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High School Anxiety

Faith Tyburski, Editor

June 5, 2020

Everyone struggles in highschool and faces anxieties.  Almost everyone experiences anxiety that is not necessarily always extreme, but can still be troubling. In fact, anxiety can be quite common in high school. There is an unprecedented amount of stress put on high school students today than in the past. Y...

Try to think of the Good!

Faith Tyburski, Editor

June 5, 2020

Seven AM. The same time as the day before. They say to keep a schedule, so I do, as best I can. It feels like Groundhog Day, the same as yesterday: brush my teeth, have breakfast, do school work. Maybe I will go outside and sit in the sun, or maybe bake something. I have cleaned my room and most of the ho...

sabelle and Doomguy: The friendship that should not have been. 

Sebastian Rosa

June 5, 2020

As we approach week 726 of quarantine on our little island in the Atlantic, it feels like we should look back and reflect on how our self-imposed isolation has affected us and the greater world. Many unfortunate things have occured due to our current situation, of course, but like in every time of misfo...

Are New Year’s Resolutions Even a Big Trend Nowadays?

Are New Year’s Resolutions Even a Big Trend Nowadays?

Ashar Farooq, Managing Editor

January 31, 2018

New Year’s 2018 has come and gone, and the air is filled with hope — specifically the hopes of those who wish to finally achieve their long-standing goals of improving themselves, to shed those last few pounds or get their acts together in school. This time of year often brings promises of change...

Editors on the Issues: Midterms

Editors on the Issues: Midterms

Rachel Vaughan, Joseph VanGostein, Meghan Italo, Ashar Farooq, Josh Joseph, and Kayla Sakayan

January 26, 2018

This week, Whitman students will sit for the inaugural administration of midterms. The ambiguity and suddenness of these exams have proven to be controversial among students and teachers. To fairly preface this editorial, two formal  communications were sent out to parents within the first two quarters o...

The “Thirteen Reasons Why” Controversy

The “Thirteen Reasons Why” Controversy

Kayla Sakayan/Natalie Ugenti, Opinion Writers

May 18, 2017

The new Netflix series “Thirteen Reasons Why” has brought up the need for discussion in the teenage and adult communities. If you are one of the many who have watched this empowering, yet controversial hit show, you are aware of the strong emotional impact of the show’s content. By addressing multiple...

Why Being Deep Is Hard

Why Being Deep Is Hard

Sean Duclay, Contributing Writer

May 2, 2017

Since the very first communities have been established by humans, societies have formed their own ideologies and culture. From the social pyramid of Egypt, the Indian caste system, and the hierarchical social classes of Rome, to the modern day social classes in the United States, societies have been for...

The Truth About Common Core

The Truth About Common Core

Kayla Sakayan/Natalie Ugenti

May 2, 2017

The topic of Common Core standards has been a prominent issue in schools all across America since it was introduced. Many students, no matter how young they may be, have had to use this approach to solving mathematics and reading comprehension questions. With such rigid standards being implemented int...

La La Land vs. Moonlight: Another Award Show Mixup

La La Land vs. Moonlight: Another Award Show Mixup

Rebecca LaManna, Opinion Editor

May 2, 2017

After the countless racist accusations directed at the 2016 Oscars, this year’s annual awards night was certainly a hot topic. Many movies that showcased people of color, as well as the actors and actresses who starred in them, were nominated numerous times at the 2017 Oscars. Some of the movies showcasing...

Social Media: Friend or Faux?

Social Media: Friend or Faux?

Kayla Sakayan and Natalie Ugenti

February 11, 2017

Wikipedia defines social media as “Computer-mediated technologies that allow the creating and sharing of information, ideas, career interests and other forms of expression via virtual communities and networks.” It has become a worldwide phenomenon, with many different platforms existing to fulfill...

Are Art and Music Unappreciated at Walt Whitman?

Are Art and Music Unappreciated at Walt Whitman?

Jasmine Haug, Opinion Writer

January 7, 2017

Do high schools offer enough support for art and music? Everyone at school has his or her own niche and talent, whether it be in music, drawing, athletics or theater. However, there is debate over whether or not the arts and the athletic programs receive equal amounts of funding and representation in the district.

Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump

(http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/24/politics/hillary-clinton-donald-trump-cnn-poll-2016-election/)

Kayla Sakayan and Natalie Ugenti

January 7, 2017

The 2016 presidential election has definitely been one to remember. Supporters of either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump have been unable to fully comprehend the results of this election. Opposing views, especially moral ones, have driven the controversy behind it all, creating even more tension in an already politically divided nation. With all the accusations made this year, some voters were overwhelmed and did not know who they could trust to be the next president, others were extremely supportive of their parties. These two forces clashed this election year, causing a major struggle in the fight for the White House.

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