Pride Month Spotlight: Conspiracy Theories Seep into Conservative Mainstream

by Declan Rooney ‘25 Since President Joe Biden was put in office, conservatives have aggressively pushed their agenda on cultural issues at the state level. Two examples of such efforts are Florida’s so-called “Dont Say Gay” bill, signed in law by Republican Gov. Ron Desantis, and a new Alabama law that makes it a felony to provide gender-affirming medical treatment … Read More

Pride Month Spotlight: Conservative States and Biden Administration Moving in Opposite Directions on LGBTQ+ Rights

by Lauren Frank ‘23 June marks the beginning of Pride Month and for years, people from across the United States have rallied together and celebrated the LGBTQ+ community, whether it be through parades, rallies, or commemorations. While there have been many momentous steps to protect the rights of those in the community, many lawmakers and states are swiftly counteracting these … Read More

January 6 Committee Seeks Final Report by Fall

by Matt Kauffman ‘23 On May 12, 2022, House Select January 6 Committee Chairman Rep. Benny Thompson (D-MS) announced subpoenas issued for five Republican members of Congress, including Senate Minority leader Kevin McCarthy. “The Select Committee has learned that several of our colleagues have information relevant to our investigation into the attack on January 6th and the events leading up … Read More

Sarah Palin Was Trump Before Trump Gained GOP Following

by Dylan Sondike ‘24 On March 18, 2022, Alaska’s lone member of the House of Representatives, Don Young, passed away at the age of 89 as the longest Republican ever to serve in Congress. In an upcoming special election to fill the seat, Sarah Palin has thrown her name in the ring. In 2006, Palin became the Governor of Alaska … Read More

Starbucks Workers Join with Resurging Unions Nationwide

by Alexis Booker ‘23 In the midst of a global pandemic throwing the worldwide economy out of balance, essential workers in the United States realized the great effect they have on the economy’s ability to function. Yet at the same time as they worked in poor and often dangerous conditions, they also realized how they had been mistreated by employers … Read More

Storms Are Coming and Soon

by Anna Haas ‘23 The 2022 hurricane season is going to be an active one with 19 storms already predicted by hurricane experts at Colorado State University (CSU). Of those expected storms, nine are expected to become hurricanes and four are expected to be category three or higher. By comparison, an average season normally consists of 14 named storms, seven … Read More

Commercial Fishing Threatens All Marine Life

by Lizzy Hermosilla ‘23 In 2019 a wave of sustainability took over social media. People advocated for metal straws, reusable tote bags, and increased recycling to combat plastic pollution in large bodies of water. All of these ideas in the moment seemed like good solutions to wide scale plastic pollution, but the notion that this would solve the plastic crisis … Read More

Juneteenth Thrown into the CRT Debate

by Naomi Bang ‘23 Juneteenth commemorates freedom from slavery for black Americans. Its celebration was renewed during the racial injustices and Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests of summer 2020, which also amplified black voices and stories in America. Despite the strength of these movements, educators are still conflicted amidst the national divide on how to approach the topic of racism … Read More

The GOP’s Civil War

by Matt Kauffman ‘23 In recent years, intense polarization has occurred between the two main political parties of the United States, but another shift has gone somewhat under the radar in the post-Trump era: the increasing divisions within the Republican party itself. There are those who wholeheartedly back Trump and embrace his mentality, and there are those like Reps. Liz … Read More

Democrats Struggle To Hold onto Congress

by Alexis Booker ‘23 United States citizens demonstrated their enthusiasm to vote in November of 2020, creating the largest voter turnout in American history with almost 160 million voters total. Both Democrats and Republicans showed up to the polls displaying their strength in numbers. Democrats prevailed with over 81 million votes while Republicans still managed to secure over 74 million. … Read More