Do Past Actions Really Define Us?

Gigi Duncan ‘20

January 19, 2019

Filed under Opinion

As Founding Father Thomas Paine once said, a “real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection” [1]. With 2018 coming to a close, many people cannot help but reflect upon this year...

Cohen-cidence or Collusion?

Meredith Lou ‘20

January 19, 2019

Filed under Opinion

On November 29, President Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen, who once claimed that he would “take a bullet” for his client, pleaded guilty in a Manhattan courtroom to lying to Congress following an arranged ...

Block Scheduling: A Blessing or a Curse?

Dhristi Raval ‘20

January 19, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Recently, the idea of block scheduling has sparked a debate among Ridge students and teachers. Block scheduling is defined as a system for scheduling the typical middle or high school day by replacing a more traditional schedule of ...

Later Times for Extra Zzzs

Jaclyn Narleski ‘20

December 8, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Beep!  Beep! Beep!  Your alarm is blaring, invading the serene dream you were having of relaxing on a white-sanded beach.  You slam your hand across your phone; groaning, you turn over in your twisted sheets. How are you going...

The United States to leave the INF due to “Russian Violations”

Sungwon Chung ‘22

December 8, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Recently, President Trump has confirmed that the United States will pull out of the INF treaty. This statement comes after Russia allegedly violated the treaty, creating a nuclear rocket that defied the treaty’s terms. Since the...

Should Election Day be a National Holiday?

John Tondora ‘20

December 8, 2018

Filed under Opinion

As another fall season rolls around, so does the infamous first Tuesday in November: Election Day. For a select, few weeks out of the year, candidates and their policies dominate the minds of voters in the United States. From New ...

Standardized Tests: Helpful or Harmful

Samantha Liu

December 8, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Finally, things like the PSATs, last-minute cramming, and a whole lot of student tears draw to an end… only to be followed by another three months of preparation for about a dozen more generic acronyms for more tests that I ...

Do Androids Dream of Circuit Veins

Austin Hu ‘19

December 8, 2018

Filed under Opinion

*Initiate system: perfection*   It is with great pride that companies like IBM, Tesla, and Amazon, and Cogito advertise their products of progress: Artificial Intelligence (AI). “Alexa turn off those lights”. “De...

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