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New Mexico This Week

New Mexico This Week

Penny Benak '21, Marwa Chohan '21, Jodhan Fine '21, and Stella Hudson '23

October 23, 2020

News From New Mexico for the Week of October 19-23 COVID Related News New Mexico is seeing high COVID-19 numbers this October. On October 21st, there were 827 new cases, a new single day record, and eight new deaths. Yesterday, October 22nd, there were 669 new cards and 3 new deaths. New Mexico ha...

Exclusive Interview with Julianne Puente About Gov. Lujan Grisham’s Decision to Keep Academy Closed

Exclusive Interview with Julianne Puente About Gov. Lujan Grisham's Decision to Keep Academy Closed

Reeya Patel '22, Writer

October 20, 2020

On Thursday, September 3rd, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced new capacity restrictions on in-person education – a decision that clearly separated public and private schools. In the announcement, Grisham declared a 25% capacity restriction on private schools, while public schools would be able...

Who is Amy Coney Barrett?

Trump's pick for supreme court justice, Amy Coney-Barrett

Noor Ali '23, Writer

October 13, 2020

Amidst the controversy surrounding Justice Ginsburg’s replacement, President Trump has decided to go ahead with a replacement. Many Democrats opposed this action, saying a replacement before the 2020 presidential election is unjust because the American people have no say in the political affiliation...

Will the Senate Confirm Trump’s Pick for Supreme Court Justice?

Senate Hearing

Mireya Macias '23, Writer

October 7, 2020

We are living during the most partisan times in recent history. President Trump announced his Supreme Court nomination to replace the late Justice Ginsburg, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, with fewer than 40 days until the election. Now, there is a contentious battle as the nomination process unfolds with an...

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...

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...

Trump Accepts Nomination While Flauting Coronavirus Guidelines

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Penny Benak '21, Writer

August 28, 2020

On the final night of the Republican National Convention, President Trump accepted the Republican nomination among fellow speakers Congressman Jeff Van Drew (NJ), Senators Tom Cotton (AR) and Mitch McConnell (KY), and Ivanka Trump. Trump gave his speech among mixed chants of ‘four more years’ and...

Key Moments from the Third Night of the Republican National Convention

Key Moments from the Third Night of the Republican National Convention

Jodhan Fine and Ella Markman

August 27, 2020

On the third night of the RNC, some of the Trump Administration’s highest ranking officials spoke, including Vice President Mike Pence and Senior White House Advisor Kellyanne Conway. Additional speakers included Second Lady Karen Pence, as well as several republican governors, congressmen, and senators....

Key Moments from the First Night of the Republican National Convention

Key Moments from the First Night of the Republican National Convention

John Dominguez-Trujillo '21 and Stella Hudson '23

August 25, 2020

As the first night of the Republican National Convention began, viewers sat on the edge of their seats in anticipation of what was to come. Hosted in Charlotte, North Carolina, unlike the DNC which was entirely virtual, the event was a “pared-down version of an in-person gathering,” according to the New York Times. Seventeen scheduled speakers took the stage to support the reelection of President Tr...

What Happened at the 2020 Democratic National Convention?

What Happened at the 2020 Democratic National Convention?

2020-2021 Journalism Class

August 24, 2020

Marwa Chohan '21 The 2020 Democratic National Convention (DNC) was certainly very unconventional this year. Held remotely from August 17-20, speakers were live-streamed in empty rooms and silence stood in the place of applause. Despite these changes, many viewers have been awaiting the convention a...

How is China now?

How is China now?

Uzair Hammad '24, Writer

April 21, 2020

It has been over three months since cases of unknown pneumonia were identified in Wuhan, China, linked to a popular seafood market in the city. These clusters of infections soon turned out to be COVID-19, a novel coronavirus disease that is now wreaking havoc in the world. The virus has hit the U.S....

A New Global Epidemic: Coronavirus

A New Global Epidemic: Coronavirus

Uzair Hammad '24, writer

February 19, 2020

Since December 1st, the coronavirus, originating from Wuhan, China, has killed over 1,875 people worldwide and infected around 73,439 people across 29 countries. Additionally, 60 million people in China’s province of Hubei have been placed under lockdown. In response, countries and airlines have imposed...

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