By Jaxson K.R (’25) As many of you may know, the Florida legislature recently passed the “Parental Rights in Education” bill, better known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. This bill directly states that “classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity may not occur in kindergarten through grade 3 or in a manner that is not age appropriate … Continue reading Opinion: Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Bill is a Continuation of LGBTQ Erasure in America
By Siya Chhabra (’24) and Jaxson Kaplan-Rudolph (’25) This special report has stopped daily updating. To see previous daily updates, scroll down to given dates. The Russian Federation and Ukraine are now fully engaged in an intense and world-altering conflict. Some important questions to answer: why the aggression between the two nations? Why does Russia care so much about having control of their neighbor, which … Continue reading What You Need To Know About the Russia – Ukraine Crisis
By Nisha Singhi (‘24) This story is likely a very common one. We scroll through Instagram and start tapping through peoples’ stories. Then, we see those certain Instagram or Snapchat story posts that circulate every month: “each repost is $0.01 that helps save this baby elephant” with a picture just disturbing enough to grab our attention. Now, I’m not saying that the intent of these … Continue reading Op-Ed Contest: 2nd Place– Reposting Is Not Helping
By Aadit Jain (‘23) According to Medical News Today, the WHO defines “post-COVID-19” as the “…condition [that] occurs in individuals with a history of probable or confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection, usually 3 months from the onset of COVID-19 with symptoms that last for at least 2 months and cannot be explained by an alternative diagnosis.” Usually, symptoms from COVID-19 end within a few weeks of infection. … Continue reading What is Long COVID?
By Olivia Schrauwen (‘24) “The chain reaction of evil— hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars— must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.” These were the words of Martin Luther King Jr many years ago. Even though these words were spoken during very different times, his words can still be applied to the recent events of today’s … Continue reading The Ripple Effect: IA Reflects on the Oxford Shooting
By Teodoro Gammons (‘23), Elaina Jehangir (‘25), Jaxson Kaplan-Rudolph (‘25) On November 8th, the Bloomfield Hills High School administration were made aware of racist posts and messages made by students circling around social media. These provocative posts caused great distress within the community, and several students reported these messages to school administrators. Two days later, Mr. Hollerith, principal of Bloomfield Hills High School, sent out … Continue reading Racist Incidents Stir Outrage at BHHS￼
By Jaxson K.R. (‘25) America is the only country to have never defaulted on its debts. But right now, we are closer than ever before in American history to doing so. Not raising the ceiling means that the government will not be able to borrow additional money to fund its programs. If the debt ceiling is not raised and the government is not funded by … Continue reading America’s Financial Future is Dependent on Voting to Raise the Debt Ceiling, but Politicians are Conflicted Nevertheless.
By Qingqing Ouyang (’23) While house hunting can be invigorating, the home loan cycle can be tricky to navigate. Understanding the process can make the interaction much more pleasant. Read below to understand the process of home loans! After you sign a purchase agreement for your dream house, you can shop around for a bank or mortgage broker to find out who can offer you … Continue reading Understanding the Loan Process
By Tasawwar Rahman (‘22) Twenty years, two trillion dollars, and 200,000 lives later, in a matter of months Afghanistan has fallen to the Taliban. Despite tens of billions of dollars in financial support to the Afghan security services, Afghanistan was largely taken without bloodshed. The road ahead lies dim. The Abandoned The feeling in Kabul is distinct– anger and abandonment. For any close observer of … Continue reading America’s longest war is over. We lost.
By Rachel Rochford (‘23) Conflict in the Gaza strip escalated recently. The situation is tense and discussion on the topic can become pugnacious rather quickly. Thus, many are left to wonder over what exactly is happening. This often leads to hurtful and untrue assumptions, furthering the heated nature of discussion on the topic, and discouraging further thought given to the matter. Three main questions exist; … Continue reading Israel and Palestine