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Students should not just think superficially before taking sides in affirmative action debate

Students should not just think superficially before taking sides in affirmative action debate

Edward Dong

November 15, 2019

Last month, a Massachusetts federal judge ruled in favor of Harvard in a high-profile case brought up by Students For Fair Admissions (SFFA), upholding Harvard University’s controversial and unspoken policy of “positive discrimination” toward minority students. The center of debate, affirmative a...

CHS should incorporate International Tolerance Day into Culture of Care for students

CHS should incorporate International Tolerance Day into Culture of Care for students

Sowmya Chundi

November 15, 2019

Tomorrow marks the United Nations’ International Tolerance Day, an occasion dedicated to “strengthening tolerance and fostering mutual understanding among cultures and peoples.” At a time when we often criticize the internet for creating divisions and distrust, International Tolerance Day is a go...

Seen But Not Heard: Age should not define the credibility of activists

Seen But Not Heard: Age should not define the credibility of activists

Josie Cruzan

October 24, 2019

More and more often, young people are actively involved in the political conversation of the United States. While young people have been actively involved in politics since Joan of Arc, teenage leadership of discussions has become the norm. As one of those teenagers involved in the political workings of m...

Drop The Beat: Spotify should be unrestricted on school internet

Drop The Beat: Spotify should be unrestricted on school internet

Ray Mo

October 24, 2019

Iam an avid Spotify user. Each morning, I wake up to the sound of lo-fi hip hop. In the car, I jam out to my favorite Spotify beats. Even when I am studying, I listen to instrumental music. But for the seven hours of my day that I am in school, I can do none of these things. Spotify is banned on school...

You’re Canceled: Cancel culture is toxic, fails to be effective or justified

You’re Canceled: Cancel culture is toxic, fails to be effective or justified

Leah Tan

October 24, 2019

Whenever I scroll through social media, I never fail to come across a snarky comment claiming some celebrity is now “canceled.” When beauty guru James Charles was under fire, it was tempting to take the often exaggerated words as fact and join in on the criticism; however, I quickly stopped myself k...

Pep Up for the Pep Rally: Students should maintain the homecoming spirit by appreciating the pep rally

Natalie Khamis

September 26, 2019

Homecoming has an odd effect on students. I have noticed that people seem happier during homecoming week as if they are excited about attending school for once in their lives. The time and creativity that goes into choosing themed outfits goes beyond the normal sweatshirt and legging combination seen th...

Better Late Than Never: College Board’s new registration date for AP tests restricts students’ flexibility for decisions

Better Late Than Never: College Board’s new registration date for AP tests restricts students’ flexibility for decisions

Riya Chinni

September 20, 2019

College Board recently announced the registration deadline for AP exams, which take place in May, will now be on Nov. 15. In previous years, College Board set the AP Test Registration deadline in the early spring, granting students significantly more time to decide whether they wish to take the test. By...

The Name Game: Students should make effort to learn classmates’ names to make them feel appreciated

The Name Game: Students should make effort to learn classmates’ names to make them feel appreciated

Emily Carlisle

September 20, 2019

Last year, I interacted with a person at least once every other day, but I knew his name long before he knew mine. In fact, it took him almost the whole year to learn my name, and he learned it eventually only because of a mutual friend. Now, he says since we are friends, he “has a reason to know it,...

Shop Before You Drop: Students should have time at the beginning of the school year to see if they like scheduled electives

Riya Chinni

August 13, 2019

If you were to walk among the campuses of Brown or Harvard University during the first week of school, you would see students flitting in and out of a myriad of classes, sampling courses which are offered at the schools. While this may seem unconventional, this activity is known as a “shopping period”...

Spreading the Love: Appreciation should be shown to parents every day, not just on Mother’s, Father’s Day

Spreading the Love: Appreciation should be shown to parents every day, not just on Mother’s, Father’s Day

Hannah Gretz

May 23, 2019

On May 12 and come June 16, stores across America were and will be flooded with customers waiting to purchase chocolates, cards, flowers, gift cards and other gifts for parents from their ever-so-loving children. While I do shower my mother and father with appreciation and am part of this line at the c...

It’s A Break: Summer vacation should primarily be used for relaxing, spending time with friends, family

It’s A Break: Summer vacation should primarily be used  for relaxing, spending time with friends, family

Marvin Fan

May 23, 2019

With all the tests and projects that I’ve been through this year, I can definitely say I’m looking forward to using the summer to just relax and spend time with family. Summer break is only a week away and students are making their vacation plans. We’ve just finished all the stressful finals an...

Don’t Get Too Lazy: With summer break coming up, students should prioritize their future

Don’t Get Too Lazy: With summer break coming up, students should prioritize their future

Pranav Jothirajah

May 23, 2019

As I was growing up, summer was described as a time to relax and enjoy time away from school. This would often come in the form of going on a carefree vacation or doing absolutely nothing at home. However, as one grows older and enters high school, time is scarce as students are often surrounded by dem...