The Lions' Pride

Steve Scalise Shooting

Victoria E.

October 30, 2017


Filed under Culture, Current Events, Shul & State, Uncategorized

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/14/us/steve-scalise-congress-shot-alexandria-virginia.html Steve Scalise, a Republican Senator from Louisiana, was shot by a lone gunman on June 14th, 2017. He was practicing for the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity that was taking place the following da...

Racism in High School

Racism in High School

Gaby T

October 30, 2017


Filed under Culture, Current Events

Several high schools all over the U.S. are struggling with racism and racist incidents in the last several months, and they have drawn national attention to the lack of action taken to combat this hate speech. One example of racial insensitivity and hate crime occurred in Coatesville, Pennsyl...

Tech Giants for California Secession

Tech Giants for California Secession

Gaby T

October 30, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Shul & State

From upcoming startups to the biggest tech companies in the world, they all had the same message to our President: They wanted out. Shervin Pishevar, a big investor in Uber and one of the co-founders of Hyperloop, sent a series of tweets explaining his plans to fund “a legitimate campaign for Califo...

273 Dead After Earthquake in Mexico

Fiona Batstone, Writer

October 30, 2017


Filed under Current Events

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico on September 19th, killing 273 people and injuring 1,900. This earthquake isthe most powerful earthquake to hit Mexico in a century. At least 1,700 homes were declared uninhabitable and were demolished and more than 40 buildings completely collapsed in Mexico City, ...

NFL Kneeling a History

October 30, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Featured Sports

It all began 13 months ago when the 49ers football player, Colin Kaepernick, decided to sit down during the national anthem. At first, his actions went unnoticed, but he later decided to stop sitting and rather “take a knee” in order to show respect for the military. At this point he began to at...

Save The Bees

Save The Bees

Sarah S.

September 29, 2017


Filed under Culture, Current Events

Bees are one of the most important factors to earth continuing to thrive. They pollinate different plants and create purely sweet honey. In fact, one third of the food in the world depends on pollination, 90% of the world’s food comes from 100 crop species where bees pollinate 71 of these species. Many...

Summer 17’s Best New Music

Summer 17’s Best New Music

Gaby T

September 29, 2017


Filed under Art, Current Events, Entertainment & Technology, Uncategorized

As summer comes and goes artists from all genres opt to release their latest mix-tapes, playlists, and albums to secure their spot at the top of the charts. Summer 2017, was no exception; from Billboard to Complex the music industry was overflowing with new songs and returning artists this summer. Though...

Visa Applicants and Vetting

Visa Applicants and Vetting

Gaby T

September 29, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Shul & State

Since the initial travel ban approved by the Trump administration in January there have been countless revisions and controversies on the right, the left and in other government agencies, and because of this the Trump administration is continually working to revise the ban before their ninety day dea...

Hurricane Harvey: What happened

Hurricane Harvey: What happened

Fiona Batstone, Writer

September 29, 2017


Filed under Current Events

Hurricane Harvey, with 51 inches of rain, was the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Hurricane Wilma. Located in Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana, Hurricane Harvey destroyed at least 150,000 properties, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and it was ca...

Confederate Statues: Heritage or Hate?

Confederate Statues: Heritage or Hate?

Avi Kister

September 29, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Showcase, Shul & State

On August 12th in Charlottesville Virginia, white supremacists gathered in a “Unite the Right” rally, in order to protest the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue. When counter protestors arrived, white supremacist James Alex Fields got into his car and plowed through the crowd of counter protesters, ...

Trump Responds to Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma

Trump Responds to Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma

September 29, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Uncategorized

Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey Trump Response On August 25th, 2017, Hurricane Harvey struck Texas as a category 4 hurricane and the largest to have hit Texas since 1961. Hurricane Irma soon followed in September, originating as a category 5 Cape Verde storm and then traveling North, devastating Ge...

Mayweather v. McGregor

Mayweather v. McGregor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Athletics, Current Events, Entertainment & Technology

Mayweather v. Mcgregor's fight aired on August 26, 2017 at 9:00 PM. Mayweather’s boxing streak is undefeated with 50 wins and 0 losses, while McGregor’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) record is 21 wins and 3 losses. Mayweather has been trained in boxing while McGregor is trained in mixed martial arts i...

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