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Reflections after the Pittsburgh shooting

Reflections after the Pittsburgh shooting

Abigail Salzhauer

November 9, 2018


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Living in New York City for all my life, I’ve been relatively sheltered from anti-Semitism. However, the recent tragic and hateful shooting of 11 innocent Jews in Pittsburgh served as a wake-up call for me. I learned of the shooting through a news alert on my phone, and was immediately flooded w...

Editorial – Tree of Life

Editorial Board

November 9, 2018


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It is surprising to see how many news networks are so quick to move on from the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh that occurred just a week and a half ago. To many, the Pittsburgh tragedy has become “just another one” in a litany of mass shootings in the last several years. Man...

Why self-deprecating humor is not always so funny

Why self-deprecating humor is not always so funny

Laura Bae

November 9, 2018


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A universal rule to comedy is that if there’s nothing funny left to laugh about, laugh about yourself. Gen Z has taken that concept and fed it energy drinks and steroids. The first few jabs at yourself don’t linger, but the next ten do, until hundreds of some-recycled, some-new statements become a p...

Editorial – Early Applications

Editorial Board

October 26, 2018


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At the eve of early application deadlines, seniors cram to finish college essays, study for exams, and complete homework assignments. As we struggle to balance our academic responsibilities with familial ones, we often lose sight of the matters that are truly important to us, for it is our friendshi...

Rock the Vote: why teenagers matter in elections

Julian E. Zelizer and John A. Lawrence

October 26, 2018


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We are on the cusp of a historic midterm election. This November,  Americans will go to the polls to elect the 116th  Congress, governors and state and local officials. The outcome will determine the balance of power for the next two years in Washington and, within the states, shape the battles over c...

Happiness is hard: investing our energy in the right places

Happiness is hard: investing our energy in the right places

Julia Robbins

October 19, 2018


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I didn’t break my back when I fell off a hammock a few weeks ago! I fell onto a metal pole and barely even bruised my back. I know, thrilling, right? I stood right back up and went on about my daily life. Ok, it probably doesn’t sound thrilling, because it is so mundane. We normally don’t break our ...

Think pink: the importance of breast cancer week

Samuel Keimweiss

October 19, 2018


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When I walked into my history class on Thursday, I was shocked. Of the 16 people in my class, seven of them were wearing a shade of pink. Even my teacher, Dr. Link, was wearing a pink dress shirt. But, I am happy to say that I stood out, wearing my little sister’s pink robe. We were all wearing pink...

Editorial – Dr. Snyder

Editorial Board

October 12, 2018


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Our community was very fortunate to be able to invite Dr. Timothy Snyder, an esteemed professor of European History from Yale University, to our school to discuss his thoughts on the current political scene. The board would like to highlight one of his points in particular: the role of social media ...

The American Dream as the daughter of immigrants

The American Dream as the daughter of immigrants

Yana Gitelman

October 12, 2018


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On September 13th, 1991, a family of four from Lviv, Ukraine stood huddled in the Minneapolis airport. Their only remnants of their old country were seven hundred dollars and a suitcase full of books. One year later, another newly-escaped family from Moscow arrived in that same airport with six pieces o...

Editoral – Trust and Justice

Editorial Board

October 5, 2018


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“Great is the truth and it prevails,” reads our school’s motto. Even though we sing this is only mumbled at the end of our assemblies, the message of the lyrics still stands: valuing the truth is at the core of our institution. Over the past week, it has become clear that Supreme Court Justic...

Processing the Kavanuagh hearings

Processing the Kavanuagh hearings

Eliza Bender

October 5, 2018


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It didn’t hit me until last Thursday. I’d avoided it by quickly skimming the headlines, darting my eyes away from my iPhone news alerts, and rapidly swiping away my social media feeds. Sure, I knew the gist of the events, but I was cautious to fully acknowledge the news surrounding the Kavanaugh...

Editorial – Prison University Project

Editorial Board

October 5, 2018


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This week, our community had the privilege of hosting Jody Lewen ‘82, founder of the Prison University Project. The organization’s goal is to provide an education to incarcerated people in San Quentin Prison and set a standard for educational equality and criminal justice in California and around the w...

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