Why you should care about James Damore

Charlie Benedict, Columnist

December 6, 2017

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In late July, former Google engineer James Damore circulated “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,” a contentious memo into an internal Google server, ­­­spurring left-wing fury over his alleged thought crimes. The ...

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, Columnist

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...

Stress Culture

Alan Xu, Columnist

October 2, 2017

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Each day as November 1st gets closer and closer, I hear more and more of the same things: “Where are you applying early?” “Which colleges have you visited?” “What’s your essay about?” “Where is so-and-so applying?...

Slave to Society

Ashley Ahn, Columnist

October 2, 2017

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On Aug. 21, we saw an eclipse. How could we forget? News stations, the Internet, and social media constantly reminded us to mark our calendars. School started 30 minutes earlier so students could attend a special assembly before...

Hidden hero: Eli Smith

Ella Bradford, Columnist

October 2, 2017

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by Ella Bradford         Every afternoon after lunch, I walk through that corridor snuggled in the back-left corner of the lunch room. I attempt to follow the ever-changing trash sorting instructions and slide my plate...

God, etc.

Andrew Zacks, Columnist

October 2, 2017

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Zoroaster, a Persian prophet, was the first man in heaven. Someone had to do it. One giant leap for mankind. To be the first prophet is to be the first to ride a bike, it’s novel, gunmetal and efficient, but once the people ...

Advice for Last-Minute Workers

Will Spillman, Columnist

October 2, 2017

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Summer is over, and school is back. Hopefully it has been an easy transition and you haven’t been taken off guard by the Westminster workload. But eventually, whether you’re a diligent worker or a chronic procrastinator, th...

Killing DACA to MAGA? Sounds like CACA

Drew Norman, Columnist

October 2, 2017

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The Deferred Action for Child Arrivals program, commonly known as DACA, allows illegal immigrants brought into the United States as children a chance to apply for a renewable two-year escape from deportation and makes them elig...

Stopping the stigma of mental illness starts with discussion

Vicky Zhang, Photography Editor

February 2, 2017

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Twenty-three years ago, a woman by the name of Kamala Dasinghani did something you and I would still consider unprecedented. Valedictorian of Dartmouth’s Class of 1994, she revealed that she suffered from an eating disorder...

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