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Fox’s News: Andrew Yang

Fox’s News: Andrew Yang

Oliver Fox, Opinions Editor

November 3, 2019

Politics is very important. Whether we like it or not, we wake up each morning and head to school because we are legally required to. Our parents pay taxes in part because the state needs money for schools, and we cast a ballot once we turn 18 because the 26th amendment to the United States Constituti...

Thriftamore: Edition 1 – Allston

Thriftamore: Edition 1 – Allston

Anoushka Mallik and Phoebe Kallaher

October 28, 2019

Building on the tradition of recycling and re-purposing old clothing, thrift stores offer an opportunity to find vintage clothing items for little more than a few dollars. While it can take some time to find your style, thrifting is an awesome way to find unique vintage items for a tiny fraction of wh...

Fight against climate change goes beyond strike

Fight against climate change goes beyond strike

Emily Trelstad, Opinions Editor

October 25, 2019

Maybe you walked out after B-block on Friday, Sept. 20. Maybe you made signs. Maybe you wore black in solidarity or posted about it on Instagram. Whatever your role, you are probably wondering: what’s next? The beauty of the fight against climate change is that there’s so much that you can do...

Third Democratic debate shows resurgence of moderate values

Third Democratic debate shows resurgence of moderate values

Oliver Fox, Opinions Editor

September 12, 2019

The third Democratic debate Thursday night was America’s first chance to see the top ten candidates debate on one stage. While the debate featured a good bit of animosity, it was certainly less of a street fight than the last few. Moderate values made a comeback of cinematic proportions today, ...

Clear winners emerge from first Democratic debates

Clear winners emerge from first Democratic debates

Oliver Fox, Opinions Editor

June 28, 2019

The first Democratic primary debates are in the books, and the field of candidates is so vast that NBC needed two full primetime slots to fit all 20 candidates on a stage in Miami. I’m going to break each debate down individually, then think of them together in the context of their importance, both gener...

Participant in after-school fight apologizes to community

Participant in after-school fight apologizes to community

Julissa Perez, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2016

Dear Brookline High School, I apologize for the incident after school on Monday, Sept. 12.  I'm sorry I put everyone in a bad position; it wasn't my intention. I know that my decision was bad. It wasn't like me to react like that and I should have been more mature about it. I should have though...

Student questions necessity of safe spaces

Student questions necessity of safe spaces

Jesse Lamba, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2016

Across high schools and universities nationwide, the debate over safe spaces is becoming more and more consequential as time goes on. Should students be protected from perspectives that they don’t want to hear or should they be exposed to all ideas including controversial or at times hostile ones? More ...

Third party candidates offer alternate choices in election

Third party candidates offer alternate choices in election

Ethan Jampel, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2016

In this election, both major party candidates have historically high ratings of unfavorability. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump went through long primary battles and have had trouble uniting their respective parties. Clinton has struggled to gain full support from the more progressive wing of t...

Rape case illuminates fault in criminal justice system

Rape case illuminates fault in criminal justice system

Grace Gutterman, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2016

“A prosecutor argued he should spend six years in prison. A judge ruled he should be jailed for six months.” (CNN correspondents Emanuella Grinberg and Catherine E. Shoichet) On January 17, 2015 Brock Turner sexually assaulted a young woman and was charged with three counts of felony and sexual ass...

Why sombreros hurt: how cultural appropriation harms all students

Jaime Serrato Marks, Contributing Writer

March 28, 2016

Many students, including myself, work so hard to break stereotypes because their pervasiveness diminishes our individuality. The resurgence of stereotypes reminds those they target of their own limitations in the eyes of others.

Sanders campaign promotes message of fairness

Sanders campaign promotes message of fairness

Nick Lewitt, Contributing Writer

February 2, 2016

Sanders divides the Democratic party, running a rebellious grassroots campaign that began as nothing more than an anti-establishment statement. Now, with more support than he ever expected, Sanders has a stage to spread his message.

Social risks at open mic generate new friendships

Christine Huang, Contributing Writer

January 22, 2016

When I entered high school, my expectation was that I would make new friends in the blink of an eye. But instead, I became very shy and waited for new friends to approach me first.

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