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(Top left): The scene of the recent Louisville bank shooting, Michael Clevenger/AP. 
 (Bottom left): The Pentagon, Daniel Slim/AFP via Getty Images. 
 (Right): President Biden in Ballina, Ireland, Kenny Holston/The New York Times

There’s a lot going on right now! Here are the main stories you need to know about.

Leaked Classified Documents Airman 1st Class Jack Teixeira, a 21-year-old serving with the Massachusetts Air National Guard, was arrested and charged with retaining and distributing classified and national...

Chase Doak, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

United States Shoots Down Multiple Unidentified Objects Over American Airspace

Corbett Thomas ‘25, Writer February 15, 2023

Multiple flying objects, including one large balloon, some of Chinese origin, have been spotted and shot down over the United States and Canada this month, increasing tension between the US and China. On...

Super Bowl Preview

Super Bowl Preview

Ben Montoya '23, Writer, Journalism Class 2022-2023 February 9, 2023

As the 2022-2023 NFL season comes to a close this week, all eyes are on the Super Bowl. This year's matchup will feature the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs, two teams who have been battling...

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (CC BY-NC 2.0) by Defence Imagery

Queen Elizabeth II Dies at 96

Kaeli Kampschmidt '23, School and Local Editor September 8, 2022

Tragedy struck on September 8 in England. The Royal Family released a statement at 11:30 a.m. Mountain Time revealing that Queen Elizabeth II had peacefully passed away at Balmoral Castle, her Scottish...

Monkeypox: A New, New Public Health Emergency

Monkeypox: A New, New Public Health Emergency

Elizabeth Hiller '25, At-Large Editor September 1, 2022

The world is now consumed by the possibility of a new public health emergency: monkeypox. The disease, which spreads through the bodily fluids of an infected person, and by touching objects that have been...

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,...

2022 New Mexico Special Legislative Session

2022 New Mexico Special Legislative Session

Abhishek Narahari '24, News Co-Editor 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...

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson in a 2019 official photo.

Ketanji Brown Jackson Confirmed to Supreme Court

Abhishek Narahari '24, News Co-Editor 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...

Indelible Blue Exhibit: A Review

Indelible Blue Exhibit: A Review

Elias Arredondo '23, Writer March 8, 2022

I recently had the pleasure of visiting the Albuquerque Museum’s newest exhibit, Indelible Blue: Indigo Across The Globe. This compact yet fascinating exhibition follows, as the name suggests, the global...

Will Election Day Become a State Holiday?

Will Election Day Become a State Holiday?

Maya Macias '25, Writer March 4, 2022

Governor Michele Lujan Grisham and Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver have been working with New Mexico lawmakers to increase voter access through Senate Bill 8(SB8). The essence of the bill is...

New Mexico Could Be In Line for a School of Public Health

New Mexico Could Be In Line for a School of Public Health

Anna Hastings '26, Writer February 4, 2022

In Santa Fe, multiple Democratic lawmakers are pushing for New Mexico to use some of its federal funding to create a school of public health. As one of the few states without a public health government...

Courtesy of J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press file photo

NM Senator Ben Ray Lujan Suffers a Stroke

Abhishek Narahari '24, News Co-Editor February 2, 2022

On February 1, 2022, Democrat Senator Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico suffered a stroke that left him hospitalized. He is expected to make a full and fairly quick recovery, though the implications of the scare...

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