The Spectrum

Politics Create Uncertain Supreme Court Future, Usher Potential Changes

Politicians debate new restrictions, landmark cases
Will Rosenblum, Multi-Media Editor November 5, 2020

As the third branch of government in the United States, the Supreme Court has held tremendous power for most of the countryís history. Originally, the judicial branch was by far the weakest sector of...

Answering Student, Faculty Questions about State of Supreme Court

Noor Naseer and Sara Richardson November 5, 2020

“WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT THE SUPREME COURT?”  - CJ Jones Eckhardt The Supreme Court is made up of nine members: one Chief Justice and eight Associate Justices. Because of the Certiorari Act of 1925,...

Barrett Swiftly Confirmed to Supreme Court

Barrett Swiftly Confirmed to Supreme Court

Republicans rush to fill seat during election despite past objections
Lucy Wolfe, Staff Writer November 5, 2020

On Monday, Oct. 26, one week from the Presidential Election, Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court. The confirmation of Justice Barret was not only unjust, due to the halt of Obama's attempted...

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's legacy has been oversimplified, erasing her nuances

World Mourns Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Oversimplifies Her Complex Legacy

RBG touted as liberal icon, feminist symbol, bipartisan leader
Nora Fox, Features Editor November 5, 2020

According to Social Studies Chair Beth Calderone, "In modern American history, there is no greater champion of women's rights" than late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. While serving on the...

Reading Recommendations for Self-Education, Anti-Racism, and Empathy

From baby books to essay collections, senior recommends tools for education
Eliot Mitchell, Contributing Writer October 7, 2020

One of the most powerful tools to fight racism is education. People in places of privilege must take it upon themselves to educate themselves and become anti-racist instead of complacent. Here are five...

Social Media Activism Spreads, Ignites Change

Social Media Activism Spreads, Ignites Change

Pandemic fuels online activism
Clara Lee Molina, Contributing Writer October 7, 2020

In the wake of the killing of George Floyd, the world collectively erupted in justified protest. One of the most popular mediums of protest was (and still is) social mediaóparticularly Instagram. As...

Teachers Engage in Anti-Racist Teaching, Grapple with How to Improve Curriculum

Reading, discussions aid progress
Noor Naseer, Managing Editor October 7, 2020

Recent racial injustice and political unrest have led teachers to change their perspectives on educating and emphasized conversations about police brutality, equity, and race among faculty and staff.  Tyneeta...

Seniors are allowed to use the JNA during their free time, such as TASC, so long as they maintain social distance and wear masks.

Things You Need to Know Today: TASC

Emma Martinez Sutton, Co-Editor-in-Chief September 10, 2020

Every Friday, no matter what color group's day it is, the typical advisory block will be used instead as TASC. Originally, students were told to spend the time in their advisories, but now they will be...

Don't Blame TikTok for Unwanted Content

Don’t Blame TikTok for Unwanted Content

For You page promotes content based off user's habits
Will Rosenblum, Opinions Editor April 28, 2020

TikTok, a video sharing app released in 2016, has exploded onto the online-scene with over one billion users in March of 2020. But the app has been met with its fair share of flaws and criticisms by users....

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