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Money over merit: recruited athlete’s perspective on college admission scandal

Chidimma Okpara

March 16, 2019


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Shocked, disappointed, and upset. These words only begin to describe my reaction when I heard the news on Tuesday about the college admissions scandal, in which parents helped their children cheat on college entrance exams or posed them as athletic recruits. As a recruited athlete for the Dartmouth Col...

A response from three Book Day Committee members: Trevor Noah

March 16, 2019


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Last spring, the Book Day Committee, consisting of a diverse group of more than two dozen students and faculty, overwhelmingly approved “Born a Crime.” As the three faculty members who proposed Trevor Noah’s memoir, we feel compelled to address Schuyler Rabbin-Birnbaum’s opinion piece is this week’s...

Thinking critically about Trevor Noah

Schuyler Rabbin-Birnbaum

March 16, 2019


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Like everyone else, at the beginning of this year I received my copy of the Book Day selection, “Born A Crime”, by current Comedy Central Daily Show host Trevor Noah. As is my custom before I read a book, I did some background research on the author. In the past when researching Book Day authors I ...

Ceramics: “throwing” my stress away

Kyra Kwok

March 8, 2019


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When I was in ninth grade, I began taking ceramics as a way to fulfill my arts requirement. Back then, new to the school and scared by the intense environment,  I was more focused on not getting my clothes dirty than making art that I even brought a change of clothes. Looking back, it’s funny to th...

Classical music: playing piano to clear my head

Nelson Gaillard

March 8, 2019


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Composer Frederic Chopin suffered from performance anxiety throughout his career. I may not be Chopin, but I still get stomach butterflies before every concert. You’d probably think that after playing classical piano for twelve years and performing well over 100 times, the anxiety would go away, but...

Running: maintaining a healthy lifestyle and body image

Euwan Kim

March 8, 2019


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I enjoy exercising -- crazy right? Most of you reading this article must dread the occasional weight-lifting session or jog from Tillinghast to Lutnick during passing time. And, while I still might dry-heave at the top of the third-floor stairs, I happen to love the feeling after working out. The “ru...

Wrestling: slamming my insecurities through sports

Jamie Berg

March 8, 2019


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Wrestling is a sport of obsession, and from the outside looking in, it may often appear as an unhealthy one. However, my relationship with the sport of wrestling has contributed tremendously to my ability to enhance my mental and physical health. I can understand why cutting weight, grueling practi...

Editorial – Senioritis

Editorial Board

March 1, 2019


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Beware the crippling plague that bites every senior like a blood-thirsty vampire at the start of the spring: senioritis. Experiencing symptoms of faltering academic motivation, repeated absences and tardiness, a strange persistent rash, and a diminished incentive to tend to extracurricular responsibil...

The Amazon dilemma: a resident’s approach to the gentrification of Queens

Tenzin Sherpa, Columnist

March 1, 2019


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On Thursday February 13th, Amazon announced that it was no longer planning to build half of its second headquarters in Long Island City, Queens due to opposition from legislators, protestors, and residents. The company will now build one half of its headquarters in Nashville instead of Queens and one half...

A year since Parkland: continuing the fight against gun violence

Pascale Zissu

March 1, 2019


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To many, Valentine’s Day is seen as a day of love and chocolate. However, to the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the day brings memories of cowering for their lives and watching their friends shot down in front of them. On February 14th, 2018, seventeen members of the Marjory Stonema...

Addressing the State of the Union

Solomon Katz

February 8, 2019


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President Trump gave his second State of the Union Address on Tuesday. As an informed student body, it is essential to look and understand what our current president has deemed important. And while many of us automatically criticize, if we do so indiscriminately, the construct of the complaint loses its pow...

Red Fish, Blue fish, stop playing big fish

Lorenzo Hess

February 8, 2019


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On January 12, I made a meme and posted it on Facebook in which I deemed anyone who played Big Fish “a fool… [who wastes] time playing a game that does not add to… intellectual capacity… does not require strategy, and annoys others.”  William Golub (12), who spearheaded support of Big Fish, replied t...

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