There are many women in our country who don’t have the means to buy their own menstrual hygiene products, simply because of their gender. In certain states, menstrual hygiene products and other products targeted towards women are highly taxed; called the “pink” or “tampon tax,” these items are priced this way because they are meant for women. This pricing displays the blatant sexism within our state governments which must be rectified.
On February 11, 2022, President Biden signed an executive order to take hold of $7 billion of frozen funds belonging to Afghanistan and give half ($3.5 billion) to the American families of victims of the 9/11 attacks, while the other half would go toward providing relief to the people of Afghanistan.
As the ‘pink tax’ plagues the shelves of American shoppers, questions arise in regards to how extensive this mass spread phenomenon has become. With feminine presenting packaging, products, and marketing, women across the United States are left wondering: What has changed? What can we expect moving forward?
Students came together to protest the problematic ways that UConn has been handling sexual assault and rape cases that have been reported to campus police. This issue has been ongoing for years, but only recently did it spark conversation once again.
Since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, there has been a 10% decline in the number of people who were donating blood to the Red Cross, foreshadowing the Red Cross announcement in January that they were experiencing a major blood donation shortage for the first time.
Given the special circumstances formed by the pandemic, Columbia University seized on the opportunity to implement temporary changes to their graduation ceremonies. In the spring of 2021, the University announced that it would be holding separate graduations for Black, Latino, Native American, and LGBTQ+ students. Almost immediately, prominent news channels such as Fox News jumped in with negative commentary on the decision.
When this school year started on September 8, many students had not taken a class outside their house in five hundred forty-four days. However, after Governor Murphy ended the executive order allowing for remote learning, all of them would need to transition back into full-day, in-person classes.
During the month of February, the students and faculty of High School North and High School South worked to construct presentations, interactive activities, and guest speaker panels to address various subjects surrounding Black history and identity.
The Introduction to Political and Legal Experiences (IPLE) team virtually attended the “We the People” New Jersey state competition this year, getting second place and securing a spot to compete at a national competition this April.
District administrators have begun many conversations to reevaluate the way they educate students about race, and they, along with other members of the community, have already taken steps to address these issues. However, the work has only just begun.
On Tuesday, January 19, the College Board announced the discontinuation of both its optional SAT essay and its SAT subject tests. The board also revealed their plans for a “streamlined, digitally delivered” SAT test. Both changes came after several months of test cancellations and adamant frustration regarding adherence to Covid-19 protocols at testing sites.
By: Knightly News Staff We asked the members of The Knightly News: How are you feeling about the impending election? Though none of the members will be able to vote this year, we still have a range of opinions on the various developments in one of the most hectic cycles in recent memory. Some were worried about the potential for […]