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Is a plant-based diet a gamechanger?

Is a plant-based diet a gamechanger?
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...

Hello my name is… more than my activities

Hello my name is... more than my activities
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...

Living with the fear of impending conflict

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...

Why the changing climate doesn’t necessitate a changed diet

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...

The need for a more transparent administration

The need for a more transparent administration
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...

Using religion to further the climate conversation

Using religion to further the climate conversation
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...

Fighting the growth of anti-Semitism in America

Fighting the growth of anti-Semitism in America
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...

Addressing perceptions of success in our community

December 20, 2019

In her essay “On Self-Respect,” Joan Didion writes, “...the day I did not make Phi Beta Kappa nonetheless marked the end of something, and innocence may well be the word for it.” Though the particular...

Why I play sports

Why I play sports
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...

Addressing pervasive sexism in debate

Addressing pervasive sexism in debate
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...

Candy cravings: Addressing candy in the cafeteria

Candy cravings: Addressing candy in the cafeteria
December 13, 2019

Every time I entered the cafeteria last year, I saw a wide variety of options. Grilled chicken and hamburgers to my left, an assortment of drinks to my right. I took two steps forward and found fried foods,...

Using privilege for service: Reflections on 9th grade Service Learning Day

Using privilege for service: Reflections on 9th grade Service Learning Day
December 6, 2019

The day before my 9th grade Service Learning Day trip to the Ittleson Center on Nov. 14, 2019, I was filled with excitement as I thought back on my experiences with service learning in the Middle Division,...

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