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Reflections on College Behind Bars assembly: Marina Kazarian

Reflections on College Behind Bars assembly: Marina Kazarian

Marina Kazarian, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

Sitting in advisory, watching the first 15 minutes of Lynn Novick’s documentary “College Behind Bars,” I was shocked by the conversations the prisoners were having in their college classes. Their discussions seemed just as in-depth as the ones I have in my classes, if not more. One student brought...

Put service back in service learning

Put service back in service learning

Katya Tolunsky

February 7, 2020

The school’s mission of service learning (Slearn) is defined on the school website as “a pedagogy and movement which combines community service and action with education, often through curricular connections.” In my five years as a student at the school, I have had many meaningful and rewarding...

Learning to give animals the treatment they deserve

Learning to give animals the treatment they deserve

Ayesha Sen

February 7, 2020

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” When analyzing humanity on the basis of this quote, it is apparent that society has made little to no moral progress and that it would not be considered “great.” For...

Is a plant based diet a gamechanger?

Is a plant based diet a gamechanger?

Avi Kapadia, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

As the New Year begins, all of us are striving towards new goals, many of which revolve around health. These are great objectives, but maintaining and improving our health can be difficult. The media frequently communicates mixed messages about diet, which makes it tough to know what is best. In this...

Hello my name is… more than my activities

Hello my name is… more than my activities

Julia Goldberg, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

Sitting on a cushy blue examination table in an orthopedic center earlier this month, I thought it quite possible that large, glassy tears were going to well up in my eyes and run down my cheeks. My doctor had just broken the news of treatment plan to me: one week of anti-inflammatories and a boot followed...

Living with the fear of impending conflict

Leyli Granmayeh

January 24, 2020

When the news that an Iranian plane was shot down, I was met with unparalleled fear. My uncle and his wife were taking a flight out of Iran just one week later: 7 days, 168 hours, 604800 seconds. I have flown out of the Khomeini International Airport countless times in my life. I was supposed to travel...

Why the changing climate doesn’t necessitate a changed diet

Vivien Sweet, Staff Writer

January 24, 2020

At this point, nearly everyone has seen the headlines: Australia is ablaze, Indonesia is underwater, and Antarctica is melting. Though it may seem as if we, as Americans, are far removed from those environmental disasters, two Saturdays ago, the temperature reached a high of 68 degrees Fahrenheit—over...

The need for a more transparent administration

The need for a more transparent administration

Adam Frommer, Staff Writer

January 17, 2020

Gossip runs rampant in Anatevka, the Shtetl in which Fiddler on the Roof (the musical) takes place. In the hilarious and show-stopping number “The Rumor,” Yente, the town gossip, brings gut-wrenching news to the village. She sings to Rifka: “Well, I just heard that Perchik’s been arrested, in...

Using religion to further the climate conversation

Using religion to further the climate conversation

Margalit Patry-Martin

January 17, 2020

As reports on the acceleration and risks of human-caused climate change are multiplying, and activism and awareness are increasing, American activists continue to be frustrated by unmoving climate denialism in white religious Christian communities. According to the Pew Research Center, in 2015, only...

Fighting the growth of anti-Semitism in America

Fighting the growth of anti-Semitism in America

Roey Nornberg and Zach Brooks

January 10, 2020

On Saturday, December 28th, a masked man invaded the home of Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg, where around 100 Hasidic Jews were gathered to celebrate Hannukah. Immediately upon entering, the man, wielding a large machete, stabbed five innocent guests, including Josef Neumann, who suffered a knife through his...

Why I play sports

Why I play sports

Maurice Campbell, Contributing Writer

December 20, 2019

Ever since I took my first steps as a little boy, my parents signed me up for every sport imaginable. This was probably either because they wanted to have free time for themselves as I was pretty annoying or because they wanted me to “stay out of trouble,” whatever that means. I have tried probably...

Addressing pervasive sexism in debate

Addressing pervasive sexism in debate

Alexa Mark, Annabelle Xing, and Emily Shi

December 13, 2019

Alexa: From the time I joined the debate team in middle school until the end of ninth grade, I was completely unaware of the sexism present in debate. My first partner was (and every partner since has been) female. Within the first month of joining the debate team, two successful female debate partners...

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