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Disarray and Disappointment

Disarray and Disappointment

Uzair Hammad '24, Writer

September 30, 2020

The first presidential debate of the 2020 election took place on Tuesday at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. The moderator, Fox News host Chris Wallace, touched upon six major topics: The Trump and Biden Records, the Supreme Court, COVID-19, the economy, race and violence in our...

The Attention Span of a Goldfish

The Attention Span of a Goldfish

Ella Markman '22, Writer

September 23, 2020

Humans currently have a shorter attention span than a goldfish. This is due to the amount of screen time we have every day, affecting our thinking, focus, and retention. We have developed an obsession with technology, and cannot go seconds without reaching for our phones. We are becoming addicted to...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies, 87

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies, 87

Marwa Chohan '21, Co Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2020

On September 18th, 2020, Supreme Court Justice (SPJ) Ruth Bader Ginsburg died. After an eleven year battle with pancreatic cancer, Ginsburg passed away from the disease. At the time, President Trump was holding a rally in Minnesota and when he finally spoke he said, “She led an amazing life. What...

Gen Z’s New Form of Social Justice

By Gerd Altman

Julia Ross '21, Co Editor-in-Chief

September 18, 2020

At the turn of the 21st century, the most racially diverse generation of all time was born into a world plagued by climate change, mass incarceration, gun violence, and income inequality. Now, “Gen Zers” are coming of age during a pandemic and a presidency that continues to divide the nation. Many...

Climate Crisis in New Mexico

Climate Crisis in New Mexico

Jodhan Fine '21, Writer

September 18, 2020

Out of control fires, unprecedented hurricanes, and extended drought remind us that amidst the pandemic, the world's climate is also in crisis. New Mexico is a prime example of climate change and its detrimental effects, like shrinking lakes, melting snowpacks, drought, and raging fires. These effe...

Chadwick Boseman 1976-2020

Chadwick Boseman 1976-2020

Lynn Zhang '23, Writer

September 18, 2020

Chadwick Boseman, known by many as King T’Challa from “Black Panther,” passed away with his family beside him on August 28, 2020. According to a statement posted on his Twitter account, he had been battling stage III colon cancer since 2016, through all his shoots, until he passed away. But, he w...

Does Kanye West have a chance?

Lauren Petracca/The Post and Courier, via Associated Press

Uzair Hammad '24

September 18, 2020

Arguably one of the most famous musicians of the century, acclaimed rapper Kanye West is running for president in the upcoming 2020 election. He is running as an independent under the Birthday Party. West says he is running for God. After flirting with the idea of a presidential bid in 2015, he announced his candid...

Lights, Camera, Some action

Lights, Camera, Some action

Penny Benak '21, Writer

September 15, 2020

Film crews were given the green light to begin pre-production in New Mexico after COVID-19 brought the multimillion dollar industry to a screeching halt. Over the years, New Mexico has become a hot spot for film crews, with the industry bringing in a record breaking $525.5 million last year. Now, with...

The Rise of QAnon

The Rise of QAnon

Max Dryfoos '21, Opinion Editor

September 14, 2020

The Republican Party has put forth numerous candidates who support QAnon, a mysterious internet-based group and creator of many outrageously false conspiracy theories such as  “Pizzagate,” which claims Hillary Clinton and various other important Democrats ran a child-sex ring at a pizza restaurant i...

Officials are Concerned that Native Americans will be Underrepresented in the 2020 Census

Efforts are being made in all 50 states to encourage all citizens to take part in the census

Marwa Chohan '21, Co Editor-in-Chief

September 14, 2020

For decades, Native Americans have been severely underrepresented in the annual US Census. In 2010, official reports stated that Native people may have been undercounted by 4.9% although others believe it may be closer to 7%. With the census deadline coming to a close earlier than in previous years, tribes...

Sexual Harassment at Albuquerque Academy: How Big is the Problem?

Sexual Harassment at Albuquerque Academy: How Big is the Problem?

Marwa Chohan '21, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2020

Editor's Note:  This article was set to be published on March 11th, the same day students were sent home to begin remote learning due to coronavirus. As such, it has never been published. We at The Advocate realize that when we go back to school, many things will change. Nevertheless, we expect t...

Portraits of Enchantment

Graphic by Anila Marks '22

September 10, 2020

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