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Media Bias: How and Why

Media Bias: How and Why

Boning (JZ) Zhang

February 26, 2020

Media is partial towards political parties, usually depending on the ownership and sources of funding. The viewpoints and political stances of the employees will primarily correspond with that of the media stations. Take Fox News as an example; the owner of Fox News, Rupert Murdoch, is conservative....

ThemTube

ThemTube

Cody Busch-Weiss

February 26, 2020

YouTube is one of the most used media sharing sites on the internet, and the most used video site, with over 2 billion active users. Any platform will change as it develops, and YouTube is certainly no exception. To understand how YouTube has changed, we have to look at how it began. On Feb. 14, 2005,...

Why Esports Matters

Why Esports Matters

Wesley Shultz

February 26, 2020

Every time a new past time is introduced to the American populous, its met with backlash and misunderstanding, but does that mean it has to happen again? The past three generations of kids have grown up playing video games, and for the first time, playing them can become a full-time job. In theory,...

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...

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