With little regard for the “checks and balances” principle written into the U.S. Constitution, President Donald Trump declared the authority of the president “total” on April 13. Although he reversed his stance several weeks later, his claim reflects an unsettling trend among governments across the world: using the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to seize […]
The 22nd Amendment, calling for a two term presidency, has been in effect for over half a century, but under President Donald Trump, a debate about the term limit has been reintroduced. Trump has spoken at rallies, seemingly joking, about tacking on two extra years to his presidency because he was robbed of some time […]
Nearly 50 years after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a group of students’ method of free expression and a broader interpretation of the First Amendment in Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, California lawmakers agreed to implement media literacy education to support students’ free speech against the growing threats of misinformation […]
On the back of every Fanatics shirt, an illustration of President Tom Hudnut proclaims with a grin, “We like sportz and we don’t care who knowz.” During Homecoming, Fanatics’ time to shine, the varsity squad dropped their six-point lead halfway through the third quarter and droves of people evacuated the stands. Even before we lost the lead, […]
By Jamie Chang Six members of the Junior Statesmen of America will represent Harvard-Westlake at Spring State this weekend at LAX Hilton Hotel. The theme for this year’s Spring State is revolutionizing democracy. The event includes eight debate blocks, two dances and elections for JSA leadership positions.