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Op-Ed: Justice Brown Jackson's Confirmation is Remarkable
Polly Zimmerman, Journalist • June 10, 2022
As the first Black woman to be nominated and confirmed to the United States Supreme Court, Jackson shows her remarkable dedication.
Prices have fluctuated on online shopping sites like Amazon. Photo purchased at BigStock.com
Op-Ed: The Supply Chain Crisis is Not Over
Nicholas Kozhemiakin, Journalist • June 3, 2022
Electronics prices continue to fluctuate, and the pandemic continues to show adverse effects on the economy.
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Op-Ed: With Ukraine War, Gas Prices Soar
Conno Wagner, Journalist • June 3, 2022
In the last two years, gas prices have slowly gotten higher and higher. In February, Russia invaded Ukraine, and gas prices skyrocketed.
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Op-Ed: Old White Men, Hands Off My Body
Sophia Bruno, Journalist • June 2, 2022
I fear that it’s only a matter of time until lawmakers come after my state, buoyed by the overturn of Roe v. Wade.

Robb Elementary School in Uvalde Texas, 2015. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Op-Ed: Action, Not Just 'Thoughts and Prayers,' After Uvalde Shooting
Madeleine Pogoda, Journalist • May 27, 2022
We need to stop just feeling bad about gun violence—we must take action so it does not happen again.
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Op-Ed: Environmental Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Evan Michaeli, Journalist • May 6, 2022
Politicians seem to push for a greener world, but their actions don’t say so.
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Leo Liu ’26, President of the Middle School Senate, speaks at Opening Convocation last September.
Guest Column: The Power of the Creative Youth
Leo Liu, Guest Contributor • April 19, 2022
The world’s youth are its most creative passengers, but no one will listen to us. Together, it will become truly possible to bring the world's problems to an end.
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Op-Ed: The Troubling Legacy of Anti-Vaxxer Andrew Wakefield
Tucker Bernon, Journalist • April 13, 2022
With many people still unvaccinated, we must challenge the disinformation from people like Wakefield.
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Op-Ed: Bracketology, My March Madness Obsession
Zakkai Mares-Van Praag, Journalist • April 7, 2022
I love to expect the unexpected, and when something happens that even I didn’t expect, it excites me even more.
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Superstar Kyrie Irving elected not to get a COVID-19 vaccine, a decision which will not allow him to participate with the team.
Op-Ed: Athletes, Why Are You Still Unvaccinated?
Jack Malloy, Multimedia Journalist • April 5, 2022
All athletes in major sports should get vaccinated, even if they aren't required to.
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Will Smith.
Op-Ed: Wow, Will Smith Slapped Chris Rock
Sophia Bruno, Journalist • April 1, 2022
The 94th Academy Awards were dramatically interrupted when Will Smith stormed on stage and slapped Chris Rock.
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Op-Ed: The European Union Must Protect Ukraine
Grace Papas, Executive Editor • March 16, 2022
Russia has embarked on a path of evil, but Ukraine is defending itself and won’t give up its freedom.
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Zak Adler 23 and Alison Rimas 23 walk down a one-way hallway last year, one of many health restrictions we have moved past since the start of the pandemic.
March 12: A Day to Define Our Generation
Gator Editorial Board March 12, 2022
Two years ago today, students here took their last steps on campus during a “normal” school year. Our world, shaken by COVID-19, has changed us. Now, we can change the world.
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Op-Ed: COVID-19's Impact on Teenagers is Deeper Than You Think
Marlie Kass, Senior Arts Journalist • March 12, 2022
From the beginning, I've believed that the pandemic will hit teenagers the hardest. Recent events have confirmed my thoughts.
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A wildfire ravages California last year.
Op-Ed: Act Now For Environmental Justice
Evan Michaeli, Journalist • March 8, 2022
2021 experienced a record number of natural disasters. Soon enough, we will reach the point of no return. There is no "Planet B."
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In March 2020, customers cleared grocery store shelves as the pandemics supply chain crisis escalated.
Op-Ed: An End to COVID-19's Consumer Supply Shortages?
Nicholas Kozhemiakin, Journalist • March 3, 2022
For now, we can only wait and watch for the “Not Available” button to become “In Stock.”
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Op-Ed: Respect Neopronouns
Madeleine Pogoda, Journalist • February 14, 2022
She, he, and they are not the only pronouns that people can use. Learn about neopronouns, which are often disrespected by transphobic people.
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Jakartas streets flood in 2013. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Op-Ed: Jakarta, A Sinking City In Indonesia
Conno Wagner, Journalist • February 11, 2022
Jakarta's sinking begs the question of what it takes to fix infrastructure issues in large cities, including Boston.
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Banners in the college counseling office. Gator file photo.
Op-Ed: Taking The Pressure Off College Admissions
Nico Jaffer, Journalist • February 10, 2022
As high school students, it shouldn't matter what our parents or peers think about our college choices.
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