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Opinion: Sports Can Wait for Now

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January 21, 2021

As many Friends Select students eagerly await their return to hybrid-learning in two weeks, some student-athletes have already come back to the school building for practice. Beginning this week, members...

You’re Used to Getting Grades– What if You Could Grade Your Teachers?

You're Used to Getting Grades-- What if You Could Grade Your Teachers?
January 15, 2021

We all know the nervous feeling of opening our report cards. Maybe there was a grade or incident that you know didn’t feel fair but will still have an effect on you and your grade. What if there was...

Opinion: Students Should Change Attitudes Around Annotations

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January 14, 2021

In Upper School English classes at Friends Select, even the slightest mention of required annotations generates exasperated moans from many students. The laborious task of meticulously underlining significant...

If You Are a Fitness Person, Try These Three Pieces of Equipment

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January 13, 2021

With the outbreak of COVID-19, almost all gyms were closed. Switching to a home workout routine isn’t easy, especially for those used to the gym’s motivating environment. So for those gym-rats (like...

Opinion: It’s Time for a National Popular Vote

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January 12, 2021

November 6th, 2012. Fourth-grade me sits cross-legged on the couch, blue and red crayons in hand. Each time electoral results from a new state flash across the television screen, I carefully color it...

Should House Democrats Impeach Trump Now or in 100 Days?

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January 12, 2021

Just nine days before Joseph R. Biden’s inauguration as President of the United States on January 20th, Democratic congressional leaders introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump....

When it Comes to Sports, ‘We’ is Better than ‘Me’

When it Comes to Sports, 'We' is Better than 'Me'
January 11, 2021

I had just stepped off the podium after receiving my third first place ribbon of the day. As a nine year old, I was swimming faster than girls one to two years older than I was and who seemed twice my...

Three Takeaways From the Storming of Capitol Hill

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January 8, 2021

On Wednesday, January 6th, a mob of Trump loyalists stormed the U.S. Capitol. The attack followed a rally during which the President continued to espouse false claims about voter fraud in the 2020 Presidential...

Riverdale Has Gone Downhill

Riverdale Has Gone Downhill
January 7, 2021

The show Riverdale had a really promising future with a nailbiter first season. However, as the show kept running, it was quickly soiled by outrageous plots and confusing character development. Deranged...

Keeping up with the Candidates: Celebrities in Politics

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January 6, 2021

The 2020 presidential election was a battle fought over the course of many months, with mail-in ballots giving the candidates time to sway voters one way or another. Leading up to the election, both candidates...

“New Phone, Who Dis”: The iPhone 12

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January 6, 2021

Since Apple released the new iPhone 12 series on October 23, 2020, many people might consider purchasing the newly revamped iPhone, but is it really worth it? The Apple website shows the starting price...

Two Opinions: Should Trump Be Pardoned?

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December 16, 2020

Yes: Margot Schneider After a term full of potentially criminal behavior and a monumental 2020 election loss, President Donald Trump stands in an interesting and unprecedented position. As the sitting...

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