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Impact of social media on college admissions

NOOPUR RANGANATHAN, COPY EDITOR

March 10, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

“Let’s hang out”: an everyday line that immediately brings up the classic image of a group of teens getting together after school at a neighborhood café or someone’s house. But today that image has changed. Today’s tech savvy teens “hang” in virtual space. Their “group” is comprised...

Cheating to survive or cheating to thrive?

Cheating to survive or cheating to thrive?

AMBER YANG, LAYOUT EDITOR

March 4, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

In 2012, approximately 125 Harvard College students were investigated for cheating on the take-home final examination for the course “Introduction to Congress.” In an attempt to call attention to the flaws of their student body, “The Harvard Crimson” stated that the scandal “speaks to a more...

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


Filed under EDITORIALS, OPINIONS

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...

Triumph together against terrorism

Triumph together against terrorism

Kevin Wang, Staff Writer

December 14, 2015


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                                            In this festive holiday season, the nation confronts challenges perhaps not as jolly. On December 7, President Obama made a national address to the American people, following the most fatal terrorist attack on Am...

The great American debate on our own history

The great American debate on our own history

AMBER YANG, LAYOUT EDITOR

December 8, 2015


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A passage entitled “Patterns of Immigration” from McGraw-Hill’s World Geography reads: “The Atlantic slave trade between the 1500s and 1800s brought millions of workers from Africa to the southern United States to work on agricultural plantations.” Although this statement does not seem blatantly...

Safety should always come first

Safety should always come first

ALEXANDRA LIPTON, STAFF WRITER

December 8, 2015


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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


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“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


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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...

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