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Legislature requires revisions

Legislature requires revisions

Ian Roberson, Contributing Writer
March 8
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
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...

Balanced media consumption can bridge ideological divide

Balanced media consumption can bridge ideological divide

Paul Miller-Schmidt, Opinions Writing Editor
March 8
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 ...

Participant in Boston’s Women’s March addresses march culture

Participant in Boston’s Women’s March addresses march culture

Joia Putnoi, Contributing Writer
January 31
Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

Following President Donald J. Trump’s inauguration, the Women’s March on Washington took place. Sparking hundreds of other marches of solidarity across the globe, from Ghana to Antarctica, the movement unified women as they marched to display that during this crucial period in our world, there is n...

Which style are you?

Which style are you?

Bertina Xue, Layout and Social Media Manager
January 30
Filed under Opinions

Student discusses benefits of a busy schedule

Student discusses benefits of a busy schedule

Maansi Patel, Contributing Writer
January 19
Filed under Opinions

      There is a saying, high schoolers have to make a choice. They can have two of the following three: school, sleep or a social life. There is some truth to that saying. I am not telling you that you must pick between them, I am telling you that it is a struggle to find balance with busy schedu...

Meme Monday #2

Meme Monday #2

Jillian Goldstein, Opinion's Writing Editor
January 16
Filed under Opinions

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Are you an expert on Sagamore slang?

Are you an expert on Sagamore slang?

Bertina Xue, Layout and Social Media Manager
January 12
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Granddaughter of Cuban exiles reflects on Fidel Castro’s death

Granddaughter of Cuban exiles reflects on Fidel Castro’s death

Sofia Reynoso, Staff Writer
January 11
Filed under Opinions

“Man loves liberty, even if he does not know that he loves it. He is driven by it and flees from where it does not exist.” José Martí Cuban national hero and poet 1853-1895          Nov. 25, 2016, will be forever remembered as the day Fidel Castro died. For many, Castro repres...

Meme Monday #1

Meme Monday #1

Jillian Goldstein, Opinions Writing Editor
January 9
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

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America’s voters cling to polarized priorities

America’s voters cling to polarized priorities

Jason Altshuler, Breaking New and Arts Writing Editor
December 19
Filed under Opinions

In American politics, both “sides” have their priorities. Both have issues on which they base their votes. And both see the other side’s votes as directly repudiating the values they stand for. For us liberals, it is easy to discount the voters who supported a disrespectful man as intolerant...

Ballot question two supports corruption in charter schools

Ballot question two supports corruption in charter schools

Paul Miller-Schmidt, Opinions Editor, Writing
November 30
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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 ...

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