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How a Half-Day During the COVID-19 Pandemic Demonstrated that U.S. Public Schools Prioritizes Instruction Time Above All Else

Cat Faranda, Design Team January 28, 2021

Tuesday, January 26, 2021, was originally planned to be an in-person PSAT 10 Day for sophomores at Ossining High School, while all other students would have an asynchronous day of instruction. However,...

The 2021 Inauguration: A Pivotal Moment for American Democratic Systems and a Chance to Reflect on the Possibilities that Come with a New Administration

Aiden Fel, Staff Writer January 21, 2021

President-elect Joseph R. Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris were inaugurated as the 46th president and 49th vice president of the United States, respectively, on Wednesday, January 20th. This...

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Coronavirus and Opposition: The Government’s Approach to Groups that are Anti-vaxx

Benjamin Griffin, Staff Writer December 31, 2020

Introduction to Anti-Mask & Anti-Vaxx Factions: Religiously Fueled? As researchers around the world work to develop more coronavirus vaccines and with governments beginning to approve and distribute...

Climate Change-- The Culprit Behind New York's Strange Weather

Climate Change– The Culprit Behind New York’s Strange Weather

Shae Shandroff, Staff Writer December 29, 2020

After an unusually warm autumn, the north east finally had a good snowstorm. We had much-needed snow days which allowed us to go outside and play in the snow. At least, that's what I did. I intend...

COVID-19 Cases Are Rising. We Still Need to Have a Holiday Season.

COVID-19 Cases Are Rising. We Still Need to Have a Holiday Season.

Natalie Calman, Staff Writer December 2, 2020

Although the holiday season is often a time for families and friends to gather and reconnect, to stay safe this year, things have to look a little different. For most families around the world, the pandemic...

Latinos Aren’t One Big Voting Block. Here’s Why.

Shania Flores, Staff Writer December 2, 2020

When Joseph R. Biden Jr. was officially declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election, I screamed with joy. I was in the fifth grade when President Donald Trump was elected. As the daughter of...

The Electoral College, A Failing System

The Electoral College, A Failing System

Agya Fordjour, Staff Writer December 2, 2020

With the election now over and President-Elect Joe Biden the clear winner, a common question that resurfaces around election time has come up again: why do we use the electoral college system? A fair question....

Foreign Actors and the United States Presidential Election

Brenda Horan, Opinions Editor December 2, 2020

Despite the threat of foreign interference being a prevalent concern among homeland security officers and other political authorities that feared a repeat of the 2016 election, the 2020 Presidential Election...

The Violent White Supremacists Among Us— Why Domestic Terrorism is the Greatest Threat to Homeland Security

Brenda Horan, Opinions Editor November 9, 2020

The danger posed by violent white supremacist groups is the gravest and deadliest domestic terrorism threat facing the United States. Releasing its annual report on homeland threat assesment earlier this...

The Clock is Ticking on Climate Change, What are We Doing to Stop it?

Shae Shandroff, Staff Writer November 9, 2020

Over the past few years, understanding and action taken about climate change has grown dramatically, despite attempts to undermine science. Last September, millions of people, many of whom were kids,...

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