Hunters are the Best Conservationists

Hunters are the Best Conservationists

Connor Fitzpatrick '21 You would think that if you wanted to be a conservationist the first thing to do would be to convert to veganism. Obviously, as a vegan you are part of the solution (not eating animals) and not part of the problem (people who eat animals). Then, once you’ve been binging on mung beans, seeds, and tofu, you can flog everyone you know with all the great things that come with not eating animals. You would immediately reap the psychological and social rewards of being vegan such as gaining the confidence that you are saving the world and…
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Modern Day Propaganda

Modern Day Propaganda

Karina Carlos '21 We are living in a time where technology and the Internet rule our lives, and with this comes a new age of media. It is now much easier to reach information, it is simply one click away. Every social media platform allows easy access to news outlets and any type of information. This means that almost all news and media we absorb comes with some sort of bias. This has always been the case, even with newspapers and other forms of media in the past. Humans are inherently biased, which causes a person to question how trustworthy…
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Representation Matters

Anisha Menath '21 As the New Year begins, nominations of different awards are released to the public and award ceremonies are held. This is meant to celebrate the work of Hollywood and be a time to reflect on the progress that it has made. Unfortunately, this year, taking into account the Golden Globe nominations and awards as well as the Oscar nominations, Hollywood has made no progress in including women and people of color in the awards. According to “Time” Magazine, in 2019 10.6% of the top grossing movies of the year were made by women. Although this is a…
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Tackling Climate Change

Mira Ravi '22 During Christmas break, my friend Bella Summe ‘22 was in Australia, and on the last day of her vacation, she and her family were not able to go outside for more than an hour at a time because it was so smoky there. According to the New York Times, the recent Australian fires have consumed over 15 million acres of land, killed an estimated 50 percent of the koala population and 800 million animals in just New South Wales, and emitted around 400 million tons of carbon. Given the current climate crisis, this is terrible news. Last…
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Sexism: The Silent Monster

Dominique Lanfear '23 Madmen is a show that takes place during the 1960’s, revolving around the competitive business life of a tobacco advertising executive. The show more specifically highlights the overt sexism that takes place within the workplace, as well as the dangers of toxic masculinity. The main character cheats on his wife with two other women on multiple occasions, and his male colleagues pressure their secretaries to sleep with them. Women are incessantly reminded to “dress for the men” and change who they are solely for men’s pleasure. Unfortunately, sixty years later, not much has changed. After seeing just…
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Go Rogue

Connor Fitzpatrick '21 There have been a lot of changes on campus since we were last together. We have a new mall that could pass for the Champs-Elysées, and an amazing new building—Campbell. Campbell has enormous new rooms for everything from ceramics to dance and band to Creative Inquiry, where you can make a chiminea, construct a pizza oven, or a video, or just make new friends. It even has an empty space big enough for an Australian rules rugby match, that can be used for anything in our wild and unpredictable future. If these fabulous additions don’t inspire you,…
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Gun Control and Youth Education

Anika Goyal '23 On August 3rd a Texas gunman killed 7 people and left at least 25 injured, after what started as a routine traffic stop. One of the lives lost was a 15-year-old, a high schooler just like us. A 9-year-old and a 17-month-old were also among the injured. No matter what our political beliefs are, we all have a responsibility to educate ourselves on how to make sure our communities are as safe as they can be. As students, it is our responsibility to understand how gun violence affects us. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC),…
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SHP’s Neglected Sports

Patrick Carlson '21 SHP is a school known for its dynamic, wide range of programs that support the creative and athletic interests of students. However, there are a few sports that are not an option for students to participate in. A few examples of sports that should be available at SHP are badminton, wrestling, hockey, and softball. These three sports are both popular and available at other high schools in the Bay Area. Although it is not popular for general viewing purposes, badminton is a sport available at most public schools and pretty commonly played by enough students to support…
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The Abandonment of the Kurds

Oliver Pelham Burn '20 On October 6th, 2019, the White House announced that all US troops stationed in northern Syria would be withdrawn, effective immediately, in order to make way for a “long-planned (Turkish) operation” into the area. Members of the Senate and House of Representatives, from both sides of the political spectrum, quickly rushed to condemn this decision with the House of Representatives voting 354-60 for a resolution condemning the President’s new Syria policy. Even Senator Mitch McConnell (R - Kentucky), a staunch Trump supporter, described the move as a “grave strategic mistake” that will “leave the American people…
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Harvard Racial Bias

Anisha Menath '21 Diversity has been a struggle for many private schools, and this is particularly relevant at the college level. Private schools have no regulations on who they can or cannot admit. Most of the time, private schools try to fill quotas. But, they also are looking for people who will benefit from their institution. Many colleges consider race in the process of admission because of affirmative action, diversity, and the need to fill internal quotas. Although most colleges agree that diversity is a good concept to incorporate into their schools, they are unsure of a way to do…
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