What is the American dream?

Ashley Ahn, Columnist

March 5, 2018

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On Feb. 12, 17-year-old Korean-American Chloe Kim won her first gold medal in the women’s snowboarding halfpipe event. With this win, Kim also became the youngest woman to ever win the women’s halfpipe event at the Winter Ol...

The war on capitalism: Why we should not support socialism

Will Wallace, Guest Columnist

March 5, 2018

Filed under Opinions, Politics

In recent years in the United States, capitalism has come under attack. The primary opposition or “solution” presented to capitalism is socialism. I am here to explain why socialism is not only impractical but utterly greed...

An argument for political moderates

Ella Bradford, Columnist

March 5, 2018

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When my sister returned home from college for a brief family dinner for my father’s birthday, she began to fill the conversation with expressions of great extremism. In an achingly cliche turn of events, she had left home a t...

Chic new fashion trends for dirty hipsters like myself

Andrew Zacks, Columnist

March 5, 2018

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I don’t take New Year’s resolutions lightly. Many people, those hacks, say they’re gonna go to the gym more, just to buy a membership at Planet Fitness for the Judgement Free Zone and go once before deciding any more will...

Why the repeal of net neutrality is a good thing

Charlie Benedict, Opinions Editor

January 26, 2018

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I do not care about net neutrality. I hope it gets overturned, and here’s why: How many hours do you think US citizens alone have given social media companies for free? Billions upon unperceivable billions. We capitulated to th...

The major letdown that is Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Andrew Zacks, Columnist

January 26, 2018

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You saw the movie. You’ve formed your own opinions. You know what you would have done differently had it been you with 450 million dollars and the weight of not just this world but an entire cinematic universe on your back....

The Time’s Up movement affects Westminster students

Drew Norman, Columnist

January 26, 2018

Filed under Opinions, Politics

Last Sunday, the Golden Globes were a sea of black. Everywhere you looked, black tuxes, black dresses, and black heels populated the red carpet, were being talked about on every news network, and were being written about on ever...

Harvard College and affirmative action

Ella Bradford, Columnist

January 26, 2018

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There were approximately one million things I considered during the college process. In the comfort of Mr. Frappier’s office, I was presented with a seemingly complete diagram of who I was to colleges. Grades, test scores, ...

Westminster prefers sports, not arts

Ashley Ahn, Columnist

December 1, 2017

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The Westminster community takes pride in the alleged “well-roundedness” of the student body. This can be evidenced through the girls’ and boys’ cross country state championships, and the spectacular shows of Les Misér...

More discussion is needed to unite a divided upper school

Alan Xu, Columnist

December 1, 2017

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My friend and I had an interesting conversation with Dean of Students Ralph Geeza on the afternoon of the Friday of homecoming week. Before Mr. Geeza showed up, the two of us were sitting outside of Robinson Hall discussing di...

Nintendo has reclaimed their throne

Graham Katz, Opinion Editor

December 1, 2017

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In 2012, Nintendo, videogame industry royalty, fell from its throne upon release of the Wii U home console. Selling only 13.56 million units over its lifetime, the console, an attempted upgrade of the highly successful Nintendo Wii,...

The Thrill of It All: what makes Sam Smith special

Drew Norman, Columnist

December 1, 2017

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It’s a well-known fact that Sam Smith has one of the best voices in the modern music landscape. Like his fellow English expat, Adele, he’s capable of stirring emotions—love and heartbreak, mainly, but also anger, indign...

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