The Spectrum

Successful Movies Represent American Culture

Grace Ersfeld-O'Brien, Contributing Writer

February 9, 2020

Throughout the 2020 Awards Season, themes run through movies that are nominated and are winning. Filmmakers are sacrificing narrative intricacy for a subtle resistance to the expectation of discernible nuance. In determining what is being rewarded in cinema, one must look into who is on the boards decid...

‘Hype House’ Lacks Hype, Creativity

‘Hype House’ Lacks Hype, Creativity

Meara Sullivan, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2020

Social media has become an overwhelming part of the lives of nearly every American teenager, with many glamorizing the lives of Instagram models, YouTube stars, and now, TikTok stars. In the past year, TikTok, formally know as Musical.ly, has become an extremely popular platform that allows users ...

Companies’ Convictions Cause Controversy

Lorna Kruesel, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

Chick-fil-A, a company whose owner, Samuel Truett Cathy, held extremely homophobic beliefs, is still able to bring in massive revenue each year. In 2010, Cathy donated a total of $1.9 million to numerous anti-same-sex marriage foundations. One of those foundations was Exodus International, an organization t...

Oscar Nominations Have Significant Snubs, Lack Diversity

Oscar Nominations Have Significant Snubs, Lack Diversity

Amaka Nwokocha, Staff Writer

January 24, 2020

The nominations for the 2020 Academy Awards were revealed on Monday, January 13, and there were plenty of surprises and snubs. Overall,  Joker leads with 11 nominations, followed by The Irishman, 1917, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood with ten nominations each. Behind them are Jojo Rabbit, Little Women, Parasite...

Plastic Surgery Popularity Rises

Plastic  Surgery Popularity Rises

Christina Chekerdjieva, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

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President’s Desire for Greenland is Dangerous

James Prince, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2019

In recent political news, the overwhelming wrath of “partisan politicized scrutiny” has been focused on the Trump-Ukraine Scandal, which, I am sure, many readers are familiar with. But let’s think back to another one of the president’s more recent gaffes: Trump and Greenland. Greenland is...

Advisory Activities Spark Opposition

October 15, 2019

Advisories are supposed to be fun, relaxing environments where students can build connections with one another. However, many students feel as though forced advisory activities ruin the fun.  This year, advisories are doing forced activities every week, and students are not happy about it. Melanie Su...

Staff Editorial: School Dances Continue to Lack Enjoyment, Transparency

Caroline Hardy, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 12, 2019

Intended to be fun, community-inducing events, school dances have become sources of contention between students and administrators. Increased security, restrictions on the music played, and increased chaperone supervision leaves students feeling guiltyóbut of what, they arenít sure. Increased tr...

Anderson’s Input: Iranian conflict on verge of war

Anderson’s Input: Iranian conflict on verge of war

Anderson Blum, Columnist

October 12, 2019

The recent escalation of tensions between the governments of Iran and the United States is worrisome, considering Iranís nuclear potential and Donald Trumpís unpredictability. It is in the best interests of the United States to avoid direct conflict with Iran and instead focus on stabilizing the rest o...

Anderson’s Input

Anderson’s Input

Anderson Blum, Columnist

September 25, 2019

For decades while China has been achieving incredible economic growth, observers have been wearily expecting the nation to reach its full potential and come head-to-head with the United States in the global struggle for power. This year in Hong Kong, we are seeing the first major proxy confrontation...

Summer Jobs you Should Try

Summer Jobs you Should Try

Catherine Barry, Contributing Writer

May 19, 2019

Summer jobs are a great way to step out of your comfort zone, take on more responsibility and earn your own money. Though finding the time during the summer to work can be a difficult task for many students who participate in other activities, these five ideas will guide you in finding a job that fits ...

Finals Advice

Brooke Lee, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019

As finals approach, many are feeling the stress and chaos that comes with them. Teachers give out recommended preparation for these tests and many acknowledging that it would be beneficial to start studying; however, nobody wants to. Although studying can be quite unbearable for most, there are some strate...

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