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Days of conversation deserve respect

Days of conversation deserve respect

Ella von Huene, Contributing Writer
April 13, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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“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....

Legislature requires revisions

Legislature requires revisions

Ian Roberson, Contributing Writer
March 8, 2017
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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
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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, 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 ...

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, 2017
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, 2017
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Student discusses benefits of a busy schedule

Student discusses benefits of a busy schedule

Maansi Patel, Contributing Writer
January 19, 2017
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      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, 2017
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