Tag: America

Black History Month

[Multimedia] Individuals nationwide recognize Black History Month every February

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Throughout time, racism against Asians has become normalized in American society. Graphic by Ivy Lam

[Editorial] Asians continue to be subjected to racism in American society

Throughout the course of history, many assumptions and stereotypes have been established and continually reinforced for certain ethnicities. In America, racism against Asians has become normalized, even if we haven’t acknowledged it just yet. While seemingly harmless comments about our skin tone have been made, […]

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Stop teaching American exceptionalism in schools, teach history.

[Multimedia] Stop teaching American exceptionalism in schools, teach history

Out of our 11 years of attending public school classes, including years of United States and world history courses, it was not until the seventh grade that we had finally learned about America’s brutal treatment of the indigenous people.  For those who have grown up […]

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Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, and other social media executives will be speaking with congressional committees this week. (Rolf Vennenbernd/DPA/Zuma Press/TNS)

Big tech companies face pressure to cease political ads

Big tech is getting bigger. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the digital economy made up 6.9% of the total GDP of the United States, a rate that is constantly growing. Yet as digital technology and media take up more and more of the […]

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Veterans deserve more respect and better resources

America is the home of the free for one reason: our veterans. No matter what your view of the government is, it is vital to acknowledge that the elements of government you do agree with are protected by the U.S. military, including the freedoms you […]

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Catherine Britt takes on new teaching job with U.S. Department of Defense

Catherine Britt takes on new teaching job with U.S. Department of Defense

On Friday, Oct. 11, Culinary teacher Catherine Britt will be departing Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and flying overseas to a new school called Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany. Britt was offered an opportunity to teach American students Physical Education for third, fourth and […]

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy during the post-game ceremony for Super Bowl LI after the New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Anthony Behar/Sipa USA/TNS)

Super Bowl Monday should be a holiday

With all eyes on the field, the biggest spectacle in all of sports is on, and everyone is glued to the screen. In January 2017, Kraft Heinz promoted its policy of relieving employees of their duties for the day after the Super Bowl — a […]

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“Women of Steel” compete for Miss Universe crown

“Women of Steel” compete for Miss Universe crown

The 66th annual Miss Universe Pageant took place in Las Vegas on Nov. 26, with almost 100 women from around the globe coming together to compete for the much-coveted crown. With the venue being the AXIS theater, located at Planet Hollywood casino-resort, the event was […]

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MSD shows appreciation for veterans with luncheon

On Nov. 7, Marjory Stoneman Douglas honored the hard work, sacrifice and strength of American soldiers by hosting a veterans luncheon in lieu of Veterans Day. MSD history teacher Sandra Davis was in charge of the affair. “I think that we were really excited to […]

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Opinion On The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

On May 14th, 1948, the day before the British officially moved out of what was then known as “Palestine,” Jewish leader and future first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion declared the independence of the newly-named “State of Israel”. The next day, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, and Iraq […]

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