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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, Writer 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...

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...

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...

Max Verstappen leads Lewis Hamilton through a chicane in the Bahrain Grand Prix, the first race of the season

A Thrilling Battle Nears Its End

Formula 1: The Greatest Thrill on Wheels
Akilan Sankaran '25, Writer November 30, 2021

The fastest race cars speeding around the most demanding tracks with speeds well above two hundred miles an hour, pit stops (changing old tires to new ones) that are less than two seconds long, enthralling...

Why China is Winning

Why China is Winning

Xi Jinping’s indefinite rule marks a new era of global Chinese hegemony
Kira Small '22 November 22, 2021

In 2017, President Xi Jinping banned the phrase “Winnie the Pooh” after online bloggers posted memes comparing him to the cartoon bear. On May 6, 2021, American actor and professional wrestler John...

A Step Forward for Women in North Africa

A Step Forward for Women in North Africa

Tunisia has elected its first female prime minister, Najla Bouden Ramadhan.
Emeline Doscher '25, writer November 10, 2021

On September 29, Tunisian President Kais Saied appointed the country’s first female prime minister, Najla Bouden Ramadhan. PM Bouden made history and headlines across the globe and hopes to help the...

Cracking Down on Coke

Cracking Down on Coke

Colombian forces captured drug lord Dairo Antonio Úsuga
Maya Macias '25, Writer October 28, 2021

On October 23, major drug lord Dairo Antonio Úsuga, also known as Otoniel, was captured in the Antioquia province of Colombia. Otoniel is wanted in the United States and many countries in South America....

Nobel Committee Honors 13 Scientists and Writers

Nobel Committee Honors 13 Scientists and Writers

Isy Gruner '25, Writer October 26, 2021

There are six main categories for the Nobel Prizes given out every year: physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, peace, and economics. This year, the prizes went out to thirteen individuals. The physics...

Women are under particular threat as the Taliban regain control of Afghanistan

Taliban Take Control in Afghanistan

Chaos and consternation as citizens and allies flee
Uzair Hammad '24 August 27, 2021

Over the summer, President Biden pledged to end America’s longest war in Afghanistan by September 11, 2021, marking 20 years since President Bush declared the War on Terror following the 9/11 attacks....

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”),...

Europe Aims for Carbon Neutrality by 2050

Europe Aims for Carbon Neutrality by 2050

Here's how they plan to get there.
Quinn Ennis '22, News and Features Editor October 27, 2020

On 11th of December 2019, the European Commission (EC), the European Union’s executive arm, passed the European Green Deal, Europe’s plan for dealing with climate change while creating new jobs. EC...

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