The Academic Epidemic: Some Seniors Lose Motivation Once they Enter Second Semester

The Academic Epidemic: Some Seniors Lose Motivation Once they Enter Second Semester

After discussing genetic mutations in AP Biology, the conversation took a lighthearted turn to talk about a condition more relatable to students. The symptoms for “senioritis,” including lack of motivation and oversleeping, seemed all too familiar to Eitán Sneider ’17. While he listed the side effects, Sneider’s teacher stared unfalteringly at him, confirming his diagnosis. […]

Environmental Footprints

Environmental Footprints

Last month, when Governor Jerry Brown declared an end to the six-year drought that plagued California, Environmental Club leader Hannah Tuchman ’17 breathed a sign of relief, but reminded herself that the steps taken to reduce water usage at school needed to be continued. “I also think saying the drought was over may be true […]

Pornstream: Is Porn Okay?

Pornstream: Is Porn Okay?

Tim’s ’18* mom walks into his room as Pornhub.com was displayed on his computer screen. He quickly shuts it as his face begins to feel hot and turns bright red with embarrassment. He nervously disregards the pornographic video as a random pop-up. While his mom’s face erupts in anger, Tim is confused as he had […]

The West is History: Is the History Curriculum Eurocentric?

The West is History: Is the History Curriculum Eurocentric?

As Upper School History Department Head Greg Gonzalez and history teacher Francine Werner discuss the age-old debate in the history community about teaching a Eurocentric world history, other teachers in the history office can’t help but chime in. “Is this the ‘all-west versus the rest’ discussion?” asks one teacher passing by. As the topic of […]

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