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Gun Violence Forces America’s Youth to Take Action

On Feb. 14, a mass shooter killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fl. Since the tragedy, student activists from Parkland started a nationwide movement to campaign for gun control....

Korean Tension Freezes with the Winter Olympics

The Olympic Games roll around every two years, and their level of international attention and participation is consistently unmatched by any other event. In the midst of this year’s foreign diplomacy issues with North...

Trump Abandons Middle East Precedent

PICTURED ABOVE: President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu led a joint press conference on Feb. 15 during which Trump disclosed that he considered both two-state and one-state solutions viable.// Photo courtesy...

Senate and Oval Office Face Tensions

Update: On May 18, Republican candidate Donald Trump released a list of potential Supreme Court Justice nominees. To read more about it, click here.  After Justice Antonin Scalia died in February, President Barack Obama appointed...

Panic Erupts in Wake of Zika Virus

Update: On April 13, researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared in the New England Journal of Medicine that Zika does indeed cause microcephaly. The link is no longer inconclusive....

Pouring over the Panama Papers

Through intense scouring, investigative journalists leaked information that exposed public officials engaged in a global web of corruption and tax evasion. The Panama Papers reference international leaders who have illegally opened up Panamanian shell...

Your World Today: North Korea Tests Hydrogen Bomb

A 5.1 seismic wave earthquake shook the town of Sungjibaegam in North Korea on Jan 6. near the Punggye-ri nuclear site. North Korea’s state news agency announced hours later that they had successfully conducted...

Your World Today: A Look Into the Paris Attacks and the San Bernardino Shootings

Paris Attacks Shake the World As explosions and gunfire reverberated through Paris on Friday, Nov. 13, terror resounded throughout the world. Both the citizens of Paris and those of the rest of the world...

Balancing Biases in Politics

Following the first democratic debate on Tuesday, Oct. 13, which featured candidates Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley, as well as Jim Webb and Lincoln Chafee who are no longer in the race,...

Upper School Announces Start of Current Event Talks

On Thursday, Dec. 3, Head of Upper School Terry Murray announced his intention to create more discussion on campus about current events. In order to accomplish this, the Upper School Administration would like to...