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Battlefields Safer Than Schools

June 28, 2018 5:19pm | Judy Liu '18, Forum Co-Editor

The Washington Post published an article on May 18, 2018 stating: “More people [in 2018 America] have been killed at schools than have been killed while deployed as members of the military.” (This does not take into account training and non-combat fatalities in the military.) […]

U.S. Embassy Move Exacerbates Tension on Israel’s Border

June 28, 2018 5:17pm | Jerry Chen '19, Staff Writer

On May 14, while the United States celebrated the opening of its embassy in Jerusalem, the Palestinians continued their seventh week of protests near the border of Gaza Strip, desperate for a return of Palestinian territories now controlled by Israel. The recent Palestinian demonstrations, named […]

Corruption in Venezuela

June 28, 2018 5:15pm | Melanie Hoffmann '18, Staff Writer

On May 20, the Venezuelan election was won by Nicolás Maduro, confirming what many critics of the country have predicted for year, Venezuela is becoming a dictatorship.   Madura, leader of the socialist party, has been president since 2013 and has watched the country fall […]

Supreme Court 5-4 Ruling on Workers’ Rights

June 28, 2018 5:14pm | Karen Zhang '20, Staff Writer

On May 21, 2018, the Supreme Court ruled in a case involving the rights of private sector employees in the favor of the companies. This ruling prohibits workers from taking collective action over workplace issues. This means that workers are now not allowed to band […]

Gina Haspel’s CIA Confirmation

June 28, 2018 5:12pm | Olivia Morton '19, Staff Writer

In May, President Trump nominated Gina Haspel to become the country’s new director of the Central Intelligence Agency. After dismissing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replacing him with current CIA director Mike Pompeo, leaving the CIA director position open.   After holding a career […]

Gun Control Poll

April 19, 2018 2:28pm | Judy Liu '18, Forum Co-Editor

Mr. Goodnow’s Advanced U.S. Government class conducted a survey that was sent out to the entire senior class and their friends and families to examine any recent developments in gun control issues. There are in total 9 questions within the survey to explore various issues […]

Beyond the Bitcoin bubble

April 19, 2018 2:19pm | Alex Keller '19, Contributing Writer

Cryptocurrencies were born because of the 2008 financial crisis, where trust in central banks was at an all-time low, and people were uncertain regarding the future of the banks. Bitcoin was the first of the cryptocurrencies, otherwise known as the “OG” or “Original” cryptocurrency. The […]

Assad attacks, U.S. responds

April 19, 2018 2:18pm | Parker Driscoll '19, Forum Co-Editor

Following a chemical weapons attack in the southern Syrian town of Douma, on April 7, a U.S. led Coalition executed a series of airstrikes on Syrian chemical weapons facilities, heightening tension between the U.S. and Syria’s notable allies, Russia and Iran. On April 7, President […]

Tariffs could incite trade war

April 19, 2018 2:16pm | Judy Liu '18, Forum Co-Editor

Much in the news lately have revolved around the possibility of a trade war between the United States and China. The series of tariffs started initially with President Trump’s campaign promise to bring more jobs back to the U.S., especially within the steel industry, and […]

U.S. announces first meeting with North Korea

April 19, 2018 2:15pm | Karen Zhang '20, Contributing Writer

On March 9, 2018, President Donald J. Trump agreed to “meet Kim Jong-un by May to achieve permanent denuclearization.” North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, had invited President Trump to meet for negotiations over their nuclear program, an unprecedented offer that will bring together two strong-willed, […]