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What Can Happen in a Day

Rhea Jain '21, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018

Filed under 2017-2018 Issue, Opinion

Originally featured in the March 2018 Edition One day, twenty-four hours, one thousand four hundred forty minutes, eighty-six thousand four hundred seconds. In one day, there will be nine million lightning strikes. You will say forty-eight thousand words (elitedaily.com). If so much can happen in a day, why is this time re...

Time to Fly: How Ladybird Transcends Gender Inequality

McKenna Matus '19, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018

Filed under 2017-2018 Issue, Opinion

Originally featured in the March 2018 Edition Greta Gerwig’s 2017 film Lady Bird is a quirky coming-of-age story about 17 year old Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson’s senior year of high school in Sacramento, California. The film dives into the complexity of Lady Bird’s family, school, and interactions, as well as th...

Let’s Talk About Sex

Julia Maenza '18, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018

Filed under 2017-2018 Issue, Opinion

Originally featured in the January/February 2018 Edition “Who can tell me what the safest form of sex is?” “Condoms.” “Incorrect. The only true form of safe sex [is] abstinence.” “Oh. Ok. I didn't realize we were doing trick questions. What's the safest way to go skiing? Don't ski!” While a fictional char...

Glass Half Empty

Amanda Yep '20, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018

Filed under 2017-2018 Issue, Opinion

Originally featured in the January/February 2018 Edition Optimism is defined as a disposition to look on the more favorable side of conditions and to assume the most favorable outcome. Pessimism is defined as the tendency to anticipate only undesirable results and conditions. If someone is pessimistic, they accept and belie...

Dr., Mr., and Ms. Oh My!

Megan Cooper '21, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018

Filed under 2017-2018 Issue, Opinion

Originally featured in the January/February 2018 Edition During the holiday season, one annual tradition involves sending and receiving holiday cards. These cards are a fun way to see photos of friends near and far and catch up on their year. However, this year, I noticed something that I was oblivious to in the past: the sal...

Baby, It’s Typhooning Outside

Annie Lin '20, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018

Filed under 2017-2018 Issue, Opinion

Originally featured in the January/February 2018 Edition It’s like the entire northeastern region of the United States has had an extended winter break! Snow days become the direct result of such fierce winter storms and have received unrivaled welcome from students. A snow day, officially known as a weather-related cancellati...

Well, Actually: How to Interpret Mansplainers

McKenna Matus '19, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018

Filed under 2017-2018 Issue, Opinion

Originally featured in the January/February 2018 Edition During an age when some of the most powerful figures in our country are sexual predators and demeaning tyrants, it is important now more than ever for people (of all genders) in the workplace, at school, and in every realm of life to treat each other with respect an...

The Importance of Self Care

Zoya Siddiqui '19, Staff Writer

January 4, 2018

Filed under 2017-2018 Issue, Opinion

Originally featured in the December 2017 Edition In April 2015, I dislocated and fractured my left knee cap for the first time. It was and still is the worst injury I’ve ever had in my life. I was in an immobilizer for weeks, I wore a brace, I did months of physical therapy, and eventually, I started to recover. Unlike menta...

You Mean Everything to Them

Angelina Shi '19, Staff Writer

January 4, 2018

Filed under 2017-2018 Issue, Opinion

Originally featured in the December 2017 Edition I cannot remember a time my family has had fewer than eight dogs. My favorite one, who stayed with me for the longest time, was called Backpack. After being separated from Backpack during the 2016-2017 school year, I could not wait to be reunited with her and my family, but w...

Procrastination Nation

Alexandra Phelan '19, Staff Writer

January 4, 2018

Filed under 2017-2018 Issue, Opinion

Originally featured in the December 2017 Edition It’s a feeling familiar to most students: the clock ticks later and suddenly the only light left in the room is a computer screen illuminating the sullen features of the tired student stuck in a spiral of distractions. A procrastination cycle is a fate worse than death for ...

Call it a Sick Day

McKenna Matus '19, Staff Writer

January 4, 2018

Filed under 2017-2018 Issue, Opinion

Originally featured in the December 2017 Edition The phrase “mental health day” is well known and commonly used by students at Baldwin. In a poll conducted in the Upper School asking whether or not students had ever taken a mental health day, 44.3% of the 88 respondents answered that they had. Although the phrase has “...

Ho Ho Hoax: The Ugly Truth Behind Holiday Tunes

Ava Olson '21, Staff Writer

January 4, 2018

Filed under 2017-2018 Issue, Opinion

Originally featured in the December 2017 Edition It’s that time of year where chestnuts roast on open fires and Jack Frost nips at everybody’s noses. This festive holiday season also has its fair share of jingles that make the nation feel warm and fuzzy despite the frigid weather. In fact, some of these seasonal song...

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