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Recent New York state ruling tears off the dangerous cloak of presidential immunity

The recent New York state ruling allows investigators to view President Donald Trump’s past eight years of tax returns. This may reverse the long-standing precedent of the Justice Department that allows for executive immunity for sitting presidents.

Serena Ye '20, Broadcast Director

October 18, 2019

As a teenager, I’ve had the luxury of not worrying about my taxes. Sure, I’ve had to fill out state tax forms for my summer job as a lifeguard, but never have I had to sit through the numbing hours and hours of “boring” and “painful” tax returns according to my parents. However, knowing th...

Calls for Trump’s impeachment are baseless

Booked For Impeachment? If Impeached, Donald Trump would become the third President to be impeached. For Trump to be impeached, the House of Representatives needs two-thirds of Representatives to vote for impeachment. After this vote, the Senate performs a trial to see if the President should be acquitted.

Sam Zuckerman '21

June 12, 2019

The release of the Mueller report has only further entrenched people’s support or opposition of President Donald Trump on all sides of the political spectrum. Trump opposers argue that his unreported meetings with Russian officials and the firing of James Comey are evidence of conspiracy to collude and ...

Mueller finds no evidence for Trump Russia Collusion

Mueller finds no evidence for Trump Russia Collusion

March 25, 2019

Reece Keusch '19 Robert Mueller, Former FBI Director, concluded his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 United States Presidential Election and turned in his report to Attorney General William Barr on Friday, March 22. According to the New York Times, “Mr. Barr’s letter said that...

Trump declares national emergency over border security dispute

President Donald Trump inspects various possible barriers which could be employed at the United States Southern border to curb illegal immigration.

Andreas Lolis '21, Paper Sports Editor

February 26, 2019

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency to provide funding to build a barrier at the Southern border of the United States. The move came after a deal to avoid a government shutdown provided Trump with $1.3 billion to fund border security. “We’re talking about an invasion of ou...

Trump delivers State of the Union address

Trump delivers State of the Union address

Layla Wofsy '19

February 7, 2019

    President Donald Trump delivered his annual State of the Union address on Feb. 5. He presented his ideas about about national security, women’s reproductive rights, foreign relations and bridging the gap between parties. Trump began his speech without allowing Speaker of the House Nan...

President Trump accepts Pelosi’s State of Union invitation

The U.S. Capitol shines at night, housing both the Senate chambers and House of Representatives chambers. President Trump will give his State of the Union Address from the House of Representatives chamber on Feb. 5 at 9:00pm EST. | Photo from Getty Images

Rachel Suggs '21

January 31, 2019

President Donald Trump accepted House Majority Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s invitation to give the 2019 State of the Union address, leaving Staples students with a variety of opinions. “During the government shutdown, when Pelosi and Trump were talking about whether or not the State of the Union Add...

Anti-Semitism accusations plague 2019 Women’s March

Participants of the 2019 Women’s March on New York City hold signs and march to protect their rights and promote equality.

Alexandra Sprouls '19

January 28, 2019

While marches oftentimes aim to bring together groups and communities, this year’s Women’s March on Jan. 19 did the opposite after its organizers became associated with anti-Semitic beliefs. Elana Atlas ’21 felt troubled by the accusations against the founders of the Women's March concerning...

Supreme Court enforces transgender military ban

Supreme Court enforces transgender military ban

Emma Dantas '21

January 23, 2019

  The Supreme Court voted five to four in favor of a temporary ban of transgenders from the military on Jan. 22 as proposed by the Trump Administration, although appeal cases continue to move forward. This ruling prohibits people who identify as a gender other than their biological sex from p...

Little progress seen as government shutdown enters its third week

Kaya Leitner '19

January 7, 2019

  Top ranking government officials met Friday Jan. 4 in an attempt to find a solution for the government shutdown that is dragging into its third week due to the dispute over President Trump’s demand for $5 billion for a southern border wall. “Trump has put himself in a tough position,...

Michael Cohen sentenced to prison time

Michael Cohen sentenced to prison time

Andreas Lolis ’21, Paper Sports Editor

December 13, 2018

Michael Cohen, a former lawyer for President Donald Trump, was sentenced to three years in prison in a federal court in New York on Dec. 12. Among the crimes for which Cohen was sentenced were tax evasion, campaign finance laws violation and lying to Congress about Trump’s Russian business deali...

Ending birthright citizenship destroys the American Dream

Ending birthright citizenship destroys the American Dream

Hannah Schmidt ’19

November 12, 2018

It came as almost no surprise when President Trump declared in an interview with Axios on HBO––which aired fully Sunday Nov. 4––that birthright citizenship should be done away with through an executive order. Trump doesn’t have that sort of power; the stroke of a pen is not what it takes to r...

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