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Why Banning Guns Isn’t the Solution to Gun Violence in America

Why Banning Guns Isn’t the Solution to Gun Violence in America

Aaron Patashnik, Opinion Editor

November 17, 2017


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Following the recent attack in Texas, as well as many other mass shootings, many people have been calling for gun regulation, limiting citizen’s access to things like assault weapons, silencers, and large magazines. There is a seemingly neverending number of articles from major news outlets calling...

Kneeling During the National Anthem: Admirable or Disrespectful?

Kneeling During the National Anthem: Admirable or Disrespectful?

October 2, 2017


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Two Round Table writers go head to head on the issue of kneeling during the national anthem in protest of racial discrimination.

Advice for Incoming Juniors and Seniors

Advice for Incoming Juniors and Seniors

September 1, 2017


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At the end of last school year, outgoing senior and junior staff writers shared their best tips and advice about surviving the year. Take note!

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


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“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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

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