinking Their Political Views

Nora Sissenich, Staff Reporter March 18, 2021

Ever since the election of Donald Trump in 2016, we have seen significant political events influence Americans in major ways. It forced Americans, especially white liberals, to reckon with the deeply ingrained...

The millions of migrants seeking to enter the United States, for whom former President Trump closed the door, are waiting to see whether a different future awaits under President Biden’s administration.

Biden Opens New Pathways for Immigration

Ramisa Promi, Staff Reporter March 15, 2021

During his four years in office, former President Donald Trump has signed over 400 executive orders, reshaping the U.S. immigration system. It has become almost impossible for citizens of some nationalities...

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