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The Myth of the “Model Minority”

Sarah Bunn '19, Contributor

October 1, 2017

Filed under 2016-2017 Issue, Opinion

Originally featured in the April/May 2017 Edition The stereotype of the perfect Asian was something that greatly shaped my childhood. Growing up Asian American wasn’t just a fictional idea appearing in the media I consumed; it was my reality. I was surrounded by relatives who did well in school and stories of successful Asian...

Should Women Propose to Men?

Erin Chang '19, Contributor

October 1, 2017

Filed under 2016-2017 Issue, Opinion

Originally featured in the April/May 2017 edition Folks, it’s 2017, yet when I googled, “Should women propose to men?” the vast majority of the immediate search results, in summary, said “No.” If a woman has the courage and guts to ask a guy to marry her, she should do it. According to the website, Stephans...

Not Your ‘Dirty Conservy’

Cassandra Stecker '18, Staff Writer

October 1, 2017

Filed under 2016-2017 Issue, Opinion

Originally featured in the April/May 2017 edition “Your article was good, but I mean, I really don’t like Trump.” So goes the comment of a Baldwin teacher during October of my sophomore year in reaction to my Hourglass article, “We Need to Quit the Trump Name Calling,” which argued that Trump was a legitimate co...

#FreeTheShoulder: A Year and a Half Later

Alexandra Phelan '19, Staff Writer

October 1, 2017

Filed under 2016-2017 Issue, Features

Originally featured in the April/May 2017 edition In October of 2015, The Hourglass published an article by Jane Bradley ‘17 provocatively titled “Free The Shoulder,” the purpose of which was to draw attention to the dress code policing that seemed to contradict Baldwin’s core mission: empowering students for lif...

Meet Jabbar

Cassandra Stecker '18, Staff Writer

October 1, 2017

Filed under 2016-2017 Issue, Features

Originally featured in the March 2017 edition “I love my job. I just love it.” As Jabbar Torri, who works in Baldwin’s food service department, spends the afternoon hours mopping the floors of the now empty dining hall, illuminated with the soft and incandescent afternoon light beaming from the ceiling to floor windows...

Free Speech on Campuses

Siggi Turcios-Wiswe ‘20, Staff Writer

October 1, 2017

Filed under 2016-2017 Issue, Opinion

Originally Featured in the March 2017 Issue As the United States continues on in this polarizing political climate, one of the prominent debates that seems to be popping up everywhere is about the limits of free speech. Mainly if, when, and where people should be able to say, “No, that’s too far.” This discussio...

We the People

Alexandra Phelan '19, Staff Writer

October 1, 2017

Filed under 2016-2017 Issue, Features

Originally featured in the March 2017 Edition As we grow into our own minds and learn more about the world we live in, we naturally form opinions that likely differ in some way from those of our peers and our parents. Of course, then, that raises the question: which opinions should we be required to accommodate and provide ...

The United States of Immigrants

Zoya Siddiqui '19, Staff Writer

October 1, 2017

Filed under 2016-2017 Issue, Features

Originally featured in the March 2017 edition An immigrant is a person who comes to live permanently in another country. For many of those immigrants, living permanently in another country means settling down, starting a life, and often starting a family. These are the stories of some of those families. Nira Kotay’...

Unpopular Popularity

Audrey Senior '18, Staff Writer

October 1, 2017

Filed under 2016-2017 Issue, Features

Originally featured in the March 2017 edition As teenagers, we all think we know what “popular” means. While we wish it were the state of being liked and accepted, it sometimes feels more like a group of rich, attractive kids who party, cause trouble, and seem to disdain anyone who is not like them. But what is popular...

Artist of the Month: Julia Maenza

Melia Hagino '18, Staff Writer

October 1, 2017

Filed under 2016-2017 Issue, Features

Originally featured in the January 2017 edition It’s the 21st century, and five of America’s most influential first ladies are gathered together for tea. It sounds impossible, but in Baldwin junior Julia Maenza’s new play, First Ladies, the impossible becomes reality as Jackie Kennedy, Abigail Adams, Betty Ford, Elea...

Athlete of the Month: Marissa Mcgarrey ’18

Alexandra Phelan '19, Staff Writer

October 1, 2017

Filed under 2016-2017 Issue, Sports

Originally featured in the January 2017 edition Sports have always been a part of the life of junior Marissa Mcgarrey, from when she first started playing when she was very young. Currently a member of Baldwin’s soccer, indoor track, and lacrosse teams, McGarrey has learned lessons from spending a lot of time on the fiel...

Olivia’s La La Land

Emily Thompson '18, Staff Writer

October 1, 2017

Filed under 2016-2017 Issue, Features

Originally Featured in the January 2017 Edition To all of the Baldwin girls who are currently juggling a million different activities, I have news for you: It does not end after high school. Graduate from 2005, Olivia Hamilton, is living proof. According to the Baldwin Prism (2003, 2004, and 2005), Olivia Hamilton dominate...

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