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2018 Yearly Recap: A Look Back at the News

By, Crystal Y. '20 “Two months in and already 2018 is [rough],” tweeted one user in response to the Parkland shooting. “I want a refund,” another user responded. “[LOL], remember how we thought 2016 was bad?” tweeted yet another. These three users echo a sentiment felt by many—2018 has certainly been a tumultuous year for …

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Ifeanyi U. ’20 Directs “Milk Like Sugar”

By, Elly P. '21 It’s Annie Desmond’s 16th birthday. She gets a tattoo with her two best friends, Talisha and Margie, and dreams about fancy cell phones. She also pledges to become pregnant. Margie is already pregnant. Milk Like Sugar by Kirsten Greenidge, Winsor’s winter play directed by Ifeanyi U. ’20, follows the three best …

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Larry Nassar Jeopardizes the Future of USA Gymnastics

By, Katherine L. '20 USA Gymnastics has been the governing body of gymnastics in the United States since 1963, so why is their status now in jeopardy? The short answer is Larry Nassar. Nassar served as USA Gymnastics’ chief medical coordinator from 1996 until 2015, when he unexpectedly stepped down from the position. Less than …

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CRISPR Report Ignites Ethical Firestorm

By, Katie B. '21 In late November, Chinese scientist He Jiankui announced via YouTube video an attempted implantation of CRISPR genetically edited twins, claiming to have made the first to genetically engineered humans. CRISPR: Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeat, is a molecular tool patented by MIT and Harvard’s Broad Institute, and first invented in …

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Students Share Their Experiences From the Student Diversity Leadership Conference

By, SDLC and PoCC Participants Every year, six juniors get the chance to go to the Student Diversity Leadership Conference, better known as SDLC.  The conference is a multicultural and multiracial gathering for high school students both from the U.S. and abroad. SDLC allows students to connect with others with similar racial and cultural backgrounds, …

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