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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...

Mental disorders diagnosed and medicated too often

Afik Zaarur, Contributing Writer

June 7, 2018


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If you live in America there is a high chance you know someone who suffers from depression; one in five people in America have severe depression. It was hardly like this 20 years ago, when only one in every 184 people were clinically depressed. During the last few years there has been an increase in the numb...

Popular show “The Bachelor” perpetuates sexist standards

Popular show “The Bachelor” perpetuates sexist standards

Rachel Myers, Regulars Managing Editor

June 6, 2018


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I was first introduced to the world of “The Bachelor” during my sophomore year. A few friends of mine flocked around a computer screen, watching a group of flawless girls in evening gowns emerge one by one from a limo. I watched as a bland white man delivered the same impersonal phrase to all of the...

Mandatory ATPP overlooks student conflicts

Mandatory ATPP overlooks student conflicts

Lena Pontes, Contributing Writer

June 5, 2018


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At a recent senior assembly, deans announced that the administration will no longer accept parent or student exemptions from the After the Prom Party and, as of this year, all attendees are required to remain in the school building until 3:30 a.m. Although a mandatory After the Prom Party may seem like a good i...

Trump not fit for presidency

Trump not fit for presidency

Becky Perelman, Sports Writing Editor

May 6, 2018


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President Donald J. Trump’s presidency has gotten off to a rocky start. The White House has already been hit with countless controversies and scandals. Trump has been sued more than 135 times since taking office. He has been accused of treason and collusion with Russia, and called a bigot for h...

Senioritis: it’s more than just laziness

Senioritis: it’s more than just laziness

Ani Mathison, Photo Managing Editor

April 30, 2018


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Senior Slide? This senior has officially slid. I’m writing this article about three weeks past the deadline, to give you a nice image of where I’m at in life. On the first day of Freshman year, I heard two seniors talking in the hallway. “I’m not gonna do sh*t” this year,” one of them s...

News source biases prevent helpful political discourse

News source biases prevent helpful political discourse

Graham Krewinghaus, Contributing Writer

April 30, 2018


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In the era of President Trump everyone has something to say.  However, we often fail to see the whole picture due to our biases. When we rant about climate change or immigration, chances are the ones listening share our ideas. When we check Facebook for an article about Trump’s latest tax cuts,...

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