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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...

Should Connecticut Legalize Recreational Marijuana?

Should Connecticut Legalize Recreational Marijuana?

May 30, 2019

Across America, recreational marijuana is legal in 10 states, and medical marijuana is legal in 33 states. Connecticut is a state where medical marijuana is legal, but the use of the drug for recreational purposes is still illegal. According to The CT Mirror, it became clear in a House Democratic caucus m...

Why Our Education System Needs to Be More like Finland’s

Why Our Education System Needs to Be More like Finland’s

Isabella Sorial, Editor-in-Chief

May 29, 2019

Finland's education system ranks number one in the world, while the United States is number 14 according to World Top 20 Project. Here are some of the differences between Finland and the United States' education systems. No Homework Finland education’s motto may as well be “let kids be kids.” Th...

1 Block, 2 Block, Old Block, New Block

1 Block, 2 Block, Old Block, New Block

May 9, 2019

Stamford High School still uses its longstanding rotational schedule with seven classes in total and six per day. However, the school has decided that the 2020-2021 school year will introduce a new schedule to meet a higher credit requirement implemented by the state of Connecticut for high school graduation....

Vaccines: Don’t Believe Everything You Read

Vaccines: Don’t Believe Everything You Read

Zoie Chan, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

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

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

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

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

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....

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