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Frustration on Registration

Frustration on Registration

Catherine Barry, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019


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Concerned students’ faces rush around to find their deans during the time frame of the few weeks when course registration is open. They desperately attempt to select classes while taking into account their interests and the ‘harder’ classes such as APs and Honors they wish to take. Choosing ...

Shift Towards Privacy in Social Media Ensures Healthy Future

Shift Towards Privacy in Social Media Ensures Healthy Future

Anderson Blum, Science, Technology & Health Editor

March 14, 2019


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In little over a decade, social media has gone from a group of various technological experiments to domination of the United States and many other countries. Modern children live in a completely different social structure than the norm had been for generations. Frankly, different does not mean bad. Wh...

Social Media Alienates, Harms Mental Health

Social Media Alienates, Harms Mental Health

Yeukai Zimbwa, Contributing Writer

March 14, 2019


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Hello! Good Morning! How are you? I’m fine. For human beings, performing is a part of life: automated responses, scripted small-talk, pseudo-conversations about the weather while passing in the hallways. Teenagers born and raised in the 21st century know intimately the pressures that come with the su...

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Background

Nadia Lee, News Editor

March 14, 2019


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The ubiquity of personal smartphones raises growing concerns, specifically amongst young people. According to a Common Sense Media (CSM) study, since 2011, the amount of time spent on cell phones has increased dramatically. For example, the study found that on average, 13 to 18 year olds spend up to ...

The Bachelor Initiates Amusing Conversations with Fabricated Expectations

The Bachelor Initiates Amusing Conversations with Fabricated Expectations

Maggie Seidel, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019


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As the twenty-third season of "The Bachelor," starring Colton Underwood, former NFL player and contestant on Rebecca Kufrin’s Bachelorette season, culminates, viewers are given an opportunity to reflect upon their unabated engagement and excitement. However, we must recognize the importance of sep...

Netflix’s Global Dominance is Bad for Producers

Netflix’s Global Dominance is Bad for Producers

Will Rosenblum, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019


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In 2019, Netflix had nearly 150 million users, cementing itself as an important part of the film industry today. Despite its success, Netflix’s popularity has deeply damaged the film and media industry. The problem begins in the power that Netflix holds over creators by keeping data on the demographics...

Captain Marvel Movie Tries to Please Feminists

Captain Marvel Movie Tries to Please Feminists

Amaka Nwokocha, Contributing Writer

March 13, 2019


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What the past 20 Marvel movies have taught me is that a hero has to be weak at some points in order to be strong. This is a major theme that is completely overlooked in this movie in favor of portraying Captain Marvel as a strong woman to please feminists. It was a very mediocre superhero movie that h...

Easy Choices Often Have Dangerous Consequences, Especially in Politics

Easy Choices Often Have Dangerous Consequences, Especially in Politics

Drew Rosenblum, Co-Editor-in-Chief | Front Editor

March 13, 2019


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A line that has strangely always stuck with me since seeing Dr. Strange, a fairly forgettable if not enjoyable Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, comes at its conclusion. Mordo, Dr. Strange’s reluctant ally, tells him “The bill comes due. Always.” While in the real world we never have to worry about bre...

Burnout and Branding

Burnout and Branding

William Lyman, Co-Editor-in-Chief | Indepth Editor

March 13, 2019


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I am tired; not in a way that an extra couple hours of sleep can fix. I have simply burned out. At this point in my life, it appears as if I exist to produce, to work. I wake up hours before school begins to prepare for upcoming tests and projects. Throughout my day I’m constantly running around juggl...

Consuming Art Intrinsically Promotes Artist

Consuming Art Intrinsically Promotes Artist

Jack Johnson, Contributing Writer

March 13, 2019


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We should not separate the art from the artist. Individuals should disqualify some art as being worthy of their enjoyment if the misconduct of the artist in question was, in their opinion, sufficiently significant as to warrant not consuming their art altogether. Art produced by those at the center of the m...

Separation of Art, Artist Allows Enjoyment, Preservation of Genres

Separation of Art, Artist Allows Enjoyment, Preservation of Genres

Natalie Sabes, Arts & Culture Editor

March 13, 2019


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Art is everywhere, and it plays a large role in the lives of people from all different cultures and places around the world. Therefore, the morality of separating, or not separating, an artist from their work, has come into question frequently, especially in recent years. The Me Too Movement, a name use...

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Background

Shira Aronow, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019


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Art is everywhere, and it plays a large role in the lives of people from all different cultures and places around the world. Therefore, the morality of separating, or not separating, an artist from their work, has come into question frequently, especially in recent years. The Me Too Movement, a name use...

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