California University Sued Over Use of SAT and ACT

by Jenna Timmons ’21 Students, educators and advocates — with Kawika Smith as the lead Plaintiff — are suing the University of California over its use of the SAT and ACT in college admissions decisions. The lawsuit argues that using the tests for college admission purposes violates the state’s anti-discrimination statute because the SAT and ACT put applicants of color … Read More

Tech World: 2021 Cadillac Escalade, More Proof That Driverless Cars Are Coming

by John Pagnussati ’21 General Motors, the current owner of the Cadillac car manufacturer, has debuted an improved Escalade that was also announced to be hands-free driving. The updated model of the Escalade is expected to be released in 2021 and recent Escalade models have been the best selling full-size luxury SUVfor the last 20 years. The Escalade will have … Read More

In Case You Missed It – China Struggling to Control Coronavirus Outbreak

by Martholdy Pierre-Canel ‘21 Restricting Entry into the United States (January 31) The Trump administration states that they will suspend entry into the United States by anyone who had traveled to China in the last 14 days, excluding the immediate family members of American citizens or permanent residents. Chinese doctor that warned people of the Coronavirus dies from that exact … Read More

In Case You Missed It – Trump Re-Election Prospects on the Rise

by Sydney Henry ’20 Trump Gives 2020 State of the Union SpeechPresident Trump held his third annual State of the Union speech this past Tuesday. In summary, the biggest points of the President’s speech included the announcement that unemployment is currently at a 50-year low and the stock market is up about 20 percent in this past year. He also … Read More

Twitter Disallows Political Ads Ahead of 2020 Elections

by Eve Schlegel ‘20 Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently announced that Twitter will ban all political advertisements on its platform. In a Twitter post on his own page, he said he believed that the reach of political messages “should be earned, not bought.” Dorsey believes the spreading of misinformation makes putting out political ads impossible to regulate, and worries that … Read More

Becoming More Eco-Friendly: A Teen’s Guide

Recently people find themselves on Twitter and Instagram strolling through endless reposts of pictures or videos that show the effects on climate change or some form of environmental destruction. Instead of staring at these pictures and forgetting them an hour later, we need to acknowledge the fact that we can do something about it. As more and more teenagers vocally … Read More

Twitter Disallows Political Ads Ahead of 2020 Elections

by Eve Schlegel Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently announced that Twitter will ban all political advertisements on its platform. In a Twitter post on his own page, he said he believed that the reach of political messages “should be earned, not bought.” Dorsey believes the spreading of misinformation makes putting out political ads impossible to regulate, and worries that it … Read More

Voting For Someone Four Times Your Age

by Jimmy Yates ‘21 I disagree with my parents on some political issues due to our 25-year age difference. Now imagine trying to find someone 50-60 years older than you to make the most important decisions for the nation for the next four years. Discovering what to believe and why is hard enough. First time voters also must match their … Read More

Positive News to Make You Smile (Part 2)

by Julia Robins ‘20 Every newspaper, magazine, and television newscast shows the same stressful and depressing stories of war, pollution, inequality, and divisive politics. Where are the uplifting stories? This constant negativity is harmful to one’s mental health. According to the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, television newscasts increases depression by 38 percent, and according to the Preventive Medicine … Read More