Biden Needs to Reverse Deforestation and Protect US Forests

by Apurva Mahajan ’22 Late October of this year, the Trump administration removed environmental protections from more than  9.3 million acres of land across the United States. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) adopted a rule to leave out the Tongass National Forest in Juneau, Alaska from the Roadless Area Conservation Rule. This rule has protected the Tongass from timber … Read More

The Wonderful Abundance of Unhealthy Christmas Snacks

by Selene Ashewood ’22 Each winter season grocery stores, across America specifically, add extra chemicals and some ornaments to their formulas to sell something Christmas related … and I love it. I have distinct opinions about this year’s roll out, and I’m attempting to be objective. But we’re excluding peppermint things from this review, because everyone knows what that tastes … Read More

Just Because Biden Won Doesn’t Mean It’s Over

by Dylan Friedman ’21 Biden has won the election, and Trump’s blatant attempts at a coup are failing miserably. Of course, the Senate is still up in the air, and if it doesn’t go blue, Republicans will do everything in their power to obstruct the Biden administration, just as they did during eight years of the Obama presidency. Republicans will … Read More

Think Big, Buy Small

by Lexi Kimmel ‘21 With the holiday season rapidly approaching, it is that time of year when everyone tries to find the perfect gift for their friends, family, and loved ones. My shopping every year has consisted of going onto Amazon, taking a trip to Target, or browsing Walmart’s website. Until now I have never cared about where or who … Read More

Dress for Success

by Devon Goldstein ‘21 Online school can be a constant struggle; however, I have found a way to maintain some normality in these strange times. If everything was normal and Covid-19 never existed, I would be waking up every morning and getting dressed and ready for the school day ahead. In this time with Covid-19, I have certain actions I … Read More

Young Progressives Need To Keep Fighting for the Future

by Sydney Wiser ’23 We all saw the videos of victorious voters dancing in the streets following the announcement by the major networks that Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States. Many of us young progressives and activists rejoiced at the beginning of the end of the Donald Trump presidency, but remain only cautiously hopeful about … Read More

Hogan is No Hero

by Tori Newby ‘22 Unusual for a Republican governor in a largely Democratic state, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has received widespread bipartisan support throughout his past six years in office, including for his actions regarding the coronavirus pandemic. As of mid-October, Hogan’s approval rating for his response to the pandemic was 82 percent, according to the Baltimore Sun, most likely … Read More

Women’s Choice at Stake with Barrett Confirmation

by Brenna Henderson ‘21 When deciding on a nomination for the Supreme Court to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President Trump stated that he was looking for someone who would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, a 1973 decision that legalized a women’s right to choose to have an abortion. He selected Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a 48-year-old conservative woman. Barrett … Read More

Seriously, Today I’ll Finish My Essays

by Taylor Wallace ’21 It’s a Saturday afternoon and once again I’m staring at my computer screen trying to finish my Common App essay that is due in less than two weeks. The words in front of me are a jumbled mess of phrases and ideas that seem to be determined to not connect. I’ve had a topic for months … Read More

What ‘The Social Dilemma’ Tells Us and Why We Need To Listen

by Seth Kauffman ‘21 It’s no secret that social media can be addictive and sometimes a little unnerving. Big social networking sites have an uncanny ability to present their users with specifically tailored content as if they are anticipating the user’s next click. But the problem runs deeper than this.  “The Social Dilemma,” which aired on Netflix on September 9, … Read More