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Why Should We Learn History?
Heather Qin '24 April 27, 2023

“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history,” George Orwell writes in his classic dystopian novel, 1984....

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Reflections on the New Cold War: America and China’s Lethal Waltz
Isabelle Qi '25 April 27, 2023

Before COVID-19, I was supposed to visit my relatives in China and their dog Nina. My brother and I had a plan to drink bubble tea all day long and gorge ourselves on Chinese...

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Art Credits to Susan Liu!

Art is modeled after  “The Rhodes Colossus” by Edward Linley Sambourne
Imperialism & Art Museums
Heather Qin '24 March 12, 2023

Although developed countries and textbooks often portray imperialism as a centuries-old ideal, its legacy continues to plague many of today’s institutions, from the way...

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Learning from Putin’s Personal War
Ben Cunningham '23 January 20, 2023

(Trigger warning: this article uses sarcasm to highlight the dangers of authoritarianism. We in no way condone Russia’s invasion of Ukraine).   The tale of Vladimir...

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Time to Get Physical with AP Physics 1!
AnnaBelle Hu '24 and Vivian Dong '24 May 14, 2023

I heard you were thinking about taking AP Physics 1. Well, you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to your very own survival guide for AP Physics...

Why You Should Write for STEM
Jade Lee '24 and Angie Yang '24 May 14, 2023

Before we even start, we must address a certain article that was published in our very own newspaper.  A few cycles ago, in fact, a few months...

New Flavor in the School Cafe: Mold!
Priyanjali Roychowdhury '24 April 27, 2023

I’m hardly someone who complains a lot, but I am writing this because I have finally reached my breaking point. I can’t find more excuses....

Speech and Debate: A Sport for the Strong-Minded
Mariam Khan '24 March 12, 2023

“In 6th place, in Lincoln-Douglas Debate, from New Jersey: Meera–” With a gasp, I sit up sharply in bed. I abruptly come to my senses,...

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