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Texas explosions leave community questioning perpetrator’s motives

Texas explosions leave community questioning perpetrator’s motives

March 21, 2018

By Audrey Bernstein '20   Five explosions have detonated in Texas since March 2. As of now, the explosions have  killed two and injured five others. The bombing suspect, identified as Mark Anthony Conditt early Wednesday morning, killed himself with an explosive device inside his car as police pursued him, a...

The 15:17 Paris Review: a truly dull tale of real-life derring-do

The 15:17 Paris Review: a truly dull tale of real-life derring-do

February 26, 2018

Jack Beck ’18 It’s not everyday that people trained for crisis situations happen to be at the scenes of emergencies the moment they occur. It’s also not every day that their stories make national headlines, much less international headlines, then become autobiographies and then major Hollywood...

How America has become numb to terrorism

How America has become numb to terrorism

November 22, 2017

By: Ellen Fair ’19 Has terrorism become so normalized that it is now okay to sit in the cafeteria and casually ask, “Did you hear about the car that trucked through eight people in New York?” It’s like our country is becoming numb to terrorism. We are becoming tired of fear because it is emot...

Teenage anxiety stems from more than just a bad grade or not enough likes

Teenage anxiety stems from more than just a bad grade or not enough likes

November 9, 2017

By: Kaela Dockray ’20 I am your everyday brand of adolescent anxiety, caused, in large part, by the competitive nature fostered in our community to be the most successful, well-rounded student. The need to reach our respective goals, which seems to be defined by so many as acceptance to a top uni...

Terror Strikes NYC: Eight dead, 12 injured

Terror Strikes NYC: Eight dead, 12 injured

November 1, 2017

Zach Strober '19 Eight people were killed and more than 12 were injured when driver Sayfullo Saipov drove a rented pickup truck down a busy bicycle path for about a mile in lower Manhattan. The incident occurred by the West Side Highway on Wednesday afternoon. After pulling off of the bike path, Sapiov crashed the truck into a school bus. He then exited the v...

London attacks raise question of predictability of terrorism

London attacks raise question of predictability of terrorism

March 26, 2017

By Izzy Ullman '17 While attempting to complete her homework on a flight to London on March 22, Lindsey Felner ’17 was left in shock when a CNN update about a terrorist attack popped up on her computer. The update unraveled the first of many, eventually revealing the terrorist attack that killed...

Homemade bomb explosion injures 29 in New York City

Homemade bomb explosion injures 29 in New York City

Margot Mather '17, Features Editor

September 18, 2016

Margot Mather '17, Features Editor An explosion from a homemade bomb left inside a dumpster went off in New York City last night at 8:30 p.m. on West 23rd Street, injuring 29 people. The impact of the bomb had people running for their lives in a smoke cloud, many sustaining injuries. None of whic...

50 dead and 53 injured in largest mass shooting in United States history

50 dead and 53 injured in largest mass shooting in United States history

Claire Dinshaw, Editor in Chief

June 13, 2016

Fifty people were killed and 53 injured in a shooting at the Pulse, an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early on June 12. The casualty count makes this the worst mass shooting in recent United States history “It was a tragedy,” Emma Glick ’17 said. “I have friends who go to that club, so ...

Teaching peace: The solution to conquering ISIS lies in Syria’s weak education system

Teaching peace: The solution to conquering ISIS lies in Syria’s weak education system

Channing Smith, Staff Writer

January 9, 2016

A well educated person will not turn to terrorism. It is simple fact and logic. When someone can express themselves thoroughly in heightened words or writing, there is no need to resort to unjustified, violent acts. People who turn to terrorism are those who have no jobs, no opportunity and no hope. Peo...

You all know about attacks in Paris, but how about Lebanon and Nigeria?

You all know about attacks in Paris, but how about Lebanon and Nigeria?

Andrew Vester, Web Opinions Editor

November 18, 2015

Loading Recent Terrorist Attacks // After taking that quick quiz, there are two patterns which should emerge. 1: The vast majority, if not all of you, know about the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, and 2: an overwhelming amount of you have no idea about terrorist attacks which occur in cou...

When is the Palestinian Spring?

When is the Palestinian Spring?

June 1, 2011

When President Obama delivered his Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, Middle Eastern political analysts criticized its naïveté. His solution to the problem that has been ongoing since the 1948 Palestinian exodus seemed obvious; return Israeli borders to their 1967 locations. But Obama failed to account...

The Burka Bares All

The Burka Bares All

January 9, 2010

Suzanne Kleine '11 Features Editor When Janine Atway ’10 got dressed, she decided to forgo her usual t-shirt and jeans. Instead, she threw on a burka: one of the most misunderstood items of clothing in our modern era. The burka is a dress most worn in the Middle East. It is famous for hiding th...

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