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New Mexico Leads the Nation in Vaccination Rates!

New Mexico Leads the Nation in Vaccination Rates!

Keira Hadlich '23, Writer April 9, 2021

Since the beginning of the pandemic, people around the world have placed their hope in a possible vaccine. Now, the vaccine is a reality, and everyone is scrambling to get in line to receive a dose and...

Vaccination for New Mexicans Under 16

Vaccination for New Mexicans Under 16

Maya Macias '25, Writer April 9, 2021

As the COVID-19 vaccine is being prepared to roll out to those under the age of 16, it awaits final approval from the FDA which will ultimately lead to achieving herd immunity and increasing New Mexico’s...

Climate Change Legislation in New Mexico

Climate Change Legislation in New Mexico

Lynn Zhang '23, Writer March 16, 2021

While Covid-19 is the most prominent issue on people’s minds right now, climate change is just as serious a problem. Human emissions of greenhouse gases are slowly destroying the environment, one glacier...

Pope Francis' Visit to Iraq

Pope Francis’ Visit to Iraq

Darin Eberhardt ’25, Writer March 16, 2021

Pope Francis, the current Pope and leader of the Catholic Church, arrived in Iraq for a three-day trip around the country on March 5th. The trip had major significance on a religious level, painting a...

Texas Lifts State-Wide Mask Mandate

Texas Lifts State-Wide Mask Mandate

Kamal Nallandighal '23, Writer March 12, 2021

On Tuesday, March 2nd, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order that stated the statewide mask mandate would be lifted on Wednesday, March 10th. This adds Texas to a growing list of states...

United Flight Shed Debris Over Denver

United Flight Shed Debris Over Denver

Sanjeev Perumal '25, Writer March 10, 2021

On Saturday around 1:30 PM, a United airline flight going to Honolulu from Denver had to turn back after it suffered an engine failure close to takeoff. On the trip back, the plane shed debris on Broomfield...

Gambling on Education

Gambling on Education

Elliette Varley '25, Writer March 10, 2021

New Mexico’s Legislative Lottery Scholarship encourages New Mexico high school graduates and New Mexico General Education Diploma holders to enroll full-time and complete a two or four year degree at...

Three Countries Meet Up at the Red Planet

Elizabeth Hiller '25, Writer February 17, 2021

A new space race has begun between the United States, China, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), each of which have unmanned space missions arriving at  Mars, within 11 days of each other. The first of...

Representative Deb Haaland

Introducing Deb Haaland

Audrey Brunner '22, Writer February 10, 2021

On December 17, 2020, President Joe Biden’s transition team announced New Mexico Congresswoman Debra Haaland as Biden’s pick for Secretary of the Interior. Haaland, a member of Laguna Pueblo, would...

Who is Merrick Garland?

Who is Merrick Garland?

Neil Mahto '23, Writer February 10, 2021

Merrick Garland’s name initially came up in media circles after President Barack Obama nominated him to fill late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat on the bench. However, the Republicans,...

Team Biden Roster

Team Biden Roster

Elliette Varley '25, Writer February 5, 2021

Deposed leaders Aung San Suu Kyi (left), and Coup leader Min Aung Hlaing (right)

Coup in Myanmar

Quinn Ennis '22, Writer February 5, 2021

On the morning of Feb. 1, the democratically elected members of the National League for Democracy (NLD), Myanmar’s ruling party, were ousted in a coup d’état by Myanmar’s military, the Tatmadaw....

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