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An observance to consider

Griffin Perrault, Senior Writer

April 26, 2019

A little-known anniversary passed by on April 17. On that day in 1975, Cambodian politician Saloth Sâr – better known by his nom de guerre, Pol Pot – began the Cambodian Genocide, one of the deadliest mass murders of the late 20th century, claiming the lives of between 1.5 and 2 million people.   Naturally,...

Billionaires are too little and too late to Notre Dame

Billionaires are too little and too late to Notre Dame

Jonathan Riker, Contributing Writer

April 25, 2019

The fire that broke out at Notre Dame on April 15 is, without a doubt, a great tragedy for the citizens of the world as we continually strive to preserve and sanctify the jewels of the past. It caused me great shock and grief to learn of the fire; my empathy goes out to the residents of Paris, citizen...

Editorial: Doing our part for Earth Day

April 25, 2019

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 as an homage to our beautiful planet, but it now also serves as a sobering reminder of the damage that humanity has done. Human excess has driven our climate to change more rapidly than at any other point in modern human history. Population growth, energy use, improper...

Beyoncé on the cusp of history…yet again

Beyoncé on the cusp of history…yet again

Lauren McDermott, Contributing Writer

April 25, 2019

Beyoncé has broken the record for earning the most Grammy nominations as a female artist. So far, she has been nominated 66 times and there may be more to come when the 62nd annual Grammy Awards nominations are announced at the end of this year. Her new album, “Homecoming: The Live Album,” was released...

Sexual Harassment in America: Is Joe Biden Creepy or Caring?

Nicole Marrone, BIPP Intern

April 25, 2019

Politician Joe Biden – who is also an expected Democratic presidential candidate for the 2020 election – has recently come into the media spotlight because of his hugging habit. Former Nevada lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Lucy Flores has claimed that Biden’s embrace made her incredibly uncomfortable,...

Kim Kardashian following in her father’s footsteps

Kim Kardashian following in her father’s footsteps

Lauren McDermott, Contributing Writer

April 18, 2019

Kim Kardashian West has recently been studying the ins and outs of the legal system in the hopes of one day pursuing her passion of becoming a lawyer. In an interview with “Vogue,” the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” (KUWTK) star announced her plans to take the California bar exam in 2022....

Editorial: The right message, the wrong approach

April 18, 2019

On April 13, admitted students and their families explored campus, learning about the academics, extracurriculars, food options, and social scenes that their potential new home has to offer. During the afternoon Activities Fair – where visitors had the chance to chat with the leaders of the variety...

2020: Who’s running and what their candidacy means for the presidential election

Annie Maley, BIPP Intern

April 18, 2019

With the 2020 election still over a year away, the pool of candidates is already staggering. Nearly 20 Democratic candidates have publicly declared their candidacy, with others expected to announce very soon. Given the size of this crowd, it is important to take a look at who is running and what their...

Trump’s stance on sanctuary cities is especially loathsome

Griffin Perrault, Senior Writer

April 18, 2019

“Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only [...] The Radical Left always seem to have an Open Borders, Open Arms policy - so this should...

Lack of diversity in elite NYC schools is indicative of a larger issue

Ben Borrok, Senior Writer

April 18, 2019

Recently it was revealed that only seven of the 895 spots available for the incoming class to the elite Stuyvesant High School were filled by black students. It is a shocking number no matter how you put it, but is especially jarring compared to the demographics of New York City. Recent census data reveals...

Brexit: A failure of the democratic ideal

Jon Riker, Contributing Writer

April 18, 2019

In terms of human-made disasters, Brexit is something special. It far surpasses the Hindenburg’s impetuous crash in its scope, duration, and cinematic charm. The Titanic rivals Brexit, to be sure, but the unsinkable ship notably did not sail straight into the iceberg on purpose, and then deliberate...

LUNA’s donation to USWNT is a band-aid fix

LUNA’s donation to USWNT is a band-aid fix

Elise Covert, Print Managing Co-Editor

April 11, 2019

Equal Pay Day in the United States was on April 2, a day designated to raising awareness about the gender pay gap. In coordination with the occasion, the LUNA Bar brand, a division of Clif Bar & Company, announced a $718,750 donation to the United States Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT). The...

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