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Voting Rights

Georgia gets out the gate first, as GOP controlled states race to suppress votes

Becca Faber '24, Writer April 9, 2021

On March 25, 2021, Georgia’s Republican governor, Brent Kemp, signed a bill that requires proof of identity for absentee voting, limits the practice of ballot boxes, and prohibits providing voters with...

New Mexico Leads the Nation in Vaccination Rates!

New Mexico Leads the Nation in Vaccination Rates!

Keira Hadlich '23, Writer April 9, 2021

Since the beginning of the pandemic, people around the world have placed their hope in a possible vaccine. Now, the vaccine is a reality, and everyone is scrambling to get in line to receive a dose and...

Vaccination for New Mexicans Under 16

Vaccination for New Mexicans Under 16

Maya Macias '25, Writer April 9, 2021

As the COVID-19 vaccine is being prepared to roll out to those under the age of 16, it awaits final approval from the FDA which will ultimately lead to achieving herd immunity and increasing New Mexico’s...

Representative Deb Haaland

Race for the 1st Congressional District

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer April 9, 2021

On June 1, 2021, New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District will hold a special election between Democrat Melanie A. Stansbury and Republican Mark Moores to fill the seat of former representative Debra...

Update: The Coup in Myanmar

Update: The Coup in Myanmar

Uzair Hammad '24 April 9, 2021

Myanmar’s newly elected government was overthrown in a coup d’état on February 1st, and the country’s military - known as the Tatmadaw - has since taken control. Power has been transferred to the...

New Mexico is Set to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

New Mexico is Set to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Kaeli Kampschmidt '23, Writer April 5, 2021

On Tuesday, March 30, New Mexico state lawmakers held a special legislative session regarding the legalization and taxation of recreational marijuana. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham called the session primarily...

Climate Change Legislation in New Mexico

Climate Change Legislation in New Mexico

Lynn Zhang '23, Writer March 16, 2021

While Covid-19 is the most prominent issue on people’s minds right now, climate change is just as serious a problem. Human emissions of greenhouse gases are slowly destroying the environment, one glacier...

Deportations Under the Biden Administration

Deportations Under the Biden Administration

Uzair Hammad '24 March 16, 2021

After former President Trump’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policies came under fire for separating families and holding children in unsafe and unsanitary detention facilities (deemed “cages”),...

Pope Francis' Visit to Iraq

Pope Francis’ Visit to Iraq

Darin Eberhardt ’25, Writer March 16, 2021

Pope Francis, the current Pope and leader of the Catholic Church, arrived in Iraq for a three-day trip around the country on March 5th. The trip had major significance on a religious level, painting a...

Vestigal New Mexico Abortion Law Finally Struck from the Books

Vestigal New Mexico Abortion Law Finally Struck from the Books

Mireya Macias '23, Writer March 12, 2021

After years of work by reproductive rights activists, the 1969 statute that criminalized abortion in New Mexico was repealed with few exceptions after Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the Respect...

Asian-American Discrimination during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Asian-American Discrimination during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Noor Ali '23, Writer March 12, 2021

The recent rise in anti-Asian American violence has redefined the narrative surrounding the Asian identity in the United States. In a year where social justice issues are at the forefront of national discussions,...

Texas Lifts State-Wide Mask Mandate

Texas Lifts State-Wide Mask Mandate

Kamal Nallandighal '23, Writer March 12, 2021

On Tuesday, March 2nd, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order that stated the statewide mask mandate would be lifted on Wednesday, March 10th. This adds Texas to a growing list of states...

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