Stress Culture

Alan Xu, Columnist

October 2, 2017

Filed under Opinion

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

Filed under Opinion

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

Filed under Opinion

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

Filed under Opinion

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

Filed under Opinion

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

Filed under Opinion

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

Filed under Opinion

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...

The future of the Hawks

Andrew Lingle, Columnist

February 2, 2017

Filed under Baseball, Opinion, Sports

The Atlanta Hawks have been a part of the NBA postseason for nine seasons now, second to only the San Antonio Spurs. Yet a sense of mediocrity permeates through the team and its fan base. The question is, should the Hawks tank...

Perfect Tens: The legacy of Artic Monkey’s debut album

Mason Wright, Columnist

February 2, 2017

Filed under Opinion

At the turn of the century, the Internet began to dominate culture, especially in regard to music. Bands could now distribute their songs instantly to their fans through websites like the forgotten Myspace. A group of teenagers...

How to deal with a political loss

Vicky Zhang, Guest Columnist

December 2, 2016

Filed under Opinion, The 2016 Election

Trump’s defeat of Hillary Clinton felt like a blow to my very foundation. I was not just shaken by the oversimplifying polls that claimed her victory, but had seemingly lost faith in the country. My drive to school on Wednesday...

“The Republic is Weeping”: Students react to election

Myles Hudson, Guest Writer

December 2, 2016

Filed under News, Opinion, The 2016 Election

The Republic is weeping. By the time polling centers closed on November 8th, 61.4 million Americans—47.8% of voters—had cast their ballots for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Virtually every poll put Secretary...

Ten bold predictions for the 2016-17 college basketball season

Will Spillman, Columnist

December 2, 2016

Filed under Basketball, Opinion, Sports

Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina, Indiana, Kansas, and UCLA are generally regarded as the “blue blood” programs, or college basketball royalty. If you take a look at the incoming freshman classes for these schools or the current...

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