Is Free Speech FUCT?

Jimmy Gao ‘20

February 16, 2019

Filed under Opinion

“Streetwear” clothing lines have slowly become both more mainstream and more fringe at the same time. While iconic brands like Supreme and Bape have slowly made their way into the public eye upon Generation Z’s torsos, othe...

NYU: Setting a Precedent for Future Medical Programs

Angelina Xu ’21

February 16, 2019

Filed under Opinion

At the White Coat Ceremony on August 16, 2018, incoming medical students to the NYU School of Medicine received not only their first white coat, affirming their role as caregivers, but also a major surprise: a tuition waiver [1]....

Should Puerto Rico Become the 51st State?

John Tondora ‘20

February 16, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Over 100 years ago, the island of Puerto Rico was acquired by the United States. Since then, the island has gone through five votes for statehood. Most recently, in the summer of 2018, 97 percent of voters in Puerto Rico cast t...

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 ...

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