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Authors Articles by Jacob Clarkson '20

Jacob Clarkson '20

Jacob Clarkson '20
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Eighteen million acres burned. One billion animals dead. Cities and towns overwhelmed by smoke and flame. This is just a glimpse into the havoc currently being wreaked by Australia's bushfire season. Australia currently faces a wildfire system that is, by most metrics, the most extreme and disastrous it has ever faced. Since summer arrived in the Southern Hemisphere in late...
"Impeachment" is a word that gets thrown around a lot lately. Recently, news broke that the US House of Representatives will pursue an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. When people hear the term, they typically think of Watergate, the scandal that led to the resignation of Richard Nixon. People also think of the more recent impeachment of Bill...
On Thursday, September 12, 2019, ten Democratic candidates for President took the stage at Texas Southern University in Houston to make their case to Democratic voters as to why they should be the nominee to take on President Donald Trump. Former Vice President Joe Biden; Senators Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, and Cory Booker; former Secretary...
After enduring an accelerated government class for two harsh weeks during summer school, 35 rising Jesuit seniors embarked on a week-long trip to Washington, D.C., to further expand their understanding of American government. Accompanied by Mrs. Ochs, Mrs. Segal, and Mr. Host, these students participated in a program known as Close Up. Certified tour guides with expertise in the...
Led by fears of scientifically-disproven vaccine-caused autism, and a general belief in "medical freedom," the anti-vaccine movement has been on the rise in recent years in the United States. In 2015, more than nine million children throughout the U.S. were not fully vaccinated. In 2017, 1.2% of infants had never been vaccinated at all, four times the number of infants...
On May 4, 2019, the city of Dallas will hold its municipal elections, in which voters will elect members of the 14-person City Council as well as the Mayor. Incumbent Mayor Mike Rawlings is not running for a third term, and the race to succeed him is shaping up to be a contentious and competitive one. In total, eight...
Each year, the Catholic Church celebrates the season of Lent for forty days between Ash Wednesday and Easter. For Christians, the Lenten season is a time for prayer, introspection, almsgiving, and penance. Most notably, many Christians engage in fasting on various days throughout the period, including abstinence from meat. They also give up a chosen vice or luxury for...
Following Jesuit Hockey's impressive victory in the state championship game, the team competed in four games, including one game in the city playoffs, in the lead up to the national hockey championship. The Rangers won one game and endured three narrow losses over the course of late January and early February. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8Pqjr1Iuz8 On January 31, the Rangers played against Coppell High...

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