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COVID-19 Is Disproportionately Affecting Black and Brown Americans In More Ways Than One

COVID-19 Is Disproportionately Affecting Black and Brown Americans In More Ways Than One

Shania Flores, Staff Writer February 22, 2021
The widespread distrust of developments such as the COVID-19 vaccine and the handling of infection and death rates of the virus within minority communities displays yet another facet of racial inequality within American society
Policy Look Back: Trump Administration Auctions Off Leases For Drilling In Alaska's National Wildlife Refuge

Policy Look Back: Trump Administration Auctions Off Leases For Drilling In Alaska’s National Wildlife Refuge

Ella Castrillon, Staff Writer February 21, 2021

During Trump's four years in office, his administration altered nearly 100 environmental laws, with one of the most notable rollbacks being those that opened up Alaska’s National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)...

Stacey Abrams: A Voice for Georgia, A Voice for America

Daisy Bolger, Features Editor January 31, 2021

After a series of victories for the Democratic Party in the 2020 elections, Stacey Abrams has been recognized as a crucial part of the team that helped yield such historic election results. Prior to the...

Election Day 2020: A Student’s Perspective

Election Day 2020: A Student’s Perspective

Daisy Bolger, Features Editor December 4, 2020

As this day of uncertainty began, my mind raced to understand all of the possible scenarios that could play out during the coming week. Sitting through hours of virtual class periods faded into the background...

The Electoral College: What It Is And Why We Use It

The Electoral College: What It Is And Why We Use It

Shae Shandroff, Staff Writer December 2, 2020

To win the United States presidential election, a candidate must win a minimum of 270 electoral votes. This system is still widely misunderstood by the American public, as it differs from all other popular...

Amy Coney Barrett, Conservative Judge, Confirmed to the Supreme Court

Jenipher Tenesaca, Staff Writer November 9, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, has been confirmed by the Senate. Her staunch conservatism and Christian values have...

Unsteady Ground: What Happens When a Leader is Compromised

Unsteady Ground: What Happens When a Leader is Compromised

Daisy Bolger, Features Editor October 30, 2020

On October 2nd, the nation erupted with breaking news from the White House--the president had been diagnosed with COVID-19, and was admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington...

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Kamala Harris: A Look Into Joe Biden’s Running Mate

Shania Flores, Staff Writer October 2, 2020

First South Asian-American senator in history. Second African American woman to serve as a senator. First Black American and the first woman to serve as attorney general of California. These titles all...

Slightly Audible but Powerfully Spoken: Remembering Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Slightly Audible but Powerfully Spoken: Remembering Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Jenipher Tenesaca , Staff Writer October 2, 2020

As many dwell on the loss of one of our nation's greatest Supreme Court justices, we must remember to recognize and celebrate Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s marvelous triumphs. From a challenging early life,...

Anatomy of a Movement--Black Lives Matter: From Its Creation to the 2020 Protests

Anatomy of a Movement–Black Lives Matter: From Its Creation to the 2020 Protests

Justin Knowles, Staff Writer September 30, 2020

The acquittal of George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin’s murderer, not only sent shockwaves throughout the country, but also inspired the creation of the Black Lives Matter movement. The creators of the Black...

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