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People in powerful leadership positions must voice their opinions on racial issues

People in powerful leadership positions must voice their opinions on racial issues

Jan Bloch, Regulars Multimedia Editor

February 6, 2018


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The Holocaust has taught civilization that those who remain quiet can be as deadly as the people who commit genocide. Neighbors watched as their friends were dragged out of their homes and sent away to death camps. Out of fear, whites, Christians, and Germans stayed quiet. Surrounding countries stayed qu...

POTS: What would you change about the high school?

POTS: What would you change about the high school?

Muriel Statman, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


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MyAsia Lopez, senior   Josh Hark, sophomore   Antonio Canejo, freshman   Ourie Ophir, sophomore   Belle Hartshorn, senior    ...

Test optional schools allow for flexibility in admissions

Test optional schools allow for flexibility in admissions

Daisy Elliot, Opinions Writing Editor

February 3, 2018


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Every year, millions of high school juniors and seniors take standardized tests, prep for hours, spend hundreds of dollars on tutors and apprehensively wait for their score that could, in part, determine their future. However, in recent years there has been a movement for colleges to place ...

Practice of FGM harmful to women

Practice of FGM harmful to women

Petra Huang, Contributing Writer

January 31, 2018


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It is estimated that over 200 million women and girls across the globe have undergone female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM)  and that 3 million girls are at risk each year. FGM is the practice of intentionally altering or harming a woman’s genitalia for nonmedical purposes. Mainly concentrated i...

School community unable to accept political disagreement

School community unable to accept political disagreement

Rachel Vin, Opinions Writing Editor

January 30, 2018


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With event titles like “Day of Dialogue” and “Courageous Conversations,” it is clear that our school culture aims to create open discourse. We boast a politically and socially conscious student body, and often magnify how well our community hosts spaces for difficult discussions. This is undoubtedly...

Telling Our Stories: an extension of the Asking for Courage day

Telling Our Stories: an extension of the Asking for Courage day

Ifunanyaife Richardson, Contributing Writer

January 29, 2018


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I was born on Feb. 28, 2002 in Saint Mary’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. My mother became a young mom in her last year of college. Soon after giving birth to me and my sister, my mom had to start medical school at Columbia University.  Because of the amount of work it took, she was forced to send If...

Plummeting school temperatures freeze ability to comfortably learn

Plummeting school temperatures freeze ability to comfortably learn

Ani Mathison, Photo Managing Editor

January 25, 2018


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Welcome to winter! Get ready for snow, hot chocolate and holiday vacations. And of course, wearing your winter coat inside the school. You read that right. I, alongside many others, resort to wearing a parka during school. Ordinarily, these jackets are reserved for blizzards and sub-freezing temperatures...

Discomfort allows for productive discourse

Discomfort allows for productive discourse

Sammy Davies, Contributing Writer

January 23, 2018


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Brookline High School has entered an interesting phase in its pursuit of social justice that seemingly aims to eliminate intersocial turmoil. What the reaction to these recent videos (in which students and graduates were shown using the N-word), or the particularly vile one, at least, demonstrated was...

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...

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