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Mock Trial seniors celebrate a third consecutive regional win. Courtesy of Erin Chance.

Mock Trial, Model UN Make Cases for a Banner Season

Theo Arnold, Staff Writer March 5, 2024

Paideia’s competitive academic teams have had a very successful start to the new year. Model UN (MUN) and Mock Trial have both performed well at major tournaments in February after months of preparation.  Mock...

Kenneth Smith recently became the first American to be executed using nitrogen hypoxia. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)

Capital Punishment Changes Divide America

Stella Gegax, Staff Writer March 5, 2024

On Jan. 24, Kenneth Eugene Smith became the first person to be executed using nitrogen hypoxia, a method argued by Alabama state lawyers to be a humane alternative to the quick but inconsistent lethal...

The 2024 Valentines themed blood drive was the second biggest in school history.

Blood Drive Aims to Break Records

Frank Yeboah, Staff Writer March 4, 2024

On Jan. 7, 2024, the American Red Cross spoke on the ongoing blood shortage happening nationwide. They declared an emergency blood shortage, having experienced the lowest number of people giving blood...

Elementary students enjoy a performance in celebration of Lunar New Year. Courtesy of Grace Garrett.

Next Year’s School Holidays More Culturally Inclusive

Michael London, Production Chief March 4, 2024

In January, school administrators released next year’s academic calendar which includes three new school holidays: the Muslim holiday Eid al-fitr, the Hindu holiday Diwali, and the Lunar New Year, commonly...

Fortnite has changed dramatically since its creation in 2017. Photo by Ariana Ruiz.

The Return of the Original Fortnite Map is a Victory Royale

Daniel Sommerfeld and Nayan Dodge December 12, 2023

For years, Fortnite Battle Royale was the most played video game in the world. However, due to many changes to the playing map, mechanics and weapon pool, the player count has slowly dwindled since the...

The state plans to call more than 700 witnesses in the trial of Jeffrey Williams.
Arvin Temkar/ The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Young Thug Trial Begins After Dramatic Delays

Sawyer Brown, Staff Writer December 12, 2023

On Nov. 1, the jury for the trial of Jeffery Lamar Williams, more commonly known as Young Thug, was selected after a nearly 10-month selection process. Williams was originally indicted in May 2022 for...

Annual Day of Dialogue Sees Changes in 2023

Krish Leveille, Editor-in-Chief December 12, 2023

Paideia’s annual Day of Dialogue on race, which took place on Nov. 8, saw changes from previous installments both in structure and focus of the day. It received a wide range of reactions amidst Paideia’s...

Students work together to beautify the campus on the day before Thanksgiving Break. Photo Courtesy of Grace Garrett.

Paideia Community Gathers for its First ‘Great Giveback’

Lauren Dixon, Staff Writer December 12, 2023

The day before Thanksgiving break is usually defined by an advisory feast and the  talent show, but this year Director of Service Learning Natalie Rogovin and Sustainability Coordinator Korri Ellis introduced...

An Israeli flag is seen amidst a pro-Palestine rally.

Israeli-Hamas War Causes Fear and Anxiety Throughout the World

Gabe Elkinson and Daniel Sommerfeld November 8, 2023

“I will never forget Saturday, Oct. 7. I will never forget what Hamas did to my people,” says 14-year-old Israeli Boris Fridman to The Forum, in response to the attacks by Hamas.  At around 6:30...

Duane Davis was indicted on Sept. 29.
Photo courtesy of Las Vegas Police Department.

Tupac Murder Suspect Indicted After More Than 20 Years

Lauren Dixon, Staff Writer November 7, 2023

On Sept. 29, Duane Keith “Keffe D” Davis was indicted for the murder of Tupac Shakur. The rapper, who was tragically gunned down in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas on Sept. 7, 1996, has been a symbol...

The 2021 Guinean coup was the second coup Guinea in two years, and destabilized west Africa for future coups in the 2020’s.

African Democracies in Crisis

Theo Arnold, Staff Writer November 7, 2023

On Aug. 30th, a successful coup d’etat was held in Gabon. That coup was the ninth successful coup and the 14th attempted coup in Africa since 2020. After a period of relative peace for 20 years in Africa,...

Kevin McCarthy was ousted as the House speaker after dropping demands for steep spending cuts.

Government Shutdown Temporarily Avoided

Emerson Green, News Editor November 7, 2023

At the last minute, Congress reached a deal that President Joe Biden signed to avoid a government shutdown. It was set to happen on Oct. 1 at 12:01 a.m. if Congress could not reach a deal to cut spending....

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