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    Unrest Rises as QC Student Accused of Sexual Abuse Roams Scot-Free

    Trigger Warning: The following content details varying forms of abuse. Over the past few weeks, there has been a new wave of openness on the internet surrounding the discussion of sexual abuse. Survivors of all ages have come forward in collective solidarity to reveal the deeply traumatic experiences that have haunted them for years without end in sight. Ever since the “Me Too” movement first gained popularity in 2017, victims of sexual and domestic abuse have felt compelled to share their stories online, but the movement seemed to plateau not long after. The topic of abuse has finally gained mainstream traction again thanks to social media platforms such as instagram…

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    “A New Normal”: NYC Preps for Phase One Reopening

    On May 29, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that New York City will be entering Phase One of reopening on June 8 amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. New York residents who have remained quarantined since Governor Andrew Cuomo officially enacted the “New York State on PAUSE” executive order on March 22, may feel as if this order went into action ages ago. With this order came a set of rules that regulated social interaction amongst New Yorkers. Large social gatherings became prohibited and social distancing of at least six feet from others became enforced. Alongside these rules restricting individuals, Cuomo also forced the temporary closing of certain “non-essential” businesses. These businesses…

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    Coronavirus: the disease affecting the economy and the world

    Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause disease in animals. The new disease called Covid-19 has appeared in humans, causing flu-symptoms. According to the Telegraph UK, 83,000 people are known to be infected and more than 2,800 deaths have been recorded. In New York, at the time this issue is published there are two confirmed cases of the virus, raising the possibility that the virus is spreading locally. The MTA will disinfect subways every 72 hours according to officials. According to CNN reporter Christina Maxouris, the US death toll stands at nine victims, all from Washington State. There are also 130 known cases across 13 states.           Economists are fearing…

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    From Riches to Prison: How Harvey Weinstein Will End Up Behind Bars

    “An old dinosaur learning new ways” is one way to describe Harvey Weinstein, according to his ex-consulting lawyer, Lisa Bloom. Weinstein, 67, a once successful but now disgraced American film producer and one of the original co-founders of well known production and distribution company, Miramax, is currently facing a series of sexual assault charges dating back to 1980. The blockbuster movie producer was the main focus of a New York Times article published on Oct. 5, 2017 that discussed, in grave detail, the decades worth of sexual assaults and harassment orchestrated by none other than Weinstein himself. Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan opened the floodgates for over 80 more women,…

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    Australia on fire: Damages take lives

    This ongoing tragedy began as a series of wildfires that started in the summer of 2019. USA Today reported that as of Jan. 11, 27 people have been confirmed dead. The alarming frequency of these fires have indicated that climate change is to blame. According to the European Union’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service, the fires have released 400 megatons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, further contributing to the global warming crisis. Vox.com reported that on Saturday Jan. 4, Sydney and Canberra, Australia, experienced their highest temperatures on record; the whole country is experiencing a severe drought.  It is also said that the policies of political leaders are to blame…