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Dow’s Wild Ride

February 16, 2018 3:58am | Jerry Chen '19, Staff Writer

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, or the Dow, serves as a market index that presents a calculated value of how the top 30 companies in the U.S. have traded during the current trading session in the stock market. In spite of being criticized often as […]

Falcon takes flight

February 16, 2018 3:55am | Parker Driscoll '19, Forum Co-Editor

On February 6 at Cape Canaveral, Florida, at the same launch pad that began the journey of Apollo 11, another monumental advancement in space technology was successfully tested. The culmination of years of research and development came to fruition as SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket successfully […]

Justice Served!

February 16, 2018 3:47am | Olivia Morton '19, Staff Writer

Hundreds of women will finally receive the justice they deserve after years of sexual abuse and assault. On January 24, Larry Nassar (54) was sentenced from 40 to 175 years in prison for sexual abuse in Ingham County, Michigan, and on February 5 a court […]

Davos Forum

February 16, 2018 3:46am | Karen Zhang '20, Staff Writer

On January 23-24, 2018, some of the most influential leaders in the world met in Davos, Switzerland, for the 46th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF). The WEF is an international conference that is geared towards improvement and growth, and every year, global […]

Jerome “Jay” Powell

February 16, 2018 3:44am | Judy Liu '18, Forum Co-Editor

On Feb. 5, Jerome Powell, nominated by the President, was sworn in as the new Chair of the Federal Reserve, succeeding the former chair, Janet Yellen. Janet Yellen could have served another four-year term which had been the custom for the past few decades; however, […]

Recent Protests in Iran

January 19, 2018 10:12pm | Parker Driscoll, Forum Co-Editor

On December 28, 2017, in a city in northwest Iran, protests broke out. Protesters gathered due to an increased costs of living. People chanted “Death to Rouhani” and “Death to the Dictator” (United States Institute of Peace). Protestors were infuriated by the sudden increase of […]

Russian Athletes Banned from Winter Olympics

January 19, 2018 10:11pm | Melanie Hoffman, Staff Writer

On December 5, 2017, the International Olympics Committee (IOC) announced that Russia has been banned from competing in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, Korea. The IOC also handed lifelong bans to 43 Russian athletes. The IOC cited the reason for the ban as […]

#MeToo

January 19, 2018 10:10pm | Olivia Morton, Staff Writer

Time is up. Across the world, women and men are speaking up about their experiences with sexual assault and harassment. Founded in 2006 by Tarana Burke, the #MeToo movement works to ensure that survivors know that they are not alone and that they should combat […]

Repealing FCC’s Net Neutrality

January 19, 2018 10:10pm | Will Smith, Staff Writer

Many of you may be unaware of the battle that gripped the internet during late November to early December of 2017, a struggle over an issue so pivotal to inhabitants of the internet that millions were spurred to sign petitions and call their representatives. This […]

Income Inequality and the Senate Tax Plan

January 19, 2018 10:07pm | Judy Liu, Forum Co-Editor

Income inequality remains one of the biggest social issues the world currently faces. According to CNN Money, the top 1% of America controls more than 40% the country’s wealth, while the bottom 80% only has control over approximately 8%. Income inequality is indeed very complicated […]