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With democracy at stake in Ukraine, Americans come together

May 22, 2022 By Mirka Cuadros Editor Since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, there have been 15,442 detentions in Russia linked to anti-war actions, according to OVD-Info, a private organization that tracks protests and arrests. Russian President Vladimir Put... More »

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Teachers should reserve class time for independent reading

May 15, 2022 By Tara Tiyaloglu Staff Writer We’ve all been there. You are sitting in a class when all of a sudden, it feels as if your brain cannot process any more information. Your teacher’s words are going in one ear and out the other. Your notes are becomi... More »

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How to stay calm in a chaotic world

May 10, 2022 By Amerie Diaz Staff Writer It is easy to feel hopeless and uneasy nowadays. Devastating news dominates conversations, headlines and social media posts. Time is limited to save the planet, inflation is at its highest in 40 years, a new subvariant ... More »

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Will Smith ruined the Oscars with his inexcusable behavior

May 2, 2022 By Vanessa Guevara Staff Writer The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, is known as a celebratory occasion where the most talented and accomplished people in the film industry are recognized in the presence of their peers. Unfortunately,... More »

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It’s time for health care reform in the US

April 30, 2022 By Mirka Cuadros Editor The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the national health care discussion, amplifying the high expense that remains a burden to American families. A major survey by Pew Research Center found that 76% of Am... More »

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NJ should lower its probationary licensing age to 16

April 29, 2022 By Emily Melleno Editor For most New Jersey teens, getting their probationary driver’s license on their 17th birthday is more than a rite of passage. It opens opportunities for getting jobs, becoming independent, participating in more after-scho... More »

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Alcoholism is an addiction that should not be ignored

April 26, 2022 By Joshua Ormaza Staff Writer Abuse, depression, mental health issues, underdeveloped social skills and even suicide are among the challenges faced by children who grow up with alcoholic parents. They are forced to endure confusion, fear and unc... More »

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April raises awareness about sexual assault

April 16, 2022 By Vanessa Guevara Staff Writer April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which recognizes the dangers and effects of nonconsensual sexual activity. Some think sexual assault can only happen in person, but that is not the case. It can also happen... More »

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NJ students are better off without a mask mandate

April 14, 2022 By Hannah Opalinski Staff Writer Last month, Gov. Phil Murphy lifted New Jersey’s mask mandate in schools. For a variety of reasons, this was the correct decision to make.  First of all, one can still get Covid-19 even when wearing a mask. Accor... More »

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This year’s NBA play-in tournament will be one to watch

April 12, 2022 By Jolie Paz-Garcia Staff Writer The National Basketball Association’s regular season ended on April 10, and teams near the bottom of the standings will compete for postseason seeding on April 12-15, with a specific focus on the league’s play-in... More »