When you play the game of thrones

Ezra Wallach, Opinions Editor

April 22, 2019

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

Just last week, as the first episode of “Game of Thrones’s” final season aired, I saw a quote from the show as I was scrolling down my Twitter feed: “When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or die.” Someone told...

I got the horses in the back

Alyssa Pak, Feature Editor

April 22, 2019

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

We all have places we go to relieve some of the stress of our academic and social lives, and for me, going to the barn and seeing my horse taking an afternoon nap after school does just that. But the general perception of horseback...

Man, I just wanna go flex

Ezra Wallach, Opinions Editor

April 8, 2019

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

Getting into an elite college can be really hard, but thankfully the process can be made easier by advice from college counselors along with hundreds of websites that give tips on how to do better on the ACT or how to write a...

A guide to discussing while uninformed

Eleanor Kaplan, chief editor

March 22, 2019

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

I sat down to write this article about the Paul Manafort trial and my opinions on how his sentence was only (after being doubled a few days after the initial decision) seven and a half years long. This is obviously something I...

Memiors of an unlicensed senior

Stephanie Kim, Opinion Editor

March 8, 2019

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

On my 16th birthday, far off into the horizon, I could just begin to hear the sound of my long-desired freedom ringing in the form of a 3.37” x 2.13” card. The DMV apparently did not hear such a melody. A dramatic retelling?...

How to talk about mental health

Danielle Kurensky, Opinion Editor

March 8, 2019

Filed under Opinions/Editorials, Uncategorized

I have anxiety. While this might not be a big deal to some, this fact is something I have wrestled with for the past five years and for a while I wouldn’t talk about my anxiety with people outside of my family. Anyone who...

We should re-examine dating booklets

Staff Editorial

February 15, 2019

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

No matter how you slice it, the issue regarding dating booklets is complex. On one hand, the assignment presents a productive opportunity for students to explore the subject of relationships: how do we build them? What am I looking...

A high school job is worth more than just the paycheck

Eleanor Kaplan, Editor-in-chief

February 15, 2019

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

The day I turned 16, I walked into an ice rink with my resumé in hand, asked for a job, got an interview, and fifteen minutes later I was a skate guard and skating instructor. I have since worked at the rink for almost three...

Second semester senior year isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

Stephanie Kim, Online Editor

February 15, 2019

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

I know, I know, you’ve probably read a quadrillion of these “I have ascended to second semester senior status, now it’s time to reflect” articles, but just hang with me for three minutes (assuming the average Lexile reading...

I’m vegan for the environment

Danielle Kurensky, Perspectives Editor

February 15, 2019

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

I’m vegan and I have been for almost two years now: and to be honest I’ve pushed off writing about veganism for a long time. I wasn’t sure what the reaction was going to be and I didn’t want to hear snide comments about...

How to be a second semester senior 101

Ezra Wallach, Perspectives Editor

February 15, 2019

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

“Wait, we have a quiz????” I exclaimed as I threw up a peace sign and walked out of my seventh period math class and straight to the nurse’s office. Here I was, someone who vowed at the beginning of high school to always...

Guys need to say the F-word

Danielle Kurensky, Opinions Editor

December 21, 2018

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

Beware, I’m going to use the F-word a lot in this piece. I’m just saying you’ve been warned. So here it goes, I am a feminist. That probably wasn’t the F-word you were expecting and while it might be disappointing to...