The Spectrum

Examining gender disparities in the classroom

Examining gender disparities in the classroom

Caroline Hardy, Student Life Editor

December 20, 2018


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“If someone is taking Honors Physics and Honors Math, and I’m taking AP English and AP Euro, I feel like I’m not challenging myself as much as they are” explains Abby Tutterow ‘20. When asked if the gender identity of the other student would matter, Tutterow pauses, then answers, “somewhat...

Empowering men

Empowering men

William Lyman, Features Editor

December 18, 2018


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Often in the era of female empowerment, popular culture forgets about the issues of toxic masculinity that limit self-expression in men and boys. There exists a uniform, an unspoken contract imposed upon men in our school. Tennis shoes, khakis, a sweatshirt, nothing fancy. This uniform comes along w...

Book recommendations

Book recommendations

Eliot Mitchell, Staff Writer

December 2, 2018


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Libraries offer multiple resources

Libraries offer multiple resources

Sarina Dev, Creative Director

December 2, 2018


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The Hennepin County Libraries provide great resources for both academic and leisure reading. Library cards are free for Hennepin County residents, and the library has an automatic renewal system to help avoid fees for late books.  In addition, the Hennepin Country Libraries offer a huge selection of young...

Personalizing English curriculum

Caroline Hardy, Student Life Editor

December 2, 2018


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On the first day of school, Spanish teacher Jon Dicus asked his students how many of them had read a book, in any language, for pleasure over the summer. Only two students raised their hands. Due to limited time, as well as lack of interest, pleasure reading of an actual book has become foreign to ...

Leisure reading declining

Leisure reading declining

Emily Carlisle, Staff Writer

December 2, 2018


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In the past few years, the amount of teens who utilize reading for pleasure has seemingly decreased. According to the American Psychological Association, less than 20% of teens report reading books, magazines or newspapers daily for fun. This sudden decrease prompts the question: Why? According to Ch...

The value of political compromise

Yeukai Zimbwa, Copyeditor

November 5, 2018


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When asked “what side I take” on x or y political issue, I like to start what often turns into an emotional, patriotic rant about Mark Lila’s The Once and Future Liberal with, “Well I like to consider myself a moderate… “ Yes, it is annoying to both diehard Liberals and diehard Conservatives, ...

Understanding defensiveness

William Lyman, Features Editor

November 5, 2018


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We exist in a community and a political landscape that relies on competition. Small margins of victory for political candidates in presidential and congressional elections have heightened the struggle for power within our government. In other words, the aggressive fight between political parties perpe...

Sharing opinions on political dialogue

Sharing opinions on political dialogue

Averi Sullivan, News Editor

November 5, 2018


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As students, personal political beliefs seem to be trapped in our conscious. The self-righteous ideals that were sprawled on scrolls across the wooden tables of our country’s founding or even the passionate values and words to live by etched in the plaques of our institution. With all of this history in pure word vomit of never-ending principles, we live in a moment in time where the student body is crippled by their own ideas to start a conversation. Why is it so hard for us to talk about politics?

Understanding purpose of advisory

Understanding purpose of advisory

Zach Marmet, Staff Writer

September 28, 2018


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An often overlooked part of our daily routine is advisory. While some students consider it a waste of time that could be spent doing homework, many teachers and students would argue that it is an integral part of the day. Senior advisor Kate Nichols has been an advisor for nine years and therefore ...

Teaching together

Sara Richardson and Emma Martinez Sutton

September 28, 2018


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As students trudge through the hallways, the amount of energy, thought, and creativity teachers put into classes is often forgotten. Not only do they have to narrow down textbooks, reading material, units, and assignments for multiple courses, but it is an expectation for teachers to collaborate and i...

Spending a day with Anne Stavney

Eva Berezovsky, Co-Editor in Chief

September 28, 2018


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As Head of School, Anne Stavney endeavors to pilot each campus in the direction of success, in a sense both individual and reputational. Stavney describes an archetypical Head of School workday ìlooking like a whole bunch of meetings with different people who are helping [her] run the school. Stavney spec...

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