At 7:00 P.M. on May 7 my eyes were fixed on my laptop screen as I rapidly refreshed the New York Times live coverage map of the French election. Only minutes later I felt a sense of giddiness, a sensation felt by tens of millions of anxious political junkies. The wave of populism that brought Trump and Brexit appeared to have collapsed or at least calmed. Later that night the centrist Emmanuel Macron assumed the title of France’s President-Elect.
The American dollar bill reads Annuit Coeptis – “He favors our undertaking.” The United States is a nation under constant change and improvement, but it is not self-improving and certainly not finished. As Americans, it is our duty to demand and ensure progress.
Unsure what to expect, I nervously walked into my Technology and Culture class on my second day at ASL. I was unaware that this unique course would prove to be one of the most valuable classes I have ever taken.
A powerful roar and a golden flash. I had only seconds to react before I found myself chasing three lions through the Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park in South Africa. While most of my peers were in school, this was my Tuesday spent on the Ecology expedition.
As an editorial board, we believe it is imperative that our audience is made aware that in Issue IV of The Standard, an article was censored by the administration.