Editorials

Hey America, time to get rid of the guns

Callaghan Bartlett Editor-in-chief (October 19, 2015) Imagine someone told you that there is a disease that has killed more than 400,000 people from 2001 to 2013, and has already killed more than 10,000 people in 2015 alone. You would want…

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How to kill a natural born reader

Maggie Toole Editor-in-chief (October 19, 2015) I have stack of books on my bedside table that has been slowly growing for months. They are books that I bought in the Barnes and Noble in the mall or in the airport…

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On “promposals:” women have the ability to say no

Mia Silverio Editor-in-chief (April 16, 2015) Everyone in the school has noticed that prom asks—“Promposals”—have been getting grander and more glamorous as the “asking season” progresses. These sometimes over-the-top and often very public promposals have attracted some serious negative attention,…

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Why don’t we converse on the phone anymore?

Nate Goss Editor-in-chief (April 16, 2015)  When I was little, the amount of work required to hang out with my friends was tremendous. First I would have to look up their home phone number in the telephone book, then I…

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Always try to be a genuinely kind human being

Sophie Davies Editor-in-chief (April 16, 2015)  There’s no way for me to say this without sounding like an overly cheery and optimistic kindergarten teacher, so I’m just going to say it: I don’t think there is  anything more important in…

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Of course the Charlie Hebdo killers are terrorists

Nate Goss Editor-in-Chief (February 19, 2015)  The satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo has become the focus of an argument following the January 7 shooting, which killed 12 people and injured 11 more. The shooters, Chérif Kouachi and Saïd Kouachi, targeted…

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The pursuit of perfection may not be a joyful one

Sophie Davies Editor-in-Chief (February 19, 2015)  Across the United States, there is a growing trend; certificates of excellence, ribbons, and trophies for fifth place have become commonplace. Time and again, we hear coaches, teachers, parents, and other adults and friends…

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Make the mundane seem meaningful, somehow

Mia Silverio Editor-in-Chief (February 19, 2015)  To study for midterms this year, I did what I have always done. I took a big notebook and split it up into all my subjects. In each section, I made a study guide…

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Music works wonders for people, not just me

Mia Silverio Editor-in-Chief (November 13, 2014)  Recently, I read a personal essay for college that described one student’s love for travelling on buses. He wrote that when he was on a bus with his earbuds plugged in, he felt like…

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The importance of relaxation and happiness

Nate Goss Editor-in-Chief (November 13, 2014)  Too often in life we are overcome with the sheer amount of work placed in front of us every day. Be it school, a job, homework, college applications, sports, clubs, etc., the stress so…

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