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New York Primary

04.26.16


The New York Primary was held on April 19. New York State has a closed Primary system. This means that only voters that are registered for the party holding the primary may vote. The results of this primary were overwhelmingly in favor of Donald Trump of the Republican Party (R) and Hillary Clinton of the Democratic Party (D).


By Joshua White

From Kesha to Title IX at College Campuses

03.15.16


Recently, rumors have been circulating that Sony Music Entertainment is dropping music producer Dr. Luke in response to the controversy over pop artist Kesha’s law suit accusing him of sexual assault and verbal and emotional abuse. Unfortunately, these rumors have proved to be false: Dr. Luke’s contract with Sony is still active but will expire in early 2017. Rolling Stone reported that Dr. Luke’s attorney has issued a statement saying, “Luke has an excellent relationship with Sony. His representatives are in regular contact with executives at the highest levels at Sony and this [Luke’s firing from Sony] has never come up.” 


By Kristen Amrhein

Gravity Waves

03.15.16


I am sure that everyone is familiar with the emails that were received on February, 11 regarding the possible detection of gravity waves. Now some of you may have had a few questions such as: “What are gravity waves?” or “What does their detection mean?”, Or even “Why should I care about gravity waves?” According to Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity, a gravity wave is a ripple in the fabric of space-time. This theory also states that gravity itself can be understood as a warping of space, and when gravitating objects move they produce gravity waves.


By Josh White