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Its Girl Scout Cookie Season!

It’s Girl Scout Cookie Season!

Maya L., Marketing Director January 25, 2023

It’s that time of year again. That’s right, it’s Girl Scout cookie season. Girl Scout cookie season usually runs from January to April. By buying cookies, you’re supporting the girls and...

Xis Re-Election: What does his third term mean for China and the World?

Xi’s Re-Election: What does his third term mean for China and the World?

Bella M, Jr. Editorial Editor December 12, 2022

On Sunday, October 23rd, Xi Jinping won re-election for his third term as president of China. This breaks the former two-term policy overturned by Xi in 2018, allowing him to be president for life. So...

Midterm Elections

Midterm Elections

Lorie A., Co-Current Events Editor November 1, 2022

Often referred to as The American Olympics, midterm elections occur every four years, much like the Olympic winter games. As stated in the name, midterm elections take place in the middle of a president's...

Roe V Wade Overturn

Roe V Wade Overturn

Lorie A., Editor, Horoscopes June 5, 2022

According to a Politico report, a draft opinion suggests that the United States Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the monumental Roe v. Wade court case that legalized abortion nationwide. The decision...

Takeaways from the Primary Election

Takeaways from the Primary Election

Lorie A., Editor, Horoscopes June 5, 2022

On May 3rd, 2022, the primary elections in Ohio and Indiana took place as the former President of the United States–Donald J. Trump–had his status as the “Republican Party Kingmaker” tested. Former...

Robb Elementary School Shooting Victims

The Robb Elementary School Massacre: The Deadliest School Shooting Since Sandy Hook

Mac M., Editor, International News June 5, 2022

On May 24th of 2022, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas killing 21 people. 19 children and two teachers lost their lives. The start of the day of the shooting...

What is AAPI Heritage Month and Why is it Important?

Lauryn R., Social Media Curator June 5, 2022

In the United States, the month of May is recognized as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, also known as AAPI Heritage Month. Here is how it came to be. Originally, Rep. Frank Horton...

Madeleine Albright, the 1st Female Secretary of State of the US.

First Female US Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright Dies 3/23/22

Mac M., Editor, International News May 5, 2022

On March 23, 2022, 84-year-old Madeleine Albright died of cancer. Madeleine Albright was recognized as a trailblazer after becoming the very first female secretary of state during Bill Clinton’s presidency. Albright...

What is the “Don’t Say Gay” Bill?

Mani S-L. May 3, 2022
Written by guest writer, Mani!
Washington DC in Spring

Cherry Blossoms of Washington D.C.

Hana H., Advertising Director April 29, 2022

Every year, around the last week of March, people flock to Washington D.C., around the Tidal Basin, West Potomac Park, Hanis Point, East Potomac Park, and on the grounds of the Washington Monument (,...

Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson listens during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday, March 21, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Ketanji Brown Jackson nominee for supreme court justice

Helen M., Section Editor, Arts April 6, 2022

On February 25, President Joe Biden nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson to be a Supreme Court justice. If confirmed, she will be taking liberal-leaning Justice Stephen Bryer’s place on the Court. She will...

The words Critical Race Theory are in a bold white font, centered, around a mixture of words that hold power to it. Words include employment, justice society, civil rights, etc.

What is Critical Race Theory?

Victoria M-L., Section Editor, College and Career April 6, 2022

In the heat of American politics, you might have heard of a term called critical race theory, either through watching the news or browsing social media. It's been employed as a complex and expansive academic...

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