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Researchers explore cures to addiction

Researchers explore cures to addiction

Meryem Nur Pamuk, Contributing Writer

March 1, 2018


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Our society is addiction-prone, whether it be to drugs, alcohol, ice cream or the internet. Many people around the world are addicts and many die because of their addiction. The cycle of addiction is very hard to break. However, developments in science may change this. Many scientists around the worl...

Student desires more time for independent reading

Student desires more time for independent reading

Yuna Sato, Contributing Writer

February 28, 2018


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I always considered myself a bookworm. Note the past tense. Books have always been a large part of my life. Whenever I was asked, “What are your hobbies?” reading would be on the top of my list. Ever since I came to school, this all changed. The list I made to keep track of the books I have re...

Success in “APUSH” possible despite daunting reputation

Success in “APUSH” possible despite daunting reputation

Jordan Watts, News Editor

February 27, 2018


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There are many classes at the high school that are known to be difficult, but none can compare to the daunting stigma surrounding Advanced Placement U.S. History, or “APUSH.” Considered by many to be one of the hardest classes in the school, the mere thought of long hours of notes every night turn...

Recent allegations expose culture of sexual misconduct

Recent allegations expose culture of sexual misconduct

Reece Carew-Lyons, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2018


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In the weeks after the articles in The New York Times about Harvey Weinstein were published, many actors, actresses and athletes have come out saying that they have also been a victim of sexual assault, using the hashtag #Metoo. In the past, victims have felt ashamed and afraid to speak up, but with...

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...

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