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Reproductive rights endangered at the Mexico-United States border

Reproductive rights endangered at the Mexico-United States border

Lily Daniel, Editor in Chief

May 4, 2019

While the media often laces stories of the Mexico-United States border with violence, starvation, and complete desperation, it fails to acknowledge the many women in need of reproductive healthcare, contraception and legal support after crossing the border. Miscarriages due to violence at the border, ...

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 ...

What happens if you Google crazy state laws

What happens if you Google crazy state laws

Kian Nassre, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017

It all began when I heard something bizarre on an old episode of Bones: apparently premarital sex is illegal in Virginia. My first thought was no way. There is no way that in the 21st century, the state of Virginia does not allow premarital sex. So I did what any curious teenager would do when they...

The reality of Trump’s wall draws closer

The reality of Trump’s wall draws closer

Kian Nassre, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017

 "The wall is getting designed right now," said President Donald Trump on February 8, 2017. Trump pledged to build a wall on the U.S. - Mexico border throughout his presidential campaign. Now, the U.S. government is officially seeking contractors and designs as the feasibility of Trump’s wall remains unde...

History unfolding: Are Occupy protests the new civil rights movement?

Jonathan Baer, Staff Writer

December 14, 2011

Call it a flashback: When the Occupy movement hit San Francisco, it brought back memories of Vietnam, sit-ins, the sexual revolution, the rise of feminism – the glory times that self-proclaimed “old hippie” Rick Fletcher loved. In a full-body, green jumpsuit, with a matching Army hat, the grey-bearded Flet...

FIFA announces: 2022 World Cup to be held in Qatar

FIFA announces: 2022 World Cup to be held in Qatar

Jenna Waldman, sports editor

February 6, 2011

For U.S. soccer fans, it was a nasty surprise. The FIFA Executive Committee voted Qatar as the host country for the 2022 World Cup on Dec. 1. The announcement, made in Zurich, Switzerland, came as a surprise to many, including the United States Soccer Federation, which had mounted an extensi...

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