Category: POLITICS & ACTIVISM

Egyptian crackdown on LGBT community sparks outrage

Egyptian crackdown on LGBT community sparks outrage

A massive blow was delivered to the LGBT community over the weekend when the Egyptian government arrested 22 people on the charges “debauchery” and “promoting sexual deviancy”: mere pretenses engaging in homosexual activity. The crackdown began after a Mashrou’ Leila concert whose lead singer, Hamed Sinno, an openly gay advocate for equal rights. At some point in the duration of […]

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Parkland City Commission passes tax decrease for residents

Parkland City Commission passes tax decrease for residents

The Parkland City Budget meeting convened on Friday, Sept. 23 at the Parkland City Hall to discuss all the items on the agenda that didn’t get discussed at the previous budget meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 20. The meeting began with the typical honoring of the flag via the Pledge of Allegiance before the assembled commissioners began to discuss business. They first asked […]

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Coral Springs finalized it’s FY2018 Budget

Coral Springs finalized it’s FY2018 Budget

On Sept. 27, Coral Springs held the final Budget Public Hearing & Commission Meeting to determine the city’s budget for the 2018 Fiscal Year. The final budget commission meeting began with public comments in which 13 residents of Coral Springs spoke about their grievances or approval of the new millage increase plan for the city. Many residents spoke about the […]

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President Trump has a decision to make regarding DACA

DACA was only a temporary fix

Since President Donald Trump vowed to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a system devised by the Obama administration to protect immigrant youth from deportation, an outcry of protest has spread across the country. Most of these protests, including one organized by the Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (CASA) in front of the White House earlier this […]

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Residents at Coral Springs Commission Budget Meeting are not happy. Photo by Kevin Trejos

Coral Springs residents confront commission on tax increase

The City of Coral Springs has proposed increasing the millage rate to pay for its growing expenses in the past couple of years. On Tue. Sept. 19, the city held a Budget Public Meeting to focus on the looming financial crisis. Following an update on the Hurricane Irma recovery efforts, Coral Springs Director of Budget and Strategy Catherine Givens began […]

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Trump discusses North Korea at the U.N. General Assembly. Photo courtesy of Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

72nd assembly of the United Nations

Since its formation in 1945, the United Nations has served as an international body to promote peace and justice throughout the world. On Tue. Sept. 19 in New York the council convened for the 72nd session of the General Assembly to debate the major issues of the world, including climate change, nuclear weapons and North Korea. As the motorcades of […]

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Left: Sour grape, a potent hybrid effective for stress reduction. Right: Dirty Hairy, a sativa-dominant hybrid that is effective for migraine and depression relief

Medical marijuana legalization moves ahead slowly as lawmakers debate implementation guidelines

On Nov. 8, Florida voters approved Amendment 2, which went into effect on Jan. 3, 2017. Amendment 2 requires the Florida Department of Health to “set regulations for the issuance of identification cards, qualifications and standards of care givers, and rules for the registration of medical marijuana treatment centers within six months of the effective date.” Prior to Amendment 2 […]

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Protesters gather at the Monroe Park campus of Virginia Commonwealth University. Photo courtesy of anonymous protester and contributor

U.S. businesses retaliate against recent executive orders

President Donald Trump’s executive order to ban all refugees Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 has caused an uproar not only on social media and news outlets, but also from CEOs of big name corporations such as Apple, Starbucks and Facebook. In an effort to reduce terrorism and enforce national security, Trump signed an executive order that bans entry of immigrants from […]

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Growing Green. Elyse Jones waters marijuana clones at the Harborside Health Center medical marijuana dispensary on May 14, 2015, in San Jose, Calif. Photo courtesy of LiPo Ching, Bay Area News Group/MCT Campus

Florida passes medical marijuana amendment

*This story was originally published in the December 2016 print edition of The Eagle Eye.* Florida became one of the three states–along with North Dakota and Arkansas–to legalize medical marijuana on Nov. 8.  According to the New York Times, 9.1 million people voted, passing the Amendment 2 with an overwhelming 71 percent. The amendment only needed 60 percent to pass. […]

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The tomb of Fidel Castro at the Cemeterio Santa Ifigenia in Santiago de Cuba on December 4, 2016. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald/TNS)

Students react to Fidel Castro’s death

Fidel Castro, former dictator of Cuba has recently passed away on Nov. 25, 2016. People all around the world have reacted differently towards this event causing some political unrest. In Cuba a large funeral commenced that paraded his body across the country. Hundreds of thousands of Cubans payed their respects to his body. After one week, his ashes were laid […]

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