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Silence Speaks Louder Than Words

Silence Speaks Louder Than Words

Sacha Verlon
April 24, 2017
Filed under NEWS, UNCATEGORIZED, US AND WORLD

The effects of derogatory LGBT phrases and name-calling goes even further than harming the recipient. In many cases, it suppresses the individual into keeping quiet about their struggle, therefore suppressing the LGBT rights movement. That is what the Day of Silence hopes to spread; harassing people for...

The Men Controlling the Nation’s Health Care

The Men Controlling the Nation’s Health Care

Sonja Benjamins-Carey
March 31, 2017
Filed under UNCATEGORIZED, US AND WORLD

The House Freedom Caucus is a group of 40 Republican congressmen who stopped Paul Ryan's healthcare bill from passing through congress, saying the bill didn't repeal enough of the Affordable Care Act.   In an interview with CNBC, Caucus member Ted Yoho said, “If we don’t repeal [the ACA]...

“Trumpcare” Faces Opposition and Skepticism

“Trumpcare” Faces Opposition and Skepticism

Sonja Benjamins-Carey
March 22, 2017
Filed under US AND WORLD

With a Republican majority in Congress and Trump as president, right wing politicians finally have a clear path towards repealing and replacing Obamacare. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has introduced "The Patient's Choice Act," which, according to his website, "ensures universal, affordable health c...

Ann Arbor Father of Four to Avoid Deportation

Ann Arbor Father of Four to Avoid Deportation

Joel Appel-Kraut (photography by Grace Jensen and Alec Redding)
March 1, 2017
Filed under FRONT PAGE, LOCAL, NEWS, UNCATEGORIZED, US AND WORLD

Yousef Ajin, a Jordanian immigrant and father of four who has been in the U.S. since 1999, returned home to his wife and children in Ann Arbor, MI, on March 1. Ajin was detained by immigration during a routine check-in on Jan. 30, and was held in the Calhoun County Jail until Tuesday, Feb. 28,  when...

Trump’s First Speech to Congress

Trump’s First Speech to Congress

Cammi Tirico
March 1, 2017
Filed under NEWS, US AND WORLD

On Tuesday, Feb. 28, President Donald J. Trump addressed a Joint Session of Congress. This was Trump’s first time speaking to Congress since his inauguration. He started his first address to Congress by addressing the threats to Jewish community centers, vandalism at Jewish cemeteries and the shoot...

Jewish Community Centers Across America Receive Bomb Threats

Jewish Community Centers Across America Receive Bomb Threats

Ruby Taylor
February 28, 2017
Filed under LOCAL, SCHOOL, US AND WORLD

Jewish Community Centers (JCC) across the country experienced a fifth wave of bomb threats since the beginning of the new year.   Seven day-schools and 13 JCCs received threats on Monday, Feb. 27 in Rhode Island, Delaware, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Florida, Alabama, New York, North Carolina, ...

Trump’s Approval Ratings Drop After First Month

Trump’s Approval Ratings Drop After First Month

Sonja Benjamins-Carey
February 27, 2017
Filed under NEWS, US AND WORLD

  Donald Trump has only been in office for a month, but according to a new poll by NBC News and The Wall Street Journal, he’s off to a rocky start. However, the nation is split on whether the challenges he’s facing are concrete problems, or just the average shake-ups that come with a cha...

Trump Repeals Transgender Rights

Trump Repeals Transgender Rights

Alexandra Hobrecht
February 25, 2017
Filed under NEWS, US AND WORLD

On Wednesday, Feb. 22, the Trump Administration issued a new letter stating the federal government would no longer require schools to accommodate transgender students. The Departments of Education and Justice revised the guidelines put in place during the Obama administration that instructed schools to let...

Detained, but not Deported: A Family’s Final Chance to Remain Undivided

Detained, but not Deported: A Family’s Final Chance to Remain Undivided

Joel Appel-Kraut (photography by Alec Redding)
February 24, 2017
Filed under CATEGORY FRONT PAGE, FRONT PAGE, LOCAL, NEWS, UNCATEGORIZED, US AND WORLD

Yousef Ajin thought that this phone call was like all the others—the daily instances of harassment, phishing and threats he had been receiving for a few years now. Having brought the issue to the police multiple times in the past and receiving little assistance, he had developed his own tactics for...

Trump Versus the Media

Trump Versus the Media

Sacha Verlon
February 23, 2017
Filed under US AND WORLD

A sea of reporters waited for the arrival of the 45th president to arrive for what would become a showdown between Donald Trump and the media. Last Thursday, Feb. 16, Trump decided to hold his first solo press conference since being sworn into the White House. However, by the middle of the meeting i...

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