Consequential Communications

Consequential Communications

Honest News Coronavirus became front-page news for American media outlets mid-February, just as cases were cropping up around the United States. However, Diego Ahmad ’20, whose parents are both medical professionals, first heard about the virus when it was still limited to Wuhan. From the beginning, Ahmad said he has empathized with journalists’ difficult task […]

Head of Upper School Laura Ross declares final exams optional

Head of Upper School Laura Ross declares final exams optional

In an email sent out to the junior and sophomore classes June 1, Head of Upper School Laura Ross announced that final exams administered this week will be optional. Students will have the option to postpone their finals if they feel that they are struggling to focus in the midst of nationwide protests against racial […]

Respecting our reporters

Respecting our reporters

In my first period art history class, I sat taking detailed notes. Having woken up roughly an hour earlier from an unhealthily short night of rest, I was nearly lulled to sleep by my teacher’s rhythmic computer clicking as she passed through a presentation of slides. But, one painting she analyzed quickly brought me out […]

Prioritizing important issues

Prioritizing important issues

We live in a time when fewer and fewer people wake up Sunday morning to rolled-up newspapers, still damp from their sprinklers and delicately folded up on their driveways. Seemingly, technology brings the entire world to our fingertips with Apple News alerts pinging our phones regularly and trivial Daily Mail stories appearing on Snapchat. Though […]

What’s The Buzz? How Students and Faculty Get Their News

What’s The Buzz? How Students and Faculty Get Their News

Coco Kaleel ’20 sighed when she heard her morning alarm go off on her nightstand. She rolled over on her side, picked up her phone and opened up Daily Mail on the Snapchat Discover Page. Kaleel tapped through the updates on the latest celebrity scandal or political controversy that popped up at the top of […]

Tune back in: ignorance often isn’t bliss

In the past month, there have been a seemingly unprecedented amount of natural disasters, political turmoil and a tragic shooting in Las Vegas. When faced with a flood of information every day, there’s no choice but to think about how to process and respond to it. Too often, we ignore important news if we’re bored […]

Tatted Teens

Tatted Teens

When talk show host Wendy Williams asked reality star Kim Kardashian if she had any tattoos, Kardashian responded, “Would you put a bumper sticker on a Bentley?” While some students, like Kardashian, think that tattoos deface one’s body, others see them as a form of self-expression and appreciate them for their individuality. “The Bentley will […]