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Colleges are Waiving Standardized Testing Requirements

In light of the recent ACT, SAT, and SAT Subject Test cancellations by the College Board and ACT Inc., many juniors are wondering what will become of their standardized test scores. Though the College Board has said that it will add more testing dates starting in August, and that they will run every weekend, this […]

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April 2019/20

Pandemic Promposals

It’s the night that every teenage girl dreams of and every teenage boy dreads. Since the beginning of the school year, students have scoured the hallways for the perfect date, scoured the internet for the perfect dress, and scoured their hearts for the emotional fortitude to take on what Zac Efron once famously referred to […]

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The American Stimulus Package: How Similar is it to Andrew Yang’s Universal Basic Income?

The House of Representatives just approved a two trillion dollar stimulus package that will give many Americans $1,200. It is meant to ease the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has closed thousands of businesses and cost millions of Americans their jobs and paychecks. If you’re familiar with the former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew […]

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World

Coronavirus Update

On Friday, February 7th, Wuhan Central Hospital announced that one of their doctors had died from novel coronavirus (now COVID-19). Dr. Li Wenliang had been treating coronavirus patients previously and had contracted the virus during this time. Li had been one of the earliest whistleblowers about the illness, posting messages to his medical affiliates right […]

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World

Impeachment: An Update

Soon after midnight on December 16th, the House Judiciary Committee released a 650-page report detailing the charges that accuse President Trump of betraying the United States. He is specifically accused of “abusing his high office to enlist a foreign power in corrupting democratic elections.” This refers to his alleged quid pro quo with the President […]

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Naval Base in Pensacola Hit by Active Shooter

Last Friday, a naval base in Pensacola, Florida was ravaged by an active shooter, leaving four dead. The 21-year-old shooter, Second Lieutenant Mohammed Alshamrani of the Royal Saudi Air Force, was receiving training in the United States. This is a common practice–currently, there are more than 5,000 international students from 153 countries receiving military training […]

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Everything You Need to Know About the Trump-Ukraine Scandal

Since July of this year, we’ve been bombarded with news articles concerning President Trump and Ukraine (more specifically, Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky). This controversy has prompted Democrats to call for impeachment. However, the details on what really happened are still blurry, and we still aren’t quite sure what went on behind the scenes.  In August, […]

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October 2019/20
Opinion

MCAS is a Mess

As many current juniors remember, last year’s English MCAS was special, to say the least. An entire essay prompt was voided because it was racist–after everyone had already worked hard on their responses. The question asked us to write from the perspective of an openly racist character and explain what the character thought when meeting […]

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World

Does Felicity Huffman Deserve What She Got?

Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman was in Boston last week – but not for a fun vacation or movie shooting. Instead, she was receiving her sentence in federal court for her role in the college admissions scandal that came out last year. Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in prison, 250 hours of community service, […]

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June 2018/19
School

A Year in Review: The Sophomore Perspective

Long story short, sophomore year is fun. If that’s not enough for you, read on… Every year in high school has its milestone. Freshman year is marked by the first day of school, senior year by the last, and every day of junior year seems to be important. Sophomore year just isn’t like that. It’s […]

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