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Overly political: the pervasion of politics in places where it doesn’t belong

Tommy Marquardt, asst. web editor

December 14, 2018

I hate talking politics. I hate that bringing this up is even necessary, but I feel like it needs to be said: the world is getting too political. The fact that political beliefs spawn legitimate hatred among people with differin...

Gratitude for service not conveyed through applications

Sheila Fogarty, columnist

December 14, 2018

When my mother offered to buy Diego ice cream, he replied, “Solo quiero una hamburguesa para llevar.” It was 6-year-old Diego’s first time on a school field trip to Lake Atitlán, and after traveling awhile and eating a ...

Recent events prove importance of public discourse

Imra Tajuddin, news editor

February 9, 2018

When I first heard of “net neutrality” in November, I didn’t think much of it. But as the days flew into December, it became a more popular issue, and “net neutrality” started to come up more and more in the headlines...

Music in halls improves school’s positivity

Julia Patterson, asst. opinions editor

December 22, 2017

Imagine: you’re leaving your hardest class feeling defeated. You look around the halls, eyeing similarly sluggish students stomping around. All of a sudden, “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls comes blasting over the PA system an...

South’s foreign language opportunities valuable, rewarding

Leah Dunne, co- editor in chief

October 20, 2017

In a day and age when face-to-face communication can sometimes feel sparse and even obsolete, one may ask themselves ‘why is it necessary to learn how to communicate with others in language other than my own?’ Well, learni...

Identity threatened by antisemitism

Eliza Schloss, co-features editor

October 6, 2017

I have a firm stance on my Jew-ish identity. Though my ties to the religion aren’t very strong, I do commonly reflect on the past like many Jews do. During our study of WWII last year in my history class, I was remind...

Chance alters perception of fame

Aidan Graham, asst. features editor

October 6, 2017

Before you knew him, Chancellor Bennett was just another kid from West Chatham on Chicago’s notorious South Side: known for high rates of crime, gang violence and poverty. It is from this unlikely place that Chance the Rapper...

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