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Classical music: Playing piano to clear my head

Nelson Gaillard March 8, 2019

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...

Running: Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and body image

Euwan Kim March 8, 2019

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...

Wrestling: Slamming my insecurities through sports

Jamie Berg March 8, 2019

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...

Editorial – Senioritis

Editorial Board March 1, 2019

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,...

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

Tenzin Sherpa, Columnist March 1, 2019

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....

A year since Parkland: Continuing the fight against gun violence

Pascale Zissu March 1, 2019

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...

Addressing the State of the Union

Solomon Katz February 8, 2019

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...

Red fish, blue fish, stop playing Big Fish

Lorenzo Hess February 8, 2019

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...

Editorial: Embracing Black History Month

Editorial Board February 1, 2019

The start of February today signals a variety of different things for members of the community. It may mean bracing ourselves for increasingly frigid weather or thinking about Valentine’s Day. For seniors,...

Consuming the news as the daughter of two journalists

Gabby Kepnes February 1, 2019

The news cycle controls my life. From the time I wake up in the morning to when I go to sleep at night, Joe and Mika on MSNBC and Rachel Maddow are key components of my daily routine. Growing up, it was...

Comparative Race and Ethnicity: Studying black culture in a safe space

Taussia Boadi February 1, 2019

When I think about black people and our history, my mind immediately jumps to the Triangle Trade and slavery in America, as if the history of black people began when American chattel slavery did. I often...

Power of faith, tradition, and religion

Julia Robbins, Staff Writer January 25, 2019

Ben Hu (12), a Buddhist, has taken away from religion what he thinks most people have, regardless of their faith: be there for others, try to do the right thing, and emphasize the importance of family,...

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