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A rotating globe shows the carbon monoxide output around the world. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Pollution: Undermining Our Planet's Health
Evan Michaeli, Mary Wang, Arianna Paredes , and Bhart Lal February 8, 2023
Contamination is a lethal consequence to our actions—it's time for a change.
Students gather together at the Delegate Dance, a tradition at YMUN.
Op-Ed: What YMUN Taught Me About Speaking Up
Amelia Bowman, Incoming Editor-in-Chief • February 1, 2023
Yale's Model United Nations conference taught me that the best learning happens when you're asking questions and speaking up.
Artificial intelligence tools have surged in popularity among students for their ability to complete schoolwork.
Op-Ed: Will Artificial Intelligence Change Schools Forever?
Edward Flint, Journalist • January 30, 2023
Artificial Intelligence tools have surged in popularity among students for their ability to complete schoolwork. What will this do to education as we know it?
Chinese new year fireworks. Celebration of lunar new year in Asia. Sparkles and glowing Happy new year sign on night sky. Luck and prosperity greeting card.
Op-Ed: Though Hazardous, Fireworks Essential to Chinese Culture
James Yu, Journalist • January 25, 2023
Fireworks serve as an iconic symbol of the Chinese New Year, and cutting them off would be a spiteful rejection of Chinese culture.

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Op-Ed: The Pros and Cons of TikTok
Madeleine Pogoda, Incoming Arts & Culture Editor • January 23, 2023
TikTok can be a fun and entertaining way to connect with others, but you should always consider the risks.
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A couplet written for the Year of the Tiger by Mary Wang.
Op-Ed: What to Know About Chinese New Year
Mary Wang, Journalist • January 20, 2023
The Chinese Lunar New Year is coming up on January 22, but celebrations have well started days ago and families and friends are already getting ready to welcome the Year of the Rabbit. 
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Two protestors use white pages block out Soviet emblem
Op-Ed: What China's A4 Revolution Reveals
Anonymous Student January 4, 2023
We shall meet in the light, devoid of the darkness of fear and repression.
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An ambulance arrives at a football game. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Op-Ed: Life Is Bigger Than Sports
Evan Michaeli, Incoming Executive Editor • January 4, 2023
Monday night’s crucial game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Buffalo Bills came to an abrupt halt after Bills’ safety Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field.
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United States President Joe Biden delivered remarks at the COP27 summit this month.
COP27: There's Still Time to Tackle the Climate Crisis
Mary Wang, Journalist • December 1, 2022
COP27 tells us that it is impossible for climate change to be resolved unless we work together.
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A young ESports participant competes in Chinas Summer League of Legends playoff.
Op-Ed: As Esports Booms, Opportunity Looms
Phillip Lull, Guest Writer • November 29, 2022
Pay attention to this new growing industry, which presents career and educational opportunities to students like us.
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Just Stop Oil protestors threw soup onto a $110 million painting by Vincent Van Gough.
Op-Ed: We Need Climate Legislation, Not Distraction
Evan Michaeli, Incoming Executive Editor • November 28, 2022
Wreckage is not the way to show our frustrations. Legislation is the answer to climate change.
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Maura Healey poses during her 2013 campaign for Massachusetts Attorney General.
Op-Ed: Governor-Elect Healey's Win Makes State History
Amelia Bowman, Incoming Editor-in-Chief • November 23, 2022
The progressive has left a mark as attorney general, and she seems poised to continue doing so as the commonwealth's new governor.
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Papas sports signature jersey in front of net. Photo provided by Papas.
Op-Ed: Outgoing Goalie Reflects on Final Season
Grace Papas, Executive Editor • November 17, 2022
My high school career was full of accomplishment, growth, and amazing teammates.
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J. K. Rowling has been the source of recent controversy for her comments on gender identity.
Op-Ed: You Can't Separate the Art from the Artist
Madeleine Pogoda, Incoming Arts & Culture Editor • October 31, 2022
If you consume art or content from a problematic person, understand what they did wrong and hold them accountable for it.
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Ted Turner and Evan Michaeli pose in Newport, RI. Photo courtesy of Michaeli
Op-Ed: A Letter to Ted Turner, CNN Founder
Evan Michaeli, Incoming Executive Editor • October 26, 2022
After meeting the founder of CNN, one of my greatest inspirations, I decided to pen an open letter of gratitude to him.
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Op-Ed: The Jewish High Holidays During COVID-19
Op-Ed: The Jewish High Holidays During COVID-19
Amelia Bowman, Incoming Editor-in-Chief • October 25, 2022
For the past two years, due to COVID, my family has abstained from going to Temple during the holidays. Last year, we didn’t celebrate at all.
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Protests across Europe, including this one in Estonia, have erupted in response to the Russia-Ukraine War. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Op-Ed: Will Putin Use Nuclear Weapons in Russia-Ukraine War?
Edward Flint, Journalist • October 25, 2022
If Putin deployed nuclear weapons, he would break a U.N. treaty and bring more opposition to his rule.
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West performs at the Museum of Modern Art in 2011. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Op-Ed: Kanye West's Antisemitism Makes Headlines
Madeleine Pogoda, Incoming Arts & Culture Editor • October 24, 2022
West's antisemitism is incredibly dangerous, considering the size and scope of his dedicated fanbase.
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Brookline, MA, USA - AUG. 1, 2018: Boston Metro MBTA Kinki Sharyo Type 7 Green Line at Coolidge Corner station on Beacon Street, Brookline, Massachusetts MA, USA.
Op-Ed: Buses Don't Solve MBTA's Woes
Chloe Rose Scolnick, Journalist • October 23, 2022
I waited for about 20-minutes, as the freezing wind blew down the nearby "wait here” sign.
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Nolan is a 9th-grade student in his first year at the School. He enjoys Digital Cinema and Photography classes. Outside of school, Nolan enjoys hanging out with friends.

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