Thursday, October 28, 2021

Anti-Asian Hate Crime Bill Signed by Biden

On May 20th, President Biden signed into law the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act. The act was passed through the Senate and Congress with a near-unanimous vote, a rare instance of cooperation between the two parties.

How the Electoral Map Changed Since Trump

By Ryan Chou Both the 2016 and 2020 elections saw significant swings in certain states. Some states moved towards the Democrats, while others shifted to...

U.S. Reaches 200 million vaccines

Within the first 92 days of Biden’s presidency 200 million vaccines were administered. This completely surpasses his original goal of 100 million vaccines within the first 100 days. Already, we can see that America is changing as covid rates are going down across the country. As vaccines continue to be administered, albeit, at a slower rate, we should continue to see progress in the months to come.

“Time for American Troops to Come Home”: Ending U.S. Occupation of Afghanistan

On Wednesday, April 14th, President Biden announced the complete withdrawal of American troops in Afghanistan by September 11, 2021. The deadline date marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack on various parts of the United States.

Arizona and the Cyber Ninjas: Isn’t the Election Over?

The 2020 Election, in terms of electoral votes, was much closer than it looks. Biden won 306 electoral votes to Trump’s 232, with just 20,000 votes out of 3.2 million cast in Wisconsin, 12,000 votes out of 4.9 million cast in Georgia, and 11,000 votes out of 3.3 million cast in Arizona decisively making Donald Trump a one-term president. It’s no question that these were all close results, and recounting the votes in them only makes sense since the margins of victory were all less than 1%. But these were already done, and the court challenges along with them were made too, so why are recounts still in the headlines?

To Waive or Not to Waive?: Intellectual Property Protections on Vaccines

Intellectual property rights for items like music, television, and movies are generally understood as necessary; these legal stipulations ensure that the original creator of a piece of art is able to profit off said art without copycats stealing their content. However, intellectual property in the medical world is much more complicated.

Guilty! Derek Chauvin Trial Summed Up

The anonymous jury was made up of six white, four black, and two multi-racial individuals. Selection was done carefully in order to ensure impartiality, including questioning into the member’s views on organizations such as Black Lives Matter.

Water Shortage Befalls the U.S.

In 2000, Western U.S. entered the second worst megadrought in 1200 years. A combination of the natural dry-cycle and human driven climate change has left 60% of the region in severe drought conditions, and it is only expected to get worse.

Sixteen Year Old’s Death Sparks Outrage and Questions

Ma’Khia Bryant was only sixteen years old when she was shot and killed by police officer Nicholas Reardon on Tuesday, April 20th. The police came following a 911 call at 4:32 pm.

Vice President Mondale Dies at 93

Nicknamed Fritz, Mondale served as vice president during the Carter Administration and transformed the office into its modern day role.

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