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Days of conversation deserve respect

Days of conversation deserve respect

Ella von Huene, Contributing Writer
April 13, 2017
Filed under Opinions

During the human trafficking day of awareness I opted out of my senior art class to visit  the panel of survivor turned activist, Jasmin Grace. Like many around me, her story moved me. I have always been somewhat vocal about attending these days of dialogue, but during this recent time of political l...

Hooking up ousts firm relationships

Hooking up ousts firm relationships

Rachel Selvin, Contributing Writer
April 13, 2017
Filed under Opinions

To say this generation is inadequate in forming organic relationships is probably the understatement of the century. Instead, we seem to be confounding  non-relationships relationships. Just the other day, while walking through the hallowed halls of Brookline High School, mindlessly eavesdropping and...

Free trade deals aid economy but hurt vulnerable individuals

Free trade deals aid economy but hurt vulnerable individuals

Paul Miller-Schmidt, Opinions writing editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Long revered as an emblem of global connectivity and beneficial to world peace, free trade has recently come under fire from all segments of the American political spectrum. President Donald J. Trump was hard on trade during his campaign, claiming that he would be the one to tear down the entrenched...

Blog: A desire for Jerusalem to be capital

Blog: A desire for Jerusalem to be capital

Adi Mayer, Contributing Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Opinions

Dear President Donald J. Trump, This year marks the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, following Israel’s victory in the Six-Day War, when it defended itself from Egypt, Syria and Jordan. The state of Israel declares Jerusalem as its capital, but the United Nations does not rec...

Muslim woman responds to disapproval of headscarves

Muslim woman responds to disapproval of headscarves

Iman Khan, Arts Writing Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Opinions

“Does your dad ever hit you?” “So… you must not date because of the whole....scarf thing.” “Did your brother make you wear that?” “Are you going to have an arranged marriage?” “You must be REALLY conservative.” “Honey, you can take that off. This is the West, you won’t be forced here....

Student clarifies the meaning of the headscarf/Hijab Tutorial

Student clarifies the meaning of the headscarf/Hijab Tutorial

Iman Khan, Arts Writing Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under Arts, Editorials, Opinions, Showcase

https://youtu.be/B8VbR94rDRE “Does your dad ever hit you?” “So… you must not date because of the whole....scarf thing.” “Did your brother make you wear that?” “Are you going to have an arranged marriage?” “You must be REALLY conservative.” “Honey, you can tak...

Legislature requires revisions

Legislature requires revisions

Ian Roberson, Contributing Writer
March 8, 2017
Filed under Opinions

In its declaration of purpose, the high school’s constitution makes three statements, that our government is, by its own nature, “representative,” that it serves as a “forum for students, faculty, staff, and administrators” and that it possesses “defined areas of authority.” Reality is, un...

Immigration restraints target many

Immigration restraints target many

Ranna Shahbazi, Contributing Writer
March 8, 2017
Filed under Opinions

About two months ago, I had the privilege of speaking in front of the school about my Iranian American identity on Asking for Courage day. My speech focused on the idea that despite our diversity, we are all similar and should be treated as equals based on our individual merits. It just so...

Blog: Israeli agriculture conquers the desert

Blog: Israeli agriculture conquers the desert

Adi Mayer, Contributing Writer
March 8, 2017
Filed under Opinions

      Tourism thrives in Europe. According to the World Economic Forum, five out of the top 10 ranking countries for tourism are in Europe. I love traveling to European countries. I love the views and the art. What I love the most about Europe, is the food. Whether you are having a delicious bowl...

Balanced media consumption can bridge ideological divide

Balanced media consumption can bridge ideological divide

Paul Miller-Schmidt, Opinions Writing Editor
March 8, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

      The United States has always been divided. Whether between rich and poor, White and people of color, Republican or Democrat, the U.S. has consistently partitioned itself into conflicting factions. As of late, the divide between Republican and Democrat (and more specifically those who support ...

What does Secretary DeVos mean?

What does Secretary DeVos mean?

Sarah Groustra, Arts Writing Editor
February 6, 2017
Filed under Blogs, Opinions, Showcase

UPDATE: Feb. 7, the Senate confirmed Devos' nomination. The 50-50 tie was broken by Vice President Mike Pence. As a prominent choice for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos went viral during her confirmation hearing as she told Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut (a staunch advocate for gun restri...

Blog: The intricacies of Israel

Blog: The intricacies of Israel

Adi Mayer, Contributing Writer
February 3, 2017
Filed under Blogs, Opinions, Showcase

Hello, my name is Adi Mayer. I am a sophomore at the high school, and if there is one thing I have noticed about this school, it is that there is a lot of the same opinion being heard. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it does not leave a lot of space for other opinions. Different people have...

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