After months of Protests and Violence, Iran’s Morality Police Abolished

by Cliff Vacin ‘25 Since September, media coverage, protests, and government resistance have spiked amidst calls for women’s rights in Iran. As a result, many protests have ended in the arrest of civilians and the deaths of hundreds. However, there have been a good amount of results throughout the bad. Iran is scrapping its long-used “Morality Police” and talking about … Read More

Russo-Ukrainian War 2022 Timeline

by Cliff Vacin ‘25 Nearing the one-year anniversary of the war going on between Russia and Ukraine, this war has been the kickoff of tension between the 2 countries. This war has been going on for 8 years, starting in February 2014 after the overthrow of the pro-Russia Ukrainian president, Viktor Yanukovych. This event has affected many Russian and Ukrainian … Read More

‘Tripledemic’ Continues into Holidays

by Tatiana Rodriguez ‘23 Since the Covid-19 Pandemic began to subside, many Americans stopped masking and taking other precautions towards Covid-19. The more Americans that are unmasking, the more are getting sick. Covid-19 is not the only threat; the flu and respiratory system virus (RSV) continue to spread and worsen.  Even with this increase in virus threats, the triple threat … Read More

Midterm Aftermath Murky as Democrats Keep Senate, Lose House

by Matt Kauffman ‘23 The projected “Red Wave” of Republican winners in the 2022 midterm elections fell short of previous predictions, with GOP candidates underperforming in both chambers of Congress as Democrats maintained slim control of the Senate with a 51 to 49 margin after Raphael Warnock’s runoff victory in Georgia, and the Republicans gained a slight majority in the … Read More

Genetic Genealogy Solves Crimes

by Anna Haas ‘23 Though most people know genealogy as the study of families and lineages, the term genetic genealogy is less common. Genetic genealogy is the combination of DNA analysis and traditional genealogy research to discover leads in crime cases. Genetic genealogy is most often used to help solve cold cases through the examination of nearly half a million … Read More

What Does The FBI’s Raid on Trumps Mar-a-Lago Property Mean for Him?

by Declan Rooney ‘25 Q: Why did the FBI raid Mar-a-Lago? A: The FBI raided Mar-a-Lago because former President Trump may have violated the Espionage Act by moving classified documents from the White House to his private residence. Q: What is the Espionage Act? A: The Espionage Act of 1917 was part of the National Government’s effort to contain criticism … Read More

Senate Elections Worry Dems

by Alexis Booker ‘23 In the last national election in 2020, Democrats ended up with 50 out of 100 seats in the Senate, gaining a majority due to Vice President Kamala Harris who is responsible for breaking ties. With the 2022 midterms less than a week away, predictions have fluctuated between either party having the possibility of controlling the Senate. … Read More

Democrats Still Expected To Lose the House

by Matt Kauffman ‘23 As the 2022 midterm elections approach, Democrats face the possibility of losing control of the House of Representatives. They currently hold an eight seat lead in the House after Republican Sarah Palin lost in a special election in Alaska to Democrat Mary Peltola. Currently, 220 House seats are Democratic, 212 are Republican, and three are vacant. … Read More

Misinformation Spreads about Illinois Law Ending Cash Bail

by John Castle ‘25 A new law enacted in Illinois, titled the SAFE-T act, that takes effect on January 1 is resulting in misleading information and controversy to spread across social media with people naming the new policy “The Purge Law.” Under the new law, Illinois citizens who are charged with a crime will not have to pay bail in … Read More

Military Is Facing a Massive Recruiting Deficit

by Payton Seppala ‘23 Across the nation, a growing number of young Americans are deciding against joining the service. Because of this, the military is currently confronting the worst recruiting environment since the end of the Vietnam War in the mid-1970s. Combined, all branches of the military have completed less than 85 percent of their recruitment goals and are dealing … Read More