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Melissa Lucio’s Stay of Execution and The Innocence Project

Oscar Altman, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

Melissa Lucio, the first Hispanic woman to be sentenced to death, was to be executed on April 27 of this year. It was news to most then that last Monday April 25, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals approved...

The United States Capitol Building Taken By Photographer Joshua Sukoff

A Disgrace to Democracy

Mari Minear, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

   In modern America, there is more partisan division than there has been in the past. Republicans and Democrats vote along their side of the aisle in Congress and will not negotiate otherwise. However,...

Black Swan: The Struggle For Unattainable Perfection

Meiran Carlson, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

*This piece touches on grooming and abuse that can occur within the dance world, as well as spoils major plot points of the film, Black Swan.*     “I just want to be perfect.”     Who...

Photo from an article written by Maya Jarrell (April 11, 2022), published by Lees McRae College

Religion: About and Why Do We Play Favorites?

Rowan Mulrooney, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

I am not religious. Despite not being religious, I experience interactions with religious beliefs and values constantly due to the religious significance many associate with around me or generally within...

James Muller

Doctors, Diplomacy, and Nuclear War

Liam Luepker, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

James Muller is a Senior Lecturer of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. With a focus on cardiology, Dr. Muller has dedicated himself to preserving human life. With this compassion, and the context of...

Intro to U.S Housing History and Design

Elise DeBruzzi, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

Architecture has always been a focal point in society both throughout history and today. While most people associate big houses or lots of land with luxury or wealth, it's also the placing of windows and...

The Beauty Myth

The Beauty Myth

Sammie Garrity, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

“The Beauty Myth,” written by Naomi Wolf explores the standards of beauty set for women throughout the course of history. Wolf makes the argument that women are held to an unreachable standard that...

A Dangerous Double-Standard

Zaara Nayak, Editor-In-Chief May 3, 2022

The world is justifiably outraged by the atrocities occurring in Ukraine at the hands of the Russian government. In stark contrast, the human rights violations committed by the Israeli government in Palestine...

MN Aurora FC Comes to Pre-Professional Soccer in Minnesota

MN Aurora FC Comes to Pre-Professional Soccer in Minnesota

Navreen Biring and Devneet Biring May 3, 2022

“The USL W League strives to use women’s soccer as a force for societal good by creating a national platform to increase opportunity, gender equity, and career development.” Launching in May of 2022,...

Ramadan Interviews

Annika Binstadt, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

The month of Ramadan is currently underway, and as such, many MPA students are celebrating the month by fasting, through prayer, and by spending time with their families. Numerous MPA Upper Schoolers graciously...

Student Biography

April 3, 2022

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March Madness

March Madness

Navreen Biring and Devneet Biring April 3, 2022

March Madness is an annual basketball competition consisting of the best sixty-eight Division 1 teams in the nation. There are four 16 seeded teams that enter the tournament bracket. These teams will compete...

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