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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...

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...

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 ...

Editorial: Few regulations on charter schools allow them great independence

Editorial: Few regulations on charter schools allow them great independence

December 3, 2016
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In 1988, Albert Shanker, the President of the American Federation of Teachers, gave a speech pitching his idea of a charter school: a publicly funded school under a charter from the government with fewer rules and restrictions than traditional schools. Shanker believed these schools could be used to ...

Ballot question two supports corruption in charter schools

Ballot question two supports corruption in charter schools

Paul Miller-Schmidt, Opinions Editor, Writing
November 30, 2016
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In 1988, Albert Shanker, the President of the American Federation of Teachers, gave a speech pitching his idea of a charter school: a publicly funded school under a charter from the government with fewer rules and restrictions than traditional schools. Shanker believed these schools could be used to ...

Mainstream and SWS must strive for harmonious relationship

Mainstream and SWS must strive for harmonious relationship

Paul Miller-Schmidt and Jillian Goldstein
October 18, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

School Within a School (SWS) is a program that gives students the opportunity to take classes based on a democratic pedagogy. The students in this small community take two classes with only other SWS members and participate in weekly Town Meetings, but are otherwise integrated into mainstream classes, sports...

Burden of anti-racism lies with students

Burden of anti-racism lies with students

May 3, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Showcase, Uncategorized

Rather than solely condemning the administration, blame yourself. Blame the students of Brookline. Your job is to make sure people know that this behavior is unacceptable.

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Editorial: Conservative students deserve a voice

Editorial: Conservative students deserve a voice

March 29, 2016
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The same way the hateful language that often permeates national discussions hurts all of America, entrenched liberal intolerance at the high school hinders the learning of all students.

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Editorial: New suspension policy prioritizes learning

Editorial: New suspension policy prioritizes learning

The Sagamore
January 21, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Showcase, Uncategorized

Serving out a suspension in school, as the law requires for suspensions of 10 days or fewer, holds students accountable for their misbehavior and minimizes the long-term detrimental effects of these punishments.

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Editorial: American gun policy requires basic reform

Editorial: American gun policy requires basic reform

December 1, 2015
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

In 1984, New York became the first state to require seatbelts for every person riding in a motor vehicle. Over the next decade, every state except New Hampshire passed laws to ensure every adult and child wore seatbelts in cars. Over the same time period, the death rate from automobile accidents decre...

A plea for mercy for marathon bomber

A plea for mercy for marathon bomber

May 29, 2015
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On May 15, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev received the death penalty. Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan planted the bombs on Boylston Street that killed three and injured hundreds more during the 2013 Boston Marathon. Interviews with Boston residents on major networks showed feelings of relief, justice and retribut...

Editorial: Sensationalism never outweighs integrity

April 17, 2015
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The November 2014 issue of Rolling Stone magazine featured a story called “A Rape on Campus.” The article described the gang rape of a girl at the University of Virginia as part of an initiation ceremony into a fraternity and the school’s apparent failure to properly deal wit...

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