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Public school students condemn Education Secretary confirmation

Molly Mahoney '18, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017

By Molly Mahoney '18 Betsy DeVos was confirmed as Education Secretary Feb. 7 when 50 senators voted in favor of her confirmation and 50 opposed it, forcing Vice President Mike Pence to cast his vote as a tiebreaker. Despite party alliances, Republican senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski...

Claire Lewin, Staff Writer

May 7, 2015

Earlier this month, the Federal Drug Association (FDA) deemed KIND bars, a company that prides itself on its healthy snacks, to be unhealthy. According to the FDA, the bars contain too much saturated fat for them to authentically wear the “healthy” label that is plastered on all the products. The FDA says they are bad. Well, I say the FDA is bad. As...

A pipeline to productivity

A pipeline to productivity

Zach McCarthy, Web A&E Editor

February 14, 2015

Congress finally (sort of) agreed on something! It’s too bad it’s something Americans don’t quite agree on. This week, the House of Representatives passed a bill that greenlighted the Keystone XL pipeline on a 270-152 vote. For those of you scratching your heads wondering if Keystone XL is ...

New Ebola preventative laid down in CT

New Ebola preventative laid down in CT

Jane Schutte, Web Features Editor

October 14, 2014

On Oct. 8, Gov. Dannel Malloy introduced an Ebola preemptive, granting public health officials the authority to quarantine any suspected persons infected with, exposed to, or showing symptoms of the Ebola virus. Since Thomas Eric Duncan’s account of Ebola, in Dallas, Texas, hospitals and health officers around the United States have been working day an...

Students underwhelmed by State of the Union address

Students underwhelmed by State of the Union address

Brandon Rakowski, Staff Writer

January 30, 2014

Last night, Jan. 28, President Obama addressed the nation with a State of the Union address that pushed for new legislation, including raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10, working with states to provide high quality public preschool education, reforming immigration and committing to American di...

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