The Black & White

Anti-Semitism is our problem too

Anti-Semitism is our problem too

By Hannah Feuer

October 29, 2018


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Despite the Jewish slogan to “never forget” past atrocities against Jews, anti-Semitism is still a major issue in America. The shooting last weekend is only indicative of a larger trend.

Sometimes counting sheep doesn’t help: methods when struggling with insomnia

Sometimes counting sheep doesn’t help: methods when struggling with insomnia

By Brooke McLeod

October 25, 2018


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Tick, tock. Did I finish all my homework? Tick, tock. What time is it? Tick, tock. My battle with insomnia started in ninth grade. With loads of homework, stress and high school drama, it became increasingly hard to fall asleep at night. During the day, I struggled to keep my eyes open and focus ...

Advice for underclassmen: a look back from senior year

Advice for underclassmen: a look back from senior year

By Ariana Faghani

October 22, 2018


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In the past three years, I’ve developed as a student, friend, daughter, pom and person in general. I’ve learned what makes me happy, how to surround myself with true friends, how to eliminate negative people and activities from my life and how to balance the academic demands of high school with the social demands of being a teenager.

America: stop stereotyping Asian men

America: stop stereotyping Asian men

By Hirari Sato

October 19, 2018


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Everyone in my family was surprised when my brother introduced us to his white girlfriend. Family members jokingly asked him if his girlfriend thought he was attractive despite the fact that he’s Asian. They adore her and think she’s beautiful, but somehow, her race always slips into the conversat...

Mindlessness is just as good for you as mindfulness

Mindlessness is just as good for you as mindfulness

By Emma Iturregui

October 18, 2018


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All of my life—even before my hand drifted to my phone at every interval of boredom—I’ve zoned out. Whether it be in school, in the car or even listening to a friend talk, my mind eventually drifts somewhere else. Our society places too much emphasis on focus. Growing up, my parents were always ...

Reuse school supplies; don’t buy

Reuse school supplies; don’t buy

By Emma Shaffer

October 15, 2018


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For many students, when the start of school creeps up at the end of August, it’s time for the ritual Target run. I walk into that familiar store, grab a red shopping cart—which always seems to have a broken wheel—and go to the school supply section. There I fill my cart with heaps of supplies:...

Country music is a boys’ club, and that needs to change

Country music is a boys’ club, and that needs to change

By Sydney Miller

October 15, 2018


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Country music. When most people read those words, they think of a dirt road, a cowboy hat, a big ol’ truck and a bottle of booze. But when you picture country music, do you associate it with any particular gender? A lot of music producers and radio DJs do. In fact, female country music artists face...

A reflection on junior year: it’s not all bad

A reflection on junior year: it’s not all bad

By Ella Atsavapranee

October 15, 2018


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Going into junior year, my anxiety level was at an all-time high. From what I had heard from upperclassmen, it would be a year filled with impossibly difficult classes, very little sleep and more than a few mental breakdowns. However, junior year wasn’t nearly as bad as people made it seem. Now as ...

Sexual assault isn’t partisan. So why is the response?

Sexual assault isn’t partisan. So why is the response?

By Dana Herrnstadt

October 11, 2018


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From the day Ford came forward with her allegations, both she and Kavanaugh have been reduced to symbols of their respective political parties. Caught up in the intensity of our political divisions, we’ve forgotten that they’re people, and see only “Democrat” or “Republican.”

Board games: boring no longer

Board games: boring no longer

By Will Brown

October 10, 2018


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It was midnight on a Friday, and four teenagers sat in a basement. Dice and accusations were flying as the group desperately tried to hunt down a traitor in their midst. Finally, by 1 a.m. they thought they had found him. By 2 a.m., they realized there was never a traitor to begin with—they’d caught...

The anonymous op-ed isn’t good news

The anonymous op-ed isn’t good news

By David Villani

September 27, 2018


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The Trump era is infamous for its unpredictability. Late night tweets and bizarre outbursts have taught us to get used to surprises. Even so, the New York Times’ op-ed managed to catch us off guard. The Sept. 5 anonymous article, written by a senior official in the Trump administration, claimed that m...

Dear Delphi: Dealing with Stress

Dear Delphi: Dealing with Stress

September 24, 2018


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First and foremost, I would like to welcome you to my new advice column. I read your questions, and I picked one to answer. I hope my advice helps. If you want to submit your own question, you can click here.   Questions have been edited for clarity.   Dear Delphi, How do I deal with people who make me feel bad about not having a full-period day or minimize...