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Why the final?

Why the final?

Max Davis

June 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Ahhh. A sigh of relief can be heard from the Class of 2016. We finally completed the hardest year of high school. Now since we finished our AP exams we can finally sit back, relax and take in the glory of being almost a senior------then you wake up with drool running down your mouth as your English...

Bemoaning american elections (and the elected)

Bemoaning american elections (and the elected)

Julian Lehrer

June 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The United States is a nation founded upon the basic principle that those who govern the people shall be elected by the will of the governed. Well, that’s what the history textbooks would like us to think. A true democracy contains an electoral system in which the popular vote determines the leader...

The media’s perversion of the female body

Samantha Laba

June 10, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Since childhood, young women have been surrounded by images of beautiful models with flawless faces and slim figures. As young girls, we look up to these beautiful women and someday want to be like them. By being surrounded by these images on a daily basis, girls often feel the need to look like the...

Why ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ is ruining our lives

Lily Rudnick

June 10, 2015


Filed under Opinion

We all have that one guilty pleasure in our lives — whether it is food, reading trashy magazines, listening to certain kinds of music or watching certain movies and television shows. I recently discovered that around eight million people share my guilty pleasure: “Grey’s Anatomy.” The hit...

Popular culture needs accurate ethnic representations

Popular culture needs accurate ethnic representations

Bareerah Zafar

June 10, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The most important factor for children in today’s media is representation. America is a country built from a mixture of different cultures, so it is only normal to see those cultures displayed on television. Instead, the majority of what we receive is westernized. An example is Katniss Everdeen...

Mono: the myth

Mono: the myth

Lily Rudnick

June 6, 2015


Filed under Opinion

  The blood tests are done. The diagnosis is in. The doctor speaks the one dreaded word: Mono. (Cue screaming high school students). Mononucleosis, otherwise known as the “kissing disease,” is a disease that plagues high schools and colleges yearly. The disease often spreads through...

Troubles plague women’s bathroom

Troubles plague women’s bathroom

Bareerah Zafar

June 6, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

  A shriek disguised as a school bell pierces the ears of anticipating students, signaling reactions of both relief and dread. A high school junior (female) pushes through the pile of bodies, her legs pumping her down the H-building. She is in a race against others of her species, a race that...

Sufjan Stevens’ lessons on living

Sufjan Stevens’ lessons on living

Sam Gunn

June 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion

As my high school experience draws to a close, I feel inclined to share what Sufjan Stevens has taught me about living. Sufjan Stevens is a man. The importance of this simple observation cannot be overstated; it is crucial that listeners of his music are able to distinguish between the music he creates...

The lucrative business of higher education

The lucrative business of higher education

Julian Lehrer

June 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion

As thousands of seniors across the nation receive their acceptance letters from public and private universities, many families are faced with difficult financial decisions. As many are aware, college costs are skyrocketing, and it’s not just tuition anymore: There’s room and board. There are meal...

Psychotherapy retains stigma

Psychotherapy retains stigma

Eric Kellenberger

April 24, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Psychotherapy is cognitive treatment done through psychological methods rather than medical ones. Being prompted to access your knowledge on therapy, you may think of a man or woman jotting down notes as you recall past memories, presumably on a reclined couch. This is a hyponym, known as psychoanalysis, which is among a variety of diffe...

Violence is not our religion

Violence is not our religion

Bareerah Zafar

March 24, 2015


Filed under Opinion

A terrorist organization called the Islamic State (IS) has recently risen to power. Its members hide behind a wall of false identity, using a false Islam to validate the crimes they commit. Because of them, Muslims must face the fear of Islamophobia and must be careful regarding the actions they take...

Doubt in an uncertain world

Doubt in an uncertain world

Nicholas Branigan

March 23, 2015


Filed under Opinion

“I think, therefore I am.” Now timeless, René Descartes’ conclusion was as revolutionary as his premise. He developed his claim by shedding all certainty, thus establishing that nothing save existence could be known for certain – the ultimate affirmation of doubt in a disquieted world. His...