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Christmas cards: a superficial tradition that should end

Christmas cards: a superficial tradition that should end
January 18, 2021

Every year, countless Christmas cards flood my mailbox, covered with beaming faces and clip art snowflakes from acquaintances, friends, and family. For many, these cards are a yearly tradition that marks...

It’s time to address racism in our school—beyond its name

It’s time to address racism in our school—beyond its name
January 17, 2021

After nearly a century of hindsight, it’s easy to label President Woodrow Wilson as a racist. The bygone president’s affinity for segregation and the KKK, among other offenses, is clearly problematic...

Wilson needs a public record of community COVID-19 cases

Wilson needs a public record of community COVID-19 cases
January 13, 2021

COVID-19 has shown minimal evidence of stopping anytime soon, and teachers and staff have fought hard to keep school closed and only go back when it is safe. It’s simple: in order for school to reopen,...

This is not the freshman year I anticipated

This is not the freshman year I anticipated
January 12, 2021

It’s safe to say it’s been a pretty strange school year so far. There has definitely been a drastic shift for everyone, but for freshmen, online learning isn’t the only thing that’s new. Getting...

No, DC schools should not reopen

No, DC schools should not reopen
January 10, 2021

One month ago, as COVID-19 cases in DC and across the country began to rise again, a change.org petition was started with the goal of reopening DC schools. Since then, despite thousands of new cases and...

Hanukkah is not ‘Jewish Christmas’: stop acting like it

Hanukkah is not ‘Jewish Christmas’: stop acting like it
January 10, 2021

Now that it’s December, we all get to forget about other cultures and listen to Christmas music, watch Christmas movies, eat Christmas themed food and buy Christmas themed items, and just generally assimilate....

Shirah and Sarah’s guide to catching a cold this winter

Shirah and Sarah’s guide to catching a cold this winter
January 4, 2021

Hello loyal subscribers! These past nine or 104 months, we’ve been extremely focused on this “COVID” thing; how to avoid catching it, how to stay healthy, and more. But the great Sharah Lorgan thinks...

My experience with Seasonal Affective Disorder

My experience with Seasonal Affective Disorder
January 4, 2021

As I write this, I am experiencing a SAD episode. Around this time of year, I notice that my mood declines significantly, making the fall and winter seasons very difficult to manage. The days and weeks...

100 word rants

January 4, 2021

Teachers stress too By Ellen Carrier As the advisory ended, many students were anxious about the lack of grades in Aspen. Teachers are the ones designated to assign and grade work, but because of...

We spend too much time on Teams

We spend too much time on Teams
January 4, 2021

Whether you love it or you hate it, virtual school is here to stay. But even after months of this new learning format, there’s still one thing teachers have yet to get down: class timing. Teams classes...

Top Ten Ways to Overcome Boredom In Quarantine

Top Ten Ways to Overcome Boredom In Quarantine
December 18, 2020

Try to bake something without burning your house down Rearrange your furniture to make your family confused  Have your camera on throughout the whole live class  Beat Charli D'amelio in...

The 4×4 schedule is failing

The 4x4 schedule is failing
December 17, 2020

In August, a letter to students and their parents from Principal Martin announced that a 4x4 schedule would be used for distance learning. This plan means that typically year-long classes span a single...

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