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Junior Ben Glickman is happy to provide you with some useless advice -- so don't take it too seriously.

The Ben Commandments

November 30, 2017

Staff Editorial: Separating Artists From Their Actions

Sarah Cullen, Senior, Co-Graphic Design and Layout Editor

November 30, 2017

It seemed, in the past few weeks, that every time one turned on the news, there was another wave of celebrity scandals and allegations: Academy Award-winning producer Harvey Weinstein, Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey,...

Point/Counterpoint: Rethinking Thanksgiving

Maria Comerford, Co-Photography Editor, Sophmore

November 30, 2017

In most American households, Thanksgiving is a day about showing appreciation and love to family and friends, while enjoying a traditional holiday feast. However, there are others who believe that this perception of Thanksgiving...

Point/Counterpoint: In Favor of Kneeling During The Nation Anthem

Leana Rutt, Junior, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2017

Colin Kaepernick, quarterback for the 49ers, sat during the National Anthem for the first time on August 14, 2016. He said, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people...

A Monumental Problem

Madison Popovic, Co-Managing Director, Sophomore

October 31, 2017

Theodore Roosevelt once said, “The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.” There are those who believe, however, that knowing about the past doesn’t necessarily mean celebrating every aspect...

The Ben Commandments: Humorous Advice You Never Really Asked For

Ben Glickman, Junior, Co-Editorial Director

October 31, 2017

Q: I am really excited for Halloween, but I feel like I can’t go trick-or-treating. What should I do? A: Try going as a teenager who studies and does their homework. You are sure to be complimented for your space alien costume. Q:...

Point/Counterpoint: In Favor of Juniors Opting Out

Charlotte Edmunds, Junior, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2017

Junior year. Two words filled with dread, fear and stress. At its mention, one may think of flurries of ACT practice tests, AP workloads, and the task of building an adequate, well-rounded college application. Students struggle...

Point/Counterpoint: Against Juniors Opting Out

Kate Soifer, Senior, Co-Editorial DIrector

October 31, 2017

In previous years, only seniors on a varsity sport had the opportunity to opt-out of their physical education class during their sports season. However, the athletic office has changed the policy, now allowing both juniors and...

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