Student Council holds Movie Night

By Luke Schneider ’20 Middle school students gathered for a Halloween-themed Movie Night on Oct. 28. There was a wide variety of Halloween activities for attendees to participate in, including pumpkin carving, dodgeball and table tennis. “Movie Night was particularly exciting because we had multiple activities that we have never done before, like a scavenger

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Football teams prepare for next season

By: Luke Casola’20 and Gautam Natarajan’20 Both the middle school and varsity football teams competed and practiced all season long.  The varsity squad finished with a record of 3-7 (0-4 in league play) and the middle school squad finished with an undefeated record of 8-0.  The young freshman players on the varsity squad have taken

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New council members chosen

By Lindsay Wu ’20 The newly placed members of HW Give commitee poses for a picture. Credit: Jessa Glassman ’20 / Spectrum  The new representatives of Character Committee, HW Give and STEAMbassadors have been announced.  Students applied in September for each program. Character Committee welcomed Rachel Brown ’20, Michael Lehrhoff ’20, and Andrew So ’21

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STAFF EDITORIAL Should I Stay or Should I Go: Attending school sick does not help

Cough, sniffle, sneeze. It is impossible to avoid the presence of a virus spreading through the Middle School. Every fall, students return to piles of homework and a stuffy nose. However, this year there is an unusually drastic increase in sick students. Brenda Simon, Middle School Attendance and Health Care Coordinator, confirmed an unusually large

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Political Pressure: Where students get their political beliefs

By Jessa Glassman ’20 With the upcoming election, opinions are everywhere. This happens especially in an academic environment where we investigate and discuss topics from different points of view. Often students can feel overwhelmed with influences coming at them from a thousand different directions, like from their parents, teachers, friends or even the media. Too

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The Cell Phone Policy: One year later, is it helping or hindering?

By Anusha Mathur ’20 and Alex Daum ’20   The middle school cell phone policy has been continued for the 2016-2017 school year. The policy prohibits phone use from first through eighth period. The only exceptions to the policy are in class use for educational purposes with permission from the teacher or use in a

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POLITICS Left/Right/Center: The heavyweight debate

By David Arkow ’20, Jessa Glassman ’20 and Amelie Zilber ’20 The 2016 Presidential Debate at Hofstra University between main party candidates, Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton, took place on Monday, September 26. The candidates fought over issues such as tax rates, regulations, trade, foreign policy and the refugee crisis. The candidates also debated about

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The Third Wheel: Give third-party candidates a chance

By Jeanine Kim ’20 Joanna Im ’20 / Spectrum Where They Stand          MINIMUM WAGE       Jill Stein: Raising the minimum wage to a living wage. Gary Johnson: The government should eliminate all federal wage standards GUN CONTROL  Jill Stein: Increased restrictions from purchasing gun. Gary Johnson: Extra regulations for

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