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Breaking My Silence

Breaking My Silence

Juliana Ferraro, Staff Writer

June 6, 2016

I had been quiet about my love life for as long as I had one. I’d never opened up to my family about it. Of course, even back when I liked guys, I always had those friends who knew who I was interested in, and they always made fun of me when he passed us in the hallway. I always wish I had been more...

Why School Starts Too Early

Why School Starts Too Early

Alex Lemekha, Staff Writer

May 26, 2016

At Stamford High, all students arrive to their classes bright and early at 7:25 a.m. It’s a common scene to see high schools across the nation start school before 8 a.m., but I believe that school starts too early in the morning. This issue isn’t just a student complaint. Yes, we dread having...

Facebook: The Ministry of Truth

Facebook: The Ministry of Truth

Matthew Denicola, Multimedia Editor

May 12, 2016

A recent article from Internet technology outlet, Gizmodo, claims that according to former Facebook workers, conservative news was allegedly routinely suppressed from the site’s “trending” news section. Some of the workers, also known as “news curators,” were allegedly censoring right-wing topi...

Why Political Correctness is Ruining America

Why Political Correctness is Ruining America

Michael Martin, Staff Writer

April 29, 2016

We live in an era where political correctness is the newest addition to America’s subconscious laws. In recent years, there has been much controversy over what people say and do regarding certain topics, and it has been growing immensely over the last year or so. People have become more sensitive to...

Why Random Drug Testing Isn’t the Way To Go

Why Random Drug Testing Isn’t the Way To Go

Ayla Guttman, Staff Writer

March 23, 2016

Since the Supreme Court ruled random testing programs constitutional in 2002, more than a thousand schools have implemented them. Randomly screening the urine of America's youth is a very invasive policy that fails to achieve its purpose. Graham Boyd, the Director Drug Law Reform Project, of the American...

Why Students are Entitled to More Than the Dreaded “Ramp”

Why Students are Entitled to More Than the Dreaded “Ramp”

Madison Johnson, Opinions Editor

March 9, 2016

Last week, the gym and seventh floor were used as testing sites for both the SAT and CAPT tests. Thus, the seventh floor was closed off and students were permitted to walk outside in order to avoid the seventh floor hallway. Those fleeting moments of freedom brought me back to freshman year, when we...

Donut Delight… or Stamford High School?

Donut Delight… or Stamford High School?

Bevy Rutledge, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016

Most high school students in Stamford have spent a good sum of their cash at Donut Delight or Dunkin Donuts. While these chains rake in all the cash, high schools are left with a lot of empty coffee cups and tardy passes. Schools have always been on the fence about possibly selling this trendy beverage, b...

Letter to the Editor by Kevin Barry, Social Studies Teacher

Letter to the Editor by Kevin Barry, Social Studies Teacher

Kevin Barry, Social Studies Teacher

February 23, 2016

I would like to thank the staff of The Round Table. Over the last two years, the school newspaper has won awards for accurate and balanced reporting of the arrest of three members of SHS faculty. In addition, many teachers and staff have praised the journalistic integrity of the paper. I would also like...

Why GPA Doesn’t Equal Intelligence

Why GPA Doesn’t Equal Intelligence

Amanda Lupinacci, Staff Writer

February 19, 2016

It seems that GPA is one of the most important numbers to high school students nationwide, yet it does not define how intelligent a person is. Students feel that they should base how smart they are compared to others by one meaningless number. While I agree that a person’s GPA can slightly define their...

FCIAC Discrepancies Must Be Addressed

FCIAC  Discrepancies Must Be Addressed

Nico Laveris, Staff Writer

January 26, 2016

Across the country, the FCIAC is known as one of the most successful leagues in almost every aspect, especially football. The FCIAC is considered a college football breeding machine with alumni such as NFL hall of famer Gary Cobb, former New York Giants quarterback Andy Robustelli, and more recently...

Why Nerds Need Cheerleaders Too

Why Nerds Need Cheerleaders Too

Mariel Barocas, Staff Writer

January 6, 2016

Why is it that students with athletic accomplishments have assemblies dedicated to them, morning announcements filled with their praise and countless articles in local newspapers concerning their most recent win, while the students who have achieved well-deserved goals in the academic field receive so...

Chipotle Alternatives

Chipotle Alternatives

Teddy Marantz, Sports Editor

January 4, 2016

In recent months, the popular Mexican food chain Chipotle Mexican Grille has been under serious fire due to its link to multiple E. coli outbreaks. These outbreaks have led to many allegations against Chipotle. As of now, the outbreaks continue to wreak havoc on Chipotle locations around the country. The...

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