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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...

Religion Doesn’t Make People, People Make Religion

Let’s stop generalizing an entire religion. Let’s start separating religion from its followers. On Saturday, ISIS claimed responsibility for the terror attacks in Paris the previous day that took the lives of 129 people...

The Perils of Processed Meats

It’s time for breakfast. You grab a plate and begin piling it with sizzling sausages and as many slices of crispy, fresh-off-the-griddle bacon as you can. Now, is this meal a particularly healthy one?...

Your World Today: Volkswagen Cheats Emission Standards

On a calm morning in September, Carrie Chavez — mother of senior Cristina Chavez flips on the radio only to hear that the manufacturer of the car she has owned for the past 9 years...