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Dr. Strangelove Or: How I learned to Stop Worrying about the Future and Love the Present.

November 20, 2020

Stanley Kubrik’s Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, is a bad movie. It is one of my favorite movies, but I will be the first to say that Dr. Strangelove can be slow,...

Racial Education done Right-ish

November 18, 2020

While it may be difficult to look back to a time before Covid-19 and the most recent Black Lives Matter boom, let me take you back to the start of the year. Doctor Adolf Brown, yes Adolf, was coming to...

More Than a Scrunchie: VSCO girls and the History of Labels

March 16, 2020

On a recent, rainy, fall afternoon, my high school soccer team and I found ourselves down 4-0 to a county rival. And being taunted mercilessly by the opposing fans. Needless to say, I was not having a...

Vote.

March 1, 2020

Please, and I can’t stress this enough, vote. There are endless reasons to do so. I won’t list them all, because I have somewhere to be next week, but I think it’s important to educate ourselves...

Letter: Doctor Brown – The Other Side

Letter: Doctor Brown - The Other Side
February 14, 2020

Re: "Doctor Brown: Students React" I am writing today in response to the assembly that took place Thursday January 16th with the speaker Dr. Adolph Brown. I believe everyone is entitled to their own...

A Modern Nightmare

Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Suleimani meets with the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps in Tehran, Iran, on Sept. 18, 2016. Press Office of Iranian Supreme Leader/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
January 25, 2020

What a new year it has been. In less than a month, the United States has tangled in an Iranian crisis threatening the Middle East; not to mention the smoldering unrest that still remains in Venezuela,...

Opinion: On Thanksgiving

Opinion: On Thanksgiving
December 9, 2019

Weeks ago I sat in a classroom tracing turkeys. Red, Orange, Yellow, Brown, the pencils skated around my hand. And for what purpose? To create a gaudy and misshapen sketch bearing almost no resemblance...

Everyday Skills Should Be Taught in High School

Many students leave high school not knowing how to complete important tasks like taxes.
December 9, 2019

I am a strong believer in starting out young, whether that be when learning a language, playing an instrument, or developing essential life skills. Studies show that when these skills are ingrained in...

Opinion: No Firearms in Proposed Sporting Goods Store

742 North Hoosac Rd.
September 16, 2019

On this Thursday, September 19, there will be a hearing with the Zoning Board of Appeals, in part to determine whether Bill Preite will receive the special permit needed to open a fishing and hunting store...

The Need for Clarity

What is "integrity?"
June 8, 2019

You frequently hear that there’s a cheating problem at Mount Greylock, but does anyone truly know what constitutes cheating? Some may exclusively equate “cheating” with copying answers during an...

Opinion: Meatless Mondays

photo courtesy of Brendon O'Hagan, Time Magazine
May 4, 2019

I can already hear the groans. Not another preachy vegetarian to shame me for my choices of what I put into my body. Before you stop reading, though, give me a chance -- when I stopped eating meat in...

Opinion: Feminism – Start Embracing the Word

Opinion: Feminism - Start Embracing the Word
April 15, 2019

Feminism, as defined by Merriam Webster, is the theory of political, economic, and social equality of the sexes. A feminist, also as defined by Merriam Webster, is any one who believes in political, economic,...

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