Pope Francis Lifts “Pontifical Secret” Rule

Andrew Gu ‘23

January 3, 2020

On December 17, a monumental law was put into place by the pope to lift the “Pontifical Secret”. Since 1974, the “Pontifical Secret” rule was used as a way to protect “both the names of the accuser and the accused unt...

The Future of Standardized Testing

Carys Law ‘21

January 3, 2020

On December 10th, a coalition of students and advocacy groups filed a lawsuit against the University of California (UC) system for their use of standardized testing as a requirement for admission; They seek to get rid of testing...

Myanmar’s Fall from Democracy

Samantha Liu '22

January 3, 2020

On December 10, the International Court of Justice began its hearing, trying Myanmar on charges of genocide of the Rohingya people. De facto leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi conceded that the military may be to blame for "disproport...

The Volcanic Eruption in New Zealand

Megha Parikh ‘21

January 3, 2020

Last Monday, December 9th, New Zealand faced a natural disaster: a volcanic eruption from the volcano Whakaari on the North Island that resulted in numerous casualties and injuries. Life-changing events like this eruption have ...

DOJ Inspector General Report Shows FBI Investigation on 2016 Election Was With Purpose and Authorized

Sungwon Chung ‘22

January 3, 2020

On December 9, the Department Of Justice Inspector General’s report on the FBI investigation on the elections of 2016 stated that although some agents handled the case poorly, it was fully justified to open an investigation to loo...

Filipino President Duterte Lifts Martial Law

Priya Venugopal ‘21

January 3, 2020

Last Tuesday, Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte decided to end the two-year period of martial law in the southern Philippines. This decree follows his assessment of the currently weakened conditions of formerly prominent ISIS mili...

The Recent Chaos in Bolivia

Liana Giacobbe ‘20

December 4, 2019

Evo Morales, who has been the president of Bolivia for over a decade, recently resigned due to upheaval in Bolivia over the apparent “undermining [of] democracy” that occurred to extend his reign [1]. This potential elect...

China’s Ban on Video Games

Andrew Gu ‘23

December 4, 2019

The Chinese administration has put a regulation in place to limit youth exposure to video games. The regulation had 6 main points aimed at preventing minors from indulging and getting addicted to games. These measures specifica...

Hong Kong Violence Ensues

Owen Luo ‘23

December 4, 2019

The Hong Kong protests have gone on since June for five months up to this point. Although Carrie Lam, chief executive of Hong Kong, already withdrew the Extradition Bill in September, many are still demonstrating and voicing the c...

The American Dreamers

Chloe Yang ‘23

December 4, 2019

Last week, the long awaited “Dreamers” Supreme Court case began, regarding the validity of the ending of the DACA program by the Trump administration.   The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known a...

The EPA’s New Proposal: Transparency or Trojan Horse?

Samantha Liu '22

December 4, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency recently unfolded its new proposal to limit the research the government can use in public health regulations. Titled Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science, this measure requires ...

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