The Student Newspaper of Lakeside School


The Student Newspaper of Lakeside School


The Student Newspaper of Lakeside School


January in Review

Jan. 3: Harvard University’s President Claudine Gay resigns on the heels of allegations that she plagiarized elements of her thesis and a controversial hearing in Congress with several Ivy League presidents about the rise of anti-Semitic incidents on college campuses. Gay’s resignation follows the December resignation of the University of Pennsylvania’s President Liz Magill.

Jan. 3: Lakeside faculty, led by coaches Mia B. ’24 and Augie K. ’24, beat the seniors in the annual students vs. faculty basketball game.

Jan. 5: A door plug in an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 plane falls out mid-flight, exposing a gaping hole in the plane and forcing an emergency landing. Several passengers are injured, and four passengers sued the airline on Jan 16.

Jan. 8: The Michigan Wolverines beat the Washington Huskies 34–13 in the College Football National Championship, played in Houston, Texas.

Jan. 10: Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll parts ways after 14 seasons, two consecutive appearances at the Super Bowl, and 1 Super Bowl ring after victory against the Denver Broncos. The move came after the Seahawks finished the 2023–2024 season with 9 wins and 8 losses, subsequently missing out on the playoffs for the second time in the last three seasons.

Jan. 10: Ecuadorian president Daniel Noboa declares a state of emergency and national curfew amid a spike in violence as the leader of the country’s largest gang escapes from prison. Armed gang members storm a state-owned TV studio during a live broadcast.

Jan. 11–12: Public hearings take place in the International Court of Justice for South Africa’s case accusing Israel of genocide in its invasion of Gaza.

Jan. 15: The Iowa caucuses, the first primary elections of the 2024 presidential race, take place. Donald Trump wins the Republican primary with 51% of the vote; Ron DeSantis takes second place with 21% of the vote and drops out of the race six days later.

Jan. 18–19: Frigid temperatures grip Seattle and create icy conditions on Lakeside’s campus, leading to the cancellation of after-school programs on Jan 18 and of school on Jan 19.

Jan. 22: The U.S. and United Kingdom strike eight Houthi targets in Yemen following the militia group’s drone and missile attacks against commercial shipping vessels in the Red Sea.

Jan. 26: The International Court of Justice orders Israel to “take all measures within its power” to avoid genocide in Gaza.


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Koreb T. ’26 is an avid biker and electric guitarist. When not cycling around her West Seattle neighborhood, she also enjoys reading the classics and watching movies, especially Wes Anderson films. Her favorite books include Slaughterhouse-Five and The Goldfinch.

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