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Initiative on In-Person Issues

Caroline Jacoby March 1, 2021

As students log into their classes each day, many experience chronic Zoom fatigue compounded by an excess of assignments from teachers, some of whom have not made significant changes to accommodate students...

Imitation or Illness?

Sarah Mittleman March 1, 2021

From Hogwarts houses to Meyers-Briggs to Zodiac signs, personality tests have a universal appeal time and time again. It’s human—specifically, teenage—nature for us to enjoy categorizing ourselves,...

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A call for journalistic integrity

Julian Andreone February 14, 2021

As I left Zoom French class Jan. 6, I learned that rioters had stormed the United States Capitol building. Our cherished icon of American democracy suffered this intrusion from insurrectionists who pillaged...

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When home-work doesn’t work

Sarah Mittleman December 11, 2020

When the news first broke that school would continue online for the next two weeks, sounds of joy and excitement echoed across campus. Students lugged their textbooks home, eager for a much-needed break....

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‘Patriot Games’

Editorial Board December 11, 2020

As the dust (mostly) settles after a tumultuous and divisive election season, the conversations about political division and national unity that began before have persisted. In the months leading up to...

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Writing in defense of our democracy

Julian Andreone December 10, 2020

Our history textbooks characterize the United States government as the prime example of democracy, but if students examine its current state, they will find that Trumpian era politics embody the opposite. With...

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Same city, completely different worlds

Milla Ben-Ezra December 10, 2020

Although many perceive Los Angeles as a diverse and culturally welcoming city, we Angelenos face a critical problem: we are segregated into geographically distant communities based on race and socioeconomic...

Defining Empowerment

Kate Burry December 10, 2020

To a certified feminist seven days a week, the lyrics of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s hit “WAP” (an acronym for “Wet Ass P**** ”) invite the discussion of modern day female empowerment...

Searching for Solidarity

Eli Nickoll December 10, 2020

There is a social phenomenon called the “Tall Poppy Syndrome.” It's the tendency for humans to criticize high achievers, hoping to pull them down. The name originates from the farming practice of...

Opinion: Is Polling Still Useful After 2016?

Josh Silbermann November 3, 2020

Leading up to the 2020 election, both Democrats and Republicans have doubted national polling; however, it has consistently been a great way to get a general idea of who will likely win an election. In...

Opinion: Settle for Biden?

Julian Andreone October 26, 2020

On August 18, Joe Biden was nominated to be the Democratic Candidate for the 2020 Presidential Election and a movement called 'Settle for Biden' emerged in the Progressive community. This movement is...

2020: Just a number

Claire Conner October 25, 2020

My last conversation in 2019 was with my friends. We spammed our group chat with cheers about the end of the year and lamented the difficulties of ninth grade, deciding that no matter what would happen...

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