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The no fun league

The no fun league

By Sam Shiffman

December 2, 2016


Filed under Blogs, Sports, Sports Showcase

After Giants safety Landon Collins returned an interception for a touchdown nearly 50 yards to tie a close game against the Los Angeles Rams Oct. 23, making multiple defenders miss, his teammates celebrated in the endzone while defensive end Owa Odighizuwa pretended to take a picture. Read More &r...

The hypocrisy of Melania Trump

The hypocrisy of Melania Trump

By Emma Sorkin

November 29, 2016


Filed under Blogs

Melania Trump will be a major role model for people worldwide once she assumes the position of first lady of the United States. The fact that she will acquire this position is inevitable, but her qualifications and behavior make her future as a role model questionable. Read More »...

Securing safe spaces in society

Securing safe spaces in society

By Natachi Onwuamaegbu

November 10, 2016


Filed under Blogs

Home is a safe haven, free from judgment, free from the outside world, free from societal pressure. Read More »...

I’m with her, not her husband

I’m with her, not her husband

By Camille Caldera

November 6, 2016


Filed under Blogs

“Your husband disagrees with you,” Donald Trump spat across the stage of the third presidential debate, interrupting Hillary Clinton's defense of the Affordable Care Act. Read More »...

Why we need to welcome wellness weekends

Why we need to welcome wellness weekends

By Emma Sorkin

October 21, 2016


Filed under Blogs

A few weeks ago, I was talking to my friend at swim practice. As I complained about the mountains of homework waiting for me at home, she nodded sympathetically. After I finished my prolonged rant, she announced—to my bewilderment—that she had no homework this weekend. Read More »...

Why athletes shouldn’t endorse candidates

Why athletes shouldn’t endorse candidates

By Tiger Bjornlund

October 18, 2016


Filed under Blogs, Uncategorized

Last week, a major endorsement in the 2016 presidential campaign was announced with a chance to actually affect the outcome of the election—it wasn’t by a major newspaper, international figure or even a politician. The endorsement came from Cleveland Cavaliers star Lebron James, who declared ...

Why posting about the squirrel in your car doesn’t solve breast cancer

Why posting about the squirrel in your car doesn’t solve breast cancer

By Elisa McCartin

October 15, 2016


Filed under Blogs

No, those shocking posts about students finding squirrels in their cars, being accepted on MasterChef or becoming dads that overwhelmed Facebook feeds last week aren’t true. They are just the latest social media trend that may have started with good intentions, but ended up spreading an insensitive message. I...

New school web filters are too restrictive

New school web filters are too restrictive

By Emma Sorkin

October 4, 2016


Filed under Blogs

When you search “web filters in schools” online, one of the first things that comes up is a link to the National Conference of State Legislators which states that schools have implemented Internet monitoring policies to “prevent minors from gaining access to sexually explicit, obscene or harmful...

I turned my phone off when I studied, and this is what happened

I turned my phone off when I studied, and this is what happened

By Michelle Silver

October 4, 2016


Filed under Blogs

Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, texting. I’ve become pretty attached to my phone, considering all the things I use it for. But it easily turns into a distraction, and the number one tip for efficiently doing schoolwork that comes from my teachers, parents and guidance counselors is to turn...

I don’t like sports and that’s okay

I don’t like sports and that’s okay

By Elisa McCartin

September 28, 2016


Filed under Blogs

I don’t like playing sports. I get no satisfaction from passing a ball around or swinging a bat or sprinting across a field. And no, I’m not kidding. Read More »...

Why the Olympics Shouldn’t Move

Why the Olympics Shouldn’t Move

By Justin Baker

September 19, 2016


Filed under Blogs, National

Once every four years, citizens around the world get to experience an international athletic competition that draws countries together in a conflict-ridden world: the Olympics. Read More »...

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