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Service trips prove to be mutually beneficial

Service trips prove to be mutually beneficial

Anoushka Mallik, Staff Writer

January 12, 2019


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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...

SWS does not strive for political diversity in applications

SWS does not strive for political diversity in applications

Ben Haber, Contributing Writer

January 4, 2019


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Recently, the hypocrisy of SWS culture has been made very evident to me, and it is necessary that the students of the high school are made aware of it as well. This is my first year in SWS, and over the last few months, I have gotten to know the teachers and most of the students. Within SWS, there is ...

Nike Kaepernick ad sparks political controversy

Nike Kaepernick ad sparks political controversy

Tree Demb, Multimedia Editor

November 8, 2018


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“I cannot stand and sing the anthem.  I cannot salute the flag; I know that I am a black man in a white world.”  - Jackie Robinson Buried in the madness of the 49er’s comically bad 2016 season, as the national anthem rang through the stadium, Colin Kaepernick began to stay seated on the benc...

Kavanaugh hearings divide parties further

Kavanaugh hearings divide parties further

Jordan Watts, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2018


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The latest political discord in a long line of disputes divided along partisan lines has been over Trump’s nomination for an associate justice position on the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh, which subseq...

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 ...

Days of conversation deserve respect

Days of conversation deserve respect

Ella von Huene, Contributing Writer

April 13, 2017


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During the human trafficking day of awareness I opted out of my senior art class to visit  the panel of survivor turned activist, Jasmin Grace. Like many around me, her story moved me. I have always been somewhat vocal about attending these days of dialogue, but during this recent time of political l...

Hooking up ousts firm relationships

Hooking up ousts firm relationships

Rachel Selvin, Contributing Writer

April 13, 2017


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To say this generation is inadequate in forming organic relationships is probably the understatement of the century. Instead, we seem to be confounding  non-relationships relationships. Just the other day, while walking through the hallowed halls of Brookline High School, mindlessly eavesdropping and...

Free trade deals aid economy but hurt vulnerable individuals

Free trade deals aid economy but hurt vulnerable individuals

Paul Miller-Schmidt, Opinions writing editor

April 12, 2017


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Long revered as an emblem of global connectivity and beneficial to world peace, free trade has recently come under fire from all segments of the American political spectrum. President Donald J. Trump was hard on trade during his campaign, claiming that he would be the one to tear down the entrenched...

Blog: A desire for Jerusalem to be capital

Blog: A desire for Jerusalem to be capital

Adi Mayer, Contributing Writer

April 12, 2017


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Dear President Donald J. Trump, This year marks the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, following Israel’s victory in the Six-Day War, when it defended itself from Egypt, Syria and Jordan. The state of Israel declares Jerusalem as its capital, but the United Nations does not rec...

Muslim woman responds to disapproval of headscarves

Muslim woman responds to disapproval of headscarves

Iman Khan, Arts Writing Editor

April 12, 2017


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“Does your dad ever hit you?” “So… you must not date because of the whole....scarf thing.” “Did your brother make you wear that?” “Are you going to have an arranged marriage?” “You must be REALLY conservative.” “Honey, you can take that off. This is the West, you won’t be forced here....

Legislature requires revisions

Legislature requires revisions

Ian Roberson, Contributing Writer

March 8, 2017


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In its declaration of purpose, the high school’s constitution makes three statements, that our government is, by its own nature, “representative,” that it serves as a “forum for students, faculty, staff, and administrators” and that it possesses “defined areas of authority.” Reality is, un...

Immigration restraints target many

Immigration restraints target many

Ranna Shahbazi, Contributing Writer

March 8, 2017


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About two months ago, I had the privilege of speaking in front of the school about my Iranian American identity on Asking for Courage day. My speech focused on the idea that despite our diversity, we are all similar and should be treated as equals based on our individual merits. It just so...

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