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Getting Po[lit]ical: The Legalization of Marijuana in New Jersey

Getting Po[lit]ical: The Legalization of Marijuana in New Jersey

Najla Alexander and Rayiah Ross, Staff Writers May 18, 2022

New Jersey voters approved a general ballot legalizing marijuana in November 2020, but it wasn’t until April 21st that the state established the first legal sales of adult-use, recreational cannabis....

Supreme Court Ruling Roe v. Wade Could Possibly Be Overturned

Supreme Court Ruling Roe v. Wade Could Possibly Be Overturned

Najla Alexander, Features Editor May 16, 2022

The Supreme Court case, Roe v. Wade, took place in 1973 and deemed “that unduly restrictive state regulation of abortion is unconstitutional…the court held that a set of Texas statutes criminalizing...

Gun Violence on the Rise During Pandemic

Gun Violence on the Rise During Pandemic

Najla Alexander, Crime Reporter May 16, 2022

Gun violence is on the rise once again throughout cities during the pandemic. In lieu of cases like the NYC Brooklyn Shooting, Florida Teen Dying from Friends Shooting One Another with Firearm, and Puerto...

Emmett Till’s Family Seeking Prosecution for Carolyn Donham who Cost Teens’ Life After Falsely Accusing Teen of Improper Advances

Emmett Till’s Family Seeking Prosecution for Carolyn Donham who Cost Teens’ Life After Falsely Accusing Teen of Improper Advances

Najla Alexander, Crime Reporter May 10, 2022

In 1955, almost 70 years ago, Emmett Till was chased, beaten, and lynched for pursuing unwanted advances toawrds a white woman that led his family to having an open casket at his funeral to show the world...

The Women of Mexico Take to the Streets to Express their Outrage for More Women Ending up Missing and Dead in their Country

The Women of Mexico Take to the Streets to Express their Outrage for More Women Ending up Missing and Dead in their Country

Najla Alexander, Crime Reporter May 10, 2022

The number of young women being harassed, abducted, and go missing has increased over the years, and authorities have been slow to bring the proper justice to the community that has long been suffering...

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is Lowest Selling in the Harry Potter Series

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is Lowest Selling in the Harry Potter Series

Najla Alexander, Features Editor April 30, 2022

The third installment of the Fantastic Beast series, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, was found to be the lowest selling movie out of the entire Harry Potter series. The third chapter in the...

Issues Over Marymount Tax Forms

Issues Over Marymount Tax Forms

Francesca Crumpton, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

As spring begins to bloom and crunch time comes for students who are finishing off the spring semester we can say goodbye to the winter season. Another season that is finally over is tax season, and this...

Teen Died After Friends Took Turns Shooting Each Other

Teen Died After Friends Took Turns Shooting Each Other

Najla Alexander, Crime Reporter April 29, 2022

15-year-old Florida teen Christopher Broad died in Orlando hospital on the evening of April 3rd after Broad and his friends took turns shooting one another with body armor on.    According...

Olympians’ Mother Killed by Stray Bullet

Olympians’ Mother Killed by Stray Bullet

Najla Alexander, Crime Reporter April 29, 2022

Mabel Martinez, 56, was fatally shot in the head in her Connecticut home while sewing. Mabel was the mother of Puerto Rican Olympian, Yarimar Mercado Martinez, “a rifle shooter on the Puerto Rico Olympic...

NYC Mom is Found Stuffed in Duffel Bag

NYC Mom is Found Stuffed in Duffel Bag

Najla Alexander, Staff Writer April 22, 2022

A body was discovered inside a duffel bag by a man who was walking his dog Saturday morning on April 16th, who has been identified as a woman by the name of Orsolya Gaal, reported by CBS News.  Gaal was...

Brooklyn NYC Subway Shooting

Brooklyn NYC Subway Shooting

Najla Alexander, Staff Writer April 22, 2022

Tuesday morning on April 12th, riders of a subway stopped at 36th station in Brooklyn had no idea the tragedy they were about to endure. Frank James, a man arrested for a connection to the shooting, entered...

Abbott Elementary: Growing Pains Isn’t Just For Kids

Abbott Elementary: Growing Pains Isn’t Just For Kids

Rayiah Ross, Staff Writer April 21, 2022

Elementary school can be awkward. We’ve all gone through the uncomfortable stage of getting older and trying to fit in, but the ABC comedy, Abbott Elementary, proves that the teachers in elementary school...

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