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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...

Dole in 1974

Bob Dole, a Champion of Bipartisan Cooperation, Dead at 98

Elizabeth Hiller '25, Writer December 16, 2021

Bob Dole, a former senator from Kansas, died on December 5, at the age of 98. Dole was born in 1923 in Kansas and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After his time in the military, Dole went...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Glenn Youngkin, the Republican Governor-elect of Virginia

Republicans on the Rise

In an apparent referendum on Biden's performance, Republicans gained control of several state governments.
Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer November 3, 2021

On Tuesday, November 2, 2021, voters across the country flocked to the polls and cast their ballots in the largest numbers since the 2020 election. The most notable result was Republican businessman Glenn...

House Finds Bannon in Contempt of Court

House Finds Bannon in Contempt of Court

Sydney Marks '24, Writer October 31, 2021

Congress is currently holding Steve Bannon, a former strategist under the Trump administration and former executive chairman of Breitbart News, in contempt for his refusal to testify his involvement in...

An End to the Congressional Stalemate

An End to the Congressional Stalemate

A framework deal promises to move negotiations on two bills forward
Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer October 31, 2021

In a major victory for President Joe Biden, the White House and congressional Democrats announced that they were able to strike a framework deal for his massive legislative agenda, ending a months-long...

Two Bills in the Balance

Two Bills in the Balance

Two key bills are stuck in congressional deliberations
Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer October 18, 2021

President Joe Biden staked nearly his entire legacy on his 1.2 trillion dollar bipartisan infrastructure bill and a second, larger bill decked with longtime liberal priorities. Both are currently facing...

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...

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