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Congress Temporarily Averts Financial Disaster

Congress Temporarily Averts Financial Disaster

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer October 15, 2021

Congressional leaders have staved off a catastrophic federal debt default for the time being. After a prolonged back and forth between Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate minority leader...

Alaskan Doctors Choose Whom to Save

Alaskan Doctors Choose Whom to Save

As COVID-19 cases spike, Alaskan hospitals find themselves overwhelmed.
Isy Gruner '25, Writer October 14, 2021

The COVID-19 Delta variant has put Alaska in a crisis. With high infection rates and low vaccination rates, Alaska’s medical system is overwhelmed with patients, and hospitals are short on beds. This...

New Mexico 1st Congressional Representative Melanie Stansbury.

Melanie Stansbury Has Hit the Ground Running as NM-01’s New Congresswoman

A look into Melanie Stansbury's first few months in Congress
Kaeli Kampschmidt '23, Writer October 6, 2021

Melanie Stansbury is currently serving as the US representative for New Mexico’s First Congressional District. Elected in June 2021, Stansbury filled the seat of fellow Democrat Deb Halland, President...

Zemari Ahmadi’s totaled Toyota Corolla outside his house in Kabul, Afghanistan.

U.S. Drone Strike in Kabul Kills 10 Civilians

The New York Times revealed that a U.S missile hit an erroneous target, killing
Akilan Sankaran '25, Writer October 5, 2021

On the afternoon of August 29, 2021, a United States missile fired at a white Toyota Corolla just outside the house of Zemari Ahmadi in Kabul. The strike was believed to have destroyed an ISIS safe house....

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,...

R. Kelly Found Guilty of Sex Trafficking

R. Kelly Found Guilty of Sex Trafficking

Uzair Hammad '24 October 5, 2021

Disgraced R&B singer R. Kelly was found guilty of one count of racketeering and eight counts of sex trafficking. He will spend at least 10 years behind bars, with the possibility of a life sentence.A...

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...

Albuquerques Mayoral Election Heats Up

Albuquerque’s Mayoral Election Heats Up

Incumbent Tim Keller faces two major challengers for his position.
Uzair Hammad '24 October 1, 2021

This November, residents of Albuquerque will elect a new mayor. This year's race has been marred more than usual with allegations of corruption against both incumbent Democratic mayor Tim Keller and his...

AOC Makes Headlines at the MET Gala

AOC Makes Headlines at the MET Gala

Becca Faber '24, Writer September 28, 2021

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) arrived at the 2021 New York Met Gala on Monday, September, 13 wearing a white dress with the words “tax the rich'' written on the back. It was designed by...

Islamophobia in the Wake of 9/11

Islamophobia in the Wake of 9/11

Darin Eberhardt '25, writer September 28, 2021

2021 marked the 20th anniversary of the greatest tragedy in modern American history, 9/11. After terrorists hijacked four commercial airplanes and killed almost 3000 people, hundreds of thousands more...

Nukes to Australia and Apologies to France

Nukes to Australia and Apologies to France

France and China are among countries opposed to a new nuclear deal between U.S., U.K., and Australia.
Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer September 23, 2021

On September 16, 2021, the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia announced a new major defense agreement, marking a new alliance against the force of China in the Pacific region and angering...

Toppling the Confederate Legacy of the South

Toppling the Confederate Legacy of the South

Virginia has finally removed a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee following years of protests.
Emeline Doscher '25, writer September 23, 2021

On September 2, following a year of debate and lawsuits, the Virginia Supreme Court approved the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee, a Confederate General whose image, according to critics, represents...

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