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Indigenous Peoples Day

Indigenous People’s Day

The Columbus Day alternative gains traction around the country
Darin Eberhardt '25, Writer October 20, 2021

For decades, many states across the country celebrated Columbus Day on the second Monday of October. Beginning not long after the holiday was founded in 1934, however, backlash from Indigenous groups arose...

Alaskan Doctors Choose Whom to Save

Alaskan Doctors Choose Whom to Save

As COVID-19 cases spike, Alaskan hospitals find themselves overwhelmed.
Isy Gruner '25, Writer October 14, 2021

The COVID-19 Delta variant has put Alaska in a crisis. With high infection rates and low vaccination rates, Alaska’s medical system is overwhelmed with patients, and hospitals are short on beds. This...

Facebook Under Scrutiny

Facebook Under Scrutiny

Whistleblower claims they put profits before safety
Elizabeth Hiller '25, Writer October 6, 2021

On Thursday, September 30, 2021, Facebook and Instagram were placed under scrutiny at a Congressional hearing about the negative effects that the company has had on teenagers. “[The company] has hidden...

The Race for the Bundestag

The Race for the Bundestag

German election spells out a more Socialist future for Europe
Emeline Doscher '25, writer October 1, 2021

On September 26, after 16 years of conservative government, elections were held in Germany to elect a new chancellor and form a new Bundestag or parliament. Angela Merkel will voluntarily step down from...

This tent encampment illustrates the squalor and crowding at the makeshift camp near Del Rio, Texas.

Haitian Border Crisis Rekindles Concerns and Ugly Images

The crisis is over, but the problems with the immigration system remain.
Lily Ma'ayan '24, Writer September 28, 2021

Thousands of Haitian refugees are seeking asylum after facing rough conditions and abuse in camps in Del Rio, Texas. Many are being flown back to their homeland after the U.S. closed part of their Texas...

AOC Makes Headlines at the MET Gala

AOC Makes Headlines at the MET Gala

Becca Faber '24, Writer September 28, 2021

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) arrived at the 2021 New York Met Gala on Monday, September, 13 wearing a white dress with the words “tax the rich'' written on the back. It was designed by...

The Biden Vax Mandate

The Biden Vax Mandate

What's it mean? Who is impacted? How do people feel about it?
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

Virginia has finally removed a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee following years of protests.
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

Far-right protestors gather to denounce arrests of Jan. 6 rioters
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...

Hurricane Ida makes landfall, as seen from space.

Hurricane Ida Wreaks Havoc

Ramifications will be felt form months
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...

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

College Athletics Endorsements

Recent legal rulings are a game changer for college athletes
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,...

Vice-Prsident Kamala Harris made a major foreign policy trip to shore up US relations in Asia.

VP Harris visits Asia

Part of the Biden administration effort to push back on Chinese expansion
Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer September 3, 2021

In the final week of August, Vice President Kamala Harris visited Singapore, Vietnam, and Hawaii, her largest and most notable foreign trip while holding office yet. During the trip, she projected stark...

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