Flashback to 1973

Roe V. Wade was first passed on January 22nd 1973, marking a landmark in the Women’s Rights Movement which ensured a woman’s right to an abortion was her choice and her choice alone. Now in May of 2019, Alabama has passed the strictest law in the nation, banning abortion in all instances including rape and incest with a 25-to-6 vote. The only exception is when … Continue reading Flashback to 1973

Classroom Fight Ends Life for Young Girl

On March 25th, a fifth grader living in Walterboro, South Carolina named Rainya Wright, died due to a fight in her classroom. Not much information has been reported, due to the fact that the school and the town are keeping quiet for safety reasons. This all began last year when Raniya had begun complaining about her school bully. Rainya’s grandmother who regularly gets her and … Continue reading Classroom Fight Ends Life for Young Girl

High School Hackers

Earlier in April 2019, two freshmen at Secaucus High School in New Jersey were charged with jamming the school’s Wi-fi in order to to avoid taking their exams. The two boys, both 14 years-old were charged with computer criminal activity and conspiracy to commit computer criminal activity. This charge was only made after the school officials notified police a few days earlier. Because the boys … Continue reading High School Hackers

New Zealand’s Call to Action Following its Deadliest Mass Shooting

On March 15th, an armed gunman attacked two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing about 50 individuals and injuring 50 more. The shooting took place on a Friday, the religious day of worship for individuals who practice Islam. According to CNN, suspect 28-year old Brenton Tarrant, was arrested within 21 minutes of emergency calls to the police. Vox reported that prior to the attack, Tarrant … Continue reading New Zealand’s Call to Action Following its Deadliest Mass Shooting

Lead, Chromium-6, and Arsenic, Oh My!

Many Wyckoff residents question the condition of the water they drink, bathe, and cook with. Ridgewood Water, the public water supply utility which serves Wyckoff, Ridgewood, Glen Rock, and Midland Park, has been under fire for overpriced bills and questionable water contaminants. In July of 2017, frustrated customers won a lawsuit against the corporation which promotes “Excellence in Water Quality And Service for Over 100 … Continue reading Lead, Chromium-6, and Arsenic, Oh My!

Deadly Uber ride

On Friday, March 29, Samantha Josephson parted ways with friends after a night out and at 2:09 am, got into a car she believed to be her Uber ride. However, as The Washington Post said, “The Impala was not her Uber, police said, and the man driving it never took her home.” As pedestrians walked by, carrying about their normal business, Josephson climbed into the … Continue reading Deadly Uber ride

The Question Remains the Same: Hate Crime or Hoax?

Early Tuesday morning on January 29th, ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett reported to the Chicago police that he had been assaulted in what was described as a “possible hate crime” by the Chicago Police in a statement released by a spokesperson for the department. Details were later released about the alleged crime: supposedly two unknown men sporting President Donald Trump’s infamous “Make America Great Again” hats … Continue reading The Question Remains the Same: Hate Crime or Hoax?