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Congressional Freshmen: What have they done so far?

Congressional Freshmen: What have they done so far?

Taylor Anderson Staff Writer

In the November midterm elections of 2018, the Democratic Party had a significant number of Congress freshmen joining the House of Representatives. New representatives included Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Dan Crenshaw, and Ayanna Pressley. Following the election, the Democratic party took control of the house.

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Climate Change inaction spurs Extinction Rebellion movement

Climate Change inaction spurs Extinction Rebellion movement

Izzy Harris Staff Writer

UK-based socio-political group Extinction Rebellion (XR) staged a city-wide protest in London on April 19, demanding the government declare climate change a state of emergency. The occupation lasted 11 days and blocked major roadways, including Marble Arch, Waterloo Bridge and Oxford Circus, and ended on April 25.

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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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Flood causes choir to relocate

Flood causes choir to relocate

Cameron Spurr News Editor: Print

After spring break, students and teachers discovered that MPR2, the choir room used by 524 Middle and High school students, had flooded. The flood upended the choir classes, causing disruptions across the music department. Immediately following the flood, choir classes took place in the School Center and in rooms in bottom yellow before finding a more suitable, temporary home in the Community Art Building’s gallery. The classes will be held there until May 24, when the AP Art Exhibit will be put up in that space.

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