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The Advocate

The Student News Site of Albuquerque Academy

The Advocate

The Student News Site of Albuquerque Academy

The Advocate

AA Should Not Have Dropped the Mask Mandate

AA Should Not Have Dropped the Mask Mandate

Uzair Hammad '24, News Editor and Web Editor March 11, 2022

On Thursday, February 17, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham made an announcement that took the state by surprise: New Mexico was lifting its indoor mask mandate immediately. The decision, according to the...

Corbevax uses old technology. But most importantly, its creators have waived proprietary rights.

Old Vaccine Technology Offers New Hope Against Covid 19

Uzair Hammad '24, News Editor and Web Editor February 9, 2022

Dr. Peter Hotez and Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi, from Texas Children’s Hospital, created a vaccine called CORBEVAX which uses older medical technology to protect the developing world from COVID-19, in contrast...

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...

Beijing has reported fewer than 10 cases of the Delta and Omicron variants since 15 January.

No Covid Allowed!

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer January 28, 2022

Since the initial surge of the COVID-19 pandemic in China, the nation has implemented a strict, zero-COVID policy, which has involved abrupt shutdowns in certain regions whenever an outbreak has been detected....

President Biden Deploys Medical Team to UNM Hospital

President Biden Deploys Medical Team to UNM Hospital

Darin Eberhardt '25, Writer January 26, 2022

President Joe Biden announced on January 13 that he would be sending groups of federal medical staff, made up of military medical personnel, to assist parts of the country that had experienced a significant...

These signs suggest the division in US society around vaccine mandates. SCOTUS sided with anti-vax mandate side last week.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Vaccine Mandate for Private Employers

Uzair Hammad '24, News Editor and Web Editor January 21, 2022

As the Omicron variant sweeps through the country, President Joe Biden tried to leverage the power of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to control the spread of the virus by instituting...

Biden Administration Faces a Range of Challenges

Biden Administration Faces a Range of Challenges

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer January 20, 2022

One year into President Biden’s administration, he is at an inflection point. The President and the Democratic-controlled Congress have had undeniable success on issues like the COVID-19 vaccine rollout,...

Omicron Variant Promises Uncertain Future

Omicron Variant Promises Uncertain Future

Becca Faber '24, Writer December 5, 2021

Omicron, a new COVID-19 variant, was discovered in South Africa on November 24. Since then, more than 20 cases of the Omicron variant have been reported in the U.S. Those infected range from fully vaccinated...

Alaskan Doctors Choose Whom to Save

Alaskan Doctors Choose Whom to Save

Isy Gruner '25, Writer October 14, 2021

The COVID-19 Delta variant has put Alaska in a crisis. With high infection rates and low vaccination rates, Alaska’s medical system is overwhelmed with patients, and hospitals are short on beds. This...

The Biden Vax Mandate

The Biden Vax Mandate

Anna Hastings '26, Writer September 23, 2021

On Thursday, September 9, President Biden established new COVID-19 vaccination requirements that could affect almost 100 million Americans. He announced this new mandate at the White House saying, “We’ve...

Graduation 2021

Graduation 2021

Elliette Varley '25, Writer May 24, 2021

After a long year of canceled events, the class of 2021 finally gets to enjoy the best celebration of all, graduation. Ms. Puente and Dr. Lenhart, as well as many others, have been planning the ceremony...

Covid Testing has become fairly quick and easy.

AA Should be Testing More

Quinn Ennis '22, News and Features Editor 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...

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