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2022 New Mexico Special Legislative Session

2022 New Mexico Special Legislative Session

Focuses on economic relief for New Mexicans
Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer April 18, 2022

Earlier this month, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham convened New Mexico’s legislature for a special session that focused on alleviating the economic burden residents face with elevated gas and food prices...

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Biden Makes Historic Supreme Court Nomination

Ketanji Brown Jackson appointed to SCOTUS
Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer March 1, 2022

On February 25, 2022, President Joe Biden picked Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for the United States Supreme Court seat soon to be vacated by Justice Stephen Breyer, who announced his retirement earlier...

U.S. Assassination Not the Powerful Blow Biden Touted

U.S. Assassination Not the Powerful Blow Biden Touted

Al-Qurayshi’s high-profile assassination reveals more about his killers than the Islamic State
Kira Small '22 February 17, 2022

On February 3, 2022, President Biden held a press conference to announce that the U.S. military had successfully assassinated Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi, the leader of the Islamic State terrorist...

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What is Inflation?

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer February 2, 2022

Over the last year, inflation has soared worldwide as a result of the tumult created by the economic disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the United States, this has led to increased prices on items...

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NM Senator Ben Ray Lujan Suffers a Stroke

Full Recovery Expected
Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer February 2, 2022

On February 1, 2022, Democrat Senator Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico suffered a stroke that left him hospitalized. He is expected to make a full and fairly quick recovery, though the implications of the scare...

Kamala Harris: Hows it going so far?

Kamala Harris: How’s it going so far?

A Retrospective of the Veep's First Year
Joseph Braun '24, writer February 2, 2022

The Vice-Presidency is a notoriously symbolic, low profile job. At best, VP’s oversee important policy items in a largely ceremonial role. Vice President Kamala Harris has been given highly important...

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...

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,...

Protests Erupt in Kazakhstan

Protests Erupt in Kazakhstan

Elizabeth Hiller '25, At-Large editor January 19, 2022

On January 2, protests erupted across Kazakhstan as fuel prices spiked after a price cap was removed, but the riots expanded to encompass a broader discontent with social and political concerns. Protestors...

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DiDi Leaves the US Stock Market

DiDi relocates to Hong Kong, possibly foreshadowing trouble for the US economy.
Isy Gruner '25, Writer January 14, 2022

DiDi Chuxing, a 39 billion dollar company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), abruptly announced their departure from Wall Street on December 3. Didi Chuxing is a mobile transportation company,...

Mercedes Lewis Hamilton celebrates with the trophy on the podium after winning the race as second placed Red Bulls Max Verstappen looks dispirited.

Controversial Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Amplifies Tensions in Formula 1

Hamilton prevails in a riveting, perplexing, breathtaking race; championship rivals tied heading into the season finale.
Akilan Sankaran '25, Writer December 9, 2021

From its inception, the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix was set to be a unique Formula One event. The track has the most corners of any circuit in the 2021 Formula One calendar, and it is the fastest street circuit...

President Biden at the COP 26 Conference in Glasgow

What Happened at COP 26?

Climate Change: Will We Do Enough?
Maysarah Javed '25, writer December 1, 2021

The 26th Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP26) was held from October 31st to November 12th in Glasgow, Scotland. Prominent world leaders were invited to the convention to discuss reaching “net...

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