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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,...

World News Roundup

World News Roundup

The Advocate May 5, 2021

Baghdad Hospital Fire - Marly Fisher '23 An enormous fire at a Baghdad hospital dedicated to COVID-19 patients has left 82 dead and over 100 injured on Saturday, April 24. Early reports say the fire...

The Degradation of Social Media

The Degradation of Social Media

Lynn Zhang '23, Writer May 5, 2021

When you think of social media, what do you think of? Do you think of Twitter refusing to ban Trump, people weaponizing Facebook against religious minorities, or Reddit forums intended as safe havens for...

Kid Cudi’s Gender Bending Performance

Kid Cudi’s Gender Bending Performance

Taya Demianova '23, News and Features Editor April 22, 2021

On April 10th, rapper, singer, and songwriter, Kid Cudi, a.k.a Scott Ramon Segura, made an appearance on “Saturday Night Live”. He paid tribute to Kurt Cobain, but it wasn’t the way people expected....

Justice For George Floyd

Justice For George Floyd

Ankit Jaiswal '22, writer April 20, 2021

After a month-and-half long trial, a jury declared former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Michael Chauvin guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter...

The Fight to Unionize within Amazon

The Fight to Unionize within Amazon

Audrey Brunner '22, Writer April 20, 2021

On April 9, the push for unionization at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama ended with workers voting 1,798 to 738 against joining the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (the RWDSU). After...

Protesters of Qualified Immunity in Michigan

Qualified Immunity Banned in New Mexico

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer April 20, 2021

On April 7, 2021, New Mexico became one of the first states in the nation to ban qualified immunity, a rule that allows public officials, such as police officers, to escape certain types of accountability...

Representative Deb Haaland

Race for the 1st Congressional District

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer April 9, 2021

On June 1, 2021, New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District will hold a special election between Democrat Melanie A. Stansbury and Republican Mark Moores to fill the seat of former representative Debra...

New Mexico is Set to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

New Mexico is Set to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Kaeli Kampschmidt '23, Writer April 5, 2021

On Tuesday, March 30, New Mexico state lawmakers held a special legislative session regarding the legalization and taxation of recreational marijuana. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham called the session primarily...

Deportations Under the Biden Administration

Deportations Under the Biden Administration

Uzair Hammad '24 March 16, 2021

After former President Trump’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policies came under fire for separating families and holding children in unsafe and unsanitary detention facilities (deemed “cages”),...

Pope Francis' Visit to Iraq

Pope Francis’ Visit to Iraq

Darin Eberhardt ’25, Writer March 16, 2021

Pope Francis, the current Pope and leader of the Catholic Church, arrived in Iraq for a three-day trip around the country on March 5th. The trip had major significance on a religious level, painting a...

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