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Breanna McDonald leads Minority Scholars Program

Breanna McDonald leads Minority Scholars Program

By Alex Robinson

April 27, 2019


Filed under Also in Print, Feature, Showcase

For years, senior Breanna McDonald has seen herself as an athlete, a photographer and a high-achieving student. She led the track team to States this past season, where she placed fifth in the 800-meter dash, she has been taking photos since she got her first camera in eighth grade, and she said she ...

Camp Jojo to honor former student

Camp Jojo to honor former student

By Katie Hanson

April 5, 2019


Filed under Also in Print, News, School, Showcase

Content warning: This article contains language that pertains to suicide. Camp Jojo, an outdoor summer camp designed to help support teens affected by suicide, will be held this July in honor of former student Jojo Greenberg. Her mother, Sonya Spielberg, and her former camp director, Joel Van Egber...

The Generation After

The Generation After

By Max London

March 22, 2019


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We’ve visited the Holocaust Museum. We’ve read about the Holocaust and learned about the millions of lives lost. But as instances of anti-Semitism increase globally and the number of survivors rapidly decrease, the Holocaust is becoming a distant historical moment, referenced only in textbooks an...

Concussions impair students’ lives

Concussions impair students’ lives

By Katie Hanson

March 20, 2019


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Three years after getting hit by a volleyball at practice freshman year, senior Julia Rubin is still suffering from the effects of her concussion. As a freshman, she considered herself “bubbly,” played on the varsity volleyball team and looked forward to going to school. But since her injury, she ...

Seasonal Affective Disorder damages students’ social lives, grades

Seasonal Affective Disorder damages students’ social lives, grades

By Emma Iturregui and Alex Robinson

March 20, 2019


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Students’ names have been changed to preserve privacy. Junior Ryan’s friends usually describe him as “positive,” “passionate” and “confident.” But in the winter, he’s a completely different person. Instead of being excited about his hobbies and open to trying new things, he becomes ...

The objects that define us

The objects that define us

By Katie Hanson

March 12, 2019


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While it often feels like our lives are in constant motion, a childhood toy, a certain photograph or a special pair of earrings can remind us of an activity we used to love or a person we miss. For me, it’s the books from my grandparents’ bookstore that they brought my family on Sunday nights befo...

How we will learn in schools of the future

How we will learn in schools of the future

By Zara Ali

March 12, 2019


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In the Tacoma School District in Washington, artificial intelligence isn’t a futuristic gadget. It’s simply another classroom tool. Throughout the past six years, the schools have used AI to gather data on their students’ progress and determine which ones are “at risk.” By determining the kids...

It’s time we stop generalizing generations

It’s time we stop generalizing generations

By Meera Dahiya and Ally Navarrete

March 12, 2019


Filed under Also in Print, Feature

If you want to design a product sure to inspire any iGen-er, make it high-tech, authentic, personalized… and add a Snapchat filter, why don’t you? That’s how a 2018 Forbes article titled “13 Strategies For Marketing To Generation Z” recommends advertisers appeal to Gen Z, also referred to as i...

Embrace the effort, not the outcome

By Dana Herrnstadt

March 12, 2019


Filed under Also in Print, Blogs

A few weeks ago, I got myself into a pickle. I had a math test coming up, and like any self-proclaimed optimist, I visualized myself finally—finally!—getting that A. I searched tirelessly for silver linings and found some false hope in the fact that I had gotten a whopping three out of six answers right on our...

The perfect Silver Diner meal doesn’t exi-

By Chris Atkinson, Cami Corcoran, and Cam Jones

March 12, 2019


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Silver Diner boasts a mile-long menu, offering everything from grain bowls and salmon patties to cheeseburgers and chocolate milkshakes. With so many options and so much variety, we set out to find the perfect meal at the diner. After tasting 17 dishes and drinks, we left with three full stomachs, a...

Fencing helps sophomore Sarah Tong let her guard down

Fencing helps sophomore Sarah Tong let her guard down

By Clara Koritz Hawkes

March 12, 2019


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As a young child, sophomore Sarah Tong was always the first to back down from conflict. “Sarah can be very quiet and shy. When she was little, if anything approached her, she’d step back,” her mother, Wei Shen said. To give her daughter more confidence, her mom signed Tong, then 11, up for fencing....

What I learned from writing about affirmative action

By Anna Yuan

March 12, 2019


Filed under Also in Print, Blogs

In the last Black & White magazine, I wrote a story on the community’s reaction to Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, a lawsuit involving an anti-affirmative action group who accused Harvard University of discriminating against Asian-Americans in college admissions. I’d been following ...