Defending John Steinbeck

Clay Lovell '19, Op-Ed Editor

March 29, 2019

It’s hard to give people things---I guess it’s harder to be given things, though. Seems silly, doesn’t it?” remarks Lee, a Chinese servant, in John Steinbeck’s multigenerational epic, East of Eden. Lee represents an outsi...

The Growing Democratic Party Field for 2020: Who Can Beat Trump?

Contributor: Daniel Anselmi '20

March 29, 2019

A record number of candidates have announced their candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination. From the Mayor of South Bend, Peter Buttigieg, to a Congresswoman from Hawaii, Tulsi Gabbard, folks from across the party...

How to Kick Bad Habits

Akhil Medarametla '20

March 29, 2019

As a junior, I’ve had time to develop as both a student and as a person. Along the way, I’ve picked up some good habits that are useful in everyday life, as well as a set of bad ones that I don’t need. Procrastination, for...

Post AP Biology, Anatomy & Physiology and Biotechnology

Ryan Cvelbar '19

March 29, 2019

As the third quarter comes to a close, the pressure of what courses to take next year is beginning to amp up. Our school has a wealth of courses to choose from, courses ranging from Mao and Modern China to Machine Learning. With...

Chad Holgoff: A Social Media Mystery

Nic Pujolas '20

March 29, 2019

Sitting at home on Sunday February 16th, I received a request notification from an Instagram user with the name chad_holgoff. Upon opening my phone, I did not recognize the name at all. While delving deeper into Instagram, I read his...

To Wall or Not to Wall: The Government Shutdown

Ali Gardezi '20

March 3, 2019

The United States government was partially shut down from December 21st, 2018 to January 25th, 2019. Over the course of these 35 days, government officials had been working without pay, uncertain of when the shutdown would en...

A Review of the It by Stephen King

Stefan Leonard '20

March 3, 2019

As only a young 9th grader, I was hesitant to pick up and begin reading the 1,000-paged novel It by Stephen King, which seemed more like a daunting task rather than a read for pleasure. Even though the book has been published ...

The Second Semester Slump

Neil Agarwal '20

March 3, 2019

Entering school for the first time after a long winter break, most US boys probably wished to get back into their pajamas and go back to spending their days in front of the television. Entering the hallowed halls of University...

A Standardized Solution for Standardized Testing

Nick Protasiewicz '19

March 3, 2019

No one likes standardized testing. Most of us would probably rather receive fifty parking violations from “the Dean” than spend hours on a Saturday morning cranking out multiple-guess questions. At the same time, however,...

Will the Real Drake Please Stand Up: A Review of Drake’s “Scorpion”

Jack Robey '19

March 3, 2019

2018 will be remembered as a turbulent year all around. In a similarly hit or miss year for the music industry, it is hard to pick just one loser of 2018. If there were to be a loser, it would be Drake with his new album Scorpion. After ta...

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