The SPECTRUM

Volume 30

The SPECTRUM

The SPECTRUM

Am I a feminist?: The movement should not have a bad rep

‘Am I a feminist?’: The movement should not have a bad rep

Juliet Suess | March 15, 2017

By Valerie Velazquez '20 At least 470,000 people assembled less than 24 hours after President Donald Trump’s inauguration to protest numerous issues concerning women’s rights in light of his problematic...

Gor-Such a Bad Choice: Analyzing Trumps pick for justice

Gor-Such a Bad Choice: Analyzing Trump’s pick for justice

Juliet Suess | March 15, 2017

By Luke Scheider '20 After Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, President Barack Obama pushed for Merrick Garland, a qualified appellate judge, to take his Supreme Court seat. However, the majority Republican...

Protests are Best: Protesting is effective in the long run

Protests are Best: Protesting is effective in the long run

Juliet Suess | March 15, 2017

By Rachel Brown '20 and Emma Shapiro '20 Although the Women’s March was roughly a month ago, we continue to view it as a successful way we fought back and resisted. Protests seem to be everywhere we...

Thoughts from a Journalist: The importance of news

Thoughts from a Journalist: The importance of news

Juliet Suess | March 15, 2017

By Jessa Glassman '20 In an era where the media is tightening its grip on every consumer, journalism often gets jumbled up in its power, causing it to enter murky waters. The evolution of news is tremendous,...

School should not be a Marketplace

School should not be a Marketplace

Juliet Suess | March 15, 2017

By Caitlin Chung '20 and Anusha Mathur '20 Buy for five dollars, sell for ten. At first, it seems like a smart idea. It seems like an easy way to make money and give someone something they want. As Girl...

POLITICS Left/Right/Center: Reflecting on Executive Orders

POLITICS Left/Right/Center: Reflecting on Executive Orders

Juliet Suess | March 10, 2017

By Amelie Zilber '20, David Arkow '20, and Jessa Glassman '20 Left By Amelie Zilber '20 Armies of resistance are massed in the streets, representing a motif of opportunity for passionate Democrats optimistic...

Point Counterpoint: Is Stress Good for Students?

Juliet Suess | March 10, 2017

POINT: Casey Kim '20 HONORS CLASSES Point: Students who take challenging classes were allowed to do so because teachers believed they were capable of handling the tasks. It is given that Honors courses...

Community Service: It’s more than just a requirement

Juliet Suess | February 22, 2017

By Jessa Glassman '20 and Jordan Murray '20 The definition of community service is “voluntary work intended to help people in a particular area.” Over time, this definition has become less and less...

Put the price in sight: Do students know what they pay for lunch?

Juliet Suess | February 22, 2017

By David Arkow '20 Most people at movie theaters complain about how expensive the food is, but I never thought that would apply to a school cafeteria. Standing in the lunch area, I heard a student complaining...

POLITICS Left/Right/Center: The Wall Brawl

POLITICS Left/Right/Center: The Wall Brawl

Juliet Suess | February 22, 2017

By Amelie Zilber '20, David Arkow '20, and Jessa Glassman '20   Left By Amelie Zilber '20 As we head towards the beginning of a new presidency, pressing issues of our nation take hold. Immigration...

Point Counterpoint: Should Pop Quizzes be Allowed?

Juliet Suess | February 1, 2017

POINT: Madison Huggins '20 STRESS Point: When students are aware that the horrors of an assessment are approaching them on a given date, their minds become crowded with stress and anticipation that prevent...

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Does Black Friday take the Giving out of Thanksgiving?

Juliet Suess | January 6, 2017

By: Jessa Glassman '20 After a tiring and busy first few months of school, Thanksgiving break is something we all anticipate because it is our first substantial amount of time off. Many of us get to spend...

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