Same-Sex Couples will continue to Marry in Utah, but Utahans are at a Stalemate by Stephanie Brito

The past month has been a rollercoaster for Utah. On December 20th 2013, Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage was deemed unconstitutional by district judge Robert J. Shelby. As a result, over one thousand same-sex couples received marriage licenses in Utah. On January 6th, the Supreme Court put the marriages on hold. To top it all … Continue reading Same-Sex Couples will continue to Marry in Utah, but Utahans are at a Stalemate by Stephanie Brito

Is Apple Straying Away From Their Original Vision? by Marissa Echeverria

  Apple, during the fall, usually releases new a new version of a previous device. Rumor has it that they might release the iPhone 6 before June 2014, which is earlier than normal. Economic reports show that the iPhone 5s and 5c didn’t do as well as its predecessor, which is why tech specialists are … Continue reading Is Apple Straying Away From Their Original Vision? by Marissa Echeverria

With New Common Core Policy Comes a Test Similar to the FCAT by Julissa Higgins

The push towards new common core standards adopted in Florida by state legislatures has brought a series of new changes to education. Among these, one of the most significant will include the shift towards a new state test to replace the FCAT. This shift to common core standards means that learning will be more analysis … Continue reading With New Common Core Policy Comes a Test Similar to the FCAT by Julissa Higgins

Blackfish: Documentary on Killer Whale Abuse Causes Outrage Towards SeaWorld by Sana Chaudhry

Ever since the release of Blackfish ,Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s documentary which showed the abuse killer whales go through, SeaWorld has been surrounded by controversy. The chain of marine-life-themed amusement parks has been facing numerous protests from animal rights activists who believe that they have been mistreating whales, dolphins, and other creatures for entertainment purposes. After Blackfish … Continue reading Blackfish: Documentary on Killer Whale Abuse Causes Outrage Towards SeaWorld by Sana Chaudhry

The #SelfieOlympics: More Dangerous Than Amusing? by Amanda Delgado

The Selfie Olympics are in full swing, with competitors fighting to take the most thought- provoking, elaborate and creative selfie. Having captured the attention of thousands, the internet game encourages competitors to post their pictures on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Twitter users began to use the hashtag #SelfieOlympics on January 2nd, while handles such as … Continue reading The #SelfieOlympics: More Dangerous Than Amusing? by Amanda Delgado

A Harmful Fashion Trend: Nail Polish and Its Harmful Chemicals by Nathalie Mairena

Nail polish has been a fashion trend since it was first invented in China, 3000 BC, and became popularized in the 1920s. Millions of women use all shades and hues, and there are even stencils allowing any kind of design in the convenience of the home. But there may be more danger to nail polish … Continue reading A Harmful Fashion Trend: Nail Polish and Its Harmful Chemicals by Nathalie Mairena

Look Forward To the Year of the Horse and What It Has To Offer You by Marissa Echeverria

On January 31st, the Chinese zodiac calendar began its cycle. Following Chinese astrology, 2014 is considered the Year of the Wooden Horse; it ends February of 2015. As of now, the years that go under the Year of the Horse are: 1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, and 2014. In China, the … Continue reading Look Forward To the Year of the Horse and What It Has To Offer You by Marissa Echeverria

Oscar Buzz! by Christian Steiner

  The preliminary rounds of awards are officially over. The Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild, and the Emmys are all over and done with and now the king of movie award shows approaches at blindingly fast speed. The final round is here and the contestants are announced; some obvious nominees and many questionable decisions have … Continue reading Oscar Buzz! by Christian Steiner

From Rentals to Riedel’s: A Guide to Entering the World of Figure Skating

Stephanie Brito

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As the 2014 Olympics unravel, the effects of the most popular–and perhaps most captivating–sport is evident: the lines at public skating locations are at an all-time long. This event inspires many people to go skating with their friends and family and some, to pursue figure skating, either recreationally or competitively.

The transition from the occasional public skater to the weekly skater is one that should not be taken lightly. The difficulties faced by those entering a field that consists of tight-knit friendships that have blossomed for years are not small. But, there are some things that a beginner can do to ensure that they enter the universe of figure skating.

Buying the first pair of skates 

This is perhaps one of those most strenuous parts of beginning to skate seriously. It takes a while to understand the way that figure skates work and to determine which are good and which…

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How Far Have Video Game Consoles Come Since the Beginning by Daniel Saiz

Video games became a worldwide trend during these past few years. Now with the rivaling releases of the Xbox One and the PS4, thousands of fans are hyped over the most current breakthroughs in video game history; however, do they know how it all started? Most people can remember their first video game console being … Continue reading How Far Have Video Game Consoles Come Since the Beginning by Daniel Saiz