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Dear Freshman Me

Dear Freshman Me

Gillian Paxton, Section Editor

May 18, 2017

Greetings! If you’re reading this, that means you’re about to enter your very first year of high school. You don’t know me, but I promise, I know you very well. You went to freshman orientation and wondered how you were going to fit it all into your schedule —harder classes, this odd new thing ca...

Fitting In: For some students, clothing sizes are a struggle to find, understand

Fitting In: For some students, clothing sizes are a struggle to find, understand

Gillian Paxton

February 23, 2017

For senior Sarah Biette, shopping for clothing is a difficult experience. But unlike some of her fellow students, her problem is not the rapidly changing trends but rather something far more difficult to overcome: most stores do not carry her size. “I can count on one hand the number of stores...

First Lady, Second Chance: From communism to nude photo shoots, First Lady Melania Trump will shatter precedents set by previous presidential spouses, has the chance to make change.

First Lady, Second Chance: From communism to nude photo shoots, First Lady Melania Trump will shatter precedents set by previous presidential spouses, has the chance to make change.

January 27, 2017

  Love her or hate her, Melania Trump will completely change the expectations of a First Lady. Statistically speaking, it’s more likely you hate her. In fact, it’s something she and Hillary Clinton have in common: impressively low polls as favorable presidential spouses. According to data ga...

KEEP IT “PC”: Political correctness creates productive communication

KEEP IT “PC”: Political correctness creates productive communication

Gillian Paxton, Perspectives Editor

September 16, 2016

Nothing hurts my opinion of a person more than when they use “retarded” as a synonym for stupid. It’s a personal preference of mine—my sister is on the Autism spectrum, and the word has always been a sore spot for me, reflecting my own personal fears about society’s lack of acceptance of her...

Dignity in Devotion. Fans should understand that their idols are human, deserve basic respect.

Dignity in Devotion. Fans should understand that their idols are human, deserve basic respect.

perspectives

May 19, 2016

Nothing is more fun than a concert. The experience of seeing a favorite group or singer live is unforgettable. As a huge fan of music, watching songs come to life on stage is a magical experience, and as strange as it seems, it’s easy for me to view my favorite musicians as wizards or gods, inhuman in ...

Every Single They. We should accept and embrace the natural evolution of language.

perspectives

April 23, 2016

Language is ever-changing. there’s a reason why you don’t hear Shakespearean English while walking down the street. I’m not using “doth” or “thou” in my writing, and that’s because, over the years, words like these have fallen out of use. Language evolves as culture does. Regardless,...

Recent studies find disconnect in number of women in gaming who identify as “gamers”

Recent studies find disconnect in  number of women in gaming who identify as “gamers”

feature

March 18, 2016

On Wednesday afternoons, students gather in Room E227, the classroom of Michael O’Toole, head sponsor of Nintendo Club. One student pulls a Wii U out of a closet and hooks it up to the projector. Another weekly meeting of Nintendo Club commences. The students begin a round of “Mario Kart.” In...

For The Record. While sales of vinyls are on the rise, problems with accessibility make them less practical than digital files.

For The Record. While sales of vinyls are on the rise, problems with accessibility make them less practical than digital files.

perspectives

February 19, 2016

For my 17th birthday, I received an orange record player and vinyls of my two favorite bands, Arctic Monkeys and Walk the Moon. I had heard vinyls are the only way to listen to music the way the artist intended it, and I was excited to hear what the fuss was about. However, I was immediately disappoi...

Comparing Classics. Despite criticisms, this generation of music is no more flawed than that of previous generations.

Comparing Classics. Despite criticisms, this generation of music is no more flawed than that of previous generations.

perspectives

January 21, 2016

The Grammys are here again. Held on Feb. 15, it’s a great time for audiophiles like me to celebrate music and the people who create it and make my own judgements on the songs and artists on the nominees’ lists. However, for many, the Grammys also provide an ample opportunity to unfairly criticize...

Students find longer lunch times benefit performance in classes afterwards

Students find longer lunch times benefit performance in classes afterwards

feature

November 13, 2015

Lunch is valuable relaxation time for many students, as it allows them to both eat and socialize with friends at the same time. For some, such as sophomore Ethan Saghir, the daily 27 minutes of lunchtime just don’t seem like they’re enough. “It doesn’t give many people that much time to eat,” he said. The value ...

NHS Holds Prep Book Sale

NHS Holds Prep Book Sale

Beats

August 28, 2015

NHS members are selling AP, ACT and SAT prep books in the main cafeteria through the end of next week. The AP prep books offered include the Barron’s Review, Princeton Review, Crash Course and 5 Steps to a 5, in addition to The Real ACT Prep Guide 3rd Edition and The Official SAT Study Guide. Prices var...

NHS members to elect officers for next year

NHS members to elect officers for next year

Beats

April 29, 2015

On May 5, the incoming class of NHS members will elect their officers for their first meeting of the 2015-2016 school year. The election process has changed slightly since last year. NHS members interested in running for a spot on student council should submit a video version of their election speech ...