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Mandatory ATPP overlooks student conflicts

Mandatory ATPP overlooks student conflicts

Lena Pontes, Contributing Writer

June 5, 2018

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

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

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

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,...

Sex education curbs teen pregnancies

Sex education curbs teen pregnancies

Grace Gutterman, Contributing Writer

April 27, 2018

By June of 2018, the Trump administration will cancel the funding of programs connected to the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program [TPPP], meaning that the 81 projects that have reduced unprotected sexual activity, STIs, teen pregnancy and other issues related to sexual health will no longer exist, as...

Stigma around periods produces undue shame

Stigma around periods produces undue shame

Sarah Groustra, News Managing Editor

April 26, 2018

I understand the aversion. If I had the privilege of missing out on the sight and smell of menstrual blood, I would avoid it like the plague. I’m squeamish when it comes to fluids of any kind. To be honest, I would not be too keen on writing an article about any of my other bodily functions. But ...

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