Current News (May Edition)


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Leslie Garcia, Writer

Roe V. Wade

As of May, there have been many discussions about what’s going on with Roe v. Wade. What’s Roe v. Wade? According to, Roe v. Wade is a judicial precedent in the United States that protects a pregnant woman’s right to choose to have an abortion without getting in any legal trouble. As of right now, the U.S. The Supreme Court has been discussing overturning the 1973 opinion. Why is this important? This is important because the United States will potentially become a place where abortions will be either restricted or completely banned. With the precedent being overturned, it will not stop abortions but will only force pregnant women to have unsafe abortions. 


Johnny Depp V. Amber Heard

Have you heard of Pirates of the Caribbean? Do you know the actor who plays Captain Jack Sparrow in the movies? His name is Johnny Depp. Johnny Depp is a famous American actor, producer, musician, and painter ( On February 3, 2015, Johnny Depp married Amber Heard, but on January 13, 2017, he filed for a divorced, and the two soon separated. After a year of being divorced, Amber Heard made a post in 2018 with a headline saying “I spoke up against sexual violence — and faced our culture’s wrath” (  Before they got divorced, Heard had been accusing Johnny Depp of domestic violence in May of 2016. According to Johnny Depp’s lawyer, Amber Heard was just lying, “attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse” ( As a result, Johnny Depp is suing Amber Heard for the false information that she published in her 2018 post. While being at their trial, there has not been any evidence on Amber Heard’s side of Johnny Depp showing any type of domestic violence towards her. Instead, there has been real evidence reported that Amber Heard has been the one being violent and has actually committed acts of domestic violence against Johnny Depp.


Menstrual Dignity Act

A new law may be entering Oregon, which is the Menstrual Dignity Act. What is the Menstrual Dignity Act? It’s a law that requires menstrual products to be provided in all school restrooms, including boys’ bathrooms and all-gender bathrooms. According to the New York Post, this change will begin next school year, 2022-2023. That means that anywhere there’s education (schools), menstrual products will be included in the bathrooms (male, female, and all gender). It’s also been reported that 500+ dispensers have been ordered. Even though there are already dispensers installed in girls’ restrooms, they will now be installed in the remaining bathrooms ( There will also be instructions in the restrooms on how to use tampons and pads.


Buffalo shooting

On Saturday, May 14th, there was a shooting in Buffalo, New York. The suspect, an 18-year-old man, killed more than 10 people outside of a supermarket because his plan was to kill as many as black people he could ( This was a racially motivated crime, and he was stopped before he could go to a second store to shoot more people. It has been reported that no criminal charges have been pressed since the incident. It seems like the authorities haven’t been involved as much. According to, 10 people have died and 3 are injured. Out of the 13 people shot, 11 of those people were black.