Remembering a trip to Notre Dame

Opinion

By Theodore Mattheiss Opinion Editor We’re all acquainted with Notre Dame in some way, whether we’ve seen it depicted in movies or explored its surroundings on Google Earth. It’s one of the rare places photos can’t do justice to. One can get a sense of it from these things, but there’s no way to truly […]

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Trump cutting off aid to countries in response to migrants

Opinion

By Isabelle Anderson Elm Staff Writer The countries known as the “Northern Triangle,” El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras will stop receiving aid from the United States. The process began on March 29 due to an influx of migrants at the southern U.S. border. This action follows President Trump’s previous threats of pulling aid from those […]

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Hospital secretly filmed female patients

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By Holly Williams Elm Staff Writer In a horrific breach of privacy, many pregnant women had their most vulnerable moments recorded by secret cameras at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, California. It wasn’t an isolated incident. The management of the hospitals planted cameras in labor and delivery rooms, gathering nearly 7,000 clips of approximately […]

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Officer who falsified 31 reports will keep job

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By Jon Vitale Elm Staff Writer The police department of Walnut Creek, California sparked controversy with its decision not to permanently dismiss Officer Curtis Borman, who, amongst other offences, was found to have made misleading or false statements in 31 police reports. The Mercury News reports that Borman, who was once awarded the department’s “Top […]

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Tommie’s Law makes animal cruelty a felony in Virginia

Opinion

By Emma Campbell Elm Staff Writer On April 1, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed a bill into law making animal cruelty a felony in the commonwealth, Fox News reported. In the state of Virginia, animal cruelty will now be considered a Class 6 felony, punishable by up to five years in prison and fines reaching […]

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Tibetan nomads to be resettled by China

Opinion

By Alaina Perdon Elm Staff Writer More than 8,000 years of tradition are slated to come crashing to an end soon, as the Chinese government is once again attempting to drive away the nomadic Tibetan population with state-backed “resettling” policies. Consume any mainstream Chinese media and you’ll be convinced that the Tibetan nomads are an […]

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You may have to be 21 to buy tobacco in Maryland soon

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By Jon Vitale Elm Staff Writer This year, the debate over the legal age for tobacco sales in Maryland has heated up. While proposed legislation to raise the tobacco buying age to 21 had been stagnant for years, it has recently been gaining momentum amongst Democratic leaders in the House of Delegates and State Senate, […]

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New Jersey becomes ninth state to legalize medically assisted suicide

Opinion

By Jon Vitale Elm Staff Writer The New Jersey state legislature has passed a bill legalizing medically assisted suicide for patients who wish to end their lives. Governor Phil Murphy has pledged to sign the bill, which will make New Jersey the eighth state to legalize medically assisted suicide, after California, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Montana, […]

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Wealthy San Franciscans shut down homeless shelter

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By Alaina Perdon Elm Staff Writer Hearing “San Francisco” conjures images of the picturesque Golden Gate Bridge, sea lions rolling on the pier, and the iconic home from “Full House.” Seldom do people connect homelessness to the foggy tourist mecca; however, The Guardian reports the homeless population has climbed to almost 8,000 individuals. Unlike in […]

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All charges dropped against Jussie Smollett, infuriating onlookers

Opinion

By Zachary Blackwell Elm Staff Writer The volatile political climate of the United States today has led to the proliferation of tense and touchy situations nationwide. The country has grown more fragmented and divided recently over various issues, but especially issues of how identity is perceived. Reports of hate crimes and other discriminatory incidents have […]

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