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One Student’s Gap Year Plans

One Student’s Gap Year Plans

While many high school seniors are waiting to see where they will spend next year as a college freshman, a handful are planning to take a different route: a year abroad. One of those students is Cooper, a senior at Catlin Gabel, who plans on traveling with Christopher Reimann ’13 and Jack Schrott, a senior […]

Syrian Government Hits Rebel-Held Areas in Aleppo

Syrian Government Hits Rebel-Held Areas in Aleppo

The Syrian government used makeshift bombs on Sunday to hit areas held by rebels in Syria’s largest city, Aleppo. At least three dozen were killed with antigovernment activists saying the majority were women and children. Although the Syrian government is in control of Syria’s capital, they have not been able to take control of rebel-held […]

49 Dead in Egypt on Revolution’s Anniversary

49 Dead in Egypt on Revolution’s Anniversary

In Egypt on Saturday, at least 49 people died during clashes between anti-government supporters and security forces, on the third anniversary of the country’s Jan. 25, 2011 uprising. Most of the violence took place in Egypt’s capital, Cairo. Of the more than 1000 arrests made, at least 430 were made in the city. At least […]

Super Bowl Matchups Set

Super Bowl Matchups Set

This past Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks defeated the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, to win the NFC championship. Meanwhile in Denver, the Denver Broncos defeated the New England Patriots, claiming the AFC championship. By virtue of their respective wins, the Seahawks and Broncos will meet in the Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium […]

Iran’s Invitation to Syrian Peace Talks Withdrawn

Iran’s Invitation to Syrian Peace Talks Withdrawn

The UN has taken back an invitation to Iran to attend the Syrian peace conference, set to begin on Wednesday, after strong pressure from the United States and other countries. As Iran is one of Syria’s regimes allies, the US and the Western-backed Syrian opposition for the event frowned upon the idea of Iran participating. […]

Where Are All the Women in Comics?

Where Are All the Women in Comics?

Earlier this month, Marvel announced four new series with female leads: “Elektra,” “Ms. Marvel,” “Black Widow,” and “She Hulk.” In an industry that has long been seen as unfriendly towards women because of over-sexualized female characters, this new move has been largely celebrated by the comic book community. Ted Walker, of Independent.com, described “Ms. Marvel”: […]

Balancing School and a Job

Balancing School and a Job

The unemployment rate has gone down for youth in the United States and was at 3.8 million people in July 2013, compared to 4 million a year ago. Summer overwhelmingly dominates when it comes to the highest percentage of teenagers in the workforce. This past year, from April to July, the entire age 16-24 workforce […]

Solitary Confinement Slowly Being Abolished in Schools

Solitary Confinement Slowly Being Abolished in Schools

Across the country, children continue to be placed in seclusion cells during school in order to better control them. The worst seclusion cells can be windowless, locked, and padded. Time spent in these rooms or being restrained by a teacher has led to suicides, head banging and breathing problems for students. ‪Up until September 2013, […]

The Michael Jordan Effect

The Michael Jordan Effect

Michael Jordan is widely considered the greatest basketball player ever in the world of hoops. His six NBA championships, numerous league awards, and billion-dollar clothing company have made Jordan arguably the most well-known athlete in the history of sports. He inspired a generation of aspiring NBA stars to follow in his footsteps and changed the […]

The Five Most Controversial Rap Albums

The Five Most Controversial Rap Albums

No genre of music has been subject to more scrutiny and controversy in the past few decades than rap. The five most controversial rap albums are criticized for their violent narration, touchy topics that they choose to discuss, and their extremely bold claims. The following five albums are among the ones that have raised the […]

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