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The (al)most wonderful time of the year

The (al)most wonderful time of the year

Lucy Polyak, Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

For absolutely as long as I can remember, my favorite part of the year has been the month of December and the time leading up to it. I’ve always loved the chilly weather and the festive spirit around this period. Watching the leaves fall in early autumn has always brought excitement to me, but this year...

Healthy choices and healthy lifestyles

Healthy choices and healthy lifestyles

Carmela Cohen Suarez, Reporter

October 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

One subject of great importance that should be our choice is how to stay physically active.  Although we are sometimes told what choices to make, our health should be our choice. Healthy lifestyles choices are ultimately made by the individual. I would like to say that I am physically active and heal...

Black lives matter vs. all lives matter

Black lives matter vs. all lives matter

Fatima Kammona

September 20, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

"Whose streets? Our streets!": this chant is a reference to the fact that black people are often criminalized simply for existing in their own neighborhoods and is chanted by the Black Lives Matter movement. On Sept.17 people took to the streets in St. Louis after a police officer was found not guilty...

Plus-sized problems

Plus-sized problems

Sophie Stephens, Online Feature Editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under Columns, Fashion, Opinion, Showcase

Even if you don’t keep up on all the latest fashion trends religiously, there’s a good chance you heard about one of the most important events in the fashion world: New York Fashion Week (NYFW). NYFW is an exemplar time for designers to get their name out in the world through expensive runway...

The home of the brave

The home of the brave

Fatima Kammona, Reporter

September 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

When did the fear of other people, whether it’s their religion, race, ethnicity or all of the above, outweigh their right to be respected? I was born and raised here in America. However, my parents weren’t. The color of my skin is white, I’m a female and I wear a headscarf. I am a born and raised...

Try to monitor my closed Chromebook

Try to monitor my closed Chromebook

Nina Elkadi, Print Editor-in-Chief

August 31, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

The joys of a new school year. The thick air in the classrooms without central cooling, the excitement of finishing sixth hour so you can experience AFT and the peace of mind knowing your parents can view every website you go to on your brand new Chromebook! My mom was more subdued than I was w...

Column: A tip for freshmen

Column: A tip for freshmen

Nina Elkadi, Print Editor-in-Chief

August 2, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Change is everywhere. It’s in your fridge, as milk changes from liquid to clumpy. It’s in your mom, whose mood can turn sour with lightning speed by a mere “Fine” that you utter at one of her requests. More than any change, I would argue that the most difficult kind is the one that affects who...

Opinion: Say no to the trans ban

Opinion: Say no to the trans ban

Emma Brustkern, Print Entertainment Editor

August 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

In response to the Pulse Shooting in Orlando, then presidential candidate Donald Trump told audiences at last year’s Republican National Convention that he would “do everything in [his] power to protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of the hateful, foreign ideology.” The statement...

Do students take AP classes to make their college application stronger?

Do students take AP classes to make their college application stronger?

Lauren Katz, Copy Editor

May 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion

At Scarsdale, New York’s public high school, parents, critics of AP courses and faculty sat down and asked a question circulating the country: Should we be manufacturing students with an advantage on college applications? Or should we be cultivating an exchange of ideas to be subjected to debate and r...

Global warming under the Trump administration

Global warming under the Trump administration

Lauren Katz, Copy Editor

May 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Politics

In April, Earth Day came and went, although, only four months into Donald Trump’s Presidency, the Trump administration showed there wasn’t much to celebrate. Despite being ineffective in certain areas of policy, the Trump Administration has proven successful in demolishing lifetimes of work to protect pl...

The happiness project

The happiness project

Fenna Semken, Online Editor-In-Chief

May 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Define happiness. Just try. What comes to your mind? I’ll give you a couple paragraphs of white space to fill with what you see in your personal happiness. Okay. What was on your mind? Did it have to do with anything outdoors? Maybe you thought of swimming at the beach, traveling to Florida, s...

“Loving blacks as much as you love back culture”

“Loving blacks as much as you love back culture”

Ala Mohamed, Profiles Editor

April 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

  I first heard the term ‘selling the Negro’ in the film “I am not your Negro,” which came out in February. In the 1800s, the term referred to the slave trade, but nowadays the term associates with the popularity and appropriation of black culture. For centuries, blacks have been out...

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