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Cybercrime on the rise

An attack on the Facebook network leaked 50 million users' personal information due to bugs in the website's software.
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Emily Toro

January 25, 2019

In the digital world, emails from Nigerian princes holding a relative captive or anonymous threats requesting bitcoin are all too familiar. Today, cyber threats troll the internet with massive amounts of security breaches and privacy scandals. Security specialists, computer analysts, database administrators...

To post or not to post

According to a survey of 115 students from Jan. 7 to Jan. 14, 2019, 82.6 percent of students have not gotten in trouble for something they posted online. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Kaitlyn Delaney

January 25, 2019

When colleges perform routine background checks of applicants, they look for education history, employment history, criminal records and now, social media. According to a study conducted by Kaplan Test Prep, 68 percent of colleges believe searching social media during the admissions process is “fa...

Undocumented immigrants struggle in U.S.

Since his campaign in 2016, President Donald Trump has spoken of plans to curb illegal immigration by building a wall.

Meredith Prud'homme

November 21, 2018

It’s an alarming time for immigrants across America, as the country races to catch millions of undocumented immigrants. With comments from President Donald Trump that refer to these people as an “infestation,” it’s clear that there is no safety for the undocumented. But, undocumented immigrant...

Immigration splits the globe

Immigration splits the globe

Kaitlyn Delaney

November 21, 2018

As described by the American Immigration Council (AIC), the United States’ immigration policy is complex and often misunderstood. The policy consists of four main principles: the admission of skillful people who are beneficial to the country’s economy, protection of refugees and those seeking asyl...

Immigration’s ‘costly effect’ on the economy

Immigration's 'costly effect' on the economy

Neil Estrada

November 21, 2018

It’s Thanksgiving dinner and the whole family is gathered around the table enjoying a delicious feast. Suddenly, one word throws the entire table into a frenzy: “immigration.” Despite being as old as America itself, immigration is still one of the most contentious issues in American politics to da...

The evolution of immigration

Immigrants entering the United States through Ellis Island in 1902.

Katherine Lombardi

November 21, 2018

Hailed as the home of the “American Dream,” the United States continues to serve as a destination for immigrants from all over the world. While America has an established multicultural identity, the details of immigration into the country have changed over time. According to the Library of Congress, the fi...

Some are born with a smile

Some are born with a smile

Isabella Antoon

September 14, 2018

Many of the physical features we are born with have been written into our genes. They are undeniable, unchangeable truths about ourselves that make us who we are. But with a recent increase in knowledge in the world of psychology, scientists and psychologists alike aim to discover if the genes you ar...

What happiness really is

What happiness really is

Allie Beekman

September 14, 2018

Happiness. A word believed to originate in the 15th century, it’s something we all feel, something we all consider uplifting, but it’s not something we ever really look to define. So, it is not surprising that people are often confused when tasked with how to define it considering that Merriam We...

Happiness is a luxury only few can afford

According to a study done by the University of Michigan, 100 percent of people with annual incomes over $500,000 reported that they were

Katherine Lombardi

September 14, 2018

“Money can’t buy you happiness” is a trite statement that many hear at least once in their lives. But with rising costs for necessities, enticing high-price indulgences and multiple studies proving the opposite of these words, the well-known phrase may not be as true as it seems. A higher ...

Sunshine: the happiness vitamin

Sunshine: the happiness vitamin

Isabella Antoon

September 14, 2018

Summer is a heavily anticipated time of the year for most, not only being a break from school, but also a time for warmer weather and sunshine. Many would argue that they are happier during the summer months, but is this happiness directly due to the increase in sunlight we are exposed to? The noti...

The US leads in gun deaths, lags in gun control

The U.S. is one of three countries that endorses an inherent right for citizens to own guns.

Isabella Antoon

May 4, 2018

Under the Second Amendment of the Constitution, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Citizens of the United States have the right to purchase and own a gun, whereas policies differ in othe...

Tragedies prompt students to take action on and offline

The National School Walkout was one of several ways in which students fought for stricter gun control laws.

Kaitlyn Delaney

May 4, 2018

In wake of recent nationwide tragedy, many Americans push for reform. In the fight for gun control, young Americans head the movement. “With thoughtful tweets about gun control, a fearlessness for taking on politicians and sharply worded messages to shut down conspiracy theorists, the students… are ...

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