Middle School Editorial: Kobe Bryant

Campbell Helling

February 20, 2020

The recent death of star basketball player Kobe Bryant has sparked a storm of tributes, from Instagram posts to outfits dedicated to him at the Oscars. His best moments are the ones we remember as well as the legacy he left b...

Editorial: Kobe Bryant

Lyle Griggs

February 20, 2020

On January 26th, a helicopter carrying basketball legend Kobe Bryant crashed into a mountainside near Calabasas, California, killing everyone on board. In the days that followed, coverage of the tragedy was widespread and fans...

Middle School Editorial: Free College

Campbell Helling

January 27, 2020

With the 2020 presidential elections coming up, student debt and free college are certainly some of the most talked-about topics. In 2018, 44.7 million adult Americans were struggling in student debt. Altogether, student loan ...

Editorial: Free College

Lyle Griggs

January 27, 2020

Since Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ first presidential bid in 2016, I have struggled to make up my mind on one of his signature policy proposals: free, universal public college. The 2020 Democratic primary has again ignited debat...

Middle School Editorial: Disruptive Activism?

Campbell Helling

December 12, 2019

Recently, the outcry of students against man-made climate change has sparked protests globally. These protests, set up by organizations such as Fridays for Future, encourage adolescents to skip school on some Fridays and join...

Editorial: Disruptive Activism?

Lyle Griggs

December 12, 2019

On September 20th, several Seabury students participated in a global climate strike popularized by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and organized locally by the Sunrise Movement. Although it was called a strike, student...

Middle School Editorial: Daylight Savings Time

Campbell Helling

November 21, 2019

The much-despised Daylight Saving Time (DST) originated to allow for longer daylight—switching one hour of light from the night to the morning. It was first implemented in 1918 as a way to conserve energy and maximize daylight. T...

Editorial: Daylight Saving Time

Lyle Griggs

November 21, 2019

When I was younger, the November third shift known as “fall back,” when the country transitions abruptly from daylight saving time (DST) to normal time, was delightful. Now, however, I sleep through the extra hour and hard...

Middle School Editorial: Should schools recognize Halloween?

Campbell Helling

October 31, 2019

Halloween is one of the most anticipated holidays—dressing up and getting free candy from strangers? Sounds fun! But there are downsides to this culturally embedded holiday: offensive costumes, racially or otherwise, and how ...

Editorial: Should schools recognize Halloween?

Lyle Griggs

October 31, 2019

When my brother attended Hillcrest Elementary School, administrators decided to stop celebrating Halloween. Several parents opposed the school’s traditional Halloween festivities, and the school acceded to their demands. Oppos...

Middle School Editorial: Dress Code Dilemma

Campbell Helling

October 2, 2019

One of the things that makes Bishop Seabury unique is its dress code. The khaki bottoms and polo shirt can be both a relief and a hassle. Most students want to change a few things, but others absolutely dislike wearing a uniform on a ...

Editorial: Dress Code Dilemma

Lyle Griggs

October 2, 2019

I have not always adhered closely to the dress code. One day in sixth grade, for example, I emerged from the bathroom wearing a “belt” made of toilet paper in a vain attempt to avoid punishment. Throughout middle school, I sca...

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