Thanks, Obamacare!

Jaelynn Hart / Staff Writer How many people would lose their lives if the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act succeeds? The results of this harrowing question are uncertain but statistics estimate it’ll be around 28,000 to 100,000 people per year. This is a shocking outcome for an effort that is essentially aimed…

Break Through HIV Medications

  Kristin Roman / Editor There may be no cure for HIV, but taking one pill daily could help lower one’s chance of becoming infected. Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is for individuals who do not have the disease but have a high risk of contracting it; it is strictly a preventative and “sold under the name…

What is going on in Puerto Rico, and Can Trump Make It Worse?

Alex Amenta / Editor It’s no secret that Puerto Rico is suffering from the aftermath of hurricane Maria; leaving millions of people without electricity and basic necessities, fuel is hard to find, cell towers are down, clean water is scarce, and farms are destroyed.  Puerto Rican Officials have declared the situation a humanitarian crisis, and…

Republicans to Repeal DACA

Dillon Buckley/ Staff Writer DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is a program introduced in June of 2012 by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. This program allows the children of undocumented immigrants to attend schools or work in the U.S., as long as these people are able to provide proof that they were brought…

Florida’s Suicide Prevention Advocacy

By KRISTIN ROMAN / Editor  September is National Suicide Prevention Month and the importance behind this is monumental; last year, 42,773 people died across the nation from suicide. Florida’s statistics are alarming, especially when one learns that they ranked 28th among all other states in 2016. According to the Florida Association of School Psychologists, suicide…

Top Florida Parks to Visit This Summer

By CARRIE PINKARD / Staff Writer If you grew up in Florida you’re probably already dreading the idea of another scorching, mosquito-filled summer, where temperatures reach 105 degrees and alligators roam around like stray cats. Most of you probably already have plans to board up inside sipping lemonade and blasting the AC until school starts…

North Carolina’s House Bill 2 Repeal

By KRISTIN ROMAN / Staff Writer On March 30th, the passing of House Bill 142 repealed North Carolina’s notorious bathroom bill, House Bill 2. This came after a near two-hour debate and a 70-48 vote in the Senate. H.B.142 repeals section one of H.B.2, which detailed that individuals had to use public facilities, such as…

No Such Thing as an Aspiring Writer

By TRICHA SAINTIL / Staff Writer Chefs cook, dancer’s dance and paper towel sniffers sniff; yes, this is an actual job Google it. What all of these jobs have in common is that they require little to no professional training, although some type of formal education wouldn’t hurt because good any good professional simply practices…

The Disappearing Bumble Bees

By MATTHEW DIFEDE / Staff Writer On February 10, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) added the rusty patched bumble bee to the endangered species list. The listing of an endangered species gives authority to the FWS to buy important habitats, give aid to State wildlife agencies and carry out recovery plans.  The rusty patched…