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Freshman cohort system creates division

Freshman cohort system creates division

Anisa Sharma, Contributing Writer

December 7, 2019

My transition to high school was in the front of my mind as we selected our classes in March. I was handed a thick and intimidating course catalog, and it finally hit me that next year, I wouldn’t be returning to Lawrence as I had been for the past eight years. Throughout this past summer, I pondered...

Fox’s News: Andrew Yang

Fox’s News: Andrew Yang

Oliver Fox, Opinions Editor

November 3, 2019

Politics is very important. Whether we like it or not, we wake up each morning and head to school because we are legally required to. Our parents pay taxes in part because the state needs money for schools, and we cast a ballot once we turn 18 because the 26th amendment to the United States Constituti...

ADHD deserves to be taken seriously

ADHD deserves to be taken seriously

Amanda Kravitz, Sports Editor

April 5, 2019

“Do you actually have ADHD? You don’t have any of the symptoms.” “You’re so lucky that you take Adderall; you must be so productive at night.” “You get extra time?! Lucky! I could probably do so much better if I had extra time.” These are the kinds of things that I, as a person diagnosed with Attention-defi...

Service trips prove to be mutually beneficial

Service trips prove to be mutually beneficial

Anoushka Mallik, Staff Writer

January 12, 2019

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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...

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