Art & Culture, Lifestyle, Feature, International

Puerto Rico Guide: Weekend Get-away

by Sarah Larsen and Anne Anderson If you ever considered a weekend trip to Puerto Rico, you should. Puerto Rico is a beautiful destination with historical sights, amazing nature, and friendly locals. Whether looking for a nice beach, surfing, hiking, or enjoying city life, Puerto Rico has something for everyone. Here, we offer a brief …

Student News

A Whale of a Find: Rare Discovery Sets the Stage for Unprecedented Research

Stranded Whale on STJ Offers Research Opportunities By Sarah ChiChi Larsen and Nico Thomas (special submission) (St. John & St. Thomas, October 18, 2023) – On Tuesday morning, October 17, 2023, St. John locals discovered an unusual whale species. The sizeable dead animal was rescued and immediately brought to the University of the Virgin Islands …

Feature, International, International

Deadly Pattern: 20 Journalists Died by Israeli Military Fire in 22 years

(STX, October 9, 2023 reprinted by permission- CPJ) Deadly Pattern: 20 journalists died by Israeli military fire in 22 years. No one has been held accountable. The May 11, 2022, killing of Al-Jazeera Arabic correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh is part of a deadly, decades-long pattern. Over 22 years, CPJ has documented at least 20 journalist …

Feature, International, International

Palestine Resistance 2023

by Tawfiq Muhsen (STT, October 8, 2023) On October 7, 2023 at 6:30am, different Palestinian brigades in Gaza united and launched the military operation called “Al-Aqsa flood.” The united Palestinian freedom fighters brigades launched rockets and demolished the barbed border fence/wall around the Gaza Strip. They took control over both military bases and different settlements …

Com #110, Feature, International, PODCASTS

PODCAST #COM110 -VIEWPOINTS Episode 2 #ENOUGH wasn’t enough?

(STT/STX, Oct 8, 2023). Listen to viewpoints from our podcast influencers:  Episode #2 ENOUGH wasn’t enough? led by Calyse Garvey features Jadah Jarvis, Nico Thomas, Cheryl Hendricks Thomas and Siddiq McNair Discussion about tweet posted online by Kalabrya Haskins to Houston Rockets player, Kevin Porter, Jr. Porter in early Sept. Porter allegedly physically assaulted Haskin’s …

Com #110, Feature, International, PODCASTS, PODCASTS

PODCAST-COMM @110 – VIEWPOINTS

(STX/STT, October 5, 2023) Listen to viewpoints from our podcast influencers. Episode #1 led by Siddiq McNair, features Jadah Jarvis, Nico Thomas, Calyse Garvey, Hunter Simpson, and Cheryl Hendricks Thomas In early September, Houston Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr. allegedly assaulted his girlfriend, former WNBA player Kysre Gondrezick, and was arrested at a Midtown hotel …

Art & Culture, Lifestyle, Feature, International

Snoopdog Maintains his “Rep”

(STX, September 28, 2023). The iconic hip-hop rapper, Snoop Dog added another entity to his list of product endorsements and maintains his reputation as a commercial staple. Grubhub launched its video campaign with Snoop singing a snappy jingle, “Did somebody say.” Grubhub launched its video campaign with Snoop singing a snappy jingle, “Did somebody say.” …

Art & Culture, Lifestyle, Feature, International, PODCASTS, Student Activities

STX Students Lack Basic Needs

by Felicia Felix, contributing reporter/photographer (STX, September 22, 2023). CHS and SCEC High School students joined in protest against inhumane, unfit school campus conditions and voice demands to DOE CHS and SCEC High School students joined in protest against inhumane, unfit school campus conditions and voice demands to DOE. Photo credit: F. FelixAfter more than …

Feature, International, Sports

NBA Commissioner Wants to Maintain a Balance

by Nico Thomas (STT, September 21, 2023)-NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s stance on star players and their commitment to respect contracts has caused some controversy.  Silver has been increasingly vocal in recent years about star players demanding trades and not fully honoring the contracts they signed with their teams. The stance has gained significant attention and …