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Safety should always come first

Safety should always come first

ALEXANDRA LIPTON, STAFF WRITER
December 8, 2015
Filed under EDITORIALS, OPINIONS

Ah, the 70’s.  A time when ice cream was considered a nutritious dairy snack and teenagers were encouraged to hitchhike with strangers.  With the passage of four decades came an advancement (and creation) of not only some common sense, but also an increased need for safety. Safety is the feeling...

Terrorism doesn’t discriminate, and neither should we

Terrorism doesn’t discriminate, and neither should we

ALISHA RAJAN, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
December 8, 2015
Filed under EDITORIALS, OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

The series of violent and coordinated attacks that rocked Paris Friday, November 13th brought a new meaning to shots “heard ‘round the world.” The international response was almost unfathomably swift and far-reaching, coming almost as quickly as the gunfire ended. Headlines dominated for a week...

Taking a Trip on the Trump Train

Taking a Trip on the Trump Train

OLIVER TRAPP, OPINIONS EDITOR
November 9, 2015
Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

“We are going to make America great again.” Surrounded by eager supporters and observed by thousands across the nation, a man famous for his reality TV show and his surreal brashness announced his candidacy for the White House. In the crown jewel of his vast Real Estate empire, Trump...

When machines learn, we don’t have to

When machines learn, we don’t have to

ALEXANDRA LIPTON, STAFF WRITER
November 9, 2015
Filed under EDITORIALS, OPINIONS

It’s often said that artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.  While computers can’t learn to expect every moment of stupidity humans throw their way, they can learn how to respond to these moments without instructions.  This is made possible through machine learning, a type of...

Immigration requires more than a passport

Immigration requires more than a passport

VALERIE TRAPP, STAFF WRITER
November 9, 2015
Filed under EDITORIALS, OPINIONS

When junior Lalee Ibssa thinks of immigration, her mind doesn’t jump to Donald Trump’s wall or that great Thai restaurant on Park Avenue —  she thinks of her mom. Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Mafi Ibssa lived in a country being torn apart by military coups vying for power, and her friends and...

What we can learn from Owen Labrie

What we can learn from Owen Labrie

AMBER YANG, LAYOUT EDITOR
October 1, 2015
Filed under OPINIONS, Uncategorized

  In the trial of Owen Labrie, this much is settled: When Labrie was an 18-year-old student at the elite St. Paul’s boarding school in Concord, NH, he invited a girl, then 15, to join him for a “senior salute,” a clandestine tradition at St. Paul’s where an older student essentially “asked o...

Modern matchmaking requires wifi

Modern matchmaking requires wifi

ALEXANDRA LIPTON, STAFF WRITER
September 30, 2015
Filed under OPINIONS

   All Disney movies have happy endings.  The prince gets the princess, the frog turns human and that little dragon thing gets his pedestal back.  Sorry for the spoilers, but it’s nothing that hasn’t been heard before now.    The unfortunate truth, however, is that not all relationships are ...

The capitalist curse: How American cash has crushed third-world workers

The capitalist curse: How American cash has crushed third-world workers

VALERIE TRAPP, STAFF WRITER
September 30, 2015
Filed under OPINIONS

   When a factory collapsed on 1,129 workers, the world stood still. When a factory fire consumed more than 100 people alive with no means of escape, the world stood silent. But these tragedies did not happen in the Industrial Revolution or a time of basic technology — they happened in the past ...

The public and private school predicament

BRIAN MIN, OPINIONS EDITOR
May 5, 2015
Filed under OPINIONS

Lauding the limited role of government in education, conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh said, “The public school system doesn’t get everybody. Every generation has its rebels.” We, private school students, are the rebels. With only 10% of U.S. students attending private schools,...

Don’t fall into the STEM trap

OLIVER TRAPP, Opinions Editor
May 5, 2015
Filed under Current Issue, OPINIONS

As he scribbled complicated, intricate figures on the board, Dr. Personette began describing the Henderson-Hasselbalch equation. Although, I can confidently say that it is an equation to measure the derivation of pH as a measure of acidity. Yet, at the time, I had no idea what my Chemistry teacher was...

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