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America is a socialist country

America is a socialist country

Elijah Emery, Contributing Writer

March 7, 2016

What did you do over the weekend? Did you finally get to sleep? Did you go to a friend’s house? Did you go out to dinner with a hot date? The weekend is a socialist invention. The labor union movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a movement full of and led by socialists, ensured the creation...

It’s time to put less stress on SAT scores

It’s time to put less stress on SAT scores

Eddie Freedman, Contributing Writer

March 4, 2016

A formation of desks fills the room, and all you can see are the hunched backs of other students. Fidgeting with your pencil, you anxiously reread the seemingly unanswerable question again, and again, and again. Five minutes are left, but you still have far more than five problems to solve. You read...

The phrase “be a man” is harmful to men and women

The phrase “be a man” is harmful to men and women

June Kitahara, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2016

“Come on bro, man up.” “Act like a man.” “Be a man.”  These phrases are heard by boys from a very young age from the media, their peers and sometimes even their own parents. These phrases can form a destructive gender expectation for themselves and the people around them. “Be a man”...

A call for political diversity

Thomas McKenna, Contributing Writer

January 27, 2016

Is Masters diverse when it comes to political opinion? This question has been stewing quite a bit this year—and with the increasingly political tone that our Morning Meetings now take (think Ms. Merrill’s factory farming presentation, or Sherman Goldblum’s piece on the death penalty) many students...

AP courses detract from quality of education

Ariel Censor, Op-Ed Editor

April 23, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

“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 ...

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