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Journalism With Consequences

In light of the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia’s Turkey consulate, questions regarding the journalist’s death and its impacts on US-Saudi relations have captured the headlines of nearly every major news source. What has grabbed my attention the most, however, has been a question that I find profoundly relevant today...

What I’ve Learned

I went into this independent study of journalism wanting to know if I wanted to be a journalist. Is journalism something that I want to pursue in college? and, if so, what kind? I went into this independent study hoping to find my thing, but, if there is one thing I have learned writing every...

Midterm Elections

Midterm elections are coming up on Tuesday, November 6th, and there seems to be a lot going on. Sooo, I’ve tried to compile some of the best info out there to create an easy guide for you guys.  Some quick background: There are 435 US House seats and 35 Senate seats up for election. So what does this mean? Well, Congress is in...

News Summary 10/30/18

Hey guys! Here’s what’s going on in the political realm… Also, stay tuned for a separate email later this week telling you all you need to know abt the upcoming Midterm Elections Good luck, kiddos! Brazil has a new prez! Mr. Jair Bolsonaro, welcome to the Olympics. Bolsonaro, a right-wing candidate, won against Fernando Haddad with 55% of the vote this past...

News Summary 10/09/18

Hello curnt and turnt citizens, here is a news wrap-up for the past week. Perhaps the Last Kavanaugh Update for Now Justice Kavanaugh was confirmed and sworn in on Saturday night as the 114th justice of the Supreme Court. During the confirmation, Trump conveyed his apologies on “behalf of the nation” for the major disruption...

News Summary 09/24/18

Brett KavaNO? For those who don’t know, there has been a lot of drama in the past weeks surrounding the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Why? That’s because Dr Christine Blasey Ford, an old classmate of Kavanaugh’s, has come forward accusing Kavanaugh of physically and sexually assaulting her while at a party when they were...

Hope in the Face of Today?

If you’re like me at all, you can sometimes get overwhelmed by depressing headlines in the news and think, “the world is just hopeless.” I have found this response of hopelessness to be especially true when I go through headlines relating to climate change action from the Trump Administration. It seems as though, more frequently...

News-Decoders in the Making

Learn about News-Decoder, a not-for-profit news source and platform for students to engage in around the world, and its relationship with my school.

News Summary 10/23/18

Annnnd we are back. News Summary: October 23, 2018. Saudi Smackdown Quick recap: as you may already know, it was recently revealed that the missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a fistfight in Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Turkey. Khashoggi was known for his anti-Mohammed bin Salman rhetoric and was a columnist for the Washington Post....

About Me

You either are on this site because you know me, or you are a random follower I have picked up because of the glories of the Internet. In any case, to those reading this, I say Welcome! My name is Daisy Lawrence, and I am a junior at The Thacher School in Ojai, California. I...