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2020 Presidential Candidate: Joe Biden

2020 Presidential Candidate: Joe Biden

Oliver Fox, Opinions Editor

July 5, 2019

Joe Biden is the 47th Vice President of the United States, serving under the Obama administration for eight years. Not including his 2020 bid, Biden has run for president two times, once in 1988 and again in 2008. Biden served as a senator from Delaware for a tenure of 36 years from 1973 to 2009, dur...

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...

Editorial: Carbon Free Boston

Editorial: Carbon Free Boston

Yiming Fu, Muriel Statman, and Sophia Stewart

June 20, 2019

Data from the Fourth National Climate Assessment by the U.S. Global Change Research Program reports that by 2050, there will be 20 to 30 more days per year with a maximum temperature of more than 90 degrees fahrenheit. That’s hot. On Jan. 29, 2019, the  Carbon Free Boston group of Boston’s G...

School tightens headphone policy

School tightens headphone policy

Oliver Fox, Staff Writer

June 10, 2019

Following heated controversy about the high school’s long-debated headphone policy, the school has decided to completely overhaul the previous protocol in favor of a new and improved one. The school decided on the change last week, bypassing legislature in order to expedite the process of “an ...

Beauty standards take toll on women

Beauty standards take toll on women

Kendall Freese, Contributing Writer

June 10, 2019

We are hit by stereotypes, standards, and expectations from the moment we are born, yet we are often oblivious of their presence and harmful effects. Throughout my years of playing soccer, working hard in school and eavesdropping on my parents discussing the latest news, I have learned about the many s...

Administration fails to lower guidance counselor caseloads

Administration fails to lower guidance counselor caseloads

Emily Trelstad, Staff Writer

June 10, 2019

Many of my friends, and many of the people at this school, rarely go to see their guidance counselor. And when they do, they have to wait outside their office for what feels like hours on end, just to get a simple question answered. I am in a unique position where my self-advocacy for attention f...

2018 midterms bring success for women of color

2018 midterms bring success for women of color

Renata Shen, News Editor

June 7, 2019

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ADHD deserves to be taken seriously

ADHD deserves to be taken seriously

Amanda Kravitz, Sports Editor

April 5, 2019

“Do you actually have ADHD? You don’t have any of the symptoms.” “You’re so lucky that you take Adderall; you must be so productive at night.” “You get extra time?! Lucky! I could probably do so much better if I had extra time.” These are the kinds of things that I, as a person diagnosed with Attention-defi...

Veiled sexism in sports damages confidence

Veiled sexism in sports damages confidence

Avery Kelly, Contributing Writer

March 15, 2019

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

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...

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