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Editorial: ’13 Reasons Why’ interpretations may vary

The Editorial Board
May 12, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Editor's note: "13 Reasons Why," in which Hannah Baker records 13 accusatory tapes for the people who incite her suicide, has gained great popularity — and notoriety — since release. Our board couldn't agree on a singular take, so here are five. Remember the cruelty Those moments in film when we endure the pr...

Go on a diet from our diet culture

Go on a diet from our diet culture

Ashley Goldstein
May 12, 2017
Filed under Opinion

In a world that brims with spray-tanned abs, Photoshopped thigh gaps and face-tuned skin, there’s no wonder why our society is so obsessed with looking perfect. Unfortunately, something that seems to define perfection — especially in American culture — is weight, or the lack thereof. The larger one a...

Combine your cultures: The ‘S Movement’

Combine your cultures: The ‘S Movement’

Atmika Iyer
May 12, 2017
Filed under Opinion

As the daughter of two Indian immigrants, I can tell you one thing for certain: Children of immigrants typically struggle to find their place in the United States. When you’re raised in a family that embraces foreign cultural values and traditions, it can be difficult to adapt to a country brimming...

Spring fever: A eulogy to sick, dying, allergic high schoolers

Spring fever: A eulogy to sick, dying, allergic high schoolers

Olivia Buccieri
May 12, 2017
Filed under Opinion

One day — on a particularly long and humid day at school, I might add — I was walking through the emptiness that is seventh period when my throat started to hurt. It must be the common cold. I get colds all the time: Long nights studying mixed with minimal amounts of attention paid to my health is ...

Editorial: Pursue kindness amid competition

The Editorial Board
March 31, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Create a club as a freshman and dub yourself president. Rise up to “managing volunteer” at your local hospital. Spend all your summers in Bolivia or Ghana or some other developing country, reconstructing the entire education system while building houses for the less fortunate. And, while you’re ...

Join the man-repelling movement

Join the man-repelling movement

Olivia Buccieri
March 31, 2017
Filed under Opinion

After reading the headline of this opinion, your automatic reaction to the man-repelling movement might be similar to the ones I’ve received from my friends and peers when they first heard of it. Here are a few of the more riveting and, dare I say, inaccurate responses: “Being unattractive and trying to avoid me...

Don’t define success by material wealth

Don’t define success by material wealth

Zack Kariya
March 31, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Ever since we were little kids, we’ve been hearing parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents and even random strangers tell us, “Hey kiddo, you’re pretty good with numbers, you should become an accountant,” or, “Shoot, you’re a heck of a speaker, you would make a great lawyer.” My dad even says, ...

Uncrustables: Finding my childhood

Uncrustables: Finding my childhood

Amulya Maddali
March 31, 2017
Filed under Opinion

There’s always that one thing that brings you back to a special time in your life — perhaps an earlier, and arguably better, time. A time when you weren’t overwhelmed with standardized testing and high school drama. A time you’re reminded of when you hear the song that played when your middle...

My midriff: A cause for concern?

My midriff: A cause for concern?

Sofia Sayyah
March 31, 2017
Filed under Opinion

I was running even later than usual when my dad dropped me off at school Friday, March 10. I rolled my eyes when my dad told me to “have fun,” while I hurriedly grabbed my bag and got out of the car. Standing a distance apart from me were two of our administrators. I could hear them murmuring as t...

Celebrity status doesn’t excuse bad behavior

Celebrity status doesn’t excuse bad behavior

Ashley Goldstein
March 31, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The Oscars are to me what the Super Bowl is to a hardcore football fan. As a self-proclaimed film geek, I find myself embarrassingly excited any time a red carpet is laid out for the stars to strut upon. Award show days fill me with anticipation: to see what my favorite celebrities have chosen to we...

Shady markets are markets nonetheless

Shady markets are markets nonetheless

Harper Wayne
March 31, 2017
Filed under Opinion

I’d like to begin with a disclaimer: In no way, shape or form am I encouraging drug dealing or drug use of any kind in this article. Read on before reporting me to administration, please. It’s an accorded truth of high school that, no matter who you are, drugs are everywhere on campus. Even if you...

Editorial: Express yourself simply

The Editorial Board
February 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion

In circumstances most contemporaneous with our current state of affairs, a frightening preponderance of the student body has resorted to the substitution of inordinately protracted vocabulary for language we’d deem more commonplace. Indeed, banality is no sin in composition; fear not the ordinary as it per...