An End to Blood Drives (and Blood Shortages) in the Future? Fellows Project Seeks to Create Synthetic Blood in the Lab

An Interview with Chase O’Malley Casey He: Please introduce yourself for those who don’t know you. Chase O’Malley: My name is Chase O’Malley, and I am a senior here at Severn School. I am very interested in science, and I plan to study chemical engineering and entrepreneurship in college. Outside of class, I am a…

How Would America Change Without Roe v. Wade?

The Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health in the following months. If the majority of justices agree to overturn Roe v. Wade or seriously curtail its capacity, 26 states will certainly or very likely ban abortion. These states contain half of America’s population of women of childbearing age.

China’s Communist Party Rewrites its History to Reinforce a Cult of Personality

On Friday, November 14, the sixth plenary session of China Communist Party’s Central Committee formally closed. According to an official summary of the meeting, the Committee approved a decision to rewrite the party’s history in order to elevate the status of its leader, Xi Jinping, and pave the way for his third consecutive term as general secretary.

Supreme Court Hears Two Challenges to Texas Abortion Law

On Monday, the Supreme Court heard two oral arguments to the Texas Heartbeat Act, one from abortion providers and the other from the federal government. The hearing seems to reflect a shift in opinion. Two of the conservative Justices, Kavanaugh and Barrett, who both voted against an injunction of the Heartbeat Act two months prior, hinted that they might allow challenges to the law.