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The American flag flies in front of the U.S. Capitol Building.

January 6 Committee public hearings are set to begin at the end of the month

Faith Arcuri, Contributing Writer September 29, 2022

The House Jan. 6. committee, which is tasked to investigate the events surrounding the 2021 invasion of the U.S. Capitol, will resume its hearings on Sept. 28., according to Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson. “That’s...

A headshot of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russia begins illegal referendums in Ukraine to annex disputed regions

Lillian Newton, Politics Editor September 27, 2022

Highly controversial Russian referendums began in Ukraine on Friday, with the aim of showcasing so-called public support for the annexation of Ukrainian territory into the Russian Federation. The voting...

A student stresses while looking at their loans, Feb. 25, 2016

What you need to know about President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan

Faith Arcuri, Contributing Writer September 20, 2022

President Joseph Biden and his administration have recently rolled out a loan forgiveness plan to eliminate student loan debt for lower income families. This three-part plan is designed to help working...

Prime Minister Elizabeth Truss, London, June 8, 2022

Who is Liz Truss, Britain’s newest Prime Minister?

Lillian Newton, Politics Editor September 20, 2022

Elizabeth Truss, known as Liz Truss, was appointed as Prime Minister on Sept. 6 after defeating former chancellor Rishi Sunak with 81,326 to 60,399 votes and winning the Conservative Party leadership election....

Connecticut’s major 2022 elections: updates and voter involvement

Connecticut’s major 2022 elections: updates and voter involvement

Lillian Newton, Politics Editor September 13, 2022

Along with many other states across the United States., Connecticut is holding a general election this fall to elect new representatives for multiple positions. For Connecticut, these include electing...

Outside of City Hall, West Haven, May 1, 2022.

West Haven mayor Nancy Rossi refuses to resign amid COVID relief fund scandal

Lillian Newton, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

West Haven Mayor Nancy Rossi is refusing to resign amid widespread outcry over a recent audit which found that the city misused nearly $900,000 in COVID Relief Funds (CRF). Many citizens are outraged by...

Outside of Green Fuel, West Haven, May 1, 2022.

Lamont proposes new budget, accounting for mental health and gas tax relief

Samuel Weinmann, Politics Editor May 3, 2022

This month, multiple pieces of legislation have been brought forth regarding tax cuts in Connecticut, primarily related to rising gas prices. The U.S. has recently imposed sanctions on Russia, as well...

Outside of City Hall, West Haven, April 24, 2022.

West Haven audit finds city misused nearly $900,000 in COVID relief funds

Lillian Newton, Staff Writer April 26, 2022

According to a newly released audit, the City of West Haven misspent nearly $893,000 in federal pandemic relief funding last year. State officials are currently considering whether to take over the municipality’s...

Connecticut 2022 Gubernatorial Election: Who’s running?

Samuel Weinmann, Politics Editor April 26, 2022

In Connecticut, a gubernatorial election will be held on Nov. 8, in which a governor and a lieutenant governor will be elected. The primary election will take place on Aug. 9. Although current Gov. Ned...

Ketanji Brown Jackson wears a robe.

Ketanji Brown Jackson officially confirmed to Supreme Court

Finley Chapman, Contributing Writer April 12, 2022

Early last week, the U.S. Senate advanced Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination after the Senate Judiciary Committee deadlocked. This decision has ultimately paved the way for Jackson’s confirmation,...

Hands point to a map of Russia.

Anti-Russian discrimination in the U.S. on the rise after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Finley Chapman, Contributing Writer April 12, 2022

Since Russia invaded Ukraine, Russians who have immigrated to other countries have been facing increased discrimination and violence. This hostility has manifested itself in decreased business and employment...

Negev Summit leads to discussion and opportunities for future summits

Lillian Newton, Staff Writer April 12, 2022

The Negev Summit, an Israeli-hosted summit conducted with Arab partners and diplomats from the U.S., officially concluded on March 28. The summit acted as a show of unity against Iran, while also doubling...

Missiles point toward the sky.

Iran launches missile attack against Iraq, striking near new U.S. consulate

Lillian Newton, Staff Writer March 29, 2022

Earlier this month, Iran, in an unprecedented attack against Israel, used 12 ballistic missiles to hit the Iraqi capital of Erbil. According to Kurdish officials, the attacks seemed to target the U.S....

COVID-19 cases surge across China, government to send more than 51 million into lockdown

Gabriel Caldato, Contributing Writer March 29, 2022

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, China has been known for its COVID-zero strategy, which includes international travel bans, extensive lockdowns and widespread testing for the Chinese population. Until...

Child protesting the war in Uraine, Berlin, Feb. 24. 2022.

Sweeping sanctions are placed on Russia amid ongoing Ukraine Invasion

Lillian Newton, Staff Writer March 8, 2022

Since the start of Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine, the majority of countries around the world have come together to condemn Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin and his administration for choosing to start...

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