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Toni Morrison, a Nobel Prize-winning author.

Mercy in Adversity: Toni Morrison’s Timeless Message of Compassion

Amelia Bowman, Editor-in-Chief December 1, 2023
In Toni Morrison’s 196-page masterpiece, she invites readers to recognize the subtle acts of humanity that persist in the face of cruelty. She leaves the reader with morsels of hope. Maybe not hope for the characters themselves, but hope for humanity.
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Album Review: Stick Season by Noah Kahan

Album Review: Stick Season by Noah Kahan

Cole Thompson, Multimedia Journalist November 30, 2023
"Stick Season" follows Noah’s experiences of life, which he takes a very mountain-town spin on.
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The Schools Core Values appear on the wall nearby Dean of Students Paul Murrays office.

Editorial: A Call for Core Values

Gator Editorial Board (2023-2024) November 20, 2023
At a time when our School's core values should be guiding every action, recent troubling incidents of theft and a lack of respect suggest a disconnect. 
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Hadley Reardon 28 dribbles past a defender.

Op-Ed: Mandating Sports in School is Essential

Hadley Reardon, Journalist November 17, 2023
Should schools mandate that every student participate in sports, even those who don’t want to?
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Old key in a keyhole

Book Review: A Secret History

Polly Zimmerman, Journalist November 14, 2023
"A Secret History" by Donna Tartt will immerse you in a gripping tale of murder, money, and the dark secrets of a group of young adults, leaving you questioning the boundaries of truth and loyalty.
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Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

The Swiftie Effect Dominates the NFL

Hadley Reardon, Journalist November 14, 2023
World-famous singer Taylor Swift has made Travis Kelce a household name and the NFL is riding the wave.
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Photo illustration of a teacher and students attempting to comprehend the current state of Israel.

Israel-Hamas War: School Calls for Compassion

Amelia Bowman, Editor-in-Chief October 30, 2023
As fears and tensions rise around the Israel-Hamas War, adults and students alike are highlighting the importance of accountable online news sourcing, informative discussions, and showing support for community members. 
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Caleb Meranus takes a portrait of himself in front of the School.

Op-Ed: Why Film Remains Relevant in the Digital Age

Caleb Meranus, Senior Journalist October 26, 2023
With photographic film, you are forced to remember a moment with just one picture. It's beautiful.
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The MBTA passes through the campus of Northeastern University.

More Wait, Less Punctuality

Rachael Rosenberg, Journalist October 13, 2023
Renewed delays on the new Green Line extension are again causing late arrival times.
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Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson speaks to reporters before the MLBPAAs 2016 Legends for Youth Dinner.

Baseball Legend Brooks Robinson Passes Away at 86

Gabe Cohen, Journalist October 10, 2023
Robinson will forever be remembered as an extraordinary third baseman and a pioneer in the game of baseball, but more importantly as a down-to-earth individual who gave so much to the community.
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Colombian flag on the background of dry cracked earth.

Op-Ed: My Heart Aches for Colombia

Paloma Hassan, Journalist October 10, 2023
Colombia will always hold a special place in my heart.
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History Department Chair Kelly Neelys Womens Studies Class wrote an Upper School Declaration of Community Support, adorning the outside of the girls bathroom where the racist message was found.

Community Unites Against Hate: A Call for Education, Empathy, and Advocacy

Amelia Bowman, Editor-in-Chief October 2, 2023
The School responds with urgency and reflection after the discovery of racist graffiti inside the girls' bathroom.
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