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Nukes to Australia and Apologies to France

Nukes to Australia and Apologies to France

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer September 23, 2021

On September 16, 2021, the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia announced a new major defense agreement, marking a new alliance against the force of China in the Pacific region and angering...

The Biden Vax Mandate

The Biden Vax Mandate

Anna Hastings '26, Writer September 23, 2021

On Thursday, September 9, President Biden established new COVID-19 vaccination requirements that could affect almost 100 million Americans. He announced this new mandate at the White House saying, “We’ve...

Toppling the Confederate Legacy of the South

Toppling the Confederate Legacy of the South

Emeline Doscher '25, writer September 23, 2021

On September 2, following a year of debate and lawsuits, the Virginia Supreme Court approved the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee, a Confederate General whose image, according to critics, represents...

Right-Wing Protest at the Capitol

Right-Wing Protest at the Capitol

Kira Small '22 September 21, 2021

On Saturday, Sept. 18, 400 far-right protestors filled the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in support of the rioters arrested on January 6. Matt Braynard, executive director of Look Ahead America, said that...

Celebrate Bisexuality

#BiWeek 2021

Lynn Zhang '23, Writer September 21, 2021

You’ve probably heard of Pride Day, but have you heard of Bi Day? Bi Day is on September 23rd, officially marking Bisexual Awareness week (September 16-23). Let’s talk about the history and culture...

Hurricane Ida makes landfall, as seen from space.

Hurricane Ida Wreaks Havoc

Becca Faber '24, Writer September 21, 2021

The recent hurricane in Louisiana known as “Hurricane Ida” has killed 82 people and caused severe power outages. The power outages have quickly spread to Mississippi, leaving over one million people...

California Recall Fails

California Recall Fails

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer September 21, 2021

On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, Californians voted with a whopping 66 percent to stop the effort to recall Governor Gavin Newsom, a win for Democrats nationwide in the most populous state. In the final...

Afghan Refugees Arrive in New Mexico

Afghan Refugees Arrive in New Mexico

Lilee Zapatka '25, Writer September 21, 2021

As the US works to get the many stranded Afghans from the war-torn country, New Mexico has opened its borders to provide a place where the Afghan refugees can receive sanctuary. On September 2, 2021, an...

Why Doesnt New Mexico Pay  Local Legislators?

Why Doesn’t New Mexico Pay Local Legislators?

Halie Leland '23, Writer September 16, 2021

As members of the only legislature in the country that offers no salary for serving in office, representatives of New Mexico are once again proposing the controversial motion that they get paid. Under...

Draconian Texas Law Seeks to Destroy a Constitutionally Protected Right

Draconian Texas Law Seeks to Destroy a Constitutionally Protected Right

Maya Macias '25, Writer September 16, 2021

Texas’ new abortion law, Senate Bill 8(SB8), took effect on September 1st after the Supreme Court declined to intervene. It is now the most restrictive abortion law in the country. Opponents of the bill...

College athletes may now profit from their names, images, and likenesses

College Athletics Endorsements

Scarlett Peterson '23, Writer September 14, 2021

On July 1, the NCAA changed its rules regarding the NIL’s, the rights to one’s name, image, and likeness, of college athletes. Now, athletes are allowed to profit from their performance in sports,...

President Biden and Vice President Harris watch in excitement as the Senate passes the bipartisan infrastructure bill on August 10, 2021.

Bipartisan infrastructure bill faces partisan resistance

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer September 14, 2021

Congress is currently working on drafting President Biden’s 3.5 trillion dollar social spending plan, after it passed its blueprint, and the Senate passed its counterpart, a 1.2 trillion dollar Infrastructure...

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