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Gang violence torments Puerto Rico

Mei Lander, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019

Over the last month, a rise in gang violence in Puerto Rico has been creating fear and chaos. Day or night, people are fearful and uncertain of what to do about the number of homicides that have occurred. Even authorities are stumbling with what to do next. According to the Associated Press, in just...

News in Brief

News in Brief

April 20, 2018

Puerto Rico On April 18, Puerto Rico suffered an island-wide power outage seven months after Hurricane Maria destroyed the island’s power grid. The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority blamed the outage on a tree falling on a power line and says that power should be restored in 24 to 36 hours. ...

Players kneeling is not a sign of disrespect

Players kneeling is not a sign of disrespect

Shania Lao, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017

“I am not going to stand up and show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” said San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick on Aug. 26, 2016. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way.” Kaepernick...

Readers are responsible for choosing what they read

Readers are responsible for choosing what they read

Jayraj Jonnalagadda and Nathan Park

October 6, 2017

NFL players protest police brutality. The new Travel Ban. Puerto Rico’s post-hurricane devastation. The world’s stories in the past week has overwhelmed readers. When people check on the weekly news, they get slammed with all these stories. With no way to read them all, it can seem like the world...

News in Brief

News in Brief

September 22, 2017

Mexico Over 116 people have died in a magnitude 7.1 earthquake affecting Mexcio City and nearby states, as of Sept. 19. 3.8 million central Mexico residents have experienced a disruption in electricity services, and public schools have been closed in Puebla, Mexico City and Guerrero until further...

Puerto Ricans vote for Rosselló, statehood

Puerto Ricans vote for Rosselló, statehood

Nicole Zelniker, Editor-In-Chief

December 2, 2016

The territory between the Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic is making a case for American statehood. In a 2012 vote that included nearly 80 percent of the voting population, 54 percent of Puerto Rican citizens said that they were dissatisfied with their current territorial status. Among the...

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Catherine Schurz, World and Nation Editor

November 12, 2012

Puerto Rico On Nov. 6, Puerto Rican voters upheld their status as a U.S. unincorporated territory via referenda, for the third time. Citizens of the territory were given the option of statehood, independence or free association. Should they opt out of their current status in the future, the U.S. Co...