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Tesla CEO Elon Musk finalized his purchase of the multi-billion dollar company Twitter at the end of April.

Elon Musk Buys Twitter

Bryce Baker '25, Writer May 12, 2022

On April 25th, Twitter's board of directors agreed to a buyout proposal from Tesla CEO and business magnate Elon Musk for $44 billion, 11 days after Musk first offered on April 14th. The move has left...

Movin Out:The SAT Goes Digital

Movin’ Out:The SAT Goes Digital

Does this mean a future without the SAT?
Kaeli Kampschmidt '23, School and Local Editor February 4, 2022

No more #2 pencils or tedious scantrons—the SAT is moving online! On Tuesday, January 25th, the College Board announced their huge standardized testing overhaul. For international students, it begins...

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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...

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...

Hitler Youth Burn Books, 1938

Texas Launches a War on Books

Kira Small '22 December 14, 2021

Everything’s bigger in Texas, particularly the list of books that State Representative Matt Krause is pulling from public school libraries. In a letter to education officials, Krause demanded that the...

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...

Florida Senatorial Candidate Val Demings

2022 Senate Elections Hold the Future of the Biden Presidency

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer November 30, 2021

With about 11 months until the 2022 midterm elections, Americans are getting an increasingly clear look at many unfolding Senate races across the country. There is no definitive guess about who will control...

World Chess Championship

World Chess Championship

Darin Eberhardt '25, Writer November 30, 2021

The World Chess Championship, held every other year, is organized by the International Chess Federation, a Swiss-based group commonly called FIDE. It was scheduled for 2020, but due to Covid-19, the tournament...

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...

House Passes Build Back Better Act

House Passes Build Back Better Act

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer November 22, 2021

On November 19, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the historic and transformative 1.85 trillion-dollar Build Back Better act, with scores of funding for Medicare expansion, universal pre-k, childcare...

Infrastructure Bill Becomes Law

Infrastructure Bill Becomes Law

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer November 16, 2021

On November 15, President Joe Biden signed the historic one-trillion-dollar Bipartisan Infrastructure and Jobs act into law. This came after a hard-fought congressional victory that saw Democrats utilize...

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