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Stance of the Staff

Stance of the Staff

Phoebe Stein

December 3, 2019

We’ve all have to grow up. Most of us are not ready for it; it seems, all at once, expectations rise and responsibilities become more pressing. There is pressure on kids today: hopes that teenagers will be the generation to find solutions to previously unsolvable dilemmas. This pressure is nothing if not detr...

(NO THANKS) GIVING

(NO THANKS) GIVING

Daisy Finefrock

December 3, 2019

Thanksgivings are generally an all-day (or even all week) affair. It starts with the decor preparations, finalizing guest lists, researching recipes, shopping for the meal itself… the list goes on! It all culminates when the family gathers around a warm homemade meal crafted with love. I adore Thanksgiving...

Addressing the Dress Code

Addressing the Dress Code

Frances Carlson and Madeleine Nicks

December 3, 2019

The dress code is a standard part of most institutions whether it is a private school, a public school, a Catholic school, or a company. Yet, that does not mean that there is one overarching, standard set of rules. A dress code regulates the decisions students make when getting dressed for school in t...

Dilemmas at Dinner

Dilemmas at Dinner

Elizabeth Bisno

December 3, 2019

Think back to your last Thanksgiving. As your family sits down to a delicious dinner, some distant second cousin three-times removed says, “Thank you for coming everyone, I’m glad you could all make it here tonight, and bon appétit!” Everyone digs in. What follows is a steady buzz of friendly co...

Addressing the Dress Code

Addressing the Dress Code

Frances Carlson and Madeleine Nicks

December 3, 2019

The dress code is a standard part of most institutions whether it is a private school, a public school, a Catholic school, or a company. Yet, that does not mean that there is one overarching, standard set of rules. A dress code regulates the decisions students make when getting dressed for sch...

Tips for Tackling High School Homework: A Guide to Local Coffee Shops

Tips for Tackling High School Homework: A Guide to Local Coffee Shops

Elli Westmacott, Writer

November 15, 2019

A few weeks ago I started high school and I’m already stressed about homework and projects. I have Biology worksheets, English essays, and math homework pretty much every night. I’m reading large textbooks and John Steinbeck after school and during Study Hall every day. This is a big adjustment, ...

Why Producing Music is this Generation’s New Video Game

Why Producing Music is this Generation’s New Video Game

Christian Branch, Writer

November 12, 2019

Hip-hop is the new rock and roll for my generation. Kids learn about rappers before they hear any AC/DC. Part of it is because of social media, and part of it is due to just how popular the genre has become. Along with the rappers that we hear about in pop culture are the super producers, the ones behind...

The Scary Implication of Morey’s Twitter Incident

The Scary Implication of Morey’s Twitter Incident

Boning (JZ) Zhang, Sports Co-Editor

November 12, 2019

Daryl Morey’s tweet showing support for Hong Kong has claimed headlines and turned the HK protest into a global issue. Both sides, in this issue, have a compelling rationale behind their stances. Chinese emphasis on territorial integrity is deeply rooted in its rather unfortunate modern history. Its...

What is #seniorseason?

What is #seniorseason?

Julia Guglielmo, Co-Business Manager

November 5, 2019

The school year has kicked off and classes are underway. Freshmen are adapting to the upper school, Sophomores are in the midst of their high school career, Juniors have moved to a new quad, and Seniors, well… seniors are hanging in there. The first semester of Senior year is both daunting and challenging...

School Stress vs Your Skin

School Stress vs Your Skin

Madeleine Nicks

September 16, 2019

Introduction With the end of school comes the beginning of summer. And with summer comes sun, constantly being at the beach, sleeping late, and catching up on all the TV shows you didn’t have time to watch during school. This rest and relaxation means a rejuvenation time for your skin. But when sch...

Instant Gratification

Instant Gratification

Phoebe Stein

June 3, 2019

"Can I see it?” one may ask as soon as the camera shutter goes off. “Just take a few more, I think you caught my bad side,” is muttered as people flip through an array of digital photos. This is not a luxury that earlier cameras offered. Once upon a time, taking a photo seemed precious — t...

Orthorexia

Orthorexia

WORDS and ART by DAISY FINEFROCK

June 1, 2019

As a society, we are finally being informed of the dangers of eating disorders to the public, along with the many signs, symptoms, and treatments. In this regard, we are helping many potential victims of eating disorders. Yet, there is this underlying problem which is not addressed by the public... ...

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