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During the Mid-Autumn Festival, celebrants enjoy mooncake.
Op-Ed: The Mid-Autumn Festival's Ties of Love and Longing
Mary Wang, Journalist • September 29, 2023
For Chinese students, the absence of our family during this festive period magnifies the essence of the celebration.
Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant Unit 3 after the explosion. Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Op-Ed: Tackling Japan's Radioactive Water Release Disaster
James Yu, Journalist • September 21, 2023
The first batch of discharges totaled 7,800 tons of treated nuclear contaminated water.
Rubble from the earthquake in Morocco on September 8, 2023. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Op-Ed: Aid Over Disagreements
Edward Flint, Journalist • September 20, 2023

Morocco: A land of stunning mountains and 12th-century architecture. The history of this country dates back more than 300,000 years, where human...

Summer in Newport attracts several boaters in the waters of Brenton Cove. Photo Courtesy of Evan Michaeli.
Op-Ed: Top Uncommon U.S. Summer Vacations
Evan Michaeli, Executive Editor • June 1, 2023
Summer is approaching fast as families look for exciting and fun vacation spots to spend some time.

Former President Donald Trump meets with Governor DeSantis in the White House.
Op-Ed: Republican Hypocrisy at All-Time High
Amelia Bowman, Editor-in-Chief • May 31, 2023
It’s high time to expose and challenge the hypocrisy that plagues our political landscape and demand more from our leaders.
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Isar II power plant at work. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Op-Ed: Germany, a Pioneer in the Nuclear-Free Era
James Yu, Journalist • May 9, 2023
This marks a important point in global history; the beginning of the end of the atomic power era.
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Taking an exam. Photo purchased from BigStock.com.
Op-Ed: As Finals Rapidly Approach, Self-Care is Key
Amelia Bowman, Editor-in-Chief • May 3, 2023
School isn't over yet, and as teachers crank up the volume, students face the workload head-on.
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
Op-Ed: Florida's Bills are Unacceptable
Madeleine Pogoda, Arts Editor • April 21, 2023
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is supporting a number of harmful bills, attacking education, civility, and equality.
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Op-Ed: What is Letterboxd and Why is it Becoming so Popular?
Op-Ed: What is Letterboxd and Why is it Becoming so Popular?
Charlotte Wolfstitch, Journalist • April 17, 2023
Letterboxd is a great place to share your watches and inspire others to watch more movies. 
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A 2021 Volkswagen Atlas  in a parking lot. Photo Courtesy of Wikemedia Commons.
Op-Ed: Volkswagon Prioritizes Profit Over Safety
James Yu, Journalist • April 12, 2023
At certain situations, a company's blind allegiance to regulations can backfire, endangering safety and lives.
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A rally in support of gun control urges politicians to consider lives over guns. Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Op-Ed: We Must Act After the Nashville School Shooting
Mary Wang, Journalist • April 5, 2023
People are becoming numb, as if these incidents are supposed to occur. They shouldn’t.
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Williams in her astronaut suit. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Common.
Sunita Williams: An Inspiration to All
Mckinlee DePaola, Photojournalist • April 3, 2023
From being rejected by colleges, to setting world records in space, Sunita Williams is an inspiration to all.
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A shoeprint found at a crime scene being used for evidence. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Guest Column: Forensic Science Remains a Powerful Tool
Coco Wang, Guest Writer • March 30, 2023
Detective Lorna Dawson’s success in forensic soil science continues to change lives and hold criminals accountable.
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Aerial view of the train derailment in East Palestine that took place on February 3. Photo taken by the National Transportation Safety Board, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Op-Ed: Ohio Train Derailment Highlights Distrust for Authorities
Evan Michaeli, Executive Editor • March 3, 2023
The East Palestine tragedy must serve as a wake-up call to environmental disasters for public officials and corporations.
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A Polar Bear Mother and her cub.  Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Op-Ed: Acknowledging International Polar Bear Day
Cathy Wu, Executive Editor • February 27, 2023
International Polar Bear Day is held on February 27 annually, typically when polar bears emerge from their dens.
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U.S. President Joe Biden delivers a speech at COP27 in Egypt. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Op-Ed: Global Collaboration is Key to Fight Climate Change
Mary Wang, Journalist • February 24, 2023
International conferences to address climate change will continue to fail if countries still can’t prioritize worldwide interest.
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Images that show destruction and damage caused by strong earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Op-Ed: Countries Must Unite To Stop Future Tragedies
Edward Flint, Journalist • February 20, 2023

On February 6, a massive earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 struck the city of Kahramanmaras in southeast Turkey. About 12 hours later, a second...

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Wolfstich ‘26 performs a scene with the cast of “Peter and the Starcatcher.” Photo by Edan Zinn ‘23.
Op-Ed: Theatre is Worth the Commitment
Charlotte Wolfstitch, Journalist • February 15, 2023
Although sometimes it can be stressful balancing being in a musical or play and managing high school, my cast mates and directors make it extremely enjoyable.
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The aftermath of the earthquakes destruction in Adıyaman, a city in southeastern Turkey.
Op-Ed: Humanity in the Face of Natural Disasters
James Yu, Journalist • February 15, 2023
Politics is politics, but in the face of natural disasters, we share a common identity in our humanity to help each other. It would be terrible if world leaders chose to ignore the suffering of civilians because of any political issues.
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Nikka Souza
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Nikka has been at the School since 2018, and he joined The Gator in 2023. In his free time, he likes to program software that helps people and edit videos that are fun and engaging. Nikka plans to work...

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