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New President of Brazil Is Like Trump, But Worse

New President of Brazil Is Like Trump, But Worse

November 29, 2018

On October 28th, Jair Bolsonaro defeated Fernando Haddad in the second round of Brazil’s presidential election. Bolsonaro, a far-right former army captain, will be sworn in as the president of Brazil on January 1st. Bolsonaro has been dubbed the “Brazilian Trump” by some, but I find that this comparison fails to grasp just how destructive the President-elect can be for Brazil.

Indian Train Crash Kills 58

Indian Train Crash Kills 58

November 29, 2018

Last month, in Amritsar, a city in the Indian state of Punjab, a train ran over a crowd celebrating the festival of Dussehra, killing 58 people and injuring 72 more. The people were sitting on the train tracks and watching the effigy of Ravana burn when the train whizzed past, mowing down the crowd.

Cambridge Sets Pace for Clean, Sustainable Cities

Cambridge Sets Pace for Clean, Sustainable Cities

November 29, 2018

As American politics have become increasingly divisive, it has become easy to lose sight of specific policy issues. But climate change and the use of fossil fuels are issues that all Americans have a stake in; they should be apolitical, and bipartisan efforts to combat them should be of the utmost importance. Gone are the days in which the solution to climate change entailed regular recycling and using energy-efficient light bulbs; the UN’s recent report predicts that humanity is quickly running out of time to prevent an excessive rise in global temperature.

Bottle Up CRLS!

Bottle Up CRLS!

November 29, 2018

An estimated 165 million tons of plastic is circulating our ocean, and each year this number increases by 8 million. As for just one example of plastic’s pervasiveness in wildlife, plastic has been found in 60% of all seabirds’ digestive systems. Don’t just skim that number—think about it.

Standardizing Classes is More Fair for Students and Teachers

Standardizing Classes is More Fair for Students and Teachers

November 29, 2018

You’re sitting with your friends, reminiscing over the classes you’ve had, when you run into an issue: your classes have nothing in common. Sure, they’re both called HN English 10, but while you’ve spent three months reading Frankenstein and written multiple essays, your friend hasn’t read Frankenstein, instead reading Things Fall Apart and written daily paragraphs. You ask your other friend, but they finished Frankenstein two months ago, and have been reading Macbeth. Why have you all had completely different experiences in the same course?

Chocolate and Child Slavery

Chocolate and Child Slavery

November 29, 2018

Despite the fact that Halloween was weeks ago, you may still be sneaking a piece of  candy from your waning supply every so often. The plastic-wrapped, sugary morsels collected on the holiday seem to conjure an image of fun, but the underlying reality isn’t nearly as sweet. That chocolate you are mindlessly nibbling on was likely picked by child slaves.

Voter Participation

Julian Knight, Opinion Editor

October 31, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Opinion Pieces

The results of the 2016 presidential election were surprising to many, from Donald Trump’s unexpected victory to revelations of Russian interference, but little attention has been paid to the voter turnout. In the world’s oldest democracy, just over half of eligible voters participated.

Trump’s UN Speech Embarasses

Trump’s UN Speech Embarasses

October 30, 2018

Throughout the course of his presidency, Donald Trump has made countless absurd comments. However, his most recent statement of idiocy had people literally laughing. On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, the entirety of the United Nations General Assembly laughed at a speech being given by President Trump. During the speech, he stated, “In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country.”

Kavanaugh Hearing Exposes the Sexism of Society

Kavanaugh Hearing Exposes the Sexism of Society

October 30, 2018

Last month, the Supreme Court of India, which is the highest court of the country, overturned a colonial-era law in a landmark judgment that decriminalized same-sex relationships. The Supreme Court of India crossed out a section of Article 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalizes consensual gay sex.

Indian Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Relationships

Indian Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Relationships

October 30, 2018

Last month, the Supreme Court of India, which is the highest court of the country, overturned a colonial-era law in a landmark judgment that decriminalized same-sex relationships. The Supreme Court of India crossed out a section of Article 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalizes consensual gay sex.

Cosmetics: Cruelty-Free Makeup Testing Is a Moral Duty

Cosmetics: Cruelty-Free Makeup Testing Is a Moral Duty

October 30, 2018

Ethical cosmetics are ideally safe for animals, humans, and the Earth. The products we use every day have a profound impact before and after consumption, whether they were animal tested beforehand, catalyzing long-term health concerns, or winding up in the ocean contributing to plastic waste.

Websites Any Math or Computer Science Practitioner Should Check Out

Alon Jacobson, Contributing Writer

October 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Opinion Pieces

CRLSTime is a clock for showing the CRLS schedule during the school day, and it tells you what period it is, depending on whether you select lunch A, B, or C. It was made by the Computer Science Club and can be viewed on desktop or mobile. On iOS, you can also bookmark the site as a home screen icon by opening the website in Safari, tapping the share button, and tapping “Add to Home Screen.”

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