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Opinion & Editorial

Exploring Nature Firsthand at Dawes Arboretum

(Courtesy/Heather D.) Over seventy Academy students visited the Dawes Arboretum on October 28 as part of a joint field trip for students in our Environmental Science or Environmental Writing courses. Dawes Arboretum, a nonprofit company, spans over 2,000 acres. At Dawes, dedicates itself to enriching lives through the conservation of trees, nature, and history.  Upon

Opinion & Editorial

Editorial: A Letter to Gen Z

(Flickr) Dear Gen Z, We’ve had a wake up call.  Until recently, we were the only living generation not exposed to imminent danger.  For the Silent Generation, it was the rise of fascism and the devastating consequences of World War II. For the Baby Boomers, it was the Cold War, Korea, Vietnam and the looming

Opinion & Editorial

The Little Things Are Getting too Big

The little things could all disappear overnight. (Created by Max W.) Dean of Students, Mr. Thompson started our year with the express goal of keeping “the little things little.” This meant returning to dress code, and even more importantly, it meant following Covid-19 safety protocols so we can stay at 100% capacity and keep our

A group of demonstrators on Holi in 2013 (Wikimedia Commons)
Opinion & Editorial

Holi 2021: Reflecting on the Pandemic’s Effects on Cultural Celebrations

Holi, a Hindu celebration marking the end of winter and the triumph of good over evil, is celebrated by close to a billion people every year. The holiday is commerated with colored powder that celebrators cover on the faces and clothes of friends, family, and strangers. This year the Holi celebration falls from March 28

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We Must Think Bigger Than Ourselves

I get it. We are sick and tired of this pandemic. “Six feet apart.” “Don’t get too close.” “Socially distance.”  We are social creatures who long for interaction and connection with others. Quarantining ourselves from others has been frustrating, especially when it seems like there is no end to this outbreak.  But as vaccines are

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Opinion & Editorial

When Women Empower Women

When Whitney Wolfe Herd created a female-focused dating app (Bumble)–which allows women to make the first move in an online relationship–her start-up became a global hit. At 31, Herd is both the youngest female CEO of a public US company and  a female self-made billionaire. Herd began working with online dating apps at Tinder, helping build