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Failing Ukraine Means Failing the World

Failing Ukraine Means Failing the World

Bryce Baker '25, Writer November 20, 2023

It's been over 630 days since Russia invaded Ukraine last February, and American support has never been more important. In September, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy privately told senators that...

The Sun Finally Sets on The British Empire?

The Sun Finally Sets on The British Empire?

Darin Eberhardt '25, Opinion and Arts & Culture Editor October 19, 2022

Is the Sun Finally Setting on the British Empire? Old pirates, yes, they rob I Sold I to the merchant ships Minutes after they took I From the bottomless pit But my hand was made strong By the hand...

In a world full of turmoil, how do teenagers take on change? And is Gen-Z productive or ultimately flawed in its reaction to global conflict?

Gen Z: Activism or Slacktivism?

Darin Eberhardt '25, Opinion and Arts & Culture Editor May 19, 2022

For Gen Z, “unprecedented” is the new normal. Members of Generation Z (born between 1996 and 2012) have lived through or grown up in the shadow of 9/11, the global financial crisis of 2008, ongoing...

Protesters against abortion bans in St. Paul , MN in 2019

Women Should Have Control Over Their Bodies

Stella Hudson '23, Social Media Editor November 3, 2021

In 1973, Roe v. Wade legalized abortion across the country. The final ruling of the case was and still is incredibly controversial, dividing the country into pro-life (anti-abortion), and pro-choice movements,...

The Lack of Psychology Courses in High School

The Lack of Psychology Courses in High School

Lynn Zhang '23 September 28, 2021

Are you interested in majoring in psychology? How many people do you know who are interested in studying psychology in college? Probably not very many, because high schools offer few psychology courses...

The Second Lunch Controversy

The Second Lunch Controversy

Kaeli Kampschmidt '23, School and Local Editor September 21, 2021

The new schedule is now in full effect, and while it has been well thought out regarding class times and COVID protocols, there are also new and unnecessary problems. By week three most everyone was situated...

Lil Uzi Vert’s Diamond Implant: Why the Ultra Rich Shouldn’t Exist

Lil Uzi Vert’s Diamond Implant: Why the Ultra Rich Shouldn’t Exist

Neil Mahto '23, Opinion Editor February 17, 2021

Rapper Lil Uzi Vert took conspicuous consumption to new heights when he paid $24 million dollars to implant a rose diamond into his forehead. Like many in the hip-hop industry, Lil Uzi Vert was never one...

Crossfire: Should Celebrities be Able to Speak on Issues?

Crossfire: Should Celebrities be Able to Speak on Issues?

Academy Staff April 4, 2018

[column size=one_half position=first ]Celebrity Support Muddles Important Topics by Sarah Weber On Nov. 8, 2017, singer Taylor Swift posted a photo outside of a polling station with the caption, “Today...

A Sitting Ovation: Technology Causes a Disconnect Between Audience and Performers

A Sitting Ovation: Technology Causes a Disconnect Between Audience and Performers

Olivia Yepez April 4, 2018

A few weeks ago, I attended a showing of Cirque du Soleil: Crystal at the Santa Ana Star Center, and I was suddenly struck with how much impact an audience can have on a performance. As viewers, we don’t...

The Modern Tragedy: Social Media and Public Violence

The Modern Tragedy: Social Media and Public Violence

Sarah Weber February 28, 2018

“I am going to shoot up Rio Rancho High School tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. Humanities Building first then Fine Arts.” The message, sent out at night on Feb. 20 over Snapchat through a fake account, was simple,...

A Sinking Ship: Why are Republicans Sticking with Trump?

A Sinking Ship: Why are Republicans Sticking with Trump?

Maya taylor November 13, 2017

“I am going to take care of everybody. I don’t care if it costs me votes or not. Everybody’s going to be taken care of much better than they’re taken care of now.” That was President Donald...

Syrian President Should Face Criminal Convictions

Syrian President Should Face Criminal Convictions

Sophie Carrol November 8, 2017

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should be brought to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on charges of crimes against humanity. These are formal charge, and according to the International Crimes Database,...

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