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

Graphic weighing the positive and negative aspects of implementing a second semester pass/fail grading system.

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 Impeachment Trial: from inside the Senate Chamber

Lead Impeachment Manager Adam Schiff reads the Articles of Impeachment against President Donald Trump before the Senate.

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...

Behind every purchase is a person; reduce holiday shopping

Michelle Wei, Editor-in-Chief

December 23, 2019

As ornaments are put on the Christmas tree, gelt is eaten, hot chocolate is drunk, ugly Christmas sweaters are worn and the countdown to 2020 begins, it’s clear that the winter holiday season is here. In this time of year, the air thickens with the aroma of gingerbread and anticipation of everythin...

I repeated tenth grade, now I can’t compete in sports

Sophie Grand, Opinion Editor

December 3, 2019

While I knew the decision to repeat my sophomore year would change my social and educational spheres, I had no idea that it would prevent me from participating in school sports teams.  Mid-way through this year’s fall season, I learned that I would not be eligible to participate in sports for my senior year on account of being a repeat st...

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