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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...

Got Pot?

Got Pot?

February 17, 2021

The Administration Needs to Hold Students Accountable as We Return to School

The Administration Needs to Hold Students Accountable as We Return to School

Kaeli Kampschmidt '23, Writer February 5, 2021

March 11, 2020 was the last time the Albuquerque Academy held regular in-person classes as they had for 65 years prior. A lot of us remember that day or where we were when the email came. We all had a...

President Joe Biden speaks during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

Joe Biden Will Not Save America

Neil Mahto '23, Writer January 27, 2021

On January 20th, 2021, Joe Biden was officially inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States. He has received praise from many for ousting Donald Trump, a xenophobe, racist, conspiracy theorist,...

Opposing Israeli Policy Doesn't Excuse Anti-Semitism

Opposing Israeli Policy Doesn’t Excuse Anti-Semitism

Addie Siembieda '24, Writer December 17, 2020

Amid the conflict between Israel and Palestine, there’s been a rise in Pro-Palestinian movements around the world. Many people, especially on the political left, have raised issues with Israel's occupation...

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