Liathano Ramirez Reyna Edwards

IRS tells taxpayers to hold off

LIATHANO RAMIREZGRAPHIC DESIGNER REYNA JAYSONSTAFF WRITER 2/20/2023 On Feb. 3, 2023, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) told taxpayers who received special tax payments or refunds in 2022 from the state in which they reside to wait on filing their federal taxes until additional guidance was provided. In 2022, over 20 states provided a one-time state refund to deliver relief related to […]

Darcy Daenzer Leia Lehrer

Deadliest earthquake occurs in Turkey and Syria in over 20 years

LEIA LEHRERGRAPHIC DESIGNER DARCY DAENZERLAYOUT EDITOR 2/20/2023 On Feb. 6, a seven-point- eight magnitude earthquake has left at least 35,000 people dead. The epicenter of the earthquakeoccurred near the Turkey-Syrian border and the unusually high six-point-seven, seven-point-five and six-point-zero magnitudeaftershocks occurred just hours after the initial quake, further increasing the death toll. On the Richter Scale, a measurement […]

Claire Wittlief

Classified documents found in the home of former Vice President

CLAIRE WITTLIEFFLAYOUT EDITOR 2/6/2023 On Jan. 16, former Vice President Mike Pence requested a group of lawyers to investigate his private residence in Indiana after classified documents were found in the Delaware home of President Joe Biden. Pence’s lawyers indeed found documents in the former Vice President’s safe that contained sensitive or classified information. Mike Pence’s counsel, Greg […]

Claire Wittlief

American Teacher Act first step towards fair pay

CLAIRE WITTLIEFFLAYOUT EDITOR 1/23/2023 On Dec. 14, 2022, a new act was introduced in the United States Congress by Representative Frederica Wilson, a Democrat from Florida.  The American Teacher Act, which was referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor, promotes the increase of wages for American teachers. The legislation was also drafted by the […]

Alivia GIles

McCarthy elected Speaker of the House

ALIVIA GILESLAYOUT EDITOR 1/23/2023 Following a historic 15 rounds of voting and negotiations with other members of his party, California Republican Kevin McCarthy secured the position of speaker of the United States House of Representatives over New York Democrat Hakeem Jeffries.  In the first round of voting, 19 House Republicans cast their vote for Republicans other than […]

Alivia GIles

Republicans divided as Trump announces 2024 presidential run

ALIVIA GILESSTAFF WRITER 12/5/2022 On November 15, former president Donald Trump announced from the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida that he would be running for president in the 2024 election.  The announcement came just weeks after the 2022 midterm elections, in which many candidates endorsed by the former president lost. Democrats retained control of the Senate.  […]