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How does the Texas abortion law impact New Mexico

How does the Texas abortion law impact New Mexico

What does it mean for patients and the health care system?
Maya Macias '25, Writer October 6, 2021

In the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, abortions were recognized as a constitutionally protected right. Abortion access has become more restrictive over the past decade. Within a span of 8 years,...

New Mexico 1st Congressional Representative Melanie Stansbury.

Melanie Stansbury Has Hit the Ground Running as NM-01’s New Congresswoman

A look into Melanie Stansbury's first few months in Congress
Kaeli Kampschmidt '23, Writer October 6, 2021

Melanie Stansbury is currently serving as the US representative for New Mexico’s First Congressional District. Elected in June 2021, Stansbury filled the seat of fellow Democrat Deb Halland, President...

Academy has Restarted COVID-19 Testing

Academy has Restarted COVID-19 Testing

What's in store for the health of our community?
Addie Siembieda '24, Writer October 1, 2021

On September 1st, Albuquerque Academy announced that they would resume COVID-19 surveillance testing, regardless of vaccination status. Beginning September 3rd, 25% of students are tested at the end of...

Albuquerques Mayoral Election Heats Up

Albuquerque’s Mayoral Election Heats Up

Incumbent Tim Keller faces two major challengers for his position.
Uzair Hammad '24 October 1, 2021

This November, residents of Albuquerque will elect a new mayor. This year's race has been marred more than usual with allegations of corruption against both incumbent Democratic mayor Tim Keller and his...

The Lack of Psychology Courses in High School

The Lack of Psychology Courses in High School

Why is it important to integrate it into our curriculum?
Lynn Zhang '23, Writer September 28, 2021

Are you interested in majoring in psychology? How many people do you know who are interested in studying psychology in college? Probably not very many, because high schools offer few psychology courses...

Whats New In the 8-9 Division?

What’s New In the 8-9 Division?

Haley Pedersen '25, Writer September 28, 2021

There’s so much going on in the new school year! Let’s check out some of the changes that are being made to the 8-9 Division. First, 8th and 9th graders start their schedules similar to all of the...

Afghan Refugees Arrive in New Mexico

Afghan Refugees Arrive in New Mexico

Holloman Air Force Base is one of seven U.S. military bases housing Afghan refugees.
Lilee Zapatka '25, Writer September 21, 2021

As the US works to get the many stranded Afghans from the war-torn country, New Mexico has opened its borders to provide a place where the Afghan refugees can receive sanctuary. On September 2, 2021, an...

The Second Lunch Controversy

The Second Lunch Controversy

As students settle into school, an issue that continues to dominate is second lunch.
Kaeli Kampschmidt '23, Writer September 21, 2021

The new schedule is now in full effect, and while it has been well thought out regarding class times and COVID protocols, there are also new and unnecessary problems. By week three most everyone was situated...

New Year, New Schedule

New Year, New Schedule

How do students and teachers feel about the change?
Uzair Hammad '24 September 21, 2021

With the start of a new school year comes many changes: new classrooms, new teachers, and this year, a new schedule for all grades 6-12. This schedule replaces the 6-7 schedules that changed every day,...

Why Doesnt New Mexico Pay  Local Legislators?

Why Doesn’t New Mexico Pay Local Legislators?

New Mexico continues to be the only state to not pay local legislators and other local officials.
Halie Leland '23, Writer September 16, 2021

As members of the only legislature in the country that offers no salary for serving in office, representatives of New Mexico are once again proposing the controversial motion that they get paid. Under...

Draconian Texas Law Seeks to Destroy a Constitutionally Protected Right

Draconian Texas Law Seeks to Destroy a Constitutionally Protected Right

Will Texas women seek refuge in New Mexico?
Maya Macias '25, Writer September 16, 2021

Texas’ new abortion law, Senate Bill 8(SB8), took effect on September 1st after the Supreme Court declined to intervene. It is now the most restrictive abortion law in the country. Opponents of the bill...

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