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Vaccines: Don’t Believe Everything You Read

Vaccines: Don’t Believe Everything You Read

Zoie Chan, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019


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Recently, vaccines and vaccination have been under fire for their perceived potential for harm rather than help. Communities of “anti-vaxxers”, people who are against the use of vaccines, have sprung up in both internet forums and in real life, protesting for the right to withhold their children from...

Social Media Poses Social Problems for Incoming Freshman

Social Media Poses Social Problems for Incoming Freshman

Ivy Zingone, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019


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The prospect of college means a clean slate in more ways than one. With these new beginnings comes the opportunity to meet new people and broaden your social horizons. The majority of adults who recall their college experience often allude to it being the “time of their lives” and a place where they...

Dressing Down is Perfectly Fine

Dressing Down is Perfectly Fine

Katie McDonough, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019


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Who says that you need to dress up? Why can’t you just put on a hoodie, sweats and slip on some moccasins or sneakers? Society makes it so that the “perfect person” should dress up and wear the best shoes and have the best looking clothes. They should have their hair done all the time or have ...

Is Homework Helping?

Is Homework Helping?

Jordan Mendez, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019


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Homework is work given to students to be done outside of school in their free time. The goal of homework is to reinforce information or to practice for an upcoming assessment. Homework is beneficial, but should it cut into as much of our free time as it does? Many teachers give homework over weekends, wh...

A Problem With the Pledge

A Problem With the Pledge

Andrew Patashnik, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019


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Every morning, millions of students across the United States stop working, stand up, and pledge their allegiance to the stars and stripes of the American flag. This is a procedure quite familiar to anybody who has ever been in public education, like me. It has had solid consistency throughout my life....

Should We Still Listen to R. Kelly and Michael Jackson?

Should We Still Listen to R. Kelly and Michael Jackson?

Toshiana Keating, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019


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The recent allegations regarding the late Michael Jackson’s inappropriate fondness for young boys and R. Kelly’s mistreatment of underage girls have left former fans conflicted on what to do when they hear their music. Should you listen to it? Should you turn it off? Should you be outraged? Do you ...

Mental Health and Sports

Mental Health and Sports

Abby Wexler, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019


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“Sports can bring you so many wonderful things, but they do require extreme sacrifice. But it’s never worth sacrificing your self worth, your mental health, even relationship with family.” - Gracie Gold, Olympic Figure Skater   For such a long time, mental health has been an issue tha...

Why the Stamford High Graduation Gown Redesign is Actually Not a Big Deal

Why the Stamford High Graduation Gown Redesign is Actually Not a Big Deal

Isabella Garcia, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


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This past Fall, Stamford High School’s Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council (MYLC) program proposed the idea of having a graduation gown redesign for all current and future Senior classes. Instead of the traditional two black and white gowns, black for boys and white for girls, MYLC proposed that all g...

Schools Start Too Early

Schools Start Too Early

Hana Redzepagic, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019


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If you were to randomly select a high school student and ask them if they got enough sleep last night, their answer would more often than not be a yawn-induced “no.” According to the National Sleep Foundation, adolescents require eight and a half to nine hours and 15 minutes of sleep each night to feel co...

The Reality of Global Warming and Cold Weather

The Reality of Global Warming and Cold Weather

Matt Dattolo, Opinions Editor

February 20, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Science / Technology, Showcase, Uncategorized

Climate change has altered the environment of our planet, threatening nature and human civilization alike with warmer temperatures, higher sea levels, and greater temperature shifts between seasons. However, periods of unusually cold weather, such as the recent polar vortex which hit the midwest, may seem...

Disinformation And What Teens Can Do to Fight It

Disinformation And What Teens Can Do to Fight It

Matt Dattolo, Opinions Editor

January 4, 2019


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Most teenagers in America are first exposed to the political and social climates of their country during their time in high school. Whether it be in U.S. History or a political afterschool club, it is practically impossible for teens to go through their high school experience without having to question wher...

The Sports Awards Mysterious Disappearance

The Sports Awards Mysterious Disappearance

Ivy Zingone, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018


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With the start of the 2018-2019 school year, Stamford High school has already seen a fair number of changes in regard to athletics. To name a few: a new athletic director, free admission to all home football games, and now, a required online registration process that ensures an athlete's eligibility to pla...

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