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Biden administration accelerates initiative to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill

Janet Yellen, the new Secretary of the Treasury, is resuming the redesign of adding Harriet Tubman on the face of the twenty-dollar bill, an effort that had been halted during the Trump administration. According to White House press secretary Jen Psaki, “It’s important that our money reflect the history and […]

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The Biden-Harris political agenda prioritizes unity

The Biden-Harris administration has laid out an aggressive agenda for Joe Biden’s presidency. This agenda spans a wide range of issues, from American leadership abroad to zero carbon emissions, quite literally A to Z. However, President Biden has made it clear that his plan “to restore the soul and to […]

Opinion / The Nation and the World

Stacey Abram’s impact

With the Georgia Senate runoffs today, the U.S senate has the very real potential to flip towards a Democratic majority. This would allow President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris to pass progressive laws far more easily. What was once considered a deeply Republican red state is now bursting with eager […]

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The drawn-out Presidential Election of 2020

Whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, the election of 2020 was the most highly anticipated and most contentious election of our generation, with hot topics such as COVID-19, systemic racism in our country, and healthcare. The votes took multiple days to count, due to a record number of […]

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The International Space Station turns 20

On November 2, 2000, the first crew arrived on the International Space Station, and it has been occupied ever since. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the first crew’s arrival and celebrates the breakthroughs made possible by the spacecraft.  The International Space Station is a large spacecraft orbiting around […]

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Pandemic responses vary around the world

As of December 3, 2020, the number of deaths worldwide due to COVID-19 is around 1.49 million, while the United States has a death toll of 274,000 Americans. In order to stop the spread of the virus, strict lockdowns or other protocols were initiated in many countries across the globe, […]

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The danger in voting third-party

The year is 2020. As Americans, we’ve been through a lot, and as this year comes to an end, Election Day arrives. This election is unlike any other election in contemporary history. We’re in the middle of a global pandemic, so human lives are on the line. How our country’s […]

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Mail-in voting: all you need to know

With the Democratic Party calling for its utilization and the Republican Party remaining strongly opposed, mail-in voting has become quite controversial. The controversy is not stopping Dana Hall, however. A survey sent out to eligible voters in the Dana Hall community shows that approximately 60% will be casting their vote […]

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International Asian students’ long journey back home

Since most schools and universities decided to stop classes in March due to the COVID-19, international students and families around the globe were forced to return to their home country. To prevent a second wave of the virus, many governments in Asia started mandatory quarantine for travellers, which impacted the […]

Opinion / The Nation and the World

Racial and economic injustice in the COVID-19 pandemic

As of May 26, 2020, Massachusetts has the fifth highest number of coronavirus cases in the country with 93,271 total cases. While the state as a whole has been hit especially hard, cases vary immensely on a town-by-town basis. In fact, when comparing coronavirus hotspots in the state with racial […]