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Commentary: A day without your cellphone

Sadie Hersh co-editor-in-chief Imagine going a day without your phone. I know this may seem impossible because of what seems to be the urgent need to update Snapchat stories and check Instagram posts, but believe it or not, this school day of separation from your phone is possible. In a moment of panic as I rushed […]

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Care about Career Day

Nirav Desai, staff writer As Career Day nears, it becomes all too common to hear ambivalent Normans griping about not wanting to waste a day at school and instead daydreaming about eating brunch at Toast or engaging in recreational activities with herbal concoctions during school hours on March 30. This is a shame, as the […]

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58th Grammys offer entertainment, encouragement, disappointment

Nirav Desai, staff writer Despite supplying many encouraging firsts that point toward progress in the music industry, last night’s Grammys simultaneously produced disappointment as viewers were reminded of how far The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has yet to go in the awarding of the show’s biggest prizes. The 58th installment of the annual […]

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Do not be intolerant of political correctness

Nirav Desai, staff writer Few things are as offensive in contemporary American culture as political correctness. While the passionate debate over this filtered form of thought has become muddled, the stereotypes of those who take a stand on either side of the divide are still often depicted as clear. That is, those holding out against […]

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A Guide to the Iowa Caucus

Nirav Desai staff writer Though the upcoming Iowa Caucus has dominated the American political limelight for the past few weeks, the quadrennial process may still remain confusing for many around the country. This article hopes to assist those who fall into this category in understanding this exciting moment in the ongoing election season. Has anything […]

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Trailers: America’s Movie Ruiners

Keith Stone staff writer Max Yera staff writer People are ruining movies for themselves. With their desire to get content as soon as possible, they are spoiling some of the greatest cinematic moments in history. Recently, a trend has kicked off where people gather around a screen to watch two minutes of teasers and possible […]

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Why we can not let ISIS win

Veronica Pahomova cartoonist Reader discretion: The bits of humor in this article are written with no intention to offend anyone or diminish the severity of ISIS, but to simply add a sense of comic relief. When talking about a group whose intention is to instill fear and anger, succumbing to their goal and never talking lightly […]

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Black Friday robs holiday season of meaning

Eleanor Bogart-Stuart staff writer Lauren Hannani staff writer It all starts with a few commercials. Then, you make plans with your friend to hit up the store with the best deals. And suddenly, it’s the eve of the holiday that’s ruining America: Black Friday. Black Friday itself is the child of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day […]

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Spirit assembly gets students excited for the wrong reasons

Sadie Hersh, co-editor-in-chief Sydney Tran, staff writer With Haunted Homecoming swiftly encroaching, it’s only natural that there be an assembly getting students hyped about the week’s coming events; however, this Tuesday’s spirit assembly may have invoked the wrong kind of “excitement.” While it may seem like a tradition to students who have attended these annual […]

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Fantasy Football Forecast: Week 7 Advice

Isaiah Freedman staff writer Guy Ginsberg co-editor-in-chief As the season starts kicking into high gear, some unexpected storylines are coalescing. The Chiefs, Lions and Ravens, teams expected to perform well, have a combined 3-15 record, while teams such as the Jets, Falcons and Panthers have a combined 13-2 record. The NFL is a consistently inconsistent […]

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