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We need affirmative action now as much as ever

We need affirmative action now as much as ever

Amy Lowndes, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

November 21, 2016

   With the recent fever dream of an election exacerbating bitter divides in the nation, racial issues have come to the forefront of our national conscience. Yet as we look into an uncertain future, we must be sure to preserve what has proved one of our country’s most successful policies in the past...

Blue and gold and green: the case for solar panels at Trinity Prep

Blue and gold and green: the case for solar panels at Trinity Prep

Alexandra Lipton, COPY EDITOR

November 4, 2016

At Trinity Prep, the student body isn’t the only thing that is bright. Our prime location in the Sunshine State gives us incredible solar potential; in fact, Florida has the third-best conditions of any state for converting sunlight into solar energy. Yet, our campus is letting that energy go to waste. The...

It’s not funny anymore

VALERIE TRAPP, AMBER YANG, OPINIONS EDITOR, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

November 4, 2016

Olivia Duncan attends The First Academy, a Christian private school analogous to Trinity Prep in more ways than one. We are football rivals, friends and only 18.8 miles away from each other. Yet, one of Duncan’s recent Instagram posts championed values far from our idea of tolerance. “So….I...

Much more than just a holiday

OLIVER TRAPP, OPINIONS EDITOR

March 10, 2016

There is no greater feeling than waking up on a Monday morning and realizing that you have the day off. With the dreaded daily routine on hold, we have the freedom to stay a little (or a lot) longer in bed, letting the pulse of the weekend peacefully leave us. For the typical, busy student, a holiday...

The monster in the mirror: How body image has affected mental health

The monster in the mirror: How body image has affected mental health

VALERIE TRAPP, STAFF WRITER

December 17, 2015

Feeling happy. Feeling annoyed. Feeling hungry. These are all options Facebook allows their users to select when sharing their thoughts with the rest of the world. Yet recently the site has included a new addition: feeling fat, accompanied by a chubby-cheeked emoticon. Ignoring the fact that weight i...

Safety should always come first

Andrew Kwa

ALEXANDRA LIPTON, STAFF WRITER

December 8, 2015

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

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...

When machines learn, we don’t have to

When machines learn, we don't have to

ALEXANDRA LIPTON, STAFF WRITER

November 9, 2015

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

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...

The slippery slope of stereotyping

JESSICA KOTNOUR, EDITOR-IN-CHEIF

February 6, 2015

When we look at a person, we rarely see them just as who they are. We place them in a group based on their race, ethnicity and a variety of other factors before getting to see the person as an individual. Recently, we have begun to see the negative consequences of this type of thinking. As the United...

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