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New LGBT podcast will encourage necessary discussion

New LGBT podcast will encourage necessary discussion

Nick Collins, Contributing Writer

December 14, 2017


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I experienced a lot of homophobia coming out in Winnetka. Moving and seeing the LGBTQ-friendly community here was an eye-opening experience. But what truly sparked my passion for activism at the high school was visiting my then-girlfriend back in my old town during the 2017 April break. In short: ...

Exchange students experience America

Exchange students experience America

Karen Zhang, Contributing Writer

December 12, 2017


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For the past two weeks, Chinese exchange (CHEX) students and their host siblings have been busy preparing for Halloween. Last Thursday we carved pumpkins. We were put into groups of two that consisted of a CHEX student and their host sibling. We carved faces out of pumpkins using spoons and knives. Each g...

“Finstas” offer unique platform for self-expression

“Finstas” offer unique platform for self-expression

Allie Mundis and Jackie Mundis

November 9, 2017


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At the beginning of the fake instagram or “finsta” craze,  we were apprehensive to join in the fad. As new finstas started to follow our instagram accounts, the content people posted that dominated our feeds made us laugh. As the accounts grew in popularity, we found ourselves brainstorming names f...

Student defends bill at state legislature

Student defends bill at state legislature

Adi Mayer, Contributing Writer

October 26, 2017


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This summer, I had the incredible opportunity to speak before a joint House and Senate Legislative Committee in the Massachusetts State House, where I gave a statement in favor of a bill called An Act Prohibiliting Discrimination in State Contracts. If a person refuses to do business with someone...

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


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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....

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


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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...

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