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These signs suggest the division in US society around vaccine mandates. SCOTUS sided with anti-vax mandate side last week.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Vaccine Mandate for Private Employers

Uzair Hammad '24 January 21, 2022

As the Omicron variant sweeps through the country, President Joe Biden tried to leverage the power of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to control the spread of the virus by instituting...

Biden Administration Faces a Range of Challenges

Biden Administration Faces a Range of Challenges

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer January 20, 2022

One year into President Biden’s administration, he is at an inflection point. The President and the Democratic-controlled Congress have had undeniable success on issues like the COVID-19 vaccine rollout,...

Protests Erupt in Kazakhstan

Protests Erupt in Kazakhstan

Elizabeth Hiller '25, Writer January 19, 2022

On January 2, protests erupted across Kazakhstan as fuel prices spiked after a price cap was removed, but the riots expanded to encompass a broader discontent with social and political concerns. Protestors...

Biden and Harris Trumpet Voting Rights in Georgia

Biden and Harris Trumpet Voting Rights in Georgia

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer January 14, 2022

On January 11, 2022, President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and an entourage of allied members of the House and Senate went to Atlanta, Georgia, to deliver remarks on voting rights, which are...

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DiDi Leaves the US Stock Market

DiDi relocates to Hong Kong, possibly foreshadowing trouble for the US economy.
Isy Gruner '25, Writer January 14, 2022

DiDi Chuxing, a 39 billion dollar company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), abruptly announced their departure from Wall Street on December 3. Didi Chuxing is a mobile transportation company,...

A Year Later: Biden Administration Reflects on Capitol Attack

A Year Later: Biden Administration Reflects on Capitol Attack

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer January 12, 2022

On Thursday, January 6, 2022, President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke on the anniversary of the Capitol insurrection,...

Carlsen Wins World Chess Championship

Carlsen Wins World Chess Championship

Anna Hastings '26, Writer January 10, 2022

On December 10, Magnus Carlsen won the 2021 FIDE World Chess Championship, holding his eight-year title. Carlsen walked away with 1.2 million euros and a final score of 7.5 to 3.5. While the first five...

Dole in 1974

Bob Dole, a Champion of Bipartisan Cooperation, Dead at 98

Elizabeth Hiller '25, Writer December 16, 2021

Bob Dole, a former senator from Kansas, died on December 5, at the age of 98. Dole was born in 1923 in Kansas and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After his time in the military, Dole went...

Hitler Youth Burn Books, 1938

Texas Launches a War on Books

Kira Small '22 December 14, 2021

Everything’s bigger in Texas, particularly the list of books that State Representative Matt Krause is pulling from public school libraries. In a letter to education officials, Krause demanded that the...

Biden Signs Series of Executive Orders

Biden Signs Series of Executive Orders

Seeks to mitigate the Senate stalemate
Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer December 12, 2021

As top priorities of President Biden’s agenda on issues like voting rights, police reform, and gun control lay stalled in the Senate, where 60 votes are needed to proceed with bills, the President signed...

Sondheim c. 1976

Titan of the Musical Theatre, Stephen Sondheim, dies at 91

Maysarah Javed '25, writer December 10, 2021

Stephen Joshua Sondheim, the famous American composer and lyricist, passed away on November 26, 2021. The artist, known for his reinvention of American musicals, died of cardiovascular disease. The so-called...

Mercedes Lewis Hamilton celebrates with the trophy on the podium after winning the race as second placed Red Bulls Max Verstappen looks dispirited.

Controversial Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Amplifies Tensions in Formula 1

Hamilton prevails in a riveting, perplexing, breathtaking race; championship rivals tied heading into the season finale.
Akilan Sankaran '25, Writer December 9, 2021

From its inception, the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix was set to be a unique Formula One event. The track has the most corners of any circuit in the 2021 Formula One calendar, and it is the fastest street circuit...

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