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Yankees Get Their Closer Back

The New York Yankees recently signed free agent, Aroldis Chapman, to a 5-year, $86 million deal. Chapman won the World Series this past year as a member of the Chicago Cubs. During the 2016 season, Chapman was a member of the Yankees up until the July 31 trade deadline. At that time, the Yankees traded Chapman to more »

The Challenges of a Junior

Eleventh grade is notorious for being difficult and challenging. When this school year began, I didn’t think that I would suffer a stereotypical junior year. As I was able to manage all my work after two years of high school, I was sure I would be able to breeze through this year, despite what I had been told. more »

The General Election is My Super Bowl

I woke up on November 8th, the morning of the 2016 United States Presidential Election, riddled with anxiety, nerves high. Later that same day, I stumbled across an article in the New York Times describing a phenomenon that the author calls “election stress syndrome.” The article explained this simply to be heightened stress levels that occur more »

Justice Scalia: Unforgettable but Replaceable

Justice Antonin Scalia– age 79– was found dead at a ranch in Shafter, Texas on February 13.  Although there was some discussion of how he died (as there was a pillowcase over his eyes), his death provokes new questions:  who will succeed him, who will orchestrate that succession, and when will that succession occur? Antonin Scalia, better known as more »