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Five injured after Congressional shooting in Virginia

Five injured after Congressional shooting in Virginia

June 15, 2017

By Kit Epstein On the morning of Wednesday, June 14, a shooting occurred at a baseball field during a team practice in Alexandria, Virginia, injuring five people, including Steve Scalise, the Republican majority whip in Congress. According to CNN, Representative Scalise was practicing for a Co...

Trump announces nomination for new FBI director

Trump announces nomination for new FBI director

June 12, 2017

By Ben Stein '18 President Trump announced on Wednesday, June 7 that he is nominating Christopher Wray to be the next FBI Director. Wray will replace acting Director Andrew McCabe who took on the position when James Comey was released last month. Wray holds a vast array of law experience. To ...

It’s called professionalism, Mr. Trump

It’s called professionalism, Mr. Trump

June 10, 2017

By Madison Sell '18 Times of crisis, like the recent London terror attacks, often trigger some sort of international support. These sad times usually spark empathy, sympathy, and compassion from allies. Instead, I am sadly represented by a man who, rather than acting as some sort of support, decides...

Comey testifies to Senate Intelligence committee

Comey testifies to Senate Intelligence committee

June 9, 2017

By Sebastian Shuken '18   James B. Comey, who President Donald Trump recently fired as FBI director, spent approximately three hours discussing his communications with the president in a testimony given before the Senate on June 8. The day prior, he released a written report of his testimo...

After 100 years, Planned Parenthood keeps fighting

After 100 years, Planned Parenthood keeps fighting

June 6, 2017

Lulu Stracher ’17   Last month, as Planned Parenthood celebrated its 100th anniversary,  Republicans in House of Representatives passed a health care bill called the American Health Care Act or AHCA, that would not only strip 24 million Americans of their health insurance, it would also ...

Trump expected to withdraw from Paris Climate Agreement

Trump expected to withdraw from Paris Climate Agreement

June 1, 2017

By Izzy Connors '18 White House aides reported yesterday that President Trump is deliberating a complete withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, a landmark global agreement ratified by 147 countries last year that aims to tackle climate change through diminishing greenhouse gas emissions. ...

What to do about Sean Spicer’s alternative facts

What to do about Sean Spicer's alternative facts

May 3, 2017

By Kevin Ludy '19 From lying about the size of the crowd at Donald Trump’s inauguration, to saying that Hitler never used chemical weapons, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has proven to be an embarrassing addition to Trump’s team. His bogus claims continue to give other countries an u...

[April 2017] Gender inclusive policies promised at Staples in defiance of withdrawn federal protections

[April 2017] Gender inclusive policies promised at Staples in defiance of withdrawn federal protections

April 26, 2017

By: Izzy Connors '18 *names have been changed The Trump administration announced on Wednesday Feb. 22 that federal protections for transgender students that allow them to use the bathroom aligned with their gender identity at schools will be withdrawn, reversing a landmark executive order issued...

Gorsuch calls Trump’s comments on Robart “demoralizing and disheartening”

In only a few weeks, Judge Neil Gorsuch has gone from the federal appellate bench in Colorado, to one of the leading contenders to be President Donald Trump's nominee for the US Supreme Court.

March 7, 2017

Anna Rhoads '19 Senator Richard Blumenthal claims that during a meeting, Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, spoke against President Donald Trump’s actions towards James Robart. James Robart of the Federal District Court in Seattle was the one to block Trump’s travel ban. This compelled...

Pre-congress retreat raises questions about Trump’s executive orders

Pre-congress retreat raises questions about Trump’s executive orders

March 7, 2017

Anna Rhoads '19 and Kayla Sirlin '19 The GOP headed to a pre-congress retreat in Philadelphia on Jan. 25. The retreat lasted three days with the agenda of deciding what the party wants to accomplish and examining the executive orders Trump has been making. On Thursday the 26 at the retreat, Trump...

Unprecedented amount of people turn out for IRIS Run for Refugees 5k

Unprecedented amount of people turn out for IRIS Run for Refugees 5k

February 17, 2017

By Seby Shuken ’18 Over 2,500 people went to the IRIS Run for Refugees 5k on Feb. 4 in New Haven, the highest number of registrations in the history of the Run for Refugees event. This walk raises money for IRIS, which resettles refugees to local homes. Students and teachers took part in this run to raise ...

UN resolution ending Israeli settlements garners mixed student reactions

UN resolution ending Israeli settlements garners mixed student reactions

January 10, 2017

A resolution denouncing Israeli settlement construction was approved by the UN Security Council after the Obama administration refused to veto the resolution which criticizes Israel and calls its settlement activity illegal, on Friday Dec. 23, 2016. The Security Council adopted the resolution with...

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