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Why We Should Revert to the Old Attendance Policy

Why We Should Revert to the Old Attendance Policy

J.P. Matthew, Staff Writer
June 15, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase, Uncategorized

“You can’t graduate!” Imagine being told this due to the number of absences you have. Tragic, right?  With the current attendance policy in Stamford’s high schools, you can be cut out from certain school activities for missing class, along with losing the credits you may need for college. Even...

The War on Google Classroom

The War on Google Classroom

Amy Liebman, Features Editor
June 9, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase, Uncategorized

Although it was created to make staying up to date on schoolwork and projects more convenient, Google Classroom seems to have done the complete opposite.  While it holds a lot of potential to be a useful tool in the classroom, it still has many flaws, and in some cases teachers abuse it. Before Goog...

Should Parents Prevent Their Children from Playing America’s Favorite Sport?

Should Parents Prevent Their Children from Playing America’s Favorite Sport?

Jacob Koester, Staff Writer
May 25, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase, Uncategorized

After multiple suicides and deaths of former NFL players, parents with children are wondering whether to let their children play football or not. Unfortunate examples include the suicides of former NFL defensive stars Junior Seau and Dave Duerson. I believe parents should keep their kids out of football...

Why Seniors Should Have More Privileges

Why Seniors Should Have More Privileges

Colby Stalteri, Staff Writer
May 3, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

By the time we get around to our senior year, we are all just about over high school and ready to go to college. After three years of hard work, and the new stress of college soon approaching, seniors should have certain privileges that the underclassmen don’t have. Some easy changes could be made...

How the Minimum Wage Increase Positively Affects You and Millions of Other Americans

How the Minimum Wage Increase Positively Affects You and Millions of Other Americans

Nicole Matura, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase, Uncategorized

The start of 2017 brought minimum wage increases for 21 states, impacting not only teens (a widespread rumor—teens actually do not make up the majority of workers making minimum wage) but also millions of Americans nationwide. The wage change occurred in the following states: AK, FL, MO, MT, NJ, OH, ...

SPS Transportation Inequalities Must Be Addressed

SPS Transportation Inequalities Must Be Addressed

Stanley Chen, Staff Writer
March 7, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

There are many factors that affect grades at Stamford High School; could walking to school be one of them? Many parents encourage their children to get better grades, work harder, and push themselves to their limits. This is all for a good reason. There is a strong correlation between good grades...

Harassment of Counter-Protesters is Unacceptable

Harassment of Counter-Protesters is Unacceptable

The Round Table Editorial Staff
February 27, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

The Round Table editorial staff stood proudly as we observed several hundred of our fellow classmates exercising their first amendment right to protest. The recent protest in response to President Trump’s appointment of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, organized by senior Jared Barrientos and sop...

The First Twenty Days of Trump’s America: A Huge Success or Complete Disaster?

The First Twenty Days of Trump’s America: A Huge Success or Complete Disaster?

February 23, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase, Uncategorized

Has President Trump finally fulfilled his promises to make America great again, or is he just wreaking havoc on our country? Two RT staff members go head to head to break down Trump's tumultuous first 20 days in office.

Is Two Hours of School More Important than Our Students’ Safety?

Is Two Hours of School More Important than Our Students’ Safety?

Sam Berkun, Sports Editor
February 14, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

On Monday, February 13, the Stamford Public Schools system failed to put students’ safety before their education. A delay should have been announced. For those of you who may not recall: after a short recovery from Winter Storm “Niko” last Thursday, Stamford experienced additional inclement weather ra...

Why do Bikers “Share the Road,” but Not Responsibility for an Accident?

Why do Bikers “Share the Road,” but Not Responsibility for an Accident?

Kiran Jagtiani, Staff Writer
February 1, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

There is nothing teenagers want more than to be able to drive. After waiting 16 years, the first thing most students do on their birthday is apply for their permit test. While many may think that driving a car is easy, they aren’t seeing the full picture; with the privilege of driving comes an additional...

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