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Jan. 6 Capitol chaos prompts social science class, non-partisan JSA club discussions over Zoom — many blaming Trump for the insurrection

A view of the Capitol rotunda taken in November 2019 during the National Scholastic Press Association's fall journalism convention in Washington, D.C. A mob -- some carrying the American flag and wearing pro-President Donald Trump caps -- broke into the building Jan. 6 while congressional leaders were trying to certify the Electoral College vote counts favoring President-elect Joe Biden.
January 15, 2021

Accolade staff writers Rida Fatima and Krishna Thaker and Opinion editor Hope Li contributed to this story. While some teachers in their Zoom sessions have addressed last week’s historic Capitol building...

Knights react to a week in Washington that began with insurrection, ended with Trump’s second impeachment

U.S National Guard troops stationed at the entrance to the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, the same day the House voted to impeach President Trump a second time on the charge that he incited the insurrection that occurred at the Capitol the week before. National Guard troops will be stationed at the Capitol at least until Biden’s inauguration. Photo accessed on Geoff Livingston’s Flickr account. Photo reprinted with permission under a creative commons license.
Jan. 6 assault on capitol leaves teachers, students searching to identify causes of present crisis, hope for better future
January 15, 2021

President Trump was impeached on Wednesday by every House Democrat and 10 House Republicans who accuse the president of inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, which occurred exactly a week before...

How to label those that stormed Capitol Hill

January 15, 2021

This story was originally published on LAHS - New Media Lit on January 13, 2021.

The effects of the capitol hill riots and what they mean 

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Pro-Trump protesters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. A pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol, breaking windows and clashing with police officers. Trump supporters gathered in the nation's capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images/TNS)
Attack on the “People’s House” reveals U.S. democracy’s vulnerability 
January 15, 2021

Shortly after 1 p.m. on Jan. 6, mobs of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, yielding bats, Trump flags, and even firearms. They pushed through mesh barriers around the perimeter and clashed with...

Insurrection needs correction: Holding the capitol rioters accountable

2021 did not even make it a week before the unity of our nation was tested. Going into a new year and new presidency,  we need to work together to become better.
January 14, 2021

At merely six days old, 2021 had no trouble making room for itself in the history books. The day’s political events quickly turned south making for one of the darkest days in recent American history. On...

The attack on the U.S. Capitol exposes the truth about terrorism in America

On Jan. 6, thousands of loyal Trump supporters attacked the nation's Capitol in an attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
January 14, 2021

If the recent assault on our Capitol has done anything at all, it clearly showed the glaring double standards in modern-day America. The media labels white school shooters and suicide bombers as "complex...

Opinion: The Capitol attack was preventable

A scene from the Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, as Trump supporters gather to protest the certification of the election results.
January 14, 2021

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 will go down as one of the worst days ever for American democracy — the day that the president of the United States, Donald Trump, incited a mob to breach the Capitol building,...

A Failed Attempt at Trumping Democracy

Donald Trump faces off with Uncle Sam as the Capitol building serves as their ring. The fight to maintain democracy persists after the attack on the Capitol.
A head to head battle against Trump and Democracy: Democracy wins.
January 14, 2021

Stand back and stand by. These words so famously uttered by President Donald Trump at the first presidential debate last year have viciously reverberated back after last wednesday’s occurrences. After...

Column: BLM Protests and the Raid on Capitol Hill are Not the Same

While some are quick to compare the events at the Capitol to Black Lives Matter protests, it is crucial to look at the motivations that fueled each event.
January 14, 2021

The United States Capitol has housed Congress since 1800. It is where the legislative branch of the federal government writes the laws of our nation and where presidents are inaugurated and deliver a State...

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Capitol insurrection amplifies white supremacy; everyday forwards is a day for change

The divide we see between differing opinions and reactions on last Wednesday’s rioting is not a Republican Democrat split but a matter of white supremacy and ignorance.
January 14, 2021

When pro-Trump extremists attacked the capitol last Wednesday, they claimed to be patriots: their actions defended by their love and devotion to America, their defiance sparked by unqualified claims of...

Capitol protests spark residents’ concerns about governmental legitimacy

Protesters stormed the Capitol last Wednesday after President Donald Trump’s Save America rally. The riot interrupted a congressional session where representatives were counting electoral votes to confirm Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential win.
January 13, 2021

A cross-country road trip from her hometown of Coppell, Texas took Angela Almeida to Washington D.C. on Jan. 6 - the day of the Capitol protest. “We were walking from Union Station when we started...

“This is not America.” Actually, it is.

The idea that the insurrection at the Capitol Jan. 6 is “un-American” ignores history.
January 13, 2021

From the establishment of the U.S. via Indigenous genocide to overthrowing governments domestically and abroad, the recent violence we saw at the Capitol is as American as pie. It was a frightening event....

A Diverse Student Look into Capitol Hill and Polarization at School

January 11, 2021

All positions expressed are opinions. Special thanks to Sage Toomre, Anand Mehta, Sreyan Sarkar, Roya Bouzari, and Cole Rafferty This story was originally published on LAHS - New Media Lit on January...

The Talon’s Response to the Attack on the Capitol

The United States Capitol Building, Washington, DC. The Capitol is the site where Congress presides over the legislative branch of the United States government. It is also the site of an attack by domestic terrorists on January 6, 2021, in an attempt to overturn the 2020 Presidential election.
January 11, 2021

The horrifying events taking place on Wednesday left America in shock, embarrassment, and horror. The Trump administration’s uncompromising narrative about voter fraud and its fervent efforts to overturn...

Dear people who stormed the Capitol, from a young, Black, female American

Recent news of insurrectionists storming the nation's capitol is the antithesis of patriotism.
January 11, 2021

Dear domestic terrorists claiming to be patriots, The year 2020 decided it wasn't finished with us once America received the joyous experience of watching you storm the Capitol, something that hadn't...

A Capitol offense: Undemocratic Jan. 6 break in weakens our security, violates American core ideals and exposes hypocrisy within policing

The events at Capitol Hill on Jan. 7 demonstrated an attack on American democracy, Rida Zar writes.
January 11, 2021

In 1801, on the eve of his last day in office, John Adams -- the second president of the United States -- appointed a total of 58 “midnight” judges to the Federal Circuit courts. He hoped to maintain...

Community reacts to Capitol riots, deepening political divide as Trump presidency comes to a close

Trump supporters occupy the Capitol grounds during Wednesday's violent attempt to stop the certification of Joe Biden for President. Incited by President Donald Trump,  the mob infiltrated the building, vandalizing statues, stealing property and threatening to hang elected officials. Masters' Students and faculty reflect on the insurrection, and the deepening political divide as Trump leaves office.
January 11, 2021

Members of The Masters School community are outraged at the hypocrisy in President Donald Trump’s rhetoric and law enforcement’s response to the deadly insurrection on Capitol Hill Wednesday, when...

RM reacts to Wednesday’s storming of the Capitol

Thousands of rioters stormed Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Jan. 6, to dispute the 2020 election results.
January 11, 2021

Thousands of rioters stormed Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Jan. 6, to dispute the 2020 election results. After overwhelming the Capitol security force, the rioters forcefully entered the...

Attack on democracy

The FBI is requesting information regarding individuals sparking violence at the Capitol storm via released photographs. Tips can me made on the FBI website.
"Protest" in Capitol building sparks outrage—and rightfully so
January 11, 2021

Radical supporters of President Donald Trump raided the Capitol building Jan. 6, wreaking havoc by breaking through windows and sitting at government officials desks to protest the counting of electoral...

A national tragedy: Students and teachers reflect on recent riots

Riots at Capitol Hill Jan. 6 prompted discussion among students and teachers.
January 11, 2021

Zooms were turned off and cable news was turned on. Long days turned into longer nights as millions of Americans tuned into news broadcasts of the Jan. 6 riots at Capitol Hill. As a mob of right-wing extremists...

America needs to do better

Jan. 6 was a sad day for democracy, and a sad day for America.
January 11, 2021

On Jan. 6, a group of Trump supporters gathered near the Capitol to hear President Trump speak. The outgoing President used the rally to whip the group into a riotous state before letting them loose on...

Extremist supporters of President Trump invade Capitol in failed effort to halt confirmation of the President-elect

The Capitol stands peaceful captured in a traditional day in Washington D.C. However, on Wednesday, Jan. 6, the Capitol was breached by extremists, marking the sole Capitol invasion since the attack of British troops in 1814.
January 11, 2021

Tensions climaxed as extremist supporters of President Donald Trump rallied at the nation’s Capitol in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, Jan. 6. The chaos interrupted the U.S. Congress who were gathered...

A Dark Day on Capitol Hill

Wednesday's assault on the Capitol building by protestors of the certification of Joe Biden's impending presidency was not only a low point in current president Donald Trump's tenure, but a low point in American history.
January 11, 2021

On Wednesday morning the world watched as hundreds of pro-Trump supporters stormed Washington D.C.'s revered Capitol building and smashed windows, broke into the House Chamber, and terrorized our nation’s...

A letter to the next generation

Two Black & White staff writers pen a response to the attack on Capitol Hill.
In response to the insurrection at the Capitol, as well as America's troubling past.
January 11, 2021

To the next generation: Of all the emotions we felt on January 6, 2021, perhaps the most prevalent was exhaustion. We felt drained; we felt numb. Few were prepared to see our Capitol, the nation’s...

The Capitol Has Fallen

The Capitol building burning in a metaphorical Trump flag flame. Although the building was not burned down during the riot, there is a lot of damage done to the building and the nation's reputation.
A real-life "Olympus Has Fallen" attack has occurred, but not from highly trained terrorists, but people with Trump flags.
January 11, 2021

I remember the day Biden won. It felt like a weight was taken off my shoulders. I felt relief seeing people dancing on the streets rejoicing, banging pots and pans from their homes, shouting to the world:...

‘Terrifying and upsetting’: stunned Whitman community responds to Capitol insurrection

Mass insurrection disturbs Washington D.C. and interrupts a joint Congress session on January 6.
January 8, 2021

What was supposed to be a normal Wednesday spent doing homework and attending teachers’ virtual check-ins was instead one in which students could hardly look away from social media feeds and cable news...

Community Reacts in Horror to Jan. 6 Capitol Chaos

Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Congress held a joint session Wednesday to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Trump. A group of Republican senators said they would reject the Electoral College votes of several states unless Congress appointed a commission to audit the election results.
January 8, 2021

Five days after the new year began, protestors stormed the Capitol building in Washington D.C. while Congress was attempting to confirm the Nov. 3 presidential election. Many people across the political...

Redhawks react to pro-Trump mob attacks on U.S. Capitol

Trump supporters gathered in D.C. on Wednesday after a rally was called on by President Trump, but the rally soon turned into an attack when a pro-Trump mob stormed into the Capitol Building. “I would even go as far as to say that this movement has been far more dangerous,” junior Logan Schaefer said. “Not because of the fact that it’s a right-wing movement, but because of the fact that in the entire 244 years of our country’s history the Senate has never had to have been evacuated.”
January 8, 2021

Jan. 6, 2021 around 1:10 p.m. the United States Capitol was stormed by a pro-Trump mob, waving Confederates flags, hanging a noose and cross, and replacing the American flag with a “Trump 2020” one. The...

From The Anchor Desk: Even in Chaos, Democracy Stands

The United States Capitol building, home to the chambers of the House of Representatives and the Senate.
The sign of a strong nation is the ability to rise, even in the ashes of turmoil, and remain steadfast in the pursuit of what is just. Wednesday was an opportunity for this nation to do such, and so it did.
January 8, 2021

Upon the pedestal of American democracy stands a cluster of buildings that act as the physical embodiment of the united ideals of these 50 states. Those structures: the White House, the Supreme Court and...

The Company They Keep

Trump supporters amassed in front of the Capitol building on Wednesday, shortly before chaos ensued.
The storming of the Capitol on Wednesday was years in the making.
January 8, 2021

I spent more time in quarantine than I would like to admit scrolling through far-right media sources such as PragerU and Breitbart, knowing full well that they are a desecration of journalistic integrity. ...

Chaos at the Capitol

January 8, 2021

This story was originally published on The Southerner on January 7, 2021.

Editorial: Trump’s suppression of logic incites destruction

A protester holds a pro-Trump flag across from the U.S. Capitol Building prior to the beginning of the riot on Jan. 6, 2021. Pro-Trump extremists, some of whom were armed, breached the building, resulting in 52 arrests and at least 56 police officer injuries.
Social-fiber, unity of our nation must be restored
January 8, 2021

While humans are unparalleled by other species in their ability to utilize logic, recent events such as the riot on Capitol Hill demonstrate a concerning and dangerous trend in American politics: the replacement...

After breach on Capitol, students share their opinions

In a graphic made by designer and senior Mark Chrissan, the U.S. Capitol building is surrounded by symbolic fire and American flags. Early Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 6, a group of supporters of President Donald Trump seized the Capitol while Congress met to certify the electoral college votes.
January 8, 2021

A  large group of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the capitol early Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 6, in an attempt to show their dissatisfaction with the recent election. As Congress convened...

In response to yesterday’s events at the Capitol

I was disgusted as I saw rioters storm the Capitol building.
Breaking down a bleak day in American history.
January 8, 2021

Yesterday was not a good day. Anyone with half a brain should know that statement is objectively true. Yesterday was not a protest; it was an attack. In fact, it was the third attack on Washington D.C....

Students, teachers share their thoughts on takeover of the Capitol

Baldwin students and teachers weigh in on the events that took place at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.
January 8, 2021

Students and teachers reacted in shock to the attack on the Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump on Wednesday, and wondered how long it would take for the country to recover. Social studies...

Miles from JDS campuses, Capitol Building invaded by pro-Trump rioters

Rioters with flags march toward the Capitol Building early afternoon on Jan. 6.
January 8, 2021

Mere miles from the CESJDS campuses, thousands of rioters breached the gates of the Capitol building during the electoral college vote certification around 2 p.m. today. In response, Washington Mayor Muriel...

Editorial: This is Trump’s America, and it is crumbling

The United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. is viewed from the balcony of the former Newseum on the National Mall on Nov. 24, 2019. Insurrectionists broke into the Capitol  during a Joint Session of Congress as Vice President Mike Pence received the Electoral College votes on Jan. 6, 2021.
Democracy threatened in heart of nation after violence ensues
January 7, 2021

WEB EXCLUSIVE Today was the most shocking day for the American people since Sept. 11, 2001 – our generation’s most striking equivalent so far. But instead of foreign terrorism threatening our country,...

Trump’s Double Standards Leave No Room for Peace

An empty and un-vandalized Capitol Hill stands before yesterday's insurrection.
Trump may have lost the election, but his refusal to concede makes more room for white supremacists to be heard and for hate to rise to power. 
January 7, 2021

On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol, pausing the Congressional counting of the Electoral College votes in order to ratify Joe Biden’s election as President of the United...

Two Americas: The contrasts between the U.S. Capitol and BLM protests

On Jan. 6, 2021, Trump supporters protested outside of Capitol Hill. Read Enzo Rovito's column for his thoughts.
January 7, 2021

The events of Jan. 6 strike many with a frightening familiarity of this past summer. On the front steps of our country’s democracy, a frightening insurrection took place in an attempt to “maintain...

Opinion: Violence at Capitol shows Trump at his worst

President Donald Trump, pictured here at a 2016 campaign rally, has continued to claim that he did not lose the 2020 election to Joe Biden.
January 7, 2021

On Wednesday night in Congress, senators voted 93-6 to reject the challenge to President-elect Joe Biden’s victory after immense pressure from President Donald Trump to sway the election. House members...

La Salle Community Reacts to Violent Invasion at the United States Capitol

One participant in the mob paraded through the United States Capitol building while carrying the Confederate flag.
January 7, 2021

As members of Congress gathered to count electoral votes and officially certify President-elect Joe Biden's victory on Wednesday, Jan. 6, a large and violent mob descended upon the grounds of the United...

March on D.C. by pro-Trump supporters proves white supremacy reigns supreme

ABC News telecast shows protesters storming the Capitol building as tensions rise between pro-Trump supporters and the federal government.
January 7, 2021

As Georgia’s U.S. Senate runoff election results came pouring in last night and today, the nation’s attention rapidly shifted away from the paramount Peach State. Today at 2:15 p.m., supporters of...

Unrest at the Capitol undermines democracy, impacts HHS students

Congress was assembled to certify electoral college results, the final step in confirming President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Typically a mundane event, the day took an unusual and deeply troubling turn when congressmen and women received a warning that the Capitol had been breached by pro-Trump protestors turned violent.
January 7, 2021

During third block, breaking news sent the United States into chaos as a mob of Trump supporters overwhelmed the Capitol. Congress was assembled to certify electoral college results, the final step...

Discord in D.C.: Trump Supporters Storm the U.S. Capitol

During the afternoon of January 6, a pro-Trump protest became violent as demonstrators toppled barricades, broke into the Capitol building, and attacked law enforcement and media.
January 7, 2021

As per standard procedure, Congress met earlier today to certify the electoral count and confirm Joe Biden’s Electoral College win. Under normal circumstances, the proceeding is a formality, but objections...

Green Hope Reacts: Storming of the U.S. Capitol

Violent, pro-Trump protestors take to the Capitol after Trump calls Biden's election a
An "coup" is taking place today at the US Capitol building in DC, generating mass controversy
January 7, 2021

Hundreds of violent pro-Trump protestors stormed the Capitol building this afternoon, halting Joe Biden’s electoral certification. The protests began after a series of tweets were made by President Donald...

Trump-Supporters Breach Steps at Capitol Hill as Congress Debate Vote Count

On Wednesday, January 6, thousands of Trump-supporters surrounded the Capitol building, with scores of people forcefully entering the building. Shattered glass surrounded the area and confrontation between police and protesters arose.
January 7, 2021

On Wednesday, January 6, Congress gathered at the Capitol building to certify Electoral College votes. The peaceful meeting quickly turned violent as Trump-supporters stormed the monumental building, causing...

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