Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

Adi Levin, Editor-in-Chief

June 6, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Dear staff,      I was rummaging through some boxes at a garage sale when I stumbled across a small wooden sign which read, “Note to the crew: if everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked someth...

Editorial: Combing academics and political views

June 6, 2018

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In a world where forming original opinions is valued, teachers are strongly discouraged from voicing their own political opinions during class.  The argument for this is that, if introduced to certain perspectives in the classroom f...

Editorial: Expanding the research program

June 6, 2018

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Social science, math, and science research. These are all programs that our school currently offers to thirty students from each grade through sophomore and senior year. Each year, ten students are accepted to each of the three...

Homework over summer break does not allow time for commitments

Becca Sanders, Staff Writer

June 6, 2018

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Since the beginning of school in September, students have been patiently waiting for their summer break to arrive.  It’s finally time to sit back, relax, and forget about school. Or is it?   Lately, the trend of teachers assigning work over ...

Counterpoint: Should the U.S. increase its involvement in the Israeli-Palestine conflict?

Lucas Romanski, Staff Writer

June 6, 2018

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On Dec. 6, 2017, the United States formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The question of whether Jerusalem should be recognized as such is misleading in and of itself. The word “should” implies that some absolute...

Point: Should the U.S. increase its involvement in the Israeli-Palestine conflict?

Becca Parker, Contributing Writer

June 6, 2018

Filed under Opinions

After tumultuous protests across the Gaza Strip, the U.S. have been faced with numerous questions regarding their response. Gaza, a densely populated strip of land that is mostly surrounded by Israel, is occupied almost exclusively...

Editorial: Field trips make for a richer education

May 24, 2018

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When you think back to elementary and middle school, your most prominent memories are likely those of field trips.  From the Bronx Zoo in third grade to eighth grade trips to Ellis Island, students can vividly remember these...

Editorial: All for YouTube and YouTube for All!

May 24, 2018

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When using the internet during school hours became the norm, administrators were concerned that students would watch videos, play games, and visit sites could that distract them from the school day and learning environment. ...

Editorial: All aboard: college tour road trips

May 24, 2018

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Junior year is a tough year for many students.  The combined pressure of a heavy course load and standardized tests are stressful enough on their own, but when combined with having to plan for the future, can be extremely overwhelming. Junior...

Editorial: Revolt against post-AP gym makeups

May 24, 2018

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As AP week has come to an end, students can finally take a break from the last month of studying.  However, instead of late nights, students are left with one of the most inconvenient requirement that all students try to avoid...