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Opinion: The Eagles Should Not Bench Carson Wentz, at Least for Now

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November 27, 2020

Although fans and pundits have clamored for the benching of Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz in response to last Sunday's embarrassing 22-17 loss against the Cleveland Browns, head coach Doug Pederson...

2020 Falcon Pie Smackdown

2020 Falcon Pie Smackdown
November 25, 2020

Apple Pie: Annie Rupertus Apple is the obvious choice for the champion of pies. It’s a classic Thanksgiving staple that easily overshadows its lesser counterpart, the mushy-textured pumpkin...

Opinion: Live Music During Quarantine

Sean Bonnette of the band Andrew Jackson Jihad
November 15, 2020

I used to go to shows every couple of weeks. In fact, one of my favorite things about living in Philadelphia is that there are so many diverse places to experience our thriving live music scene. Back...

Opinion: The Controversial Cancel Culture

Opinion: The Controversial Cancel Culture
November 11, 2020

Cancel culture has swept the digital age of Gen Z. It seems as though every time I log onto Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, or other social media platforms, a new celebrity or content creator is getting “canceled.”...

Opinion: No Electoral College, No Popular Vote: Let Congress Elect the President

Opinion:  No Electoral College, No Popular Vote: Let Congress Elect the President
November 4, 2020

As the final tallies from Tuesday’s presidential election trickle in, it is likely that Democratic nominee Joseph R. Biden will win the national popular vote. However, the election is still considered...

Opinion: 9th Grade Students Should Have Building Leave

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October 26, 2020

This year, students do not have access to the dining hall. This is how I, along with many others, have purchased food for years, but now, 9th graders must bring in their own lunch each day. Giving 9th...

Opinion: Trump’s Tree Plan Debunked

Opinion: Trump’s Tree Plan Debunked
October 25, 2020

During Thursday night’s presidential debate, President Donald Trump responded to criticism of his inaction on climate change by pointing to the Trillion Trees Program, a WWF backed tree protection program....

Student Opinions on the Fishbowl

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October 23, 2020

Hayden Wiltshire ‘24 As a participant in Wednesday's Fishbowl, my thoughts on the activity are pretty conflicted. While I had fun participating, I’m unsure of the Fishbowl’s purpose and effectiveness....

Opinion – Counter Opinion: Should School be Cancelled on Election Day?

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October 20, 2020

Yes Margot Schneider '22 The presidential election on November 3rd will be a turning point for the United States. The stigma around this election is augmented by increasingly polarized and partisan...

Opinion: VP Debate Drenched in Misogyny

Opinion: VP Debate Drenched in Misogyny
October 12, 2020

While the first and only vice presidential debate between Kamala Harris and Mike Pence (featuring “the fly”) left us considerably less furious than the presidential debate on September 29, there were...

Fontaines D.C.’ s A Hero’s Death is a Listless Let Down

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October 7, 2020

The British Isles have been overtaken by post-punk music in the past few years. Bands like IDLES, Girl Band, and Heavy Lungs have found critical and commercial success by carrying the effects-laden mantle...

Two Opinions: Should Homework be Graded for Accuracy?

Two Opinions: Should Homework be Graded for Accuracy?
October 7, 2020

Why Graded Homework is Beneficial During iSelectLearning and Hybrid Learning by Margot Schneider '22 Teachers use homework as a resource to push students’ understanding of the material that is...

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