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Populism Not So Popular?

Caroline Albacete '17, Editor-in-Chief
May 30, 2017
Filed under Current Events, Showcase

As May rolled around, all eyes turned toward France, a European and global powerhouse, to see which way the country would vote: the populist, nationalist Marine Le Pen of the National Front, or pro-EU centrist newcomer, Emmanuel Macron of En Marche! ? French elections took place on May seventh, under a pe...

Trump’s Use of Twitter

Molly DeFilippo ‘17, News Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under Current Events, Showcase

Unlike any president before him, one of President Trump’s main forms of communication with the American people is one of the most widely used social media platforms today: Twitter. Twitter is an online news and social networking source that allows users to interact by sending out tweets that are comp...

The Electoral College

Quinn Deasy '18, Staff Writer
December 24, 2016
Filed under Current Events

What is it? The Electoral College is one of the most important components of American democracy, but very few people understand what exactly it is. All in all, this complicated process is what decides who the next President of the United States is. How? It starts with the selection of electors, then t...

A Teacher’s Views on the Election: Mrs. Fratto

Bridget Deasy '18, Staff Writer
December 24, 2016
Filed under Current Events

In a brief interview with Honors World History II and AP US History teacher Mrs. Fratto, we discussed the outcome of and overall views on the recent Presidential election, without a biased view for either candidate. Bridget: How interested are you in the recent presidential election and politics ov...

South Korea: A Presidential Scandal

South Korea: A Presidential Scandal

Chloe Yueh '17, Arts and Entertainment Editor
December 22, 2016
Filed under Current Events

President Park Geun-hye of South Korea is now knee-deep in the biggest scandal of her political career. The scandal, ignited back in late October, involves the influence of Park’s close confidante, Choi Soon-sil, the daughter of a Shamanistic cult leader. This problematic relationship began in the 1...

The Stories of the Struggles between the American Government and the American Indians are not Over: The Newest Battle at Standing Rock

The Stories of the Struggles between the American Government and the American Indians are not Over: The Newest Battle at Standing Rock

Kathryn Daigle '17, Editor-in-Chief
December 22, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Showcase

What might be the largest demonstration of Native Americans against the American Federal Government is unfolding in the Standing Rock reservation. It all started when the Federal Government announced a plan to implement a pipeline from Illinois to North Dakota. Sounds fine to start with—just anoth...

A Bright Future for Radios: As Long As Cars Are Around, Radios Will Remain Relevant

A Bright Future for Radios: As Long As Cars Are Around, Radios Will Remain Relevant

Clara Albacete '19, Arts and Entertainment Editor
December 22, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Showcase

One afternoon, while plugging my phone into the auxiliary jack in the car, I wondered to myself: how long will it be before radios become irrelevant? I sent a survey to the student body of OC and was surprised by the results. Here are a few of the statistics out of 184 responses: 63% of girls us...

Election in an Expression

Clara Albacete '19, Arts and Entertainment Editor
December 22, 2016
Filed under Current Events

Reactions by OC students to the recent presidential election.

Hillary Clinton Wins the Popular Vote by 2 Million

Violet Wright '20, Staff Writer
December 22, 2016
Filed under Current Events

Although the tallies of the election were posted that night, it takes weeks to actually count the votes. Clinton has so far been in the lead, with more than two million votes and counting. However, although Hillary Clinton won the favor of the people, Donald Trump had 290 electoral votes, versus Cli...

The Presidential Election 2016: More Than Just a Trending Twitter Topic

Ray Parente '20, Staff Writer
November 14, 2016
Filed under Current Events

You’ve probably seen it on your social media timelines, or as the punchline of a joke on SNL. But the 2016 Presidential election, despite all the memes, is not a joke. As high school students, we are reaching the age to vote. Some of us may even be voting for the first time this November. And wi...

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