Tue. Aug 13th, 2019

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New U.S. abortion laws spark controversy

New U.S. abortion laws spark controversy

Estee Jorgensen Staff Writer, Lena Levey Staff Writer

The Alabama state senate recently voted to ban abortion at any stage of pregnancy, regardless of circumstances such as rape and incest. Exceptions to the abortion ban can be made if the woman’s life is at risk. Women who travel to another state to get an abortion would be charged with jail time, and doctors who perform abortions could face up to 99 years in prison.

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Music Tour dates moved to coincide with Alternatives and Ecology trip

Music Tour dates moved to coincide with Alternatives and Ecology trip

Isabel Link News Editor: Print, Lucas Romualdo News Editor: Online, Cameron Spurr News Editor: Print

After feedback from the school community, including the Performing Arts Department, the administration has decided to move the four-day Music Tour trip to run concurrently with the Alternatives trips in late March. These trips also overlap with the Ecology Expeditions trip to South Africa. As a result, students enrolled in Concert Band, Chamber Orchestra or Concert Choir will not travel on Alternatives. Students who are taking Ecology and a music class will travel on the South Africa trip as opposed to Music Tour.

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Matthew Hansen sets U-16 10km ERG world record

Matthew Hansen sets U-16 10km ERG world record

Sweat dripping from his forehead on to the blue gym floor, heart racing Matthew Hansen (’21) looks at the ERG and sees that he only has 500m left and he is on pace to break the U-16 10km world record.  His teammates circle around him screaming and shouting at him to finish strong. Hansen broke the world record by 20 seconds on March 27. “It felt great to finish the race and break that record because I had been training for it for such a long time,” Hansen said.

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