If the Democrats Take the Senate, Stacey Abrams Deserves Credit

by Lauren Hill ‘22 2021 will begin with two highly anticipated Senate run-off elections in Georgia that will determine which party controls the Senate. Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler and Democrat Raphael Warnock will face off in January, along with Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Senator David Perdue. Amidst record-high voter turnout statewide, neither of these races ended with either candidate … Read More

Why the Hispanic Vote Turned More Red

by Victoria Martinez ‘23 One of the biggest surprises of the 2020 presidential election is that President Trump got a more significant share of the Hispanic vote than anyone expected. The lower support by Hispanics for the Democratic Party may be one of the main reasons why the party and its supporters did not receive the ‘Blue Wave’ they were … Read More

Change-makers and News-shakers: Jacinda Ardern

by Lizzy Hermosilla 23’ No list of accomplishments or characteristics could fully describe Jacinda Ardern, the current Prime Minister (PM) of New Zealand. Not only was she the youngest member of the New Zealand House of Representatives, at the age of 28 in 2008, but she was also the youngest PM of New Zealand at the age of 37 since … Read More

Puerto Rico, the Fifty-First State?

by Aidan Trump ‘21 Puerto Rican voters were given a simple question: “Should Puerto Rico be admitted immediately into the Union as a state?” When the ballots were counted results showed that 52.34 percent voted ‘yes’ in favor of statehood.  Even with the majority of Puerto Ricans voting to join the Union as a state, this referendum alone fails to … Read More

Big Tech Faces Renewed Wave of Lawsuits Amidst Allegations of Monopolizing

by Ella Casey ‘21 Following the House Judiciary Committee’s report condemning a handful of big tech companies—Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple—for monopolistic practices, it has been unclear exactly what action will be taken against these businesses, and when.  The 2020 election results added to the situation’s uncertainty due to the unknown stances of the Biden administration. Before the House committee’s … Read More

Healthcare: What’s the Big Deal?

by Naomi Bang ‘23 As president-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office next January, issues such as the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—previously coined Obamacare—have emerged for debate. Despite Trump’s continuous attempts to dismantle this healthcare law and the recent Supreme Court case challenging its constitutionality, Biden is an avid supporter of the ACA. He promises to make healthcare a “right … Read More

Change-makers and News-shakers: Kristan Hawkins

by Lizzy Hermosilla ‘23 She is a self-proclaimed abortion abolitionist at the front of the anti-abortion movement. This “she” is none other than Kristan Hawkins, the President of Students for Life and a published author. She’s breaking molds, turning tides and her end goal is making abortion illegal…no exceptions. Hawkins started her passion for the anti-abortion movement at a young … Read More

Here’s What Congress Is Saying About Big Tech Monopolies

by Ella Casey ‘21 For about 16 months, Congress had set out on an investigation into the practices of the largest technology companies in the world. After over a year they have finally made a statement, and it was unexpected, to say the least. On Tuesday, October 6 the House Judiciary Committee released a report stating that the big tech … Read More

Addressing Unhealthy Conditions In ICE Detention Centers

by Apurva Mahajan ‘22 U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has recently faced heat from immigrant rights advocates who state that the conditions undocumented immigrants are facing are inhumane. With the novel coronavirus, the death toll in ICE custody has risen to the highest it has been in 15 years with 21 deaths so far in 2020. The U.S. government … Read More

Conway’s Family Feud Put On Showcase One Tiktok at a Time

by Martholdy Pierre-Canel ´21 Claudia Conway’s fame is due to her being a daughter. Her mother is Kellyanne Conway, who until just recently was the counselor to President Donald Trump, and her father is George Conway, a Republican operative and one of Trump’s fiercest critics. And you think your family dynamic is complicated? As Claudia increasingly expressed her liberal views … Read More