Don't let drugs or alcohol negatively impact the school

Following recent allegations of students attending the home basketball game against Loyola while under the influence of alcohol and drugs, the editorial board agreed that the issue of substance use on campus and at school-related events should be addressed. It is common knowledge that drugs and alcohol are a presence on almost every high school […]

Therapist to speak on drug, alcohol abuse

Parents will hear a talk called “Teen Abuse and Addiction to Drugs, Alcohol and Electronic Technology” at the Middle School Feb. 4, as part of the speaker series that the Parents’ Association has organized for this year. Licensed marriage, family and cognitive therapist Richard B. Cohen, who is also the founder of Of One Mind, […]

Masks of Plastic

After waiting for more than an hour in line to enter the FYF Fest music festival, Kurt* ’15 headed straight for the restricted, 21-and-over beer garden. He approached the bouncer, pulled out his fake New York state identification card from his back pocket, and presented it. The bouncer examined the card under a flashlight and […]

Discipline problems plague spring trips

Although various school trips over spring break were plagued by similar issues with drug and alcohol use, the extent and nature of the disciplinary action has varied. Five seniors caught drinking on the Jazz Band and Studio Jazz Band trip to Italy were given a one-day suspension while on the trip and had their senior […]

Discipline problems plague spring trips

Although various school trips over spring break were plagued by similar issues with drug and alcohol use, the extent and nature of the disciplinary action has varied. Five seniors caught drinking on the Jazz Band and Studio Jazz Band trip to Italy were given a one-day suspension while on the trip and had their senior […]

Weed out the drugs

The administration’s decisive expulsion of six middle school students who broke school drug use policies was the proper and necessary course of action. Any weaker punishment would have converted the school drug prohibitions into mere symbols. A punishment like suspension would not be nearly harsh enough to match these students’ serious offenses, which violated not […]