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Opportunity Scholarship Act Passed by State Legislature

How will the new legislation help NM college students?
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

Focuses on economic relief for New Mexicans
Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer 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

A historic confirmation, but one unlikely to change the balance of the Court
Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer 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

An adventure and history lesson awaits when you delve into this indigo exhibit.
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?

The prospects from the recent legislative session look dim.
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

Democratic lawmakers introduce a bill to appropriate funding to expand New Mexico's medical reach.
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

Full Recovery Expected
Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer 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...

Omicron: Faster but Less Deadly

Omicron: Faster but Less Deadly

Isy Gruner '25, Writer February 1, 2022

While the origin of the Omicron variant is still unclear, World Health Organization reports indicate that the Omicron variant spreads faster than the Delta variant and, as of January 6, 2022, has been...

People search through piles of shoes left in a panicked stampede in Monrovia, Liberia, that left 29 people dead.

Dozens Die in Liberia Church Stampede

Leo Crowley '24, Writer January 31, 2022

On January 19, a church stampede claimed 29 lives in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia. The stampede was the result of a staged robbery by armed men.The congregation was in attendance for an all night worship...

Back to the Courses!

Back to the Courses!

Academy is set to mix up the curriculum for the 2022-2023 school-year.
Becca Faber '24, Writer January 26, 2022

The school has recently made changes to the 10/12 curriculum which has prompted many questions from students, especially as the course selection period is quickly approaching. The new curriculum allows...

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, center, announcing deployment of National Guard Troops in New Mexican schools (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)

National Guard Sent to New Mexico Schools

Governor Lujan Grisham addresses staffing shortages associated with the the Omicron surge by sending state workers and the National Guard.
Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer January 26, 2022

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced last Wednesday that the New Mexico National Guard would be sending some of its members into schools and daycare centers to help ease teacher and staffing...

Sondheim c. 1976

Titan of the Musical Theatre, Stephen Sondheim, dies at 91

Maysarah Javed '25, writer December 10, 2021

Stephen Joshua Sondheim, the famous American composer and lyricist, passed away on November 26, 2021. The artist, known for his reinvention of American musicals, died of cardiovascular disease. The so-called...

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