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The international student journey

The international student journey

by Gloria Zhang, Jessie Wang, and Erica Cai

February 23, 2019

International Student Nemo “Li Zhi” Yang (12) found himself in a predicament with the most bothersome adulthood chore: tax return. After filing his documents, Nemo did not notice their disqualification due to misfilled information. And a series of unfortunate events preceded. First, his financial institution...

California sues Trump administration over national emergency declaration

California sues Trump administration over national emergency declaration

by Arushi Saxena and Kathy Fang

February 15, 2019

California governor Gavin Newsom and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced an upcoming lawsuit against the Trump Administration over the President’s declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.–Mexico border in a press conference. Newsom denounced Trump’s actions as unconstitutional...

Pope Francis offers words on migration

Pope Francis offers words on migration

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

January 24, 2019

Pope Francis is currently in Central America amidst the longest government shutdown in American history. Though Francis is making the trip to attend the World Youth Day, the trip occurs as a new caravan of migrants heads towards the border and tensions over the border wall crisis increase in the United...

Perspectives: Does the Honduran Migrant Caravan pose a threat to the United States?

Perspectives: Does the Honduran Migrant Caravan pose a threat to the United States?

by Srinath Somasundaram and Eric Fang

December 9, 2018

Caravan may cause immigration issues Contrary to the political rhetoric of many prominent right-wing politicians, the caravan does not pose an immediate threat to the United States. However, the precedent the caravan sets for large numbers of migrants attempting to enter the United States can potent...

Coming home: For art teacher, there’s no place like home

Coming home: For art teacher, there’s no place like home

by Gloria Zhang and Arely Sun

December 7, 2018

Upper school art teacher Jaap Bongers and his wife, Orebotse “Ou” Bongers, fumbles with a gray stuffed bunny, as they tried—unsuccessfully—to make their baby Melissa smile. They came a long way, finally reunited as family, after a lengthy process with immigration. Various waves of immigration...

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