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Shutdown interrupted: two federal employees weigh in on the longest government shutdown in United States history

Shutdown interrupted: two federal employees weigh in on the longest government shutdown in United States history

Tallula Ricciardi and Sally Cobb

February 27, 2019

From midnight on Dec. 22, 2018 until Jan. 25, 2019, the United States government experienced what turned out to be the longest federal shutdown in history. The 34-day government shutdown began because the U.S. Congress and President Trump could not come to an agreement on an appropriations bill to fu...

Planes, Boats and Concealed Vehicles: The reality of drug trafficking at the border

Planes, Boats and Concealed Vehicles: The reality of drug trafficking at the border

Lily Daniel, Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2019

Amidst the recent government shutdown and the trials of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán for smuggling drugs into the U.S., President Trump’s petition for building a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border has grown intensely. Despite his campaign promise to build the multibillion-dollar wall in 2016, the wall ...

Midterm Madness V: What’s Next?

Midterm Madness V: What’s Next?

Kian Nassre, Web Editor

December 20, 2018

What 2018 tells us about the Democrats’ 2020 strategy The conversation about the Democrats’ strategy to take on Trump in 2020 is centered on two types of swing states: the rust belt and the sun belt. Rust belt swing states (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Iowa) are more tra...

Don’t Vote For A Celebrity in 2020

Jack Cogen, Opinions Editor

March 29, 2018

The candidacy and subsequent presidency of Donald Trump were shocking for a number of reasons, not least of which being his unprecedented status as a president with no government or military experience. Elected with experience only as a businessman and celebrity, Trump could be a one-off mistake that...

Have frequent mass shootings become an inevitable violence in the U.S.?

Catherine Silvestri, Editor-in-Chief, Magazine

February 13, 2018

On a Friday morning in December of 2012, I was home from school sick and sitting in my kitchen as I watched the news. At the age of 13, I was an avid CNN watcher, keeping up with every natural disaster and news story that hit. But, on this Monday, sitting in my pajamas, the story that hit was unimagin...

Trump is out, but The Urban School joins the Paris Agreement

Trump is out, but The Urban School joins the Paris Agreement

Kian Nassre, Editor in Chief of Visuals

November 16, 2017

The Urban School will become the first high school in the United States to join the “We Are Still In” declaration. When Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris Agreement on June 1, 2017, climate change believers nationwide were ready to stay the course even if their leader would not....

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