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Veiled sexism in sports damages confidence

Veiled sexism in sports damages confidence

Avery Kelly, Contributing Writer

March 15, 2019


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During my time on girls varsity crew I‘ve grown tremendously as a person, but the sport also taught me a tough reality: even when women are at the top of their game, they will never be as recognized and appreciated as men are in sports. As an athlete, I experience the consequences of sexism in sport...

Service trips prove to be mutually beneficial

Service trips prove to be mutually beneficial

Anoushka Mallik, Staff Writer

January 12, 2019


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According to the Homeless World Cup Foundation, 50 percent of the Mexican population live below the poverty line. Fifteen thousand to 30,000 Mexicans live on the streets alone. I believe this problem is one that needs to be fixed. Along with this, we need to fix our attitude towards poverty. I believe that...

Dispute over affirmative action overshadows admissions issues

Dispute over affirmative action overshadows admissions issues

Taeyeon Kim, News Editor

January 5, 2019


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In a world where students who attend competitive colleges have huge advantages in employment, the issue of admissions policies has become highly controversial. Colleges’ race-based affirmative action policies are being called into question. Affirmative action is rooted in an attempt to promote diversity ...

SWS does not strive for political diversity in applications

SWS does not strive for political diversity in applications

Ben Haber, Contributing Writer

January 4, 2019


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Recently, the hypocrisy of SWS culture has been made very evident to me, and it is necessary that the students of the high school are made aware of it as well. This is my first year in SWS, and over the last few months, I have gotten to know the teachers and most of the students. Within SWS, there is ...

Kanye’s music trumps his politics

Kanye’s music trumps his politics

Harry Gordon, Contributing Writer

November 29, 2018


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Kanye West has, for the last year or two, been very vocal in his support for president Donald Trump. It started when during a concert of his “Saint Pablo” tour, he told the crowd that had he voted, he would have voted for Trump. He then continued to meet with Trump, wear “Make America Great Agai...

Nike Kaepernick ad sparks political controversy

Nike Kaepernick ad sparks political controversy

Tree Demb, Multimedia Editor

November 8, 2018


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“I cannot stand and sing the anthem.  I cannot salute the flag; I know that I am a black man in a white world.”  - Jackie Robinson Buried in the madness of the 49er’s comically bad 2016 season, as the national anthem rang through the stadium, Colin Kaepernick began to stay seated on the benc...

Kavanaugh hearings divide parties further

Kavanaugh hearings divide parties further

Jordan Watts, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2018


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The latest political discord in a long line of disputes divided along partisan lines has been over Trump’s nomination for an associate justice position on the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh, which subseq...

Editorial: Miscategorization obscures the benefits of certain drugs

Editorial: Miscategorization obscures the benefits of certain drugs

Rachel Vin, Opinions Editor

June 9, 2018


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How many of your peers are on psychiatric drugs? Ritalin, Prozac, Ativan: there are many different drugs, and far more adolescents taking them. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 7.5 percent of youth were on psychostimulant medication as of 2014, and those numbers are rising...

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