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Feeling the Bern: One Student’s Endorsement of Bernie Sanders for President

Feeling the Bern: One Student’s Endorsement of Bernie Sanders for President

September 20, 2015
Filed under Opinions

BY SAM MASLING, JUNIOR EDITOR I want Bernie Sanders to be my president. When Sanders declared his intention to run for president on April 30, the thought of him winning seemed ludicrous. While he certainly had supporters, his legitimacy as a candidate was laughable. The general consensus, even among supporters, was that the Jewish self-pro...

Is Facebook Dead?

Is Facebook Dead?

March 26, 2015
Filed under Features

BY SAM MASLING, JUNIOR EDITOR The pioneer of social media, the giant of connectivity, the access point for everything about everyone you couldn’t care less about: Facebook was the definition of social media for many years. If you didn’t have a page, you were totally out of the loop. Since its he...

Tenleytown Lacks Excitement

Tenleytown Lacks Excitement

February 27, 2015
Filed under Features

BY SAM MASLING, JUNIOR EDITOR *This article appeared in the February edition of the print issue There’s no way to sugarcoat it or beat around the bush – Tenleytown has become boring. For Deal sixth graders, Tenley represented the newfound freedom they got from finally becoming a middle...

Attendance Problems Heightened Due to Hall Sweep Policy

Attendance Problems Heightened Due to Hall Sweep Policy

January 20, 2015
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BY SAM MASLING, JUNIOR EDITOR Last week Wilson announced they would be bringing back hall sweeps in order to ensure student’s attendance in class.  The hall sweeps were implemented last Monday and, “Will commence everyday and every period until the end of the semester.” read an email from inte...

AP World History: Doing Too Much

AP World History: Doing Too Much

October 30, 2014
Filed under Opinions

BY SAM MASLING, STAFF WRITER If you projected the history of the Earth onto a 24-hour clock, the portion including mankind and all its achievements would be in the last 20 seconds of the 24th hour in the 59th minute. Alas, Earth’s history is not 24 hours long; it’s more than four and a half billion...

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