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Sanders slides ahead

Sanders slides ahead

Claire Lefton, Sycamore High School

September 29, 2015


Filed under Local & World News, Showcase

While presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has been the Democratic favorite for years, dark horse Senator Bernie Sanders is beginning to pull ahead in early primary polls in Iowa and New Hampshire. According to a Monmouth University poll in New Hampshire, Sanders is seven points ahead of Clinton at...

Understanding Indiana’s “Religious Freedom Restoration” bill

Understanding Indiana’s “Religious Freedom Restoration” bill

Emily Dickson

May 12, 2015


Filed under Local & World News

In the past few weeks alone, Apple has pulled out of the Big Data conference scheduled for the end of April in Indiana, the NCAA Mid-American Conference has announced a boycott all events and championships in Indiana, and many celebrities are cancelling performances in Indiana, all whilst tweeting profusely...

Voice of the next generation

Voice of the next generation

Brooke Vincent

May 11, 2015


Filed under Local & World News, Showcase

Only a year since graduating high school, Brooke Lopez has taken on a multitude of new responsibilities at the University of Texas at Dallas reflecting her former busy high school career. But now only a freshman in college, Lopez will don her name on the ballot during the Wylie City Council election...

Clinton declares candidacy for 2016 election

Clinton declares candidacy for 2016 election

Claire Dinshaw

April 23, 2015


Filed under Local & World News, Showcase

Hillary Rodham Clinton is now, officially, running for president. Her announcement puts an end to the widespread speculation regarding a potential 2016 presidential bid which began in 2012. Clinton declared her candidacy on Sunday, April 12th through a pre-taped video which was posted on her website....

Edward Snowden spotted on satirical news program

Edward Snowden spotted on satirical news program

Claire Lefton

April 23, 2015


Filed under Local & World News

Former CIA systems administrator and whistle-blower, Edward Snowden, is one of the most wanted men by the United States government; all interactions he has are potentially dangerous. Comedy show Last Week Tonight was lucky enough to conduct an interview. The week of March 29, John Oliver’s show too...

Texas judge blocks launch of immigration program

Texas judge blocks launch of immigration program

Jenan Taha

April 16, 2015


Filed under Local & World News

Following President Obama’s immigration reform policy of November 2014, Texas Federal Judge Andrew Hanen issued an injunction on February 16 to temporarily block the new immigration program from launching, hindering roughly 5 million illegal residents from working legally in the U.S. The lawsuit...

California drought reaches an executive level

California drought reaches an executive level

Taran Sun

April 13, 2015


Filed under Local & World News

California Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order Wednesday, April 1 implementing mandatory water reductions across California to reduce water usage by 25 percent. This order was prompted by record low snow pack levels caused by California's devastating drought. "Today we are standing on dry...

In a first for L.A., B’nai David adds female clergy

In a first for L.A., B’nai David adds female clergy

Noah Rothman

March 24, 2015


Filed under Local & World News

Many students at Shalhevet School, and their families, belong to local synagogue B’nai David-Judea. The synagogue is only the seventh in the country, and the first in Los Angeles, to appoint a female clergy member. In an in-depth article, Noah Rothman at the Shalhevet Boiling Point discusses the...