America’s Gay Time Warp

Jaelynn Hart / Staff Writer Congratulations, America! You’ve invented the very first ever time machine and have transported us back to the 1920s where equal rights haven’t been invented yet! Donald Trump’s Department of Justice has appeared in court to argue that employers should be allowed to fire their workers based on their sexual orientation.…

Brazil is Finding a “Gay Cure”

Jaelynn Hart / Staff Writer If you identify as homosexual in Brazil, congratulations! You can now call into work sick, as they have just categorized homosexuality as an illness. A Brazilian federal judge, Waldema de Carvalho, overturned a 1999 Federal Council of Psychologydecision that banned the largely discredited practice of conversion therapy, forbidding psychologistsfrom offering widely…

Shaken to the Core

Jaelynn Hart / Staff Writer Three hundred people have died following the earthquake in Mexico. This disaster was the second one to hit the country only two weeks after the 8.1 magnitude earthquake hit the southern regions that killed nearly one hundred people. On the 32nd anniversary of the Mexico City earthquake that killed nearly…

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…

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…

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…

Congressman Introduces New Veteran Support Act

WENDY PARKULO / NEWS TEAM Ted Deutch, a south Florida congressman, wants to help veterans in a huge new way. He, along with Tim Murphy and Brad Schneider, have proposed a bill entitled the “Homeless Veterans Assistance Fund Act”. Deutch and Schneider are Democrats while Murphy is a Republican. This bill would allow citizens to…

Journalists Jailed Under Trump

ALEX AMENTA / NEWS TEAM Two weeks ago, six journalists were arrested, on felony charges of rioting, as they covered the violent protests on inauguration day. They had proper press passes and identified themselves as journalists to the police; they were arrested in the mass round-up of those believed to be involved in the protests. This…

Bill to Remove Bannon from National Security Council

By TRICHA SAINTIL  / Contributing Writer On Wednesday U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy proposed a bill on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives that would essentially remove Stephen Bannon from the National Security Council.   Bannon, a former Navy surface warfare officer who has worked in investment banking, as a Hollywood producer and most recently…