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The Student News Site of Albuquerque Academy

The Advocate

The Student News Site of Albuquerque Academy

The Advocate

Firefighters battle the blaze near Las Vegas, Courtesy of AP.

Hermits Peak/Calf Canyon Fire Continues to Spread

Anna Hastings '26, Writer May 19, 2022

  The wildfire season across New Mexico this year has already been devastating. Fueled by intense drought, abnormal heat, and powerful winds, all a result of climate change, these fires have...

Tesla CEO Elon Musk finalized his purchase of the multi-billion dollar company Twitter at the end of April.

Elon Musk Buys Twitter

Bryce Baker '25, Writer May 12, 2022

On April 25th, Twitter's board of directors agreed to a buyout proposal from Tesla CEO and business magnate Elon Musk for $44 billion, 11 days after Musk first offered on April 14th. The move has left...

Investments in New Mexico from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

Investments in New Mexico from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer May 6, 2022

On November 15, 2021, President Joe Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law, cementing the largest investment in American public works since the Eisenhower Administration’s Interstate...

Former Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan.

Imran Khan Out as Pakistan’s Prime Minister

Anna Hastings '26, Writer May 5, 2022

Imran Khan, former prime minister of Pakistan, was voted out of office late Saturday, April 9 after losing a no-confidence vote in the country’s parliament. His replacement, Shehbaz Sharif, became the...

State Roundhouse in Santa Fe

Opportunity Scholarship Act Passed by State Legislature

Maysarah Javed '25, Writer May 4, 2022

On March 4, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the Opportunity Scholarship Act. It provides $75 million in funding to help up to 35,000 students per year across New Mexico. The scholarship covers tuition,...

Suicide Prevention Art Installation on Display

Suicide Prevention Art Installation on Display

Kate Aubin '24, Writer April 29, 2022

  “Soccer.” “My cat.” “Friends.”  “Dancing in the rain.” “Tacos.” “Family.” These words that may seem insignificant are written on a wall on campus with an important...

Macron Wins French Election

Macron Wins French Election

Isy Gruner '25, Writer April 26, 2022

On April 10, France held its presidential election. In the first round of voting, 12 candidates competed against each other, but when no candidate received more than 50% of the vote, the two candidates...

2022 New Mexico Special Legislative Session

2022 New Mexico Special Legislative Session

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer April 18, 2022

Earlier this month, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham convened New Mexico’s legislature for a special session that focused on alleviating the economic burden residents face with elevated gas and food prices...

Democracy Under Siege Around the Globe

Democracy Under Siege Around the Globe

April 14, 2022

Click on any map to take you to the ratings for this region. Scroll through each chapter to see three different categories. Click on the map for details on democracy in specific countries.

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson in a 2019 official photo.

Ketanji Brown Jackson Confirmed to Supreme Court

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer April 12, 2022

On Thursday, April 7, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed to the Supreme Court, becoming the first Black woman to serve on the court in its over two centuries of existence. She will be sworn into...

Book banning: is censorship justified or a damaging attack on education?

Book Banning Rears its Head Again

William Weinstein '23 March 14, 2022

In February 2022, Maus, by Art Spiegelman, a book depicting his account of his family’s struggles throughout the Holocaust, was banned in a rural Tenessee county. It is a graphic novel, with the Jews...

US Vice President Kamala Harris and Polish President Andrzej Duda in Warsaw, Poland, March 10, 2022. Harris is on a three-day trip to Poland and Romania for meetings about the war in Ukraine.

Vice-President Harris’ trip to Eastern Europe

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer March 11, 2022

On Wednesday, March 9, 2022, Vice President Kamala Harris embarked on her sixth international trip, this time to Poland and Romania. Her visit comes just weeks after Russia launched a full-scale attack...

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