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Independent Schools Deserve Protections For Journalistic Freedom

Independent Schools Deserve Protections For Journalistic Freedom

Drew Rosenblum, Co-Editor-In-Chief

November 12, 2019

This story was originally published on February 1, 2019   “A student shall have the same right to exercise his or her right to free speech on campus as he or she enjoys when off campus.” While this is a seemingly desultory quote, it is the single most powerful tool of a private school j...

Students Seek Clarifying Communication of Definition, Consequences

Students Seek Clarifying Communication of Definition, Consequences

Sara Richardson, Arts and Culture Editor

November 8, 2019

On paper, academic honesty has a similar definition for most students. Amaka Nwokocha '21 describes the definition of academic honesty as "[j]ust not cheating. Doing your own work." But, while the meaning of academic honesty seems simple, there is abundant confusion and issues between students and t...

Solutions to October Games

October 15, 2019

View the slideshow to see a larger digital version of the crossword as well as a solved version. The clue for 24 Down is "Potato pancakes eaten on Hannukah." Don't forget to check your word search answers as well!

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...

Proposed Gun Control Measures Flawed

Proposed Gun Control Measures Flawed

Morgan Swigert, Contributing Writer

October 9, 2019

One look at the news over the last several weeks will tell you that mass shootings in the United States are becoming more and more frequent. As a result, millions of Americans are calling for immediate action citing the country’s lack of proper gun control laws. Recently, gun control advocates have been...

Gun Control Performs Well Abroad

Gun Control Performs Well Abroad

Cole Matthews, Contributing Writer

October 9, 2019

  Current United States gun laws are sorely out of date and ineffective. The US makes up under 5% of the global population, yet according to a 2012 study by Adam Lankford, they make up 31% of mass shootings. In addition, the Mother Jones Organization has found that nearly 75% of those shoote...

Social Media Alienates, Harms Mental Health

Social Media Alienates, Harms Mental Health

Yeukai Zimbwa, Contributing Writer

March 14, 2019

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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Nadia Lee, News Editor

March 14, 2019

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 ...

Consuming Art Intrinsically Promotes Artist

Consuming Art Intrinsically Promotes Artist

Jack Johnson, Contributing Writer

March 13, 2019

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

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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Shira Aronow, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019

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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