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Two Bills in the Balance

Two Bills in the Balance

Two key bills are stuck in congressional deliberations
Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer October 18, 2021

President Joe Biden staked nearly his entire legacy on his 1.2 trillion dollar bipartisan infrastructure bill and a second, larger bill decked with longtime liberal priorities. Both are currently facing...

Congress Temporarily Averts Financial Disaster

Congress Temporarily Averts Financial Disaster

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer October 15, 2021

Congressional leaders have staved off a catastrophic federal debt default for the time being. After a prolonged back and forth between Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate minority leader...

The End of an Era for Germany

The End of an Era for Germany

As Merkel's last term as Chancellor culminates, Germany sees a more progressive future ahead.
Darin Eberhardt '25, writer October 5, 2021

The end of an era for Germany came on September 26, as their first election without Angela Merkel as a candidate in sixteen years commenced. Over Merkel’s last four terms, she became a political icon,...

AOC Makes Headlines at the MET Gala

AOC Makes Headlines at the MET Gala

Becca Faber '24, Writer September 28, 2021

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) arrived at the 2021 New York Met Gala on Monday, September, 13 wearing a white dress with the words “tax the rich'' written on the back. It was designed by...

Islamophobia in the Wake of 9/11

Islamophobia in the Wake of 9/11

Darin Eberhardt '25, writer September 28, 2021

2021 marked the 20th anniversary of the greatest tragedy in modern American history, 9/11. After terrorists hijacked four commercial airplanes and killed almost 3000 people, hundreds of thousands more...

Nukes to Australia and Apologies to France

Nukes to Australia and Apologies to France

France and China are among countries opposed to a new nuclear deal between U.S., U.K., and Australia.
Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer September 23, 2021

On September 16, 2021, the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia announced a new major defense agreement, marking a new alliance against the force of China in the Pacific region and angering...

Toppling the Confederate Legacy of the South

Toppling the Confederate Legacy of the South

Virginia has finally removed a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee following years of protests.
Emeline Doscher '25, writer September 23, 2021

On September 2, following a year of debate and lawsuits, the Virginia Supreme Court approved the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee, a Confederate General whose image, according to critics, represents...

Right-Wing Protest at the Capitol

Right-Wing Protest at the Capitol

Far-right protestors gather to denounce arrests of Jan. 6 rioters
Kira Small '22 September 21, 2021

On Saturday, Sept. 18, 400 far-right protestors filled the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in support of the rioters arrested on January 6. Matt Braynard, executive director of Look Ahead America, said that...

New Mexico News Roundup

New Mexico News Roundup

Advocate Staff May 19, 2021

San Juan County Fire - Elizabeth Hiller '25 On May 18, a fire started in San Juan County between Bloomfield and Les Acres. As of May 17, the fire spread over 21 acres and is only five percent contained. ...

The Congress has some Work to do

The Congress has some Work to do

Congress faces important legislative opportunities which will truly evolve our future as a nation.
Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer May 17, 2021

As we head into the summer, the media’s eye falls not on an upcoming election or partisan positioning, but rather on substantive policy-making. This year, a few key pieces of legislation have the potential...

National News Roundup

National News Roundup

Advocate Staff May 11, 2021

Drugs in the Kentucky derby - Haley Pederson '25 Medina Spirit won the Kentucky Derby May 1, but the horse tested positive for 21 picograms (pg) of betamethasone, an anti-inflammatory corticosteroid....

2015 Iran Talks

A New Attempt at an Iran Nuclear Deal

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer May 7, 2021

The Biden administration recently started a major diplomatic effort with Iran to get the nation to negotiate a new nuclear deal with the United States, led by Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. However,...

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