Is America’s “Meritocracy” Truly Meritorious?

Angelina Xu ’21

December 8, 2018

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “merit” as the qualities or actions that constitute the basis of one’s rewards [1].  Immigrants come to America with the prospect of the American Dream, in which all are given equal op...

Homelessness in the USA

Carys Law ‘21

April 9, 2018

Walking around the tranquil suburbs of Basking Ridge, you might not see people living on the streets, but outside of the idyllic town that we live in, thousands of people do not have a place to call home.  While we are conte...

Breaking the Fast

Angelina Xu ’21

April 9, 2018

Your mother probably has scolded you before for skipping breakfast, as it is the “most important meal of the day,” and she’s right!  The origin of the word breakfast comes from “breaking” the overnight “fast” by sup...

American Gymnasts Speak Out Against Abuse

Jaclyn Narleski ‘20

February 27, 2018

With the start of 2018, the movement against sexual misconduct continues to grow and spread in the public eye.  A glaring example of individuals taking the brave step forward and speaking out for this movement would be former a...

Hurricane Maria’s Monstrous Effect on Puerto Rico

Diya Kulkarni ‘20

February 27, 2018

More than 4 months have passed since Hurricane Maria swept through the Bahamas and continued north where the peak of the Hurricane left Puerto Rico in devastation. Hurricane Maria was one of the worst natural disasters that af...

A Decade After the 2008 Housing Crisis

Patrick Feng ‘20

February 27, 2018

For a new generation of students, much of the early 21st century is a distant history; perhaps a story written by an author with a knack for continuity and detail. The class of 2020 was the first for which 9/11 happened before...

Could We Be Facing The Sixth Mass Extinction?

Marina Chiafullo ‘20

February 27, 2018

Recently, Earth has faced one of the most striking crises imaginable. Biodiversity, or the general variety of life throughout the world, is declining at an alarming rate. Globally, the extinction of species has been rapidly in...

Dunkin’ Minus the Donuts

Dunkin’ Minus the Donuts

February 27, 2018

Bilingualism in the United States

Daphne Tang ‘19

January 20, 2018

As globalization increases, the ability to communicate in multiple languages is rewarded with more job opportunities and higher salaries. For the United States, a nation comprised of immigrants, a significant portion of the po...

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