Impeachment Trial Dispatches

by Jimmy Yates ‘21 Intro:  Former President Donald Trump was impeached in the House of Representatives for inciting an insurrection on January 6, when he held a rally outside the White House, continued claims of fraudulent voting results, and urged his supporters to march down to the U.S. Capitol, where they turned violent and breached the Capitol. While Trump is … Read More

Vaccine Distribution Not as Fast as Expected

by Nicholas Schade ‘23 The Food and Drug Administration issued emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine December 11 and the Moderna vaccine December 18 to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. As of January 19, over 16.5 million doses of both vaccines have been used. Although both of the vaccines have been found to be close to 95% effective in preventing Covid-19 … Read More

Change-makers and News-shakers: Deb Haaland

by Lizzy Hermosilla 23’ In America’s long history, it took until 2018 for the first Native American women,  Rep. Deb Haaland (NM) and Rep. Sharice Davids (KS), to be elected to Congress. And no Native American has served as a cabinet secretary, well, until Haaland’s nomination by the Biden-Harris administration to become Secretary of the Interior. Haaland was born in … Read More

How These Countries Contained Covid-19

by Naomi Bang ‘23 A quick glance at a coronavirus world map reveals that while infection rates continue to surge in many countries, nearly half the world is on the path to recovery … or never had a huge outbreak in the first place. Photos show crowds of strangers enjoying concerts and New Year’s celebrations. How is this possible?  Though … Read More

The Creation Of A Fascist: Youtube And The Alt-Right Pipeline

by Apurva Mahajan ‘22 Everyone knows the story of the underdog, succeeding when everyone thought the odds were all against him. But what happens when that same underdog turns to the wrong people? With the formation of parasocial relationships and the rise of content creator influencers, young people, particularly white teenage boys, are subject to becoming indoctrinated into far-right ideologies, … Read More

Environmental Groups Head Off Drilling in ANWR’s Coastal Plain

by Aidan Trump ‘21 In late December of 2017, President Trump signed into action the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The bill included an amendment that lifted oil and gas development restrictions from The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Then on August 17, 2020, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt signed a Record of Decision approving The Coastal Plain … Read More

The Best Things to Come Out of 2020

by Ella Casey ‘21 No one is a stranger to the struggles of 2020. There was a lot of stress, a lot of fear, and a lot of sadness. But beyond the pain, it’s time we focus on some great things that happened in the midst of all the chaos: the bright, silver lining of a dark year. It may … Read More

Trump May Face Criminal Consequences for January 6.

by Lauren Hill  ‘22 When Joe Biden takes office on January 20, his administration will face unprecedented challenges. Not only will it have to grapple with a pandemic and a struggling economy, but the new appointees in the Department of Justice may have to decide whether or not Former President Donald Trump should face criminal charges for inciting insurrection.  “If … Read More

What’s Next After Georgia?

by Sydney Wiser ‘23 In a historic victory, Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock prevailed over their incumbent Republican opponents, Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, in the Georgia runoff Senate races. These victories open the door for Democrats to set the legislative agenda for the next two years.  The additions of Ossoff and Warnock to the Senate will create a … Read More

Dr. Jill Biden’s Priorities as First Lady

by Hailey Sepulvado ’22 The role of the First Lady is not a political position, nor is it an elected one. For this reason, the First Lady has been seen by many as an “accessory” to the President, not someone who can make an impact as someone with political power. The role has evolved over the decades, with First Ladies … Read More