The Lobby Observer

Taking a Gamble: The Implications of Legal Sports Betting

Keegan Kerr ‘20

December 19, 2018

Last May, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992. The law had banned sports betting in most states, with Nevada being the only state with a preexisting legal ...

The Drug in Every Drug: Fentanyl

Bethany Woodcock '19, Managing Editor

December 19, 2018

63,632 drug overdose deaths in 2016 in America. This number is only going to increase with the opioid issue the United States is facing; the number of drug overdose deaths have increased 200% since 2000. So, what's th...

Iranian President Antagonizes United States within Muslim Communities

Alex Badger, Jr. Co-Editor and Chief

December 3, 2018

The president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, called upon all Muslims around the world last week to stand up to the west, specifically the United States. This reaction comes as a result of Mr Trump reinitiating sanctions on the Iranian ca...

The Myanmar Genocide: What you need to know

Basim Hussain '20 and Zach Walker '19

November 29, 2018

When one references genocide or ethnic cleansing, they may think back to the Holocaust or Rwanda: horrific and inhumane tragedies of the distant past. In 2018, a majority of people believe it’s something that no longer happen...

Midterm Roundup: Trump’s Vindication, Democrats Take the House, and Recount #2 in Florida

Alex Badger '20, Junior Co-Editor in Chief

November 20, 2018

The midterm elections are always of immense importance to the nation as they tend to define the second half of the president’s term. This year more than any in recent history, has been surrounded by controversy, close races, an...

Scare on Wall Street for the United States in October

Bethany Woodcock '19, Managing Editor

November 11, 2018

With the threat of a longer trade war with China intensifies, the U.S. braces itself for a recovering month of November. On Friday, October 26, the Dow dropped 296 points, 1.2%, while the Nasdaq fell 3.8%, its worse since March. With th...

Get Fired Up to Cool The Earth Down!

Olivia Quercio ‘21

October 30, 2018

Every day we hear reports about how our earth is heating up, and the damage it is doing; but, we don’t hear a lot about how to fix it. The definition of Global warming is the gradual rise in the Earth's temperature cause...

Protesting the National Anthem: Advocating for Change

September 26, 2016

By Kofi Dadzie and Mohammed Ramzanali The recent rise in the publications of police brutality and systemic oppression of people of color have dominated the media coverage. Most notably in the world of athletics, Colin Kaepernick,...

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