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Does Kanye West have a chance?

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Uzair Hammad '24

September 18, 2020

Arguably one of the most famous musicians of the century, acclaimed rapper Kanye West is running for president in the upcoming 2020 election. He is running as an independent under the Birthday Party. West says he is running for God. After flirting with the idea of a presidential bid in 2015, he announced his candid...

A New Coronavirus Mutation: Fact or Fiction?

A New Coronavirus Mutation: Fact or Fiction?

Audrey Brunner '22, Writer

May 15, 2020

Amongst the many challenges managing the COVID 19 pandemic, none may be more difficult in the long run than monitoring the evolution of the virus as it travels around the world. On May 5, 2020, the LA Times published a story about a report from Los Alamos National Labs (LANL) that identified a mutant...

COVID-19 and Our New Normal

Graphic by Leedy Corbin '20

Uzair Hammad '24, writer

May 8, 2020

Governors across the country are grappling with how and when to open up their states. How do we relax the stay-at-home orders that have kept the country under lockdown for nearly two months? President Trump has repeatedly encouraged states to reopen for business, stating that “the cure [for COVID-19]...

Universal Healthcare: Yea or Nay?

Universal Healthcare: Yea or Nay?

May 8, 2020

This Crossfire represents the reboot of The Advocate's popular print feature presenting opposing view points on important issues. In this moment, what could be more important than question of healthcare?

Student Press Freedom

Student Press Freedom

Julia Ross '21, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2020

In the age of widespread online media, it can be easy to take uncensored news for granted. But, what would happen if our news sources were censored by people in power, resulting in the version of truth that they want to be told? This is what is occuring in high schools, both public and private, around...

Your Ideal Academy

Your Ideal Academy

Kira Small '22, Writer

February 19, 2020

When you think of Albuquerque Academy, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Laughing with your friends in the commons? Asking a question in your favorite class? Maybe you imagine your fifth-grade self excitedly grinning as you scan down an acceptance letter, or your parents in the other room,...


Graphic by Deana Chefchis

Arinjoy Das '22 (AJ)

October 7, 2019

A phone call between the Presidents of the US and Ukraine has stirred up controversy, leading to the current congressional inquiry into impeachment. On July 25, 2019, during a phone call, President Trump asked Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden for corrup...

The Case for the Decriminalization of Hard Drugs

The Case for the Decriminalization of Hard Drugs

Sarah Weber

April 3, 2019

In the city of Española, 80 miles from Albuquerque, a patchwork of cottonwood trees stretches beatifically over the Rio Grande below. For all its charming scenery, however, Española hides an ugly secret: the tiny New Mexico town is a little-known epicenter of the United States’ burgeoning drug epide...

Celebrities & Their Political Views

Celebrities & Their Political Views

Erick Bojorquez

February 14, 2019

        Kanye West, the world’s leader in narcissistic rappers and and patting your own back, has recently voiced his support for President Trump. This has caused many of his devoted fans to start asking the question, “is it possible to separate an artist’s political views from their art?” In the...

The Implications of American Ignorance & Moving Forward

The Implications of American Ignorance & Moving Forward

Chris Kuang

February 1, 2019

The United States’ relationship with race has always been a turbulent one: a storied relationship that persists today. Whether it be African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, or Latino Americans, all share a common thread: systemic oppression and its persistent effects. Despite the Civil Righ...

Affirmative Action: A Factor in the College Process?

Alex McLaughlin

Marwa Chohan

January 28, 2019

he college admissions process looms large in the minds of millions of high school students across America. But how can the political and social tensions of today’s day and age affect the college admissions process? In Oct. 2018, an affirmative action lawsuit was filed against Harvard University on ground...

The Stubborn Problem: Confronting Misogyny in the Music Industry

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Sarah Weber, Writer

January 5, 2019

The #MeToo movement has been hailed as Hollywood’s savior. Thanks to dozens of courageous women, whose accusations have leveled the reputations of powerful men once thought untouchable, female actresses now feel at least somewhat protected from assault and unwanted advances by a hedge of media attention....

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