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‘Don’t be a cutie pie,’ President Trump; act like a leader!

‘Don’t be a cutie pie,’ President Trump; act like a leader!

Logan Schiciano, Editor-in-Chief

March 28, 2020

You would never see a high school principal talk about how much they hate the geometry teacher at a school-wide assembly. But President Trump has been bringing his schoolyard beef to the national stage daily, amidst a crisis that has seen over 1,500 American lives lost. He is wasting time fighting wit...

What the coronavirus teaches us about climate change

What the coronavirus teaches us about climate change

Nora Fellas, Opinion Lead Editor

March 24, 2020

If you had told me in February that I would have been in self-quarantine for the last two weeks and stuck in my house for the foreseeable future, I wouldn’t have believed you. Despite the headlines about the coronavirus in China, which has been reporting cases since December 2019, most Americans con...

Second semester should be pass/fail to relieve student stress during coronavirus pandemic

Second semester should be pass/fail to relieve student stress during coronavirus pandemic

Sophie Grand, Opinion Editor

March 23, 2020

With remote learning replacing classroom teaching during the coronavirus pandemic, teachers and students are attempting to navigate their way through new online learning platforms such as Zoom and Google Meet. During this unprecedented and chaotic time, students cannot just be expected to go along wi...

The coronavirus is not a meme; it’s serious

The coronavirus is not a meme; it’s serious

Logan Schiciano, Editor-in-Chief

March 22, 2020

While people across the country appear to be respecting guidelines to stay at home and “social distance,” this practice is understandably not all that much fun. With people getting bored in the past few days, many challenges have spread across Instagram – much like the virus – in an attempt to ...

Should I stay or should I go?

Should I stay or should I go?

Tim Mathas, Opinion Editor

March 22, 2020

I have been practicing social distancing for over two weeks, starting on Friday, March 6. Not a single member of my family has left my house since then, and we now know that nobody in my family has contracted COVID-19 as the two-week incubation period has already passed. That said, we still are going t...

America needs a strong, centralized government in this national emergency

America needs a strong, centralized government in this national emergency

M. Brody Leo, News Editor

March 18, 2020

The United States prides itself on upholding democratic principles in all facets of daily life – among them are individual liberty, self-rule and self-determination. But in times of crisis, like the pandemic we face today, the hands-off approach of the federal government does more harm than good. Th...

The best cure for COVID-19: universal healthcare

The best cure for COVID-19: universal healthcare

Nora Fellas, Opinion Lead Editor

March 13, 2020

COVID-19 has killed 4,973 people and the Coronavirus has infected 134,700, as of March 13, according to Johns Hopkins; but beyond the obvious effects, the pandemic has exposed the failings of the American healthcare system.  The conventional wisdom is that the best way to prevent the spread of the ...

The Impeachment Trial: from inside the Senate Chamber

The Impeachment Trial: from inside the Senate Chamber

Ethan Schlapp, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

As Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts entered the Senate Chamber, and all 100 senators rose for the prayer conducted by the Senate chaplain, I began to feel like a part of history. I wasn’t just watching the impeachment trial – I was at the impeachment trial. But it wasn’t just the fact tha...

The Revolutionary War Can Wait

The Revolutionary War Can Wait

Logan Schiciano, Editor in Chief

February 20, 2020

Whenever I’ve needed the definition to a word, had to make sense of a passage in a book or wanted to know more about the ever-changing, complicated world in which we live, my dad has been my fountain of answers. I often pick his brain in the car – I asked him about the impeachment – and moan whe...

Superbowl Monday should be a holiday

Superbowl Monday should be a holiday

Tyler Conway, Sports Editor

February 20, 2020

On the Monday after Super Bowl XLIX (2014), my seventh grade chorus teacher arrived to class five minutes late and informed us that he was unable to lead class – he had lost his voice cheering for his hometown Seattle Seahawks the night before. He told us that we would watch a movie instead of havi...

Posting with thy might

Posting with thy might

Nora Fellas, Opinion Lead Editor

February 20, 2020

In a world where the President’s primary communication with his constituents comes through Twitter, it is foolish to dismiss social media as an invalid outlet for politics, resistance, advocacy, and education. Some argue that social media encourages performative “slacktivism,” for example, pos...

Tower celebrates Stacey Tisdale, black female journalist, parent and power for good

Tower celebrates Stacey Tisdale, black female  journalist, parent and power for good

Nora Fellas, Opinion Lead Editor

February 20, 2020

In honor of Black History Month, Stacey Tisdale, the first black woman to report from the New York Stock Exchange, spoke to The Masters School community about “what we can learn from the financial history of blacks in America,” on Friday. Her talk explored black history and themes of resilience. ...

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