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The Standard



October 30, 2020

Climate change President Donald Trump’s approach to climate change began with his withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accords in 2017. Trump also focused on expanding gas and oil development in the U.S....


October 30, 2020

Climate change Democratic nominee Joe Biden “knows there is no greater challenge facing our country and our world” than climate change. He plans to transition the U.S. to a 100% clean energy economy...

Trump supporters at ASL say they often feel marginalized due to the political climate. The upcoming presidential election has exasperated the polarization.

Trump supporters shed light on experience

Emily Forgash, Editor in Chief October 30, 2020

Justin* said it was “one of the worst feelings ever” to be sitting in class, feeling as though he could not say anything as his teacher referenced an article projected on the screen that bashed President...

Key U.S. relationships are at stake in the 2020 election.

Foreign policy impacts election

Sal Cerrell and Lea George October 30, 2020

Foreign policy and international relations have been important parts of the campaigns of both President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Trump and Biden have expressed and demonstrated significantly...

Seniors eligible to vote give their takes on the importance of their ballot and the importance of casting a vote this election.

Student voters reflect on casting ballots

Cameron Spurr, Lead News Editor October 30, 2020

In 2008, when former President Barack Obama was elected as the first Black president in U.S. history, Taylor Lewis (’21) watched in awe from her school in Georgia, as she learnt about the election. She...

Republican and democratic students discuss voting for Biden because he is the lesser of two evils, rather than as their preferred candidate.

Settle for Biden campaign tips the scales

Grace Hamilton and Ella Podurgiel October 30, 2020

After Senator Bernie Sanders and Senator Elizabeth Warren dropped out of the Democratic primary, many of their supporters, who do not support President Donald Trump, created the ‘Settle for Biden’...

Samih Sawiris (’23), Emma Lucas (’23), Ana Costa (’23) and Ruhan Basin (’23)  discuss and debate the upcoming election in their World Civilizations II class.Social Studies classes have attempted to weave the election into curriculums and lessons to keep students informed.

Students reflect on election discussions

Mia George, Features Editor: Online October 30, 2020

For Samih Sawiris (‘23), the urge to engage in discourse regarding the 2020 election poses a fundamental question: How educated are students on the upcoming election, and where are they getting their...

President Trump and Former Vice President Biden challenge one another in this year’s first presidential debate of the 2020 elections. They addressed issues surrounding healthcare, climate change and taxes.

Community reacts to first U.S. presidential debate

Gabrielle Meidar, News Editor: Print October 12, 2020

U.S. President Donald Trump and Former Vice President Joe Biden went head to head in this year’s first, and possibly only, presidential debate of the 2020 election Sept 29. The event was moderated by...

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