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Lower School students created a pride flag collage for Pride Month this year.
Editorial: In Support of Northwest High School’s Newspaper
Gator Editorial Board September 23, 2022
Last June, a Nebraska high school shut down its student newspaper because it published LGBTQ+ content. This is unacceptable.
Demonstrators protest in Melbourne for a safer climate. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Summer 2022 Showcases Climate Crisis On Full Display
Evan Michaeli, Senior Journalist • September 23, 2022
We need climate action, now more than ever.
Protesters placed anti-war signs along a street in Latvia. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Op-Ed: Russia Will Never Admit Defeat
Edward Flint, Journalist • September 22, 2022
While the Russia-Ukraine War continues, Russia fears ridicule and wants to keep its place as a world superpower.
Digital illustration by Madeleine Pogoda 25.
Op-Ed: The 'Nevermind' Baby’s Lawsuit is Childish
Madeleine Pogoda, Senior Journalist • September 21, 2022
Spencer Elden, the nude baby on the cover of Nirvana's album, is filing a lawsuit without merit. This seems like a publicity stunt.

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Op-Ed: Justice 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.
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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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Man pumping gas at city gas station. Photo purchased by BigStock.
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.
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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, Senior 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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The climate crisis is a human crisis. Photo illustration purchased at BigStock.com.
Op-Ed: Environmental Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Evan Michaeli, Senior 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, Arts Editor • 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, Senior 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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Kate Hirschen
Kate Hirschen
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Kate has been a member of The Gator since freshman year and enjoys writing news stories and reviews. Outside of the newsroom, she enjoys spending time with friends and playing tennis.

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