Opinion: The freedom to be respectful

Elizabeth Thibaudeau, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017

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The United States of America, the land of opportunity. In America, you have the freedom to be educated, say what you want, and become what you want regardless of your gender, race, or religion. This is an amazing freedom that...

Opinion: I don’t know what IDK means!?!

Clair Peck, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017

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As a seventeen-year-old, I try to stay on top of the ever-changing world of teenage slang. However, it often feels like I need a translator to decipher a simple text from a friend. Contrary to popular belief, slang is not only...

Opinion: The ABCs of bad and good friends

Erica Pilotin, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017

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With homework, extracurriculars, and pressures from teachers and families, teenagers tend to look to their friends for help. But the friends that they turn to might not always be the best, and this could add even more stress to...

Opinion: More options and flexibility needed in course offerings

Alexandra Abraham, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017

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Why study calculus when you could study finances? Why study art when you are interested in pursuing engineering? Why study subjects you will not use in the future? School curriculums need to change, specifically in high school....

Opinion: Flip a switch to shine a light on malnutrition

Lucy Dustman, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017

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My family and I walked through a dark, musty hall into a classroom where we were welcomed by young boys and their teacher. The young monks wore orange tunics that covered their thin arms and legs. Their heads were shaved and shined...

Opinion: Not a state yet still our responsibility

Veronica Winham, Assistant Editor

November 9, 2017

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After a recent day-long power outage on Maui, it is hard to imagine going six to eight days without electricity. But on the island of Puerto Rico, people will be without power for the next six to eight months. It is hard to...

Opinion: Teens, drug abuse, and the importance of drug education

Kathryn James, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017

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One of the last texts I received from an incredible friend was a complaint about his absent father who had shown up at his home out of the blue. Shortly after the cops came to resolve the issue, Jay texted to let me know that...

Opinion: Rock fever: The downsides of living on Maui as a teenager

John Kirton, Staff Writer

April 12, 2017

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When I tell people outside of my immediate circle that I live in Hawaii, they are often fascinated. After a series of questions regarding my life on Maui such as: “So, you surf, right?” “Is it like the movie ‘Moana’?” “You’re...

Opinion: Let’s not jump to conclusions about Seabury Hall students

Alex Abraham, Staff Writer

April 12, 2017

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“You go to Seabury? That’s where all of the rich white kids go, right?” Almost anywhere I go that involves meeting new people from Maui, this question eventually pops up in the conversation. Hearing those words makes...