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Dieselgate

Dieselgate

Sarah Tabibzada, Politics Writer

October 23, 2015


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Volkswagen has been caught in an environmental scandal this September. The company has marketed its diesel engine cars, the 2009-2015 TDI Volkswagen Golf, Jetta, Beetle and Audi A3s, and the 2014-2015 Passat, as having illegal amounts of nitrogen oxide emissions. These cars have been armed with a “defeat device” ...

Lights, Camera, Politics

Lights, Camera, Politics

Laura Grajales, Politics Writer

October 22, 2015


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The first Democratic debate for the 2016 presidency premiered Tuesday, October 13 on CNN. While it did not hold as much entertainment value as the Republican debate did, the standout candidates, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, still managed to bring in 15.3 million viewers. The debate “brought ...

California’s End of Life Option Act Signed into Law

California’s End of Life Option Act Signed into Law

Huma Ilyas, Politics Writer

October 19, 2015


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California recently became the fifth state to allow doctors to prescribe life-ending drugs to incurable patients and those in critical conditions. Governor Jerry Brown told the LA Times that the “The End of Life Act”  is not an ordinary bill, considering it deals with the matter of life and death, and approving it.   The LA Times reports that it “appe...

Tragedy in Oregon

Tragedy in Oregon

Megan Neuman, Politics Writer

October 19, 2015


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On Thursday, October 1st, a deadly school shooting took place at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Umpqua, a school of over 3,000 students with the average student age 37, has been the most recent scene of school shooting terror. Reports have disclosed that the shooter  took out his concealed...

Drones in the United States

Drones in the United States

Jordan Roiland, Politics Writer

October 19, 2015


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Drones – we’ve all seen them somewhere. The American interest in drones has led to great bounds of progress in developing new technology and making that technology readily available and affordable to the general public. Because of how fast our technology changes, the federal government is left...

U.S.-Russia Tensions Rise in Syria

U.S.-Russia Tensions Rise in Syria

Doug Marr, Politics Writer

October 18, 2015


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When the people of Syria joined the swelling tide of Middle Easterners calling for an end to tyrannical governments in 2011, the West was quite hopeful for a better future for the region. Until that point, Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad had ruled Syria with an iron fist. Political dissidents were...

Liquid Water Confirmed on Mars

Liquid Water Confirmed on Mars

Megan Neuman, Politics Writer

October 14, 2015


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New findings released by NASA and Nature Geoscience provide definite proof that liquid water, which is widely recognized by scientists as one of the essential ingredients for life, can be found on Mars’s surface. Using NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), researchers have confirmed that liquid water exi...

Pope Francis Makes His Mark on the United States

Pope Francis Makes His Mark on the United States

Laura Grajales, Politics Writer

October 14, 2015


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Pope Francis, often regarded as “The People's Pope,” made his first United States visit on the week of September 22. He stayed in the country for five days and was met by enormous crowds and cheers on each of his stops: Washington D.C, New York City and Philadelphia. Pope Francis started his tour...

The New Einstein

Huma Ilyas, Politics Writer

October 14, 2015


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12-year-old Nicole Barr in England scored higher on an IQ test than famous scientists, Einstein and Hawking without any preparation. Barr attends Burnt Mill Academy and wants to become a doctor. She reported to USA Today that the rigorous examination was much easier than she expected. “At first I ...

Muslim Teen Arrested After Teachers Believe Clock Was A Bomb

Muslim Teen Arrested After Teachers Believe Clock Was A Bomb

Aamash Mussa, Politics Writer

October 14, 2015


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Zohreh Assemi, an Iranian-American Muslim owner of a nail salon in Locust Valley, New York, was robbed, beaten, and called a "terrorist" in September 2007 in what authorities called a hate crime. On August 25, 2010, a New York taxi driver was stabbed after a passenger asked if he was Muslim. After...

Obama and Putin Brawl at UNGA

Obama and Putin Brawl at UNGA

Jordan Roiland, Politics Writer

October 14, 2015


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Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin dueled at the United Nations National Assembly (UNGA) on September 28. This dueling was not fought physically, but rather verbally through their opposing speeches. They each presented their opinion on the Syrian crisis and the best way of bringing peace to t...

This Time, It’s Not a Bridge – It’s a Plane

This Time, It’s Not a Bridge – It’s a Plane

Doug Marr, Politics Writer

October 14, 2015


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It was only two years ago that the first scandal of New Jersey’s Governor, Chris Christie, came to light. It began on September 3, 2013 on the George Washington Bridge, which is considered the busiest bridge in the world. Two out of the three toll lanes were inexplicably closed during morning rush...

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