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Ramadan reflections: Why ignorance to Islamic customs is not bliss

Rizaa Fazal and Nusaiba Ashraf May 9, 2021

This year for the first time, we received a day off for Eid, the celebration of Ramadan’s completion. This recognition was a big step in the right direction, though we are displeased that it took this...

Activists: Include Palestinian rights in your conversations

Activists: Include Palestinian rights in your conversations

Jacob: Supporting human rights — and condemning their violations — should not be controversial, much less at a school that encourages tolerance. We are lucky to be a part of a community in which almost...

“We are Pro-Palestine, and we are also Zionists:” Perspectives on the Israel-Palestine conflicts

“We are Pro-Palestine, and we are also Zionists:” Perspectives on the Israel-Palestine conflicts

Yana Gitelman and Becca Rosenzweig May 7, 2021

This article is, in part, a response to the opinion piece about Palestinian rights published in the last issue of The Record, but it is not a con article. We agree with the writers of that piece, as we...

MBTI and me: how and why I study personality types

MBTI and me: how and why I study personality types

Alex Rosenblatt April 24, 2021

In 2018, my eighth-grade science teacher had each member of my class take a short personality quiz to aid him in assigning partners for an upcoming project. The pages explaining the result I received from...

Being on good (climate) behavior: We need to ritualize eco-friendly decisions

Being on good (climate) behavior: We need to ritualize eco-friendly decisions

Claire Goldberg April 24, 2021

I think about the climate a lot. Better yet, I worry about the climate a lot. And, after almost a year of Global Environmental History (GEH), I have very good reason to be worried. Unless something drastic...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Dorr Nature Lab Faculty April 15, 2021

“As a school with a major outdoor campus that is run predominantly by White faculty members, what do you both think our community can do to more actively include students of color and encourage...

One year later: Dealing with continued anti-Asian racism during the Covid-19 pandemic

One year later: Dealing with continued anti-Asian racism during the Covid-19 pandemic

Eric Cadena and Caroline Choe April 15, 2021

A conversation that begins with, “If something happens to me, these are the arrangements I want you to make” is never a pleasant one. A year ago, we had it as the pandemic was quickly spreading throughout...

We must support trans youth

We must support trans youth

Mia Calzolaio April 15, 2021

On April 6th, Arkansas passed HB1570, a bill that bans doctors from providing gender-reaffirming treatment to transgender youth under the age of 18. The state became the first in the U.S. to pass such...

Help your community: Why you should join a food pantry

Help your community: Why you should join a food pantry

Hannah Moss March 22, 2021

Food pantries serve as an essential resource for many families in and around New York City, and they provide numerous opportunities for volunteers. Throughout the pandemic, the United States not only saw...

“A step in the right direction”: Coming to terms with my sexuality

“A step in the right direction”: Coming to terms with my sexuality

Anonymous March 6, 2021

It took me several years to be able to type the word “gay.” Even now, it looks better in quotes — separated from the rest of the sentence. The first time I wrote it into a document, it looked out...

Pre-planning outfits: Yin Fei’s (11) guide to more positivity

Pre-planning outfits: Yin Fei’s (11) guide to more positivity

Yin Fei March 6, 2021

Picture this: Your alarm blares at 8:23 a.m. You finally manage to crawl out from underneath the warmth of your cushy sheets, only to find yourself donning a grey sweatshirt that, from the looks of the...

My case for keeping economics at the school

My case for keeping economics at the school

Jake Federman February 19, 2021

After Dr. Kelly raised concerns with AP Economics in his State of the School address in early February, Dean of Students Michael Dalo revealed that economics would be “rotated out with regard...

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