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College rankings matter, even if they shouldn’t

As seen in the May 2 print edition Jessica Lu, news editor “It’s a great school,” I insisted. “It’s known for its incredible economics department. The student-to-faculty ratio is low, so my classes will be small, and lots of employers know its reputation. Not to mention, the school is in the perfect location for internships.” […]

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The sinking of the Sewol: common sense versus trust

Michelle Banayan, graphics editor The Sewol, a South Korean ferry on its way to Jejo County on an island off the coast of South Korea, was carrying 476 passengers when it capsized on April 16. Out of the hundreds of people on board the ferry were 325 high school students taking a field trip, most […]

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The downsides of visiting colleges too soon

As seen in the April 10 print edition Marguerite Alberts, spotlight editor College season is upon us. Notifications of acceptances and rejections have flown in and now seniors are faced with the tough choice of where they will spend the next two years, at least. As the year winds down and I reflect on the […]

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2048’s psychological machinations tempt addiction

As seen in the April 10 print edition Max Stahl, comment editor If I asked you what two to the 11th power was, you’d probably have to stop and think about it. Or you’d pull out your calculator. That’s all right; I don’t really care how good you are at arithmetic. You’d punch 211 into […]

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Artificial sweeteners may be deadly, but I don’t care

As seen in the April 10 print edition Zoe Kenealy, staff writer As a friend of mine sipped her Splenda-sweetened iced coffee, she researched the negative side effects that the small, pink, zero-calorie packet comes with. As she sipped, she read the long litany of symptoms that accompany sipping a beverage with a packet of […]

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College rankings misinform applicants, parents

As seen in the April 10 print edition Mabel Kabani, editor-in-chief Every September when summer ends and school begins, U.S. News & World Report releases its annual college rankings list. These rankings, published first in 1983, have become the major claim to fame of this otherwise defunct magazine. Similar to the likes of Forbes’ “50 […]

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Marijuana commercial unfairly criticized

As seen in the March 28 print edition  Dani Klemes, web editor-in-chief A marijuana commercial that recently aired in New Jersey sparked a controversy among cable watchers. The commercial, which advertises MarijuanaDoctors.com and its medical marijuana services, is set to air on select Comcast cable stations including Fox, ESPN and CNN between 10 p.m. and 5 […]

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Daylight Saving Time: A Modern Scourge

As seen in the March 28 print edition Dan Moroaica, guest writer As spring approaches, many Americans look forward to our annual tradition of Daylight Saving Time. “Spring forward, fall backward” is the mantra that enables us to have more daylight in the latter part of the day. I, however, have been fighting an uphill […]

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Editorial: In event of crisis, we do not feel safe

As seen in the March 28 print edition When the armed campus security guards first showed up, in January, there was loud, brief community outcry. Some thought them unnecessary, and others went further, calling them potentially dangerous; after all, they have scary guns and scary cars and they showed up unannounced. But now, a couple […]

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Social media posts don’t mirror personal interactions

As seen in the March 28 print edition Marguerite Alberts, spotlight editor Abraham Lincoln once said that it is “better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” We are taught to apply this old adage when interacting with others. However, it appears that we forget this […]

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Calendar


« November 2017 »
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
    1* Girl Up Women\'s Shelter Drive all day
* Albion Street Fundraising all day
* Hamilton NY College Workshop at 8:00 am
* UCSC College Workshop at 9:00 am
* Hofstra College Workshop at 10:10 am
2* Early Dismissal all day
* Girl Up Women\'s Shelter Drive all day
* Albion Street Fundraising all day
* Occidental College Workshop at 8:50 am
* SCIA College Workshop at 9:45 am
3* Girl Up Women\'s Shelter Drive all day
* Albion Street Fundraising all day
* DePauw College Workshop at 10:10 am
* CAU College Workshop at 11:15 am
* UNH Durham College Workshop at 12:15 pm
* Varsity Football League Game at 7:00 pm
4* Albion Street Fundraising all day
5* Albion Street Fundraising all day
6* Albion Street Fundraising all day
* Girls lacrosse tryouts at 3:00 pm
* Boys golf tryouts at 3:00 pm
7* Albion Street Fundraising all day
* Sacred Heart College Workshop at 8:00 am
* Ohio State College Workshop at 2:00 pm
* Boys lacrosse tryouts at 3:15 pm
* College Guidance Night at 6:30 pm
8* Albion Street Fundraising all day
* U of Tampa College Workshop at 12:15 pm
* Boys volleyball tryouts at 3:00 pm
* Boys tennis tryouts at 3:15 pm
* Boys lacrosse tryouts at 3:15 pm
* Swim team tryouts at 3:40 pm
9* Albion Street Fundraising all day
* Girls lacrosse tryouts at 3:00 pm
* Boys tennis tryouts at 3:15 pm
10* Cross Country Playoffs all day
* Albion Street Fundraising all day
* Veteran\'s Day: No School all day
11* Albion Street Fundraising all day
12* Albion Street Fundraising all day
13* Track & Field tryouts all day
* Albion Street Fundraising all day
14* Albion Street Fundraising all day
* Track & Field tryouts all day
* Baseball tryouts at 3:00 pm
15* Albion Street Fundraising all day
* Track & Field tryouts all day
* Baseball tryouts at 3:00 pm
16* Senior Panormaic all day
* Early Dismissal all day
* Albion Street Fundraising all day
* Winter Play-Almost Maine all day
* Baseball tryouts at 1:15 pm
17* Albion Street Fundraising all day
* Winter Play-Almost Maine all day
18* Cross Country Playoffs all day
* Winter Play-Almost Maine all day
19* Winter Play-Almost Maine all day
20* Winter Play-Almost Maine all day
* Girls waterpolo game at 3:00 pm
* Girls soccer scrimmage at 3:00 pm
21* Girls Basketball Tournament all day
* Girls waterpolo game at 3:00 pm
* Boys soccer scrimmage at 3:00 pm
22* Girls Basketball Tournament all day
23* Girls Basketball Tournament all day
* Thanksgiving Break all day
24* Girls Basketball Tournament all day
* Thanksgiving Break all day
25* Girls Basketball Tournament all day
* Cross Country Playoffs all day
26* Bill Nye Speakers Series all day
27* Boys Basketball Tournament all day
* Girls Basketball Tournament all day
* Boys soccer non-league game at 3:00 pm
28* Boys Basketball Tournament all day
* Girls Basketball Tournament all day
* Boys soccer non-league game at 3:00 pm
* Girls soccer non-league game at 3:00 pm
29* Boys Basketball Tournament all day
* Wrestling Tournament at 3:00 pm
30* Girls Basketball Tournament all day
* Boys Basketball Tournament all day
* Early Dismissal all day
* Girls soccer non-league game at 5:00 pm
     

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