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Student Voice Column: Hallway Policies

Rena Gao

June 8, 2018

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There’s a new policy in town, and by town I mean school, and by policy I mean a rule that was made due to the actions of like three people that ruined everything for everyone (not everything, but I like the drama). So anyway, here’s the deal: a new policy was put into place like two days ago at the time of this paper...

Retail stores struggle to survive among online shopping

Retail stores struggle to survive among online shopping

June 8, 2018

You’ve probably heard the news. The Boston Store at the Brookfield Square Mall is closing. Let’s...

Editorial Contest Winner: Kevin Jacobson “Enough Gun Violence”

Kevin Jacobson, Online Editor

April 9, 2018

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How many more people have to die before the government takes action? There is a direct relationship between gun availability and gun violence. Everyone already knows this, but no politician will ever take action because the gun lobby and the NRA have too much power for any politician to mount a significant campaign against...

The worst week in May

Neha Ajjampore, Activities Editor

April 9, 2018

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Throughout the years of most students, there are a few times year when stress levels are high and nerves run rampant. For seniors, it’s college applications; juniors have standardized tests like the ACT. But one common thread between all grades is the elevated pressure that comes with AP (advanced placement) exams, which...

AP Exams: Worth it?

Elianne del Campo, Features Editor

April 5, 2018

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The cost of AP Exams increases by about 1 or 2 dollars every year. Therefore, as upcoming classes decide whether to take an AP Exam or not, price starts to become a great factor. Since the price ranges around $100, would taking the exam “pay off” in the long run? The answer is different everyone. It highly depends...

The untold story of an AP grader

The untold story of an AP grader

April 5, 2018

Mr. McBride — AP European History, World History, and future AP Seminar teacher — shared his thoughts...

Homework for the Holidays?

Julianne Sun and Neha Ajjampore

January 9, 2018

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THE CASE FOR: The term “winter break” is often associated with Christmas, snow, and lying around doing absolutely nothing. And let’s be honest: students would really prefer it to stay that way. Winter break, however, is inconveniently placed at the end of the second term—and right before final exams. It’s so easy...

Should we have an age limit on trick-or-treating?

Sam Patterson, Reporter

November 30, 2017

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October, for most children, means ghosts, monsters, and trick or treating. Since the late 1920’s, American children have partaken in the act of knocking on doors and receiving candy, widely known as “Trick or Treating”. The candy, however, is only one part of this classic tradition, considering not one child leaves their...

Nah…you shouldn’t get a random roommate

Nah…you shouldn’t get a random roommate

June 8, 2017

There’s a common misconception that you must choose your best friend when picking a college roommate....

YES, you should get a random roommate!

YES, you should get a random roommate!

June 8, 2017

Congratulations! You’ve likely been accepted to college and from there chosen one to commit to! There...

The future, free will, and Dead Poets Society: thoughts on growing up

The future, free will, and Dead Poets Society: thoughts on growing up

June 8, 2017

Recently, I read a book called Dead Poets Society by NH Kleinbaum, based on the movie directed by Peter...

What I have (and haven’t) learned in high school

What I have (and haven’t) learned in high school

June 8, 2017

What have I learned in these past four years? You probably expect me to say “nothing.” Have you seen...

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