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Senioritis: it’s in our DNA

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Cat Levine, Executive Editor @catcourant Senioritis- A crippling disease that strikes high school seniors. Symptoms include: laziness, an over-excessive wearing of track pants, old athletic shirts, sweatpants, athletic shorts, and sweatshirts. Also features a lack of studying, repeated absences, and a generally dismissive attitude. The only known cure is a phenomenon known as Graduation. For the past four years, I’ve dreamt of the day that I could call myself a Second Semester Senior. I’ve spent more than enough time memorizing random equations and grammar rules so that I could spend four hours taking the SAT and ACT. I’ve trekked through…

An Open Letter to my LGBT Icons

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Reilly O’Neill @rconeillcourant Dear Queer Heroes, Hello! It’s fantastic to once again informally meet you using the power of media. On Facebook, I am the one who sent you a friend request because I saw we had some distant mutual friend who was queer. I like all your posts and occasionally comment, but we’ve never really talked. On Instagram I may have followed you because you’re famous, or look cool, or just because I want to be your friend. Whatever my reason for following you online, the reason for my continuation is that you’ve all saved my life. When I…

Sexual Misconduct: I’m Sick of It, And You Should Be, Too

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Abigail Weiss, Story Editor @aweisscourant The news breaks almost every day: a new politician, celebrity or corporate executive is accused of sexual misconduct, like new episodes of a drama series with new heroes, antagonists, and battles. While it is harder for me to predict what will happen in the next episodes, there is a lot our generation can learn from the past ones. We, as the future leaders of these industries, need to work to make sure this behavior isn’t prevalent in our workforce. The Pilot Episode: Harvey Weinstein Scores of women, who have been accusing Weinstein for decades, were…

An overview on the rollback of DACA

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Reilly O’Neill, Senior Editor @RONeillCourant The United States is seven months into the Trump administration, and his promise to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program on ‘day one’ of his presidency is finally being followed through on. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), was first implemented in 2012 under President Obama. DACA was created as a way for young undocumented immigrants who were brought here by their parents as children to defer their deportation for a short period. Each applicant for DACA who receives protections can stay in the US for a period of 2 years…

How social media is beneficial: Communication in the 21st century

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Caroline Castle, Reporter @ccastlecourant In Connections class on January 4, students took a social media survey which asked questions like: “Do you have a system in place to manage social and technological distractions?” The assumption embedded in this question is that social media is a distraction. This survey is just one example of how adults think that social media is an unproductive, but according to CIO Magazine, jobs in social media pay more than the national average salary. People like our parents and school administrators claim that social media is detrimental to our learning and takes the focus away from…

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