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Being “Pretty”: Media’s Image of the Perfect Woman

Being “Pretty”: Media’s Image of the Perfect Woman

Hope Kahn
January 5, 2017
Filed under Features, In Depth, Showcase

We've all done it: based our worth on what other people think of us. Both guys and girls have standards, but for girls, those standards are projected heavily and are particularly harsh and unrealistic. Girls feel pressured to look the part of society's ideal image which can lead to feeling negative about...

Culture Shock: A Student’s Guide to Busan, South Korea

Culture Shock: A Student’s Guide to Busan, South Korea

Anjali DasSarma, Editor-in-Chief
December 22, 2016
Filed under Features, In Depth, Opinion, Showcase

During a nearly two week visit to Busan, South Korea (the second largest city on the southern coast of South Korea), I was able to take part in many of the activities of native youth. The culture shock I encountered was not only just in the time difference (14 hours) and the food (I tried sundae, which is t...

In CDC Study, Rate of ADHD Diagnoses Skyrocket Among High School Students

In CDC Study, Rate of ADHD Diagnoses Skyrocket Among High School Students

Dylan Reynolds
June 13, 2013
Filed under In Depth

2.1 million teenagers in the United States are diagnosed with ADHD, a 40 percent increase since 2002, says a recent study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However the drastic rise in the diagnosis has spurred a debate over the legitimacy of these numbers. “ADHD is a serio...

Students Facing Rejection Find Comfort in Numbers

Students Facing Rejection Find Comfort in Numbers

Christina Kochanski
May 23, 2013
Filed under In Depth

Senior Lauren Marshall was turned down by her dream college, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Upon receiving the decision in mid-March, her immediate reaction was surprise and disappointment. Marshall’s experience is not unique among high school seniors. After months of anticipation, ...

New Policies Reflect Growing Concern for School Safety

New Policies Reflect Growing Concern for School Safety

Sarah Orzach
January 24, 2013
Filed under In Depth

This year the administration has introduced and reinforced a series of safety procedures designed to secure student safety in the building. A new security system, an increased number of teachers stationed in the hallway, and a ban on entering the school through the side doors are just a few o...

Rising Students Struggle Adjusting to Rigor of Upper Level Classes

Syra Kayani
January 24, 2013
Filed under In Depth

Junior Samantha Schlictman is one for a challenge. After her sophomore year, she jumped from on-grade level English 10 to Honors English 11. In making this jump she hoped to challenge herself, even if it meant getting a lower grade. But Honors English has turned out, according to Samantha, to be “way...

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