Jolly Roger

Eli Wrathall, Copy Editor
June 23, 2019

 

Contrary to what some people at this school seem to think, I am not a conservative. If one analyzes my political beliefs, it turns out that I am quite moderate. That is, because the answer is almost always nuanced, and lies in the middle.

Does this mean I dispute the opinion of experts if such an opinion backs the belief of one side? No, hence why I am fully behind climate science. But...

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Beloved teacher, advisor retires

The Jolly Roger Staff
June 6, 2019

For the past twenty years, this school has had the privilege of having Mary Jane “MJ” Jones on staff. For fourteen years, the Jolly Roger has had the honor of having her as our advisor.

For the hundreds of students she has taught, she has provided them with a slew of funny memories.
MJ has been known for her blunt and witty humor, as well as her incredible stories about anything from Nixon...

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Democrats need to look across the aisle for national success

Sam Mohan Lewin, reporter
June 6, 2019

Since this year’s midterm elections, the Democratic party has thrown many new faces into the political boxing ring. Household names such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Beto O’Rourke and Ilhan Omar arrived in the limelight along with their leftist ideals.

The Democrats have made these new beliefs central to the party very quickly. From having someone like Barack Obama in office as recently as 2016,...

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Ally Fry, Feature Editor
June 6, 2019

Young people today have been fortunate enough to reap the rewards of feminist movements in the 20th century.
Girls today have been born with rights inconceivable a century ago. But no change comes without resistance, and sometimes it takes the threat of losing something to fully appreciate having it.
According to a 1973 Supreme Court ruling, women, under the ninth and 14th Amendments have a fundamental...

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Numbers overrated in college admissions

Sarah Barsky, Feature Editor
June 6, 2019

Today is the day you’ve been anticipating the past four years. The reason why you didn’t have a social life, why you spent all your free time volunteering, committing your summers to internships and attending career fairs to learn about possible professions. You spent your last summer working on essays to showcase the wisdom from your experiences that will resonate with your dream schools.
Perhaps...

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Gabriel Reuter, Reporter
February 14, 2019

When you walk into the Wellness Center, the atmosphere is welcoming and calming. Soft music plays as the steam rises slowly out of the little volcano. The couches are deep and comforting. Someone greets you with a smile. If you choose, you can make yourself a cup of warm tea. It almost feels like home.

There is no question that the Wellness Center is a resource that students love. People may seek...

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Anonymous
February 14, 2019

The Jolly Roger’s publication of an anonymous Op-Ed essay has been done at the request of the author, whose identity is known to us.

The woes of the ADHD child are numerous. Organization, clumsiness of thoughts, even basic motor skills become difficult at times. The characteristic inattention, and a constant need to blurt out the first thing that surfaces in your head can make school difficult,...

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Noel Rockwell, Editor
February 14, 2019

Over the past few decades, both major political parties have changed. While this comes as no surprise, the effect is what’s truly shocking. Examining a graph of the average ideological positions of House party coalitions, both parties have moved far from the center.

However, when you examine it more closely, the Republicans have changed far more extremely than Democrats. A term political scientists...

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Sarah Barsky, Feature Editor
February 14, 2019

Almost a year ago, one of the biggest protests led by young people in history, March For Our Lives, occurred. The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Valentines Day 2018 sparked outrage nationwide. In response to this shooting, on March 14, 2018 thousands of students around the globe walked out of their classrooms protesting America’s lack of gun laws for 17 minutes,...

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Connor George, Reporter
February 14, 2019

I expect that the president of the United States of America would do everything in his power to do what’s best for the citizens. However, when a man like Trump is in office all of those responsibilities seem to just fly right out the window.

Much like a little kid who holds his breath when he doesn’t get his way, Trump decided to shut down the government when he didn’t get his wall. In doing...

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Editorial
February 14, 2019

Without warning or thorough consideration, the Trump administration recently made significant changes to the definition of domestic violence. The previous definition, created in the Obama-era and assessed by the National Center for Victims of Crime and the National Domestic Violence Hotline, was expansive and included vital components as to what experts believe is domestic abuse.

The new definition...

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The Staff of The Jolly Roger
October 17, 2018

The complex nature of our political climate is both unsettling and horrifying. The outrage and controversy taking place within our nation’s government precariously rests upon a divided country, one that continues to disagree but can find common ground in their struggle to find fair representation.
If turning on the news provokes shock, or agreement, we have options. We can participate in local protests,...

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