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The American Dream is Dead

The American Dream is Dead

Ava Ganz

November 30, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Shul & State

The American Dream is Dead 48% of millennials believe that the American Dream is dead, but millennials are the ones who killed it. (http://redalertpolitics.com/2015/12/10/millennials-48-think-american-dream-dead/) One of the greatest things that our beautiful country was founded on is the “American...

Sexual Predator Kevin Spacey

Sexual Predator Kevin Spacey

Isabella Shulman, Editor in Chief

November 2, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Entertainment & Technology, Shul & State

Recently, famous child actor Anthony Rapp accused Kevin Spacey of sexual assault in an interview with Buzzfeed News Publications. The actor says he was 14 when the alleged attempted sexual advance occurred with a then 26 year old Spacey. Rapp had been acting in a broadway play at the time and was invite...

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...

Free Speech Battle at UC Berkeley

Free Speech Battle at UC Berkeley

Ava Ganz

October 30, 2017


Filed under Shul & State

 Freedom of speech, included in the first amendment of the constitution, is one of the most fundamental rights to our freedom as Americans. Everyone deserves freedom of speech, even malevolent people deserve this right. If you don’t like what somebody is saying, you have the right to challenge them...

Feminism Hates Femininity

Feminism Hates Femininity

Ava Ganz

October 30, 2017


Filed under Shul & State

   In the past few years, feminism has come under quite a bit of fire for it’s demonization of masculine traits. There has been a concerted effort by feminists to equate masculinity with negative qualities such as: ignorance, aggressiveness, and lack of consideration. “Toxic masculinity,” “manspreadi...

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...

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...

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 Transgender Ban

Trump Transgender Ban

Victoria Elfend, Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Shul & State

President Trump announced to the world via twitter that he was banning the entry of Transgender people into the military. Expectantly, this created a lot of uproar from both Democrats and Republicans. Many transgender people have already filed lawsuits. Trump’s goal is to cut government spending o...

What is JSA?

What is JSA?

September 29, 2017


Filed under Lions' Den, Shul & State

   What is Junior State of America/JSA? The Junior State of America is an American non-partisan youth organization, founded in 1934 by Professor E.A. Rogers at the Montezuma Mountain School in Los Gatos, California. JSA’s purpose is to assist high school students in growing leadership skills and acqu...

How Socialism is Doing in Venezuela

How Socialism is Doing in Venezuela

September 29, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Shul & State

 How Socialism Is Doing In Venezuela by Ava Ganz   How does Venezuela a country with a functioning democracy, developing economy, flourishing middle class, and a solid healthcare system quickly turn into a country starving it’s own (now impoverished) citizens? What is it that demolished all...

Your Shavuot Questions Answered

Your Shavuot Questions Answered

Kyla S., Culture Editor

May 3, 2017


Filed under Shul & State

The Jewish Holiday of Shavuot is coming up, which for most of us here at TVT means NO SCHOOL! However, the holiday is more than no school and ice cream.   What is Shavuot? Shavuot commemorates the giving of the Torah, all the laws and mitzvot given at Mount Sinai. Originally it was the f...

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