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“Twelve Days of Christmas,” But Only Eleven Days of Break?

“Twelve Days of Christmas,” But Only Eleven Days of Break?

Amy Liebman, Staff Writer

January 4, 2017

Nothing screams holiday spirit like the short break students are given for the Christmas season. Students are given 11 days of break, yet the well-known song clearly states, “12 days of Christmas.” Something just isn’t adding up.   Not only is there an insufficient amount of vacation days, but t...

Is the Gender Wage Gap Fact or Fiction?

Is the Gender Wage Gap Fact or Fiction?

Aaron Patashnik, Staff Writer

December 6, 2016

When only using the average annual salaries of both men and women in 2016 to calculate the gender wage gap, women make 79 cents to the dollar. However, when considering the weekly earnings between genders, it becomes 81-82 cents per dollar. Further, look at hourly wages, excluding salaried workers and ...

Put a Smile on a Veteran’s Face – Thank Them!

Put a Smile on a Veteran’s Face – Thank Them!

Sarah Zsembik, Staff Writer

November 11, 2016

Saying “thank you” is a very polite expression in which shows how one person acknowledges something they have received. It is used across the entire world everyday, every second of the day, amongst all people of all cultures. However, many people are forgetting to acknowledge one very important group...

Karina Tinajero’s Friends Speak Out

Karina Tinajero’s Friends Speak Out

Friends of Karina Tinajero

November 8, 2016

Adviser’s Note: A version of this editorial originally appeared as a letter to the editor of The Stamford Advocate on November 8, 2016. Estimado redactor, Karina Tinajero era una gran chica con grandes cualidades que siempre la caracterizaran. Una joven dedicada al estudio, siempre pensando e...

Latest Tragedy Highlights Need For Traffic Control

Latest Tragedy Highlights Need For Traffic Control

The Round Table Editorial Staff

November 8, 2016

Adviser's Note: A version of this editorial originally appeared as a letter to the editor of The Stamford Advocate on November 8, 2016.   As representatives of not only Stamford High School, but of the Stamford community as a whole, we are deeply concerned regarding the current safety measu...

Trump vs Hillary: Who Deserves Your Vote on Election Day?

Trump vs Hillary: Who Deserves Your Vote on Election Day?

November 7, 2016

With the election only a day away, tensions are running high, especially between supporters of the two major party candidates. Two Round Table Staff members go head to head in demonstrating why the other candiate does not deserve your vote.

Why You Shouldn’t Waste Your Vote on Gary Johnson

Why You Shouldn’t Waste Your Vote on Gary Johnson

Jacob Koester, Staff Writer

November 2, 2016

The road to the 2016 Presidential Election could be described, simply, as a zoo. This zoo includes an uncensored elephant and a sickly donkey. This year seems like the perfect opportunity for a more competent animal to rise, like a zebra or a lion. In fact, there has been a third contender to gain p...

Why We Don’t Need Another Andrew Jackson in the White House

Why We Don’t Need Another Andrew Jackson in the White House

Mariel Barocas, Opinion Editior

October 21, 2016

The entire world is currently standing as a silent witness to a cycle of history devastating our 2016 presidential election. Andrew Jackson’s controversial presidency was circulating in the news earlier this year due to the $20 bill debate. However, Jackson is not as popular nowadays as his contemp...

Why We Can’t Let Clowns Turn Stamford Into a Circus

Why We Can’t Let Clowns Turn Stamford Into a Circus

Griffin Olshan, Editor-in-Chief

October 11, 2016

Everyone has seen the videos online. They’re all more or less the same. “We were just driving, and we see this guy in the middle of the road. Oh my god, here he comes! Holy s***! Call 911! Dude, this is crazy, what's happening?!” These clown videos appearing on Twitter, Facebook and Instagra...

Is the New Attendance Policy a Step in the Right Direction?

Is the New Attendance Policy a Step in the Right Direction?

September 19, 2016

A new attendance policy was instituted at Stamford High this year. Two Round Table writers discuss their support or skepticism of the new program. Read their contrasting opinions side by side. Click here to see the new attendance policy in its entirety....

Letter to Incoming Juniors

Letter to Incoming Juniors

Sam Berkun, Sports Editor

September 2, 2016

Dear Incoming Juniors, Junior year provides: newfound freedoms, new friends, respect, and...who really cares. What you really need to know is how to balance your social life (if applicable) and academics. “School comes before anything else”- said every parent ever. The cliché phrase is far ...

Why You Should Become A Summer Stag

Why You Should Become A Summer Stag

Gissel Campos, Editor in Chief

June 7, 2016

Summer is a time for sun, fun and relaxation - for some of us. For others, the warm weather just means extra time to study up for SATs, get summer reading done and prepare for the next school year. Regardless of your academic style, summer is a great time to work on expanding your resume and get a head...

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