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Israel unfairly attacked in push for peace

Israel unfairly attacked in push for peace

Nadav Hod, Contributing Writer
January 15, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Showcase, Uncategorized

Israel, more than any other nation in the world, has been wrongly targeted, antagonized and condemned.

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Take it or Leave it

Take it or Leave it

Mairin Quillen, Layout Manager
January 13, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase, Uncategorized

Hot or not? Love it or hate it? Vote now on today's biggest trends!

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Could you pass the US naturalization test?

Could you pass the US naturalization test?

Mairin Quillen, Layout Manager
January 11, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

In order to become a naturalized United States citizen, an applicant must take a naturalization test. This test consists of two parts, an English test that assesses skills in reading, writing and speaking, and a civics test, which measures knowledge of American history and government. According to the...

November Election Update: Candidate popularity fluctuates wildly

November Election Update: Candidate popularity fluctuates wildly

Louie Goldsmith, Opinions Editor
December 23, 2015
Filed under Blogs, Opinions

As Americans prepare to cast their ballots, we must truly work to understand the policies of individual candidates, rather than focusing on the bluster and rhetoric that often characterizes candidates in the era of the 24-hour news cycle.

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December Election Update: Terror threat dominates election discourse

December Election Update: Terror threat dominates election discourse

Louie Goldsmith
December 11, 2015
Filed under Blogs, Opinions

With just under two months until the Iowa Caucuses, the 2016 Presidential campaign has begun in earnest. Candidates are traveling across the nation to make speeches, while the Super PACs blitz the airwaves in early primary states. Though the field vying for the Republican nomination has seen three major can...

Paris attacks must never be forgotten

Paris attacks must never be forgotten

 Sonia Wiecek
December 10, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinions

I love Paris. I’ve never been there; I have never been anywhere in France. But I still love it. What I love about Paris is the culture. It’s a melting pot of many countries cultures, not just Francophone culture. There are people there, called flâneurs, who literally just walk around. Al...

NRA hinders congressional action on guns

NRA hinders congressional action on guns

Henry Peebles-Capin
December 8, 2015
Filed under Blogs

The National Rifle Association (NRA) has exercised significant influence in recent elections. The NRA has lobbied to defeat a series of gun control bills, which were supported by the majority of Americans. A poll conducted by Quinnipiac University revealed that 92 percent of all voters, including 82 per...

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...

Foraging creates unique encounter with Brookline’s nature

Foraging creates unique encounter with Brookline’s nature

Lizzy Filine and Sofia Tong
November 30, 2015
Filed under Opinions

Sagamore staff members Sofia Tong and Lizzy Filine foraged around the high school, and used what they collected to make an edible meal. Disclaimer: This is not an official guide to foraging. The Sagamore is not responsible for any injuries caused by any reader’s attempts to forage. The Proc...

Leon’s Take: In light of recent attacks, people must unite and show defiance

Leon’s Take: In light of recent attacks, people must unite and show defiance

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor
November 29, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Photo by Sam Klein / Sagamore Staff The recent terrorist attacks in Paris, France and Beirut, Lebanon, as well as the bombing of a Russian passenger jet over the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, were brutal tragedies that bestowed a sorrow over the world. In recent months, many innocent lives have been lost due to ...

Powderpuff experience bonds new teammates

Powderpuff experience bonds new teammates

November 24, 2015
Filed under Opinions

Photo by Sofia Tong/Sagamore Staff Powderpuff has been an incredible experience for me. Going into Powderpuff, I was very hesitant about joining because I was terrified of getting hurt or letting down my teammates. I had heard that this game was extremely dangerous and I knew absolutely no...

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