One Last Time: We’re Going to Teach Them How to Say Goodbye

Maddie King '16, Layout Editor

April 21, 2016

Filed under Columns

It’s difficult to imagine that, after four years of writing for The Devil’s Advocate, this is my goodbye. It’s a strange feeling, where there’s so much room for closure; yet I don’t feel ready to leave. For many of ...

One Last Time: A Reflection on “Hamilton” and Graduation

Avani Bhargava ‘16, Editor-in-Chief

April 21, 2016

Filed under Columns

It is a peaceful Wednesday evening at the library. While the sparsely populated haven of learning surrounds its inhabitants with restful tranquility, in my earbuds, Alexander Hamilton delivers a sizzling comeback in rap form to...

Tackling Tomes: Crime and Punishment

Jasmine Xie ‘16, Senior Columnist

February 22, 2016

Filed under Columns

Recreational reading is a luxury rarely afforded in the breakneck pace of our lives. The idea of burning through five hundred pages of Eragon in one night is as obsolete as the two-inch above the knee policy—both practices most cer...

Extra Crispy, or Just Right?

Lynne Bekdash ‘16, Senior Columnist

February 22, 2016

Filed under Columns

In seventh grade English class, we were each given a metaphorical sum of $100 and the metaphorical task of choosing traits for metaphorical designer babies. A list of ten generalized traits screamed up at us from the assignment...

The Adventures of UnnamedShortFriend: A Harrowing Tale of The College Admissions Journey

Lynne Bekdash '16, Senior Columnist

December 20, 2015

Filed under Columns

As mid-December nears, the specter of EA/ED admissions decisions nears with it. After we seniors have written essay upon essay about ourselves, our accomplishments, our inspirations, and our favorite schools, the drawn-out, torturous...

Jasmine Xie Invited You to Read Her Article

Jasmine Xie '16, Senior Columnist

December 20, 2015

Filed under Columns

  It was just another night of diligently chipping away at homework while having Facebook open in a side tab. It had been quiet for a while—which was fine, given that it was a Thursday night and I couldn’t afford too...

Social Media’s Ever-Expanding Influence

Lynne Bekdash '16, Senior Columnist

November 12, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In mid-September, a 14-year-old Texan boy by the name of Ahmed Mohamed watched the confiscation of his project as an alleged bomb and underwent suspension and interrogation by the police. Word of the incident went viral as...

Belieb Me, I’ve Changed

Jasmine Xie ‘16, Senior Columnist

November 12, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

There was an unspoken social rule among anyone who wasn’t a prepubescent girl prior to this year: one should, nay must, relentlessly hate Justin Bieber. And there was something for everyone to hate—from his rudeness during h...

Of Munchkins and Motherboards – Ridge’s New CompSci Club

Lynne Bekdash '16, Senior Columnist

September 29, 2015

Filed under Columns, School News

Everybody knows that new clubs are the best places to go for free breakfast. This is common knowledge among those Ridge students who are already in so many clubs that they can’t afford to join another, as well as those who simply...

Senior Realizes that He Only Has Twenty Three Club Officer Positions, Suffers Minor Anxiety Attack

Jasmine Xie '16, Senior Columnist

September 29, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

It was the Friday before the deadline for turning in Senior Packet Part B. Most seniors, though hyped for the Black-Out football game that night, scrambled to finish their finalized college lists and student resumes. Senior William...

Ridge High School News At Its Finest
Columns