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Outside of City Hall, West Haven, May 1, 2022.

West Haven mayor Nancy Rossi refuses to resign amid COVID relief fund scandal

Lillian Newton, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

West Haven Mayor Nancy Rossi is refusing to resign amid widespread outcry over a recent audit which found that the city misused nearly $900,000 in COVID Relief Funds (CRF). Many citizens are outraged by...

Outside of Green Fuel, West Haven, May 1, 2022.

Lamont proposes new budget, accounting for mental health and gas tax relief

Samuel Weinmann, Politics Editor May 3, 2022

This month, multiple pieces of legislation have been brought forth regarding tax cuts in Connecticut, primarily related to rising gas prices. The U.S. has recently imposed sanctions on Russia, as well...

Outside of City Hall, West Haven, April 24, 2022.

West Haven audit finds city misused nearly $900,000 in COVID relief funds

Lillian Newton, Staff Writer April 26, 2022

According to a newly released audit, the City of West Haven misspent nearly $893,000 in federal pandemic relief funding last year. State officials are currently considering whether to take over the municipality’s...

Connecticut 2022 Gubernatorial Election: Who’s running?

Samuel Weinmann, Politics Editor April 26, 2022

In Connecticut, a gubernatorial election will be held on Nov. 8, in which a governor and a lieutenant governor will be elected. The primary election will take place on Aug. 9. Although current Gov. Ned...

Ketanji Brown Jackson wears a robe.

Ketanji Brown Jackson officially confirmed to Supreme Court

Finley Chapman, Contributing Writer April 12, 2022

Early last week, the U.S. Senate advanced Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination after the Senate Judiciary Committee deadlocked. This decision has ultimately paved the way for Jackson’s confirmation,...

Hands point to a map of Russia.

Anti-Russian discrimination in the U.S. on the rise after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Finley Chapman, Contributing Writer April 12, 2022

Since Russia invaded Ukraine, Russians who have immigrated to other countries have been facing increased discrimination and violence. This hostility has manifested itself in decreased business and employment...

Negev Summit leads to discussion and opportunities for future summits

Lillian Newton, Staff Writer April 12, 2022

The Negev Summit, an Israeli-hosted summit conducted with Arab partners and diplomats from the U.S., officially concluded on March 28. The summit acted as a show of unity against Iran, while also doubling...

Missiles point toward the sky.

Iran launches missile attack against Iraq, striking near new U.S. consulate

Lillian Newton, Staff Writer March 29, 2022

Earlier this month, Iran, in an unprecedented attack against Israel, used 12 ballistic missiles to hit the Iraqi capital of Erbil. According to Kurdish officials, the attacks seemed to target the U.S....

COVID-19 cases surge across China, government to send more than 51 million into lockdown

Gabriel Caldato, Contributing Writer March 29, 2022

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, China has been known for its COVID-zero strategy, which includes international travel bans, extensive lockdowns and widespread testing for the Chinese population. Until...

Child protesting the war in Uraine, Berlin, Feb. 24. 2022.

Sweeping sanctions are placed on Russia amid ongoing Ukraine Invasion

Lillian Newton, Staff Writer March 8, 2022

Since the start of Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine, the majority of countries around the world have come together to condemn Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin and his administration for choosing to start...

USPS van parked on a street, San Francisco, Dec. 28. 2021.

The Postal Service Reform Act and USPS’ financial crisis

Lillian Newton, Staff Writer March 1, 2022

Last week, a bill that would overhaul the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) finances and allow the agency to take steps to modernize its services cleared the House 342-92. The rare show of bipartisan...

Kim Potter, former Minnesota police officer sentenced to two years in prison for killing of Daunte Wright

Samuel Weinmann, Politics Editor March 1, 2022

Kim Potter, the ex-Minnesota police officer charged in the death of Daunte Wright, has been sentenced to two years in prison by Judge Regina Chu. Potter was also fined $1,000 by the Minnesota court. Although...

The Capitol Building, D.C.

How the “Dear White Staffers” Instagram page is working to unionize Capitol Hill

Samuel Weinmann, Politics Editor March 1, 2022

Over the past couple of years, an anonymous Instagram account under the name of "Dear White Staffers" has been raising awareness about the treatment that many BIPOC individuals experience while working...

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Joe Biden nominates first Black woman to serve in U.S. Supreme Court

Samuel Weinmann, Politics Editor February 25, 2022

On Friday, U.S. Pres. Joe Biden officially nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson, 51, as the Supreme Court Justice to replace soon-to-be retired Justice Stephen Breyer. If confirmed, Jackson will be the first...

Rioters storm the U.S. Capitol, D.C, Jan. 6, 2021.

The perfect storm: COVID-19, social media and political unrest

Lillian Newton, Staff Writer February 22, 2022

Perspective With the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have turned to social media platforms to stay connected and entertained. Online platforms such as Instagram and Twitter have allowed individuals...

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