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All Senate Republicans vote against wage equality among genders…even the women

All Senate Republicans vote against wage equality among genders…even the women

Cassidy Whitaker , Senior Staff Writer
April 23, 2014
Filed under National, News, Politics and Culture, Social Justice, Top Stories

One would think that in the year 2014 with an African-American leading the free world, a Hispanic leading the Catholic Church, and three different women holding the positions of Speaker of the House and Secretary of State within the past ten years, that something as simple as wage equality among genders... Read more »

50 Year anniversary of President JFK’s tragic death

50 Year anniversary of President JFK’s tragic death

Cassidy Whitaker , Senior Staff Writer
November 22, 2013
Filed under National, News, Politics and Culture, Top Stories

To this day, John F. Kennedy is ranked among countless historians as one of the most loved presidents in American history; and fifty years ago today, the world lost him. The day was November 22, 1963. The President had actually been right here in Tampa just four days prior to meet with local government... Read more »

Government shutdown hits home

Government shutdown hits home

Cassidy Whitaker and Madison Anthony
October 7, 2013
Filed under News, Politics and Culture, Top Stories

On Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at exactly midnight, the federal government shut down for the first time in seventeen years. But exactly why and how did it happen? One of Congress’ main duties as stated in the Constitution is to pass spending bills that fund the government. Despite this critical responsibility,... Read more »

The road to peaceful crisis resolution in Syria

The road to peaceful crisis resolution in Syria

Cassidy Whitaker , Senior, Staff Writer
September 27, 2013
Filed under National, News, Politics and Culture, Social Justice, Top Stories, World

President Obama has determined that negotiating the surrender of Syrian chemical weapon use and preventing future usage is the best option, rather than striking militarily to prove a point and creating a loss of innocent life. Just a few short weeks ago, the US was on the brink of attacking Syria... Read more »

Turmoil in Syria- How it began, how the U.S. is prepared to step in, and how AHN can help

Turmoil in Syria- How it began, how the U.S. is prepared to step in, and how AHN can help

Cassidy Whitaker , Staff Writer
August 30, 2013
Filed under National, News, Politics and Culture, Social Justice, Top Stories, World

Sadly, human rights and the quality of life for Syrians have been deteriorating for decades. However, more recently, civil war has raged for the past two years. But how did it all start? In 2011, fifteen schoolchildren were arrested in the Syrian city of Daraa for writing anti-governmental slurs as... Read more »

Bostonians stand firm during week of terror

Gini Barreda, Section and Special Features Editor
April 23, 2013
Filed under Featured Storifies, National, News, Politics and Culture

Financial forecast depends on your view from the ride

Sam Vargas and Gini Barreda, Junior Section Editors
March 19, 2013
Filed under Featured Storifies, Politics and Culture

Should federal government be allowed to rescind state laws re: gay marriage?

Should federal government be allowed to rescind state laws re: gay marriage?

Tori Litschgi, Co-Editor
February 20, 2013
Filed under Op-Eds, Politics and Culture, Students Speak Out

The conflict over states rights for same-sex couples has caused debate among those who favor or oppose gay marriages. Some states have legalized same-sex marriage, yet the federal government will not provide these couples with the same federal rights as opposite-sex couples who are married.  The... Read more »

Should naturalized citizens be allowed to run for President?

Should naturalized citizens be allowed to run for President?

Caroline de Quesada, Co-Editor
February 2, 2013
Filed under Op-Eds, Politics and Culture

On January 21, Americans witnessed Barack Obama take his presidential oath for the second time. As the most powerful man in the United States, it is Presdient Obama’s job to secure the rights in a country where “All men are created equal.” This phrase, the common belief of all Americans, has grown... Read more »

The sad lesson of Manti Te’o

The sad lesson of Manti Te’o

February 1, 2013
Filed under Editorials, Op-Eds, Politics and Culture

"You stuck to the script. And you knew something was amiss, Manti," Couric said to Notre Dame star linebacker, Manti Te'o, during their interview that aired earlier this week. For the past few weeks, news sources have had a field day with the Notre Dame player, who has been a victim of a horrible... Read more »

What can we learn from Newtown shooting?

What can we learn from Newtown shooting?

January 17, 2013
Filed under Editorials, Op-Eds, Politics and Culture

A shocking, unexpected tragedy that struck Newtown on December 14, 2012, has become the cause of public pressure on both sides of the issue of gun control. Newtown parents themselves are leading the movement towards a ban on assault weapons and clips. The fear of such an event happening close... Read more »

Tribute to Mrs. Kim Healy Russell, new Athletic Hall of Fame inductee

Tribute to Mrs. Kim Healy Russell, new Athletic Hall of Fame inductee

Christina Gerecke, Senior Section Editor
November 15, 2012
Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, Politics and Culture, Top Stories

Kim Healy Russell (A'78) possesses the integrity, dedication, and determination needed for success, which is why the four-time All-American swimmer is this fall's inductee for the Athletic Hall of Fame. She is the essence of a true scholar-athlete living out the example of "esse quam videri." Mrs.... Read more »