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How Did We Go From a 15-day Quarantine to 45 days?

How Did We Go From a 15-day Quarantine to 45 days?

Chris Butler, Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, has been affecting everyday life.  Personally, I was happy when physical classroom activity was canceled, offering a break from waking up at 6:30 a.m. and returning home at 2:45 p.m., but it's actually turned out to be terrible. It seems as though every week that...

How Coronavirus is Affecting my Senior Year: Spring Sports

How Coronavirus is Affecting my Senior Year: Spring Sports

Devon Yaghmaie, Sports Editor

March 28, 2020

For myself as a student, as an athlete, and as a teenager the main thing we’re told is “never quit, it will get you nowhere.” The same people who told us to never quit are telling us we may have to. Having to quit the sport I love because of something I can’t control is heartbreaking. Being a front...

The Positive Side of Social Distancing

The Positive Side of Social Distancing

Rina Levine, Staff Writer

March 18, 2020

Social distancing is the avoidance of close contact with other people during an outbreak of a contagious disease in order to minimize exposure and reduce the transmission of infection. Social distancing does not mean you have to be quarantining yourself from family and friends, it is just a precautio...

To Close or not to Close?

To Close or not to Close?

Sofia Sarak, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

Just a few weeks ago, the coronavirus seemed like a small blip in the Asian health system - it was a vague concern for Americans. Teenagers were joking about how it will lead to “the next apocalypse,” killing the human race. Now, the danger is so much more real.    Since last week, New York has entered a stat...

Standardized Testing Should Be Abolished

Standardized Testing Should Be Abolished

Abby Guttman and Thomas Connolly

March 6, 2020

What if I told you the inventor of an idea or product said his invention or concept shouldn’t be used anymore? Well, that is exactly the case with Frederick J. Kelly, the man who invented standardized tests (and no relation to the Fredrick Kelley who teaches English right here at SHS). Kelly state...

Standing by Senior Privileges

Standing by Senior Privileges

Cristina Mazzeo, Staff Writer

February 24, 2020

Remember how excited and relieved seniors were to have an open campus policy? Whatever happened to that? After three years of keeping up with our courses, assignments, and rules, high school seniors finally get the edge taken off through their final push.  However, a lot of seniors don’t actually...

The Block Schedule Debate- Students Weigh In

The Block Schedule Debate- Students Weigh In

Thomas Connolly, Opinions Editor

February 13, 2020

Block Scheduling seems to be the talk around Stamford Public Schools, and many other school districts over the last couple of years. A block schedule differs from the traditional six or seven period rotating schedule in that there are significantly longer class periods that meet fewer times each day ...

An Open Letter to CollegeBoard

An Open Letter to CollegeBoard

Sofia Sarak, Staff Writer

December 17, 2019

Dear CollegeBoard, I write to you to express my condolences for the recent attacks that you have been under as you are the sole distributor of the SAT. Now I know that the recent lawsuits were directed specifically at the University of California, but it is clear what they really think the issue ...

I love to learn… and I hate school

I love to learn… and I hate school

Abby Wexler, Editor-in-Chief

December 9, 2019

My entire life I have loved to learn. It was something that came naturally to me. Since elementary school, I strived to do the best, no matter the circumstances. This work ethic, built up by myself and encouraged by my parents, followed me throughout middle school. I studied for tests, and even enjoyed doi...

Staff Editorial: Nishawn deserves his diploma

Staff Editorial: Nishawn deserves his diploma

The Round Table Editorial Staff

September 20, 2019

The Stamford community was suddenly overcome with grief on Monday, August 26. At approximately 2:30 a.m. a car crash in Stamford’s south end left four people injured and two dead. As you probably know, the two who passed away were 19-year-old SHS graduate Ky-Mani Pollack and a current student, 18-year-...

Why Felons Shouldn’t Vote

Why Felons Shouldn’t Vote

Aron Ravin, Contributor

June 11, 2019

The United States functions under a philosophy of fairness to everyone in our society. We work for the well-being of our democracy, or, as Theodore Roosevelt would put it, for the public good. In our efforts to preserve the sanctity of our civil processes, we must be careful, and we must be fair. We must no...

Should People Be Able to Pay to Get Into College?

Should People Be Able to Pay to Get Into College?

Isabella Sorial, Editor-in-Chief

June 10, 2019

Rich families have been paying to get their kids into prestigious universities for a long time. On the surface, this seems to be cruel for the little guy and tends to expand the privilege of the elite but, in fact, there are many reasons the little guy is actually helped in this ordeal. You may be s...

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