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With the Democrats taking control of the U.S. Senate, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) takes over as Senate majority leader.

Democrats now control both the Executive branch and both houses of Congress; what does that mean for America?

Emily Nomberg, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

The Georgia Senatorial run-off of Jan. 5 to fill both of Georgia’s Senate seats resulted in wins by Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Osoff. Not only did the win by the two Democrats, coupled with Joe...

Large crowds gathered in Tampa's Ybor City district on Super Bowl eve, ignoring all safety protocols.

Superspreader events, such as the Super Bowl, and holiday family gatherings increase COVID-19 risk

Halli Arthur, Staff Writer February 9, 2021

Even though the game itself didn’t live up to the hype, Super Bowl LV did help to continue an alarming trend; the popularity of “superspreader” events. America was treated to images of numerous Super...

Social media influencer Kris Schatzel has come under criticism for seemingly using the Black Lives Matter movement to further her celebrity.

Performative activism exploits social justice movements

Alexis Rejouis, Opinions/Managing Editor January 28, 2021

As Joe Biden took the oath of office to become the 46th president of the United States, people of color (POC) across the country rejoiced but with cautious optimism regarding the progress they are expecting...

Ignorance may be the toughest part of battling COVID-19

Ignorance may be the toughest part of battling COVID-19

Halli Arthur, Staff Writer January 24, 2021

There is an extensive list of issues that have divided the country in views, from politics to football and so much more; however, it is unexpected to see the validity and existence of a pandemic virus...

Many have questioned outgoing president Donald Trump's pardons of his political cronies, such as that of his former national security adviser Michael Flynn (right).

Trump’s controversial use of the presidential pardon raises questions: one being, “Will he pardon himself?”

Lauren Albano, Staff Writer January 5, 2021

The 2020 presidential election did not turn out in favor of the current but outgoing president, Donald Trump. On December 14, the Electoral College electors affirmed Joe Biden as the president-elect and...

Florida's Amendment 2 raises the state's minimum wage to $10 an hour effective Sept. 30, and will increase it one dollar per year until it reaches $15 an hour in 2026.

Florida’s four new constitutional amendments, going into effect on Jan. 1, will impact the OH student body

Emily Nomberg, Staff Writer December 27, 2020

In the course of the 2020 November election, Florida citizens voted on six proposed amendments to the state constitution. The amendments ranged from only granting Florida citizens voting rights to raising...

Many people took to the streets during the summer and up to the 2020 presidential election in protest of systemic racism in law enforcement agencies.

“Defund the Police” rhetoric serving as an obstacle to the cause of addressing systemic racism in law enforcement

Sachin Moosai, Staff Writer December 3, 2020

Over the summer and leading into the 2020 presidential election, policing in America became a controversial issue with many believing that the police agencies across the country suffer from varying degrees...

New York Congressperson Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (left) and former South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg (right) are among the newer, more vibrant crop of politicians that are getting younger people more involved in politics.

Younger voters enthused by the younger crop of politicians

Lauren Albano, Staff Writer December 1, 2020

The 2020 presidential election was unlike any other. More young Americans than ever voted, and even those who were too young to vote got involved on social media. Voter turnout skyrocketed this year, and...

The vast majority of teenagers get their news through social media platforms which can lead to the spread of misinformation.

Teens more susceptible to coronavirus misinformation

Jessica Abramsky, News Editor November 23, 2020

New research shows that Americans 25 years old and younger are more likely to believe misinformation surrounding the coronavirus. Some have attributed this to the fact that the human brain is not fully...

President Donald Trump exits Marine One helicopter to enter Walter Reed Hospital after testing positive for Covid-19.

Doubts surrounding President Trump’s positive Covid-19 test a sign of these strange political times

Danielle Anglin, Staff Writer November 15, 2020

Last month, it was announced that President Donald Trump tested positive for Covid-19. The announcement received a great deal of press coverage, leading to numerous conspiracy theories. One of the most...

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