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The Most Dangerous Word?

The Most Dangerous Word?

Neil Mahto '23, Writer May 12, 2021

The N-Word is perhaps the most offensive and controversial word in the English language. The word has transitioned from formerly being used in everyday language by even those in the upper classes, to now...

Covid Testing has become fairly quick and easy.

AA Should be Testing More

Quinn Ennis '22, Writer May 7, 2021

The Academy’s system of testing the entire student population for COVID-19 weekly was, while annoying, effective. With this method, the school was able to limit community spread, catching individual...

Why you should get vaccinated

Why you should get vaccinated

Editorial Board, Writer May 5, 2021

More than a year after New Mexico instituted a statewide lockdown in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, stores, schools, and workplaces are reopening and New Mexicans are returning to a semblance of normalcy....

Gun Control?

Gun Control?

Kaeli Kampschmidt '23, Writer April 30, 2021

Imagine a world where gun reform is taken as seriously as putting a hold on all the Johnson & Johnson vaccines because they have a very small chance of causing blood clots. This is not to downplay...

Satanic Panic: The Controversy About Lil Nas X's 'MONTERO'

Satanic Panic: The Controversy About Lil Nas X’s ‘MONTERO’

Stella Hudson '23, Writer April 9, 2021

The recent media hype over rapper, singer and songwriter, Montero Lamar Hill, better known as Lil Nas X, has sparked a wild controversy that has taken the world by its horns (literally). The 21-year-old...

$15 Minimum Wage?

$15 Minimum Wage?

March 16, 2021

$15 Minimum Wage is Long Overdue

Audrey Bruner '23, Writer March 16, 2021

In today’s economic climate, a minimum wage increase to $15 is long overdue. Raising the minimum wage to $15 would bring many Americans above the poverty line and would begin to close the growing income...

$15 Minimum Wage will Hurt those it is Supposed to Help

$15 Minimum Wage will Hurt those it is Supposed to Help

Kaeli Kampschmidt '23, Writer March 16, 2021

In January, Democrats introduced the Raise the Wage Act of 2021, pushing for the gradual increase of the federally mandated minimum wage from $7.25 to $15. The minimum wage should not be raised to $15...

Second Class Status for Palestinians is the real Problem

Second Class Status for Palestinians is the real Problem

Darin Eberhardt '25, Writer March 10, 2021

On February 5th, 2021, Khaled Nofal, an accountant and father, was shot and killed by Israeli settlers outside of Ras Karkar, a Palestinian town in the West Bank. Nofal was not armed. While an Israeli...

Rush Limbaugh, purveyor of hate, Dies at 70

Rush Limbaugh, purveyor of hate, Dies at 70

Quinn Ennis '22, Writer March 2, 2021

Rush Limbaugh, who died two weeks ago at 70, was the face of modern American conservatism. The Rush Limbaugh Show accumulated more than 40 million weekly listeners, making it the most listened to radio...

Lil Uzi Vert’s Diamond Implant: Why the Ultra Rich Shouldn’t Exist

Lil Uzi Vert’s Diamond Implant: Why the Ultra Rich Shouldn’t Exist

Neil Mahto '23, Writer February 17, 2021

Rapper Lil Uzi Vert took conspicuous consumption to new heights when he paid $24 million dollars to implant a rose diamond into his forehead. Like many in the hip-hop industry, Lil Uzi Vert was never one...

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