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Racism and COVID-19 in America

Racism and COVID-19 in America

Maya Weaver ‘21, Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

An infectious power is raging through the world, into our countries, cities, and neighborhoods. It’s a highly contagious threat that prompts us to shut our doors against our neighbors. It plagues and sickens the human spirit. But I’m not talking about COVID-19. Since the first case of the virus, not one b...

Nashville Tornadoes

Nashville Tornadoes

Kavya Weaver '20, News Editor

April 17, 2020

On the night of March 2nd, a violent tornado swept across the middle of Tennessee, leaving a grim 50-mile trail of destruction in its wake. Twenty-five people were killed, countless buildings were damaged, and thousands were left without power. This calamity constitutes Tennessee’s deadliest tornado...

U.S.-Taliban Peace Deal: Progress or Empty Promises?

U.S.-Taliban Peace Deal: Progress or Empty Promises?

Kavya Weaver '20, Current Events Editor

April 15, 2020

In February of 2020, the American government and the Taliban signed a deal that seeks to end the nearly 18-year conflict in Afghanistan. This historic event marks a step towards bringing lasting peace to the region, but progress towards this vision is undermined by a complicated and deeply contentious politica...

Syrian War Update

Syrian War Update

Olivia Smathers '21, Staff Writer

April 15, 2020

In March of 2011, Syrian citizens, fed up with their lack of governmental representation and personal freedoms, took to the streets of Deraa, a southern city in Syria. The government had just arrested and tortured a group of teenagers who painted anti-government slogans on a school wall; that was the ...

Ramadan 2020

Brianna Caldwell '22, Staff Writer

April 15, 2020

Just as Christians will finish fasting for Lent, Muslims all over the world will start to prepare to celebrate Ramadan, the Islamic season of abstinence. Ramadan, which starts on April 24th and goes until the 23rd of May, is a time of fasting and prayer. It commemorates the time that Allah revealed th...

Trump’s Proposed Israel-Palestine Peace Plan

Trump’s Proposed Israel-Palestine Peace Plan

Kavya Weaver '20, Current Events Editor

February 29, 2020

Few controversies rage on as bitterly as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a contentious and ongoing dispute that originated in the early 20th century. The history behind this conflict is very complex, but the fighting is primarily between the Palestinian Arabs and Israeli Jews for the right to own the p...

The 2020 State of the Union Address

The 2020 State of the Union Address

Dallas Mercurio, Co-Chief Editor

February 29, 2020

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 :  A day before the Senate was scheduled to cast their final votes regarding his removal from office, President Trump, the 45th president of the United States, gave his State of the Union address to the United States House of Representatives. This was Trump’s third State...

Impeachment Outcome

Isabella Viator '22, Magazine Editor

February 29, 2020

On December 18, 2019, amidst holiday preparations and festivities, the third president in US history was impeached: Donald J. Trump. After the initial shock and reactions, many Americans began to wonder what would happen next. Everyone under 18 in America had not been alive to see previous impeachme...

Brexit: British Exit

Angela McKinzie ’21, Assistant News Editor

February 29, 2020

On June 23, 2016, the news sent a sound wave across the world: the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union. After this day, it felt like every news outlet only had time to cover Brexit, the term coined to reference this event, and dissect what this means for Europe and, possibly, the world. Howev...

Out of the Ashes: An Update on the Australian Bushfires and the Path to Recovery

Out of the Ashes: An Update on the Australian Bushfires and the Path to Recovery

Kavya Weaver '20, News Editor

February 28, 2020

The scenery of many areas of Australia right now is almost otherworldly. The charred, smoking remains of once verdant forests and the blazing red haze over active fires is reminiscent of a post apocalyptic hellscape. Although the wreckage left behind by the fires is absolutely tragic, the impacts ...

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