By Tyler Banks These are polarizing times and, although there is plenty of anger and outrage to go around, few issues cause as much frustration as public education: especially standardized testing.The latest iteration of this, the Common Core, is reviled on both sides of the aisle. The Common Core is a set of guidelines that … Continue reading DeSantis Eliminates Common Core
By Rhobie Toussaint From the very founding of the United States, there has been racism, prejudice and hate present. Even after laws were put into place to avoid discrimination and give every race and gender equal opportunity, there is one thing still evidently present: hate. As of 2018 there have been 1020 hate groups reported … Continue reading Hate Groups Are on the Rise: But Why?
By Devin Dubon Since its inception, the State of the Union has always been used to highlight the main goals and ambitions of the incumbent administration. Well, it seems this tradition was upheld Tuesday night as President Trump highlighted his main goal: confuse the American people. After weeks of controversy and childish exchanging of letters … Continue reading Opinion | A Confusing Night for American Democracy
Roger Stone, the self-proclaimed "dirty trickster" of the Republican party, and long-time associate of President Trump has been arrested and charged with seven counts of obstruction of an official proceeding and witness tampering. Special Counsel Robert Mueller uncovered direct links between the Trump campaign’s and Wikileaks’s efforts to damage the Clinton campaign during the presidential … Continue reading Roger Stone Indicted in Mueller Investigation
By Khimmoy Hudson The United States of America has, once again shattered a record; but, this record isn’t one that anyone hoped to break. In the latest showdown between the President and the Democrats, the funding for many federal offices – and its employees -- stopped on Saturday, December 22nd of 2018. The partial shutdown. … Continue reading The Government Shutdown has become a Proxy War & American Workers are Suffering
By Devin Dubon It is common knowledge by now that the norms of politics have shifted drastically: They’re more divisive, partisan, bloody – truly a mockery of Congress, a lack of cooperation that would have been unthinkable just a few decades ago. We can no longer work together. Our current two party system was built … Continue reading The Republicans Have Broken Congress, and That’s a Fact
By Samantha Jimenez Students at Miami Lakes Educational Center (MLEC) proved, once again, that young people are not the uninformed, apathetic generation people make them out to be. The Harbinger and Junior State of America (JSA) hosted a mock gubernatorial debate and a mock senatorial debate four days before Election Day. The audience, composed of … Continue reading MLEC’s Debates: An Interactive Experience
By Devin Dubon With the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, it is becoming increasingly clear that no matter what accusations are put forward, sexual assault will never be taken seriously in Congress. Not by the Republicans who attacked Dr. Ford, ridiculing and belittling her in public. Not by those who try to … Continue reading Opinion | Congress Does Not Care About Sexual Assault
By Luis Mila The infamous Raúl Castro was known across the globe as Cuba’s president; however his preselected successor which would inherit all his rule—Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez—was a subject of the unknown. U.S. Congress members bombarded Mr. Díaz-Canel with a series of questions when they visited in early 2015. They revolved around his thoughts on … Continue reading Miguel Diaz-Canela: An End to the Castro Dynasty or A Continuation?
By Veronica Rarick The survivors from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting travelled north to Tallahassee, to wield their newfound political influence to Florida’s legislatures in an attempt to change gun laws. The outspoken group is setting out to change something as old as our country: the right to bear arms (as easily as … Continue reading Parkland Victims Under Fire on Social Media