The Spectrum

Isaac’s Input: Fake It Till You Make It

Isaac’s Input: Fake It Till You Make It

Isaac Gittleman, Columnist

March 14, 2017


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     As the fourth quarter approaches, the intensity of school and the pressure for us to do our best work increases. AP week and Finals week will both call for exhausting studying and will culminate our school years and show how we grew this year and how we will finish. This is the most crucial ...

Taking on the task of seven classes

Eva Berezovsky and Bennett Hawley

March 13, 2017


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As March commences, the frenzy of course registration does as well. As each student moves through high school year by year, the amount of options of classes to take and the freedom within that choice grows. With so much choice, students often choose to double up on a subject they are passionate about, add ...

ROYGBIV: Episode 2, Fear

Minjae Lee, Online Content Creator

January 28, 2017


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Former Fashion and Arts & Culture editor Minjae Lee '17 returns as an editor emeritus. Lee will continue to write for the paper production, manage the Spectrum website, and produce podcast episodes. This second episode is a critique on the current economic system and its correlation to fear. http...

Search on Facebook: Empathy

Search on Facebook: Empathy

Chapel Puckett, Editor-in-Chief

December 8, 2016


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Hipsterism is, in one light, a subset of popular culture defined by polaroid cameras, cold brew coffee from local coffee shops, skinny jeans, and beards. In another light, though, hipsterism is a dangerous influence on young adults in their navigation of how to be empathic. It creates distance and polariz...

Summer, A Social Construct

Maya Chadda, Staff Writer

December 8, 2016


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Show off those pale ashy legs with some timeless “Jorts” or classic Nike Athletic shorts. Shorts aren’t just for summer, and with Blake’s bipolar heating there is no reason not to take off those “leg prisons” (pants) and bring the summer to school.  Leis and Hawaiian shirts don’t...

Connor Yu ‘18 starts initiative to improve feminine hygiene products

Connor Yu ‘18 starts initiative to improve feminine hygiene  products

Grace Vojta, Staff Writer

December 8, 2016


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Connor Yu '18, a junior Forum representative, has recently taken initiative to improve the quality of the feminine hygiene products in the school’s female and gender non-conforming restrooms. “A friend came to me and told me about how the quality of the feminine hygiene products was really low. Becau...

Girl, Manterrupted

Zoe Wellik, Online Editor

November 3, 2016


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In a highly polarized culture, the minimal presence of women in positions of power does not act alone in amplifying the opinions of male peers. During all three of the presidential debates, many took to the internet to communicate shock and intrigue with the amount of times Donald Trump interrupted ...

Desperate measures necessary for students to avoid being tardy

William Lyman, Staff Writer

November 2, 2016


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You sprint up the steps leading into the school building. You throw open the doors and are met with the confused face of a freshman trying to figure out the code. The freshman starts to enter random numbers, hoping that someone will be kind enough to notice and let them in. It is 7:59am. You are supposed ...

College essays demand personality

Minjae Lee, Fashion, Arts & Culture Editor

November 2, 2016


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Congratulations, seniors. After the gory battle of standardized testings, you’ve finally climbed to the summit. In couple of days, many of you will be submitting your first college application. Perhaps you’ve woken up in the middle of the night because you had a panic attack thinking about your Comm...

A vote for Gary Johnson is a vote for freedom

A vote for Gary Johnson is a vote for freedom

November 2, 2016


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If you like freedom, you should already be on his side. While that is a simplification of our current political situation, the conclusion is clear: Gary Johnson is the best choice for president of the United States. For background, Johnson was a successful governor of New Mexico. Johnson is a liber...

Staff Editorial: Class of 2016 Gift: Funding Future Students

Staff Editorial: Class of 2016 Gift: Funding Future Students

C.C. Lucas, Senior Editor

September 29, 2016


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To all current seniors and those who will ever be seniors: eventually, you will try to give a gift you simply know will never add up to what you ‘owe.’ It will be to this school. As you and your classmates sit in the senior lounge–or sprawled across a grassy field on your grade retreat–dis...

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