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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Ellen’s Privileged Position

Ellen’s Privileged Position

Karina Carlos' 21 Last week, Ellen Degeneres and George Bush were seen laughing on the sidelines of a Cowboys game. Ellen was immediately criticized by the public; people were confused about how an advocate for LGBT+ rights could sit and laugh with a president who supported anti-LGBT+ legislation. S he defended her actions, saying that she believes that she should be able to be friends with anyone, regardless of their political beliefs or values in general. She also added on saying that she believes in treating everyone with kindness. While I believe Ellen has good intentions, the issue is a…
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The Demise of SHP

The Demise of SHP

Isabella Jordan '20 Throughout my time at SHP, the school has changed significantly. The campus physically changed with the addition of Campbell and the renovation of McGanney, which have made our campus even more impressive and attending SHP even more of a privilege. Yet, the culture and traditions seemed to have changed as well. And not for the better.  When I was in middle school, going to watch the high school homecoming game was one of the most exciting days of the school year. There would be massive floats with bright backgrounds, vivid detail, and onstage actors. One year, the…
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Reflecting on the SAT

Tiffany Sanchez '21 It’s that time of the year juniors. Yes, time to be forced to split up the little time we have in our day, not just between our academics and extracurriculars, but also with college preparation. It is fair to say that we are all at different places when it comes to how much we have studied or been tutored for the SAT. Some of us may have started as early as summer, some may have barely begun, and others might have not even touched an SAT book. No matter our situation, have we ever stopped and wondered…
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