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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...

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DiDi Leaves the US Stock Market

DiDi relocates to Hong Kong, possibly foreshadowing trouble for the US economy.
Isy Gruner '25, Writer January 14, 2022

DiDi Chuxing, a 39 billion dollar company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), abruptly announced their departure from Wall Street on December 3. Didi Chuxing is a mobile transportation company,...

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...

President Biden at the COP 26 Conference in Glasgow

What Happened at COP 26?

Climate Change: Will We Do Enough?
Maysarah Javed '25, writer December 1, 2021

The 26th Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP26) was held from October 31st to November 12th in Glasgow, Scotland. Prominent world leaders were invited to the convention to discuss reaching “net...

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...

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...

President Biden and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow.

Biden’s Foreign Trip

President Visits the Pope, the G20, and the COP26 Conference
Anna Hastings '26, Writer November 12, 2021

On Friday, October 29, President Biden kicked off his second trip to Europe. He met with Pope Francis, apologized to the French President for past deals, and attended multiple international conferences,...

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...

A Balance of Climate Denial and Activism

A Balance of Climate Denial and Activism

While Fox News espouses the climate crisis as alarmist, a different story plays out within the company.
Darin Eberhardt '25, Writer November 3, 2021

Fox News is notorious in the United States for its right-wing political bias and sometimes outright false reporting, specifically around climate change. The news giant is owned by Australian-American Rupert...

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