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Trump’s first 100 days

Trump’s first 100 days

Sarah Groustra, Arts Writing Editor

January 23, 2017


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It is an unprecedented time in America. On June 16, 2015, a businessman known for his explosive personality, lavish hotel chains and fascinating helmet of hair now stands on Capitol Hill as the figurehead and leader of our country. Donald J. Trump is accompanied by a “cabinet of horrors,” a ...

Student discusses benefits of a busy schedule

Student discusses benefits of a busy schedule

Maansi Patel, Contributing Writer

January 19, 2017


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      There is a saying, high schoolers have to make a choice. They can have two of the following three: school, sleep or a social life. There is some truth to that saying. I am not telling you that you must pick between them, I am telling you that it is a struggle to find balance with busy schedu...

Meme Monday #2

Meme Monday #2

Jillian Goldstein, Opinion's Writing Editor

January 16, 2017


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Are you an expert on Sagamore slang?

Are you an expert on Sagamore slang?

Bertina Xue, Layout and Social Media Manager

January 12, 2017


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Granddaughter of Cuban exiles reflects on Fidel Castro’s death

Granddaughter of Cuban exiles reflects on Fidel Castro’s death

Sofia Reynoso, Staff Writer

January 11, 2017


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“Man loves liberty, even if he does not know that he loves it. He is driven by it and flees from where it does not exist.” José Martí Cuban national hero and poet 1853-1895          Nov. 25, 2016, will be forever remembered as the day Fidel Castro died. For many, Castro repres...

Meme Monday #1

Meme Monday #1

Jillian Goldstein, Opinions Writing Editor

January 9, 2017


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Student argues for nipple equality

Maya Morris

January 4, 2017


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Full cup, demi cup, convertible, adhesive, strapless, lined and the unforgettable push-up bra; an endless variety cover runways and the media. We see the romanticism of bra’s everywhere— any skinny young model in a lingerie ad can attest to it. Women are surrounded by influences that tell us “t...

Media reinforces unattainable beauty ideals for Black women

Maya Morris

January 4, 2017


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You are wildly respected and appreciated amongst society for breaking the stereotypes of the media with your new TV show, “How to Get Away with Murder.” In the show, actress Viola Davis plays the role of a powerful Black woman named Annalise Keating, a lawyer whose strength is exercised through ...

America’s voters cling to polarized priorities

America’s voters cling to polarized priorities

Jason Altshuler, Breaking New and Arts Writing Editor

December 19, 2016


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In American politics, both “sides” have their priorities. Both have issues on which they base their votes. And both see the other side’s votes as directly repudiating the values they stand for. For us liberals, it is easy to discount the voters who supported a disrespectful man as intolerant...

November Centerspread: Marijuana

November Centerspread: Marijuana

Chris Bell, Opinions Managing Editor

December 3, 2016


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“I think my concern is whether students are making decisions that are affecting them negatively, I want to know what's underneath it. Why are you getting high during school? Are you stressed? Are you a risk taker? Or do you just like getting high and the feeling?” Interim headmaster Anthony Meye...

Editorial: Few regulations on charter schools allow them great independence

Editorial: Few regulations on charter schools allow them great independence

December 3, 2016


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In 1988, Albert Shanker, the President of the American Federation of Teachers, gave a speech pitching his idea of a charter school: a publicly funded school under a charter from the government with fewer rules and restrictions than traditional schools. Shanker believed these schools could be used to ...

Ballot question two supports corruption in charter schools

Ballot question two supports corruption in charter schools

Paul Miller-Schmidt, Opinions Editor, Writing

November 30, 2016


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In 1988, Albert Shanker, the President of the American Federation of Teachers, gave a speech pitching his idea of a charter school: a publicly funded school under a charter from the government with fewer rules and restrictions than traditional schools. Shanker believed these schools could be used to ...

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