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Opinion & Editorial

Trump’s Trance

Republican Senator Margaret Chase-Smith from Maine, 1943 (Wikimedia Commons).    Sixty-nine years ago, Senator Margaret Chase-Smith, a Republican, stood on the Senate Floor and delivered her “Declaration of Conscience,” in which she condemned her fellow party member, Senator Joseph McCarthy.    Months earlier, McCarthy had announced to the Ohio County Women’s Republican Club in Wheeling,

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Understanding the Border, Barrio 18, Brexit, and More: An Interview with Ambassador Charles Ford 

Ambassador Ford joins the US Navy and local government on a tour of dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (Wikimedia Commons).  US Ambassador Charles A. Ford is a native of Dayton, Ohio. From 2003-2005, he served as Vice President of the American Foreign Service Association, and from 1982-2009, he lived in Latin America and Europe.  He

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A&E

Maggie Rogers, Unapologetically Herself

Maggie Rogers enters to the pantheistic hymn, “Color Song.” (Charles Belford ’22/Media) Three years ago, Maggie Rogers was a second-semester senior at New York University, and she found herself in a creative slowdown with her lyrics, even contemplating the idea of becoming a music journalist instead of an artist. This weekend, she performed her first

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“Moments of Kindness are Everything”: An Interview with Dr. Pascal Losambe

Dean of students, Dr. Pascal Losambe. (Photo/Carolyn Vaziri’22 and Andrew Barren’22) The 2019-2020 school year has already welcomed many changes–from the construction of a new field house, the addition of a girls’ golf team, to the arrival of a new Director of Athletics in Mr. Jason Singleton. For our Upper School’s Dean of Students, change

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Opinion & Editorial

And in this Corner . . . Pete, the New Guy on the Street

Mayor Pete Buttigieg is the first openly gay presidential candidate. (Wikimedia Commons) It’s 2008, and Barack Obama is losing grip of his candidacy. He still clings to the unraveling rope that is his political future. Sermons of his former minister, Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., were publicized, revealing the minister’s resentful sentiments against whites. Wright said

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Aminah Robinson: A Bridge to the Past

Academy’s Morris Hall Gallery features works by Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson. (Andrew Barren’22/Media) Eric Dozier, an activist and singer-songwriter, visited our school last week in celebration of Black History Month, and he taught the community an important word: Sankofa, which was coined by King Adinkera of the Akans and translates to “Go back and get

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Opinion & Editorial

Is Partisanship a Necessary Evil?

Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell. Democratic Socialist, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. (Left/ Courtesy Gage Skidmore, Wikimedia Commons.Right/Courtesy Senate Democrats, Wikimedia Commons). Collage by Andrew Barren’22/Media) A truck driver ignores the clearance signs on his way to the Holland Tunnel, a passageway connecting New York and New Jersey. To no surprise, the truck’s wheels reel to a

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Imagining a Utopia for America’s Students: SDLC

Juniors, Eliana Jenkins, Shaan Arora, Alisha Mohsi, and sophomore Vaughn Armour (pictured) attend 2018  Student Diversity Leadership Conference with Dr. Broh and Mr. Losambe. (Andrew Barren’22/Media)   “Unapologetic love and acceptance . . . It is something words can’t capture,” says Dr. Broh, who has attended the Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) since her first year at Academy. The

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