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AP courses detract from quality of education

Ariel Censor, Op-Ed Editor

April 23, 2015


Filed under Opinion

When juniors and sophomores handed in their course selection sheet last week, it felt like one question was on everyone’s lips: “How many APs are you taking?” It seems that in the eyes of most juniors and seniors, how many AP courses a student takes determines how dedicated they are to school...

Regular courses put students at a disadvantage

Rajan Cutting, Opinion Editor

April 23, 2015


Filed under Opinion

As the year winds down we grow restless in anticipation of summer; but, at the same time optimistic for the upcoming school year. Towards this time younger students seek the counsel of older students as they decide on what courses display rigor to potential colleges and their families. Thankfully,...

Pressures of Promposals

Pressures of Promposals

Naomi Nivar, Features & Arts editor

April 14, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The buildup that Prom brings every year is always greater than prom night itself. The pressures of promposal are being felt throughout campus, left and right young girls are on edge on who will ask and if they will even be ask. This year, the chilly weathy did not stop the first promposal, which happened...

Do video games make people violent?

Do video games make people violent?

Leo Psaros, Sports Editor

April 14, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

For as long as video gaming has been around, countless people have criticized the gaming industry for influencing people to have violent behavior. These critics usually point to the fact that many school shooters played violent video games. Though the games themselves may be violent, there is no evidence...

Trayvon Martin case comes to a close

Trayvon Martin case comes to a close

Jennifer Munnings, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Three years ago, a young defenseless adolescent was shot, and lost his life. His death shone light on a stewing problem in the United States concerning racial profiling and discrimination in the judicial system. Trayvon Martin, armed with a pack of skittles, was walking through a residential area in...

Is MLK day lunch racist?

Is MLK day lunch racist?

Leo Psaros, Sports Editor

February 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion

“What! Your school serves fried chicken and cornbread on MLK day! Isn’t that racist?” asked my out of school friend as I explained to him our MLK festivities. Every year, usually on the second day of our Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, the dining hall staff serves a buffet with food such...

March for Madness

March for Madness

Leo Psaros, Sports Editor

December 12, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Tuesday, December 10, Masters student’s, lead by the Young Activists Club, marched in Dobbs Ferry to voice their opinion on the lack of justice served to the many unarmed African-American Males murdered by police officers. Many students felt angered by the shear lack of consideration for not just the...

Challenge yourself with the Manhattan Tip to Tip Walk

Challenge yourself with the Manhattan Tip to Tip Walk

Wen-Xuan Ni, Editor-in-Chief

December 9, 2014


Filed under Opinion

“Towards 120th Street Wen almost killed everyone for food,” this is how my friend described what our journey was like halfway through. I’d argue that “killed” is quite an exaggeration, but it’s accurate that after almost three hours of walking and very little breakfast, I was extremely tired and ...

” I Can’t Breathe” : Rechtman responds

” I Can’t Breathe” : Rechtman responds

Jane Rechtman, Contributing Writer

December 6, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

Dec 4, 2014 7:54am   I was stunned and now I'm just really angry and disappointed that there was no indictment in the killing of yet another unarmed black man, Eric Garner, in Staten Island last summer.  If I wasn't hooked up to a chemo fanny pack and told to stay out of the cold a...

Semester schools: The upside to the unknown

Semester schools: The upside to the unknown

Abigail Costigan, Editor-In-Chief

October 27, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Abandoning the womb and recreating themselves at a semester school gives students otherwise unattainable access to independence and self-reliance.

Hidden security cameras: Acknowledging our right to be trusted with the knowledge of their existence

Hidden security cameras: Acknowledging our right to be trusted with the knowledge of their existence

Teerin Julsawad, Editor-in-Chief

June 1, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Recent thefts and vandalism on campus have stirred debate among the community concerning security issues. At present, many students and faculty alike are still left wondering about the specifics of how security is being handled at school. Could these crimes be solved by reviewing security footage? ...

The “perfect” body creates harmful confidence issues

The “perfect” body creates harmful confidence issues

Gabby Davies, Advertising Manager/Web Content Manager

May 22, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As summer rolls around the corner, bikinis and short-shorts are being pulled out from the bottom of the closet. The season of showing skin is quickly approaching meaning that for most girls, body confidence will be at an all-time low. In the months leading up to summer, fashion retailers whip up advert...

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