Trump is now the only President in history to be impeached twice.

Earlier this week, Donald Trump became the first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice. The first time was on December 18, 2019; the articles of impeachment charged him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress for pressuring Ukraine to smear Mr. Biden. I remember that day very clearly- I was at a concert and everybody was celebrating his impeachment behind the stage. However, most people knew that he wouldn’t actually be impeached due to the Republican Senate majority, who didn’t think it was enough to impeach. This time, it’s a single impeachment charge of “inciting violence against…


On January 6th, 2021, thousands of Trump supporters marched on the Capitol to listen to Donald Trump give a speech at his “Save America” March. What was supposed to be a rally ended in dire consequences.

January 6th was like any other day for me: school was starting up again after Christmas break, assignmnets and assessments were piling up, and sleepless nights appeared once more. I remember I had an economics test, and I later learned during lunch that it was a very important day politically. Now, I wasn’t aware how many things we actually happening that day- I was too caght up in finishing college applications and studying for tests. Many historical events were happening that day: the Georgia Senate runoffs, Congress confirming Joe Biden’s electoral vote, and of course the Trump rally, where Trump…


Thomas Jefferson, a well-known Founding Father and the writer of the Declaration of Independence, is hailed for his accomplishments, but in reality, he did not believe that all men are equal like he stated in the Declaration. A bit hypocritical, right?

In recent years, it’s thankfully become more socially acceptable to hold historical and public figures accountable for their racism and bigoted practices. For instance, Thomas Jefferson has been receiving criticism for owning over 600 slaves in his lifetime and even fathering six children with one. Activists have — sometimes successfully — fought vociferously for the removal of Confederate monuments such as the ones commemorating Robert E. Lee. With the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement this past year, many people have been knocking down statues of historical figures who were known to own slaves. This development has been extremely…


The 2019 World Happiness Report crowned Finland (once again) as the happiest country in the world based on factors such as GDP produced, level of freedom, life expectancy, and level of generosity and corruption levels. There’s a trend in how Scandinavian/Nordic countries seem to always take the top 10 places- what is their secret to happiness?

Happiness: the state of being happy. It’s a word we all know, and something we all aim to achieve in life. It’s the ultimate goal in life, and many people claim that things such as success, money, family, and friends that all contribute to one’s happiness. But did you know that where you live can affect your happiness levels? There’s a reason that the Scandinavian countries top the world happiness charts every year.

In school, happiness is a popular topic for discussion. In French class, my class recently discussed what makes a country happy (thus sparking my interest in writing…


Harriet Beecher Stowe’s influential novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin sold millions of copies and influenced the growing sectionalism in the United States during the 1850s and 1860s.

Literature is an important part of our history. Although books may not have as big of an effect on today’s generation due to the invention of cell phones and the Internet, literature is still present in society. In school, we read famous books in history such as To Kill a Mockingbird and 1984. We analyze the language of Shakespeare and learn about books like The Jungle in history class. I just had the pleasure of finishing Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, and I was able to link together the thematics of literature and connect it to the time period it was…


The “First Thanksgiving” in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621.

Yesterday, millions of Americans celebrated a holiday we know as Thanksgiving. While celebrations may look different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Thanksgiving marks a time for family, parades, delicious food, and feeling thankful. Although Thanksgiving is not my favorite holiday, I still appreciate the feeling of being with my loved ones and my stomach stuffed with delicious food. Thanksgiving is a very well-loved holiday in America, and many people cherish it as a very happy time of the year. However, the real history behind Thanksgiving isn’t as happy as people think.

In school, American children are usually taught…


The Warren Court- the Supreme Court lead by Chief Justice Earl Warren- ruled on landmark decisions during the 1950s to 1960s.

As I mentioned many times before, the second half of the 20th century is known for the fight and expansion for the rights of many minorities, women, and other groups who demanded societal change. However, despite these movements and protests, none of the changes enacted as a result would be here today if not for the government. Unfortunately, to bring about landmark changes, the United States government is the only one who can bring about reform. We all learn that there are three branches of government: the legislative branch writes laws, the executive branch carries out laws, and the judicial…


A picture of the electoral map as of November 12, 2020.

For the past few weeks, tensions have been brewing in the United States regarding the 2020 Presidential Election, one that surely is going down in history books. Political signs for both Trump and Biden have popped up all over my town, and many people, including celebrities, have been urging others to use their voice and vote. However, you may be wondering, how is this any different from another election? People vote every four years, and we determine who our president will be. This year’s election, however, has some unique properties surrounding them.

Let’s talk about the candidates: President Donald Trump…


The bombings killed four black schoolgirls, all under the age of fifteen.

The 1960s are known for the events associated with the Civil Rights Movement- the movement that transformed America and its people forever. We learn in school about Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr., but we rarely learn the actual events that happen, which are just as important as the people who made it possible. One of the key events was the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama.

Birmingham was a key player in the Civil Rights Movement- it was described as the “most racist town in America” and was heavily racially segregated. In Birmingham, racial tensions were…


In the mid-1900s, hundreds of thousands of women were examined for STIs such as syphilis and gonorrhea, often with little to no evidence. Many were also thrown in jail against their will.

The 20th century was a rough one: war after war, genocide after genocide, millions of deaths, poverty, topped off with a world depression- people lived a miserable life for much of the 1900s. We all learn in history class about the big human rights violations and war crimes, such as the Holocaust and the imprisonment of Japanese Americans during WWII. However, so much of history’s bad is hidden. …

Amy Zhang

Injustice from the eyes of a high schooler. Activist. Lover of history. Here to educate and inspire.

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