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I scream, you scream, we all scream for SnowCream (and bubble tea)

I scream, you scream, we all scream for SnowCream (and bubble tea)

Rina Torchinsky, Features Editor
November 28, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Style

When I walked into Snowbots Bubble Tea and SnowCream in Rockville, Md., I was immediately greeted with the subtle scent of tropical spices and the sight of a colorful robot-filled mural on my left. Snowbots is located just nine minutes up Rockville Pike from the Upper School. Even though the drive i...

What to do with Thanksgiving

What to do with Thanksgiving

Yonatan Greenberg, Former Managing Editor, Copy
November 24, 2016
Filed under Guest Column, Opinion, Showcase

As Thanksgiving approached and I began to reflect on the things I am grateful for, I found myself thinking about this past summer that I spent volunteering for the Torture Abolition and Survivor Support Coalition (TASSC). TASSC is an organization that provides invaluable support to torture survivors in...

Real-time reactions to the third presidential debate

Real-time reactions to the third presidential debate

Ilan Cohen and Sara Sporkin
October 20, 2016
Filed under In-Depth, Opinion, Showcase

Reporters Sara Sporkin and Ilan Cohen share their real-time reactions to the third presidential debate. Ilan Pre-Debate: I’m wondering if there is going to be a handshake tonight. I’m assuming not. Sara Pre-debate: According to a CNN update on my phone, “Clinton will try to stay out of the mud....

Real-time reactions to the second presidential debate

Real-time reactions to the second presidential debate

Isaac Silber and Jared Bauman, News Editor and Guest Columnist
October 11, 2016
Filed under In-Depth, In-Depth, Opinion, Showcase

Two of the many students who tuned into Sunday night’s presidential debate, guest columnist Jared Bauman and news editor Isaac Silber, share their real-time reactions. Jared Pre-debate: Rumor has it first question will go to Hillary, and it will be about Trump’s leaked comments. I despise...

Should teachers be allowed to talk about politics in school?

Should teachers be allowed to talk about politics in school?

Gabe Krantz and Izzy Friedland, Opinion Editor and Features Editor
October 10, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Below are two responses on teachers sharing their political opinions in school. Opinion Editor Gabe Krantz believes that teachers should not mention their political beliefs. His opinion is located on the top of the page. Features Editor Izzy Friedland argues that teachers should feel free to share...

Take the road less traveled: Combat political polarization

Take the road less traveled: Combat political polarization

Editorial Staff
October 10, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

You know that it’s Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton. This election, however, is about more than just the candidates’ names. It is about education, healthcare, the economy and many other issues that are troubling our country. As students, many of whom will be voting in the coming years, it is our res...

A day in the life of math teacher Andrew Goldman

A day in the life of math teacher Andrew Goldman

Andrew Goldman, Guest Columnist
October 10, 2016
Filed under Features, Guest Column

6:05 a.m. Alarm goes off. 6:06 a.m. Backup alarm goes off. Acknowledge, once again, that one of my resolutions this year was not to use the snooze button. Tomorrow, maybe. Put on some “Discover Weekly” and slump out of bed. 6:40 a.m. Tie or bowtie? Blue laces or black? Trick question — always...

Athletes kneel as a way to stand tall

Athletes kneel as a way to stand tall

Daniel Baumstein, Guest Columnist
October 10, 2016
Filed under Guest Column, Opinion

As Americans, we take great pride in our country and have many ceremonies to show our patriotism. We get easily offended if anyone questions America’s greatness, but sometimes questioning and even protesting is necessary to progress as a country. Such is the case with the relatively new practice of a...

Calling all pinball wizards

Calling all pinball wizards

Miriam Minsk, Editor-in-Chief
August 30, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Style

Since VÜK’s May opening in Bethesda, Md., authentic New Yorkstyle pizza and pinball are only a short drive away from the Upper School campus. VÜK is located on St. Elmo Avenue, in the slightly older part of Bethesda. It’s a small restaurant, seating 64 people, and is filled with bright neon sign...

A lion’s travels: Expanding horizons

A lion’s travels: Expanding horizons

Ben Shrock, Editorial Cartoonist
August 30, 2016
Filed under Opinion

This summer, I went to Costa Rica on a three-week community service trip through a company called West Coast Connections. I hadn’t gone on any sort of teen tour or a trip like that before, and I was really excited to have the opportunity to do something new. The experiences exceeded my expectations....

Seven grades, one building, still united

Seven grades, one building, still united

Editorial Staff
August 30, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Whether it be sharing teachers, classrooms or a cafeteria, we have never felt a large separation between the middle school and high school until this year, and despite new changes this year, there is no reason to let this separation increase. This year, the high school and middle school are essential...

Learning on the job

Learning on the job

Shira Godin, Reporter
August 30, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Summer hasn’t been my favorite season for a long time. I’ve always associated it with hot weather, bugs, my friends leaving for summer camp and the stress of not knowing what to do with two months of freedom from school. After realizing sleepaway camp was not for me, my summers usually consisted of ...