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Teacher suspended for refusing to recognize transgender students

Teacher suspended for refusing to recognize transgender students

Sabrina Howard, Staff Reporter June 4, 2021

Last week, Bryon “Tanner” Cross, was placed on paid  leave from the Leesburg Elementary School, where he worked as a Physical Education teacher, because he stated in a speech directed to the school...

Asian designers strive for sustainability

Asian designers strive for sustainability

Hailey Almonte, Senior Editor April 22, 2021

With environmental awareness becoming more and more recognized, it is important for fashion brands to be aware of the materials they use and to make more sustainable clothing. While some fashion designers...

Donald Trump creates own social media platform

Donald Trump creates own social media platform

Shravani Daptardar, Senior Editor April 22, 2021

After the former president, Donald Trump, was banned from social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, he decided to create his own platform called “Official Website of the 45th President”.  The...

The 63rd Grammy Awards were historic

The 63rd Grammy Awards were historic

Alivia Stonier, Senior Editor April 22, 2021

Last Sunday marked the 63rd annual Grammy Awards. The award show was able to feature not only a red carpet with many stars featured that night, but live performances and award acceptances all with social...

NY state senate passes HALT law

NY state senate passes HALT law

Britney Amankwah, Senior Editor April 22, 2021

On March 18, 2021, the New York state senate passed the Humane Alternatives to Long Term (HALT) Solitary Confinement Act. The Act will limit the use of solitary confinement in jails and prisons and replace...

Madam Vice President visits West Haven, CT

Madam Vice President visits West Haven, CT

Faith Arcuri, Managing Editor April 22, 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris arrived in New Haven, Connecticut on Friday, March 26 as a part of the national “Help is Here” tour to promote the $1.9-trillion American Rescue Plan, a multibillion-dollar...

Price Philip dies at 99

Price Philip dies at 99

Madison Pape, Staff Reporter April 22, 2021

Philip Mountbatten, also known as Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh passed away on April 9, 2021. He was the husband of Queen Elizabeth II and a father to four children. He was also the longest serving...

Virginia cancels capital punishment

Virginia ‘cancels’ capital punishment

Shravani Daptardar, Senior Editor March 31, 2021

Sabrina Smith and Ronnie Bridgeman, known as Ajamu, both were wrongfully convicted and accused of murders when they were only 17. Sabrina Smith was only 17 when an all White Mississippi jury convicted...

The Black Lives Matter movement has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2021 by Norwegian MP Petter Eide

The Black Lives Matter movement has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2021 by Norwegian MP Petter Eide

Alexandra Guerrero, Staff Reporter February 9, 2021

A movement that started 9 years ago the Black Lives Matter movement has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2021 for fighting against police brutality, systematic racism and injustice against the...

Charlie Brotman announces his 17th inauguration

Charlie Brotman announces his 17th inauguration

Matthew Davy, Staff Reporter February 3, 2021

On January 6th 2021, in Washington DC, broadcaster Charlie Brotman returned to announce his 17th presidential inauguration, after being replaced in 2017. D.C broadcasting legend, Charlie Brotman, has...

FLOTUS visits National Guard

FLOTUS visits National Guard

Hailey Almonte, Senior Editor February 3, 2021

On January 22, new First Lady Jill Biden delivered baskets of chocolate chip cookies to National Guard members. She thanked them “for keeping me and my family safe” during President Joe Biden’s inauguration.  She...

Betty White turns 99

Betty White turns 99

Madison Pape, Staff Reporter January 29, 2021

On January 17th the legendary actress Betty White celebrated her 99th birthday. She holds the record for the longest TV career in female entertainment. Her famous milestones and her sense of humor are...

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