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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,...

The Race for the Bundestag

The Race for the Bundestag

German election spells out a more Socialist future for Europe
Emeline Doscher '25, writer October 1, 2021

On September 26, after 16 years of conservative government, elections were held in Germany to elect a new chancellor and form a new Bundestag or parliament. Angela Merkel will voluntarily step down from...

California Recall Fails

California Recall Fails

Signals broad rejection of Trumpian agenda
Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer September 21, 2021

On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, Californians voted with a whopping 66 percent to stop the effort to recall Governor Gavin Newsom, a win for Democrats nationwide in the most populous state. In the final...

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. ...

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....

Albuquerque Prepares to Elect a New Mayor

Albuquerque Prepares to Elect a New Mayor

Here is the current lineup of candidates
Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer April 30, 2021

On November 2, 2021, the city of Albuquerque will host its quadrennial mayoral election to select who will lead the city for the next four years. Incumbent Democratic Mayor Tim Keller is running for reelection,...

Voting Rights

Georgia gets out the gate first, as GOP controlled states race to suppress votes

Becca Faber '24, Writer April 9, 2021

On March 25, 2021, Georgia’s Republican governor, Brent Kemp, signed a bill that requires proof of identity for absentee voting, limits the practice of ballot boxes, and prohibits providing voters with...

Representative Deb Haaland

Race for the 1st Congressional District

Two New Mexico State legislators are running for the seat left by Deb Haaland
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...

Deportations Under the Biden Administration

Deportations Under the Biden Administration

Not everyone is happy with the changes the Biden administration is making.
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”),...

Voter Suppression

Voter Suppression

An old practice, updated for 2020
Noor Ali '23, News and Feature Editor November 3, 2020

Voter suppression is a political strategy that aims to stop a targeted population from voting. Heading into the 2020 presidential election, states all over the country have enacted new regulations, such...

TikTok’s Influence on the 2020 Election

TikTok’s Influence on the 2020 Election

Taya Demianova '23, News and Feature Editor November 3, 2020

As Election Day nears, political content on all social media is being produced at a feverish speed. Young users on all social media platforms have been posting more about their political views and beliefs,...

Whats the Trouble with Iowa?

What’s the Trouble with Iowa?

Check in with the early Democratic Party elections
Liliana Esparza '21, Writer February 10, 2020

The electoral season is officially in full swing starting with the Iowa caucuses last Monday. Many observers are calling it the messiest and strangest Iowa caucuses ever. Pete Buttigieg barely came...

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