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French Elections, American Elections: The Political Pendulum Will Prevail

In 1981, the French Socialist Party, or Parti Socialiste, took power for the first time when Francois Mitterrand won national elections. Mitterrand appealed to his constituents by instituting a populist, far-left economic policy shortly after taking office, which included increasing pensions to older people, raising housing allocations, and augmenting health benefits for unemployed and part-time working citizens. Today, […]

Home Away From Home: SPS Junior Recounts Semester Studying Abroad

(MANDEVILLE, La.) — Beginning on Aug. 7, 2016, SPS junior Hanson Stuckey traveled to Cascade, Idaho, where he began an extensive studying abroad experience rooted in outdoor exposure. Stuckey, along with his 25 other classmates, later ventured to South America, where this wilderness immersion intensified. “I was a little nervous before leaving, but I was very excited,” […]

California Attempts to Secede from the Union

(COVINGTON, La.) — The “Yes California” campaign continues to gain momentum in the state of California. Since President Donald Trump’s inauguration, support for California’s independence has surged to one in three Californians, according to a recent Reuters Poll. “California can secede if they want to,” Civics Honors teacher Paul Scoriels said. “It’s a notion or […]

DOTD Releases Update for Highway 21 Road Work

(COVINGTON, La.) — For several years, commuters, students and travelers alike have dealt with the ongoing road work on Highway 21, which directly affects the traffic flow heading into Covington towards St. Paul’s campus. On Friday (Feb. 3), however, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development released an up-to-date project status, reiterating that completion is […]

Reported Catholic League ‘Split’ Not on this Week’s LHSAA Agenda

This week on Jan. 25-27, the St. Paul’s LHSAA representative, Principal Trevor Watkins, will travel to Baton Rouge for the annual LHSAA Principal’s Conference for 2017. Contrary to popular thought, the conference does not allow other members of school administration to attend. “The LHSAA is an organization made up of principals,” Watkins said. “Every principal that […]