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What news does not tell you

What news does not tell you

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer

January 1, 2018


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Merriam-Webster names ‘feminism’ as word of 2017

Merriam-Webster names ‘feminism’ as word of 2017

Anne Marsh, Creative Projects Director

December 29, 2017


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Looking back upon the year, many recall Donald Trump’s inauguration, the birth of Beyonce’s twins, and the death of Vine (RIP). Also, more and more women are coming forward with stories of sexual assault using the hashtag “Me Too.” They have accused politicians like Roy Moore and prominent figu...

America denies climate change

America denies climate change

Maya Goldenberg, Staff Writer

December 27, 2017


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It was a month after Donald Trump had won the election. I was at my grandma’s house celebrating Hanukkah, sitting on the couch because I was stuffed with latkes. I could see my sister talking to my great uncle, noticeably annoyed and frustrated. All of a sudden I heard my sister declare “Are y...

Where did collaboration Wednesdays go?

Where did collaboration Wednesdays go?

Sydney Evans, Leaflet Editor-in-Chief

December 26, 2017


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In recent weeks the staff and administration at SHS have cracked down on students leaving lunch or Aviator bell. Announcements have been made reminding students and teachers alike that it is imperative students are in a specific, assigned place during first and second lunch/Aviator. While I agree...

Losing too much

Losing too much

Harsimran Makkad, Executive Web Editor-in-Chief

December 23, 2017


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In the midst of all the focus on sexual assault and the Roy Moore controversy, America has seemed to have forgotten the natural disasters that plagued and continue to plague different areas. Puerto Rico, Texas, and Florida are still in the midst of rebuilding with insufficient hurricane relief fr...

December 2017 Columns: Stigma around rape victims, Netflix versus Hulu

December 2017 Columns: Stigma around rape victims, Netflix versus Hulu

Allyson Bonhaus and Sara Margolis

December 19, 2017


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OPINION: Over the past few weeks, it seems like the number of sexual assault accusations has risen rapidly, as an environment of safety and courage drives women to speak out. This environment must continue to be fostered and protected, and these courageous men and women should be honored for t...

December 2017 Staff Editorial: Evaluating 365 unique experiences

December 2017 Staff Editorial: Evaluating 365 unique experiences

December 18, 2017


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Perspective is hard to grasp at any point in life, but it is particularly difficult as teenagers (or so we hear). After all, for some people here, these past twelve months made up approximately 1/14 of their lives, probably 1/10 of the lives they actually remember. For context, a large LaRosa’s...

Students manage with raised bar

Students manage with raised bar

Abigail Lefton, Sports Chief

December 4, 2017


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Checking blackboard and refreshing the page is something students do multiple times a day. This impulsive action is caused by the constant nagging in the back of most students’ heads named stress. It seems they are in a constant state of anxiety about their grades and individual intelligence. Pressure...

November 2017 Columns: Expanding scope by accepting disabilities, recognizing other holidays

November 2017 Columns: Expanding scope by accepting disabilities, recognizing other holidays

Allyson Bonhaus and Sara Margolis

December 1, 2017


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OPINION: After witnessing Down Syndrome Month and the lack of spreading awareness I saw, I paid more attention to the ways students with disabilities are treated at SHS. From Adaptive P.E. classes to the TIP House that prepares students (until age 21) for living on their own, SHS tailors classes ...

November 2017 Staff Editorial: Giving thanks to SHS’s hidden heroes

November 2017 Staff Editorial: Giving thanks to SHS’s hidden heroes

November 30, 2017


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For each of 173 days in a school year, there are hundreds of people working to keep the school day running smoothly for all students. Some of these people we get to know pretty well over the course of a year: we interact with teachers all day, follow The Real Doug Mader on Twitter, and work with our...

‘Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.’ – Jean-Jacques Rosseau

‘Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.’ – Jean-Jacques Rosseau

Harsimran Makkad, Executive Web Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2017


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New reports released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have revealed startling trends in the causes of American fatalities. The good news: death rates for heart disease and cancer, the two major causes of death in the U.S., along with HIV are all down as of mid-2017 when compared...

Put holiday cheer on hold

Put holiday cheer on hold

Maya Goldenberg, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


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There are some unspoken rules that people should abide by in an effort to keep this world from being a little less horrible. Some rules- not taking up both armrests on an airplane and not chewing loudly- are overshadowed by the most important of them all: do not start celebrating the holidays (if...

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