Author: Ryan Servaites

Review: “Speak Up” lets down listeners

Review: “Speak Up” lets down listeners

Boring. Dull. Plain. These are a few words that one could use to describe guitar-toting pop artist Jocelyn’s new single, “Speak up.” In this new single, Jocelyn attempts to write an inspiring pop ballad about self-confidence, and resilience through self-understanding when faced with adversity. Yet for a song about finding your voice, Jocelyn seems to still be looking for hers. […]

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‘Ban Assault Weapons Now’ plans to petition their way onto the ballot in 2020

‘Ban Assault Weapons Now’ plans to petition their way onto the ballot in 2020

Firearm legislation has always been a contentious issue within the political sphere, yet with 2018 having a high number of mass shootings, and 2019 already starting off with some, Florida based group Ban Assault Weapons Now, or BAWN, wants to give Florida voters the chance to do something about it. BAWN is a self-described common sense gun reform advocacy group […]

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On the 20th day of a partial government shutdown, furloughed federal workers, contractors and union representatives gathered before marching to the White House to demand that President Trump reopen the government on Jan. 10, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

President Donald Trump is to blame for the government shutdown

On Dec. 22, the government stalled when Congress failed to pass a spending bill and went into what would become the longest shutdown in U.S. history. The main reason for the shutdown is that Congress refused to allocate a requested five billion dollars for President Donald Trump’s planned border wall, a request that many members of Congress, particularly Democrats, found […]

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2018 midterm elections shift power in U.S. Congress

2018 midterm elections shift power in U.S. Congress

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, the 2018 midterm elections took place, marked not only by intense polarization, but also historic voter turnout rates. This year, election issues were not just confined to the political world. With world leaders on Twitter, political advertising on Facebook and ad campaigns on Youtube, those of all ages were exposed to the debates presented in this […]

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[Brief] Men’s varsity golf team defeats Cardinal Gibbons

On Aug. 27, the Stoneman Douglas Men’s golf team faced off against Cardinal Gibbons at Jacaranda Country Club in Plantation, for their second game of the season. The team played hard, and it was close, yet in the end, they took the victory, with Douglas shooting 334, and Cardinal Gibbons shooting 346. The medalist of the game was Junior, Evan […]

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