Taiwan Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

By Audrey Zhang   On Friday, May 17, Taiwan legislature passed a law legalizing same-sex marriage, a major milestone in Asian history. It has been almost two years since Taiwan’s Constitutional Court declared that their civil code’s definition of marriage stating it was only between a man and woman, was unconstitutional. The Court was given two years…

Eurovision Song Contest, 2019 controversy

By Freyja Arnarsdottir The annual Eurovision Song Contest is a European competition in which artists from a wide variety of countries all over Europe as well as Australia perform their own original songs live. However, Eurovision has been clouded with controversy this year. Netta Barzilai brought Eurovision to Israel in 2019 with a strong performance…

Tesla’s Autopilot was engaged during crash, reports state

By Chloe Chan On March 1st, a 50-year-old man’s Tesla crashed into a truck at Delray Beach, Florida. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) declared Tesla’s driver assistant, Autopilot, was active ten seconds before the crash. The Tesla was traveling over the speed limit at 68 mph. The driver, Jeremey Banner, was killed in the…

K-Pop Takes Over America

By Toki Morimoto For the past few decades, K-Pop is highly influential here in the United States. In 2009, a Korean girl group, “Wonder Girls” was included in the Billboard Hot 100 List for the first time in Korean history. In 2012, rapper Psy was ranked No.3 in the Billboard Hot 100 List with his…

SAT to Add “Adversity Score” That Rates Students Hardships

By Manu Nandela The SAT is a college placement test that plays an important part in whether or not students are accepted to particular colleges. Now the College Board is looking to integrate an “Adversity Score” to the SAT in a bid to level the playing field for students of different means. The “Adversity Score”…

Abortion: A woman’s right or felony by law?

By: Kiana Zahedi In a controversial turn of events, many states are passing abortion and “heartbeat bills”, which are bills that ban or restricts abortion for upcoming mothers. These bills are some of the most restrictive in US history, and are causing a national debate on women’s rights. During the month of March, both Mississippi…

Attorney General William Barr accused of lying to Congress

By Matthew Diederich Pictured: Attorney General William Barr testifies to Congress   Washington, D.C. —House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has accused Attorney General William Barr of lying to Congress after his failure to turn over the complete Mueller Report that investigated Russia’s interference with the 2016 presidential election.      According to Pelosi, Barr’s letter to Congress releasing…

Do Democrats still have hope?

  By Wyatt Bose Former senator and vice president, Joe Biden, has officially started his campaign. April 25, 2019, Senator Biden announces that he will be running for president as a representative of the Democratic Party. The Democratic Party is largely made up of the younger generation. Many are skeptical that at the age of…