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The Epitaph’s last Bar-On Brief

The Epitaph’s last Bar-On Brief

By Shauli Bar-On, Columnist
May 31, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, The Bar-On Brief

So this is it. This is Bar-On Brief #63, the last column I will write for The Epitaph. This is also the last day I am a student at Homestead High School. We seniors have been in our own bubble these past few weeks. We did not spend our days cramming for final exams. Instead, we marched in at the ...

The Bar-On Brief: Ben Stern — resisting injustice

The Bar-On Brief: Ben Stern — resisting injustice

By Shauli Bar-On, Columnist
May 25, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, The Bar-On Brief

I’ve heard several Holocaust speakers over the years. But seeing a documentary video in a packed field house this week, then hearing Ben Stern, the survivor himself, was unlike any other talk I attended in the past. For one, this was the first time I had heard a Holocaust speaker in a public sch...

The Garlick Press: Trump polluting the news

The Garlick Press: Trump polluting the news

By Kira Garlick
May 25, 2017
Filed under Opinion, The Garlick Press

It seems like the news has centered around President Trump’s recent policies, some of which concern the environment. This is leaving many conservationists, including me, wondering what exactly is going to happen as our beautiful outdoors is left vulnerable to small budget cuts. Throughout his campaig...

The Denome’s Advocate: Congress

By Thomas Denome
May 25, 2017
Filed under Opinion, The Denome's Advocate

One of the oldest and most popular political jokes, which I already knew as an eight-year-old, is as follows. If pro is the opposite of con, then what is the opposite of progress? Congress. Of course, if Congress was to agree on this joke, it would take at least three all-night sessions, a 10-hour...

Demanding summer internships is a mistake

Demanding summer internships is a mistake

By Aishwarya Jayadeep
May 21, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

This summer, many students will be going into summer internships, which are great opportunities to gain experience in an interesting field of work, to see if a certain profession is right for them, or — let’s be honest — to pad up a résumé. But despite the myriad benefits brought around by summer ...

The Ripple Effect: Information is a right (column)

The Ripple Effect: Information is a right (column)

By Aishwarya Jayadeep
May 21, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

UNESCO tells us that information is a human right. This is a fact you may not have known about if you’d been stripped of that right — a quick, searchable fact that’s backed up by several sources like Wikipedia. But if you live in Turkey, sorry! Wikipedia’s been blocked there since April 2...

The Bar-On Brief: Put an end to weekday proms

The Bar-On Brief: Put an end to weekday proms

By Shauli Bar-On, Columnist
May 18, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, The Bar-On Brief

How long is your pre-prom preparation? How long does it take you to shower, dress up, sit through your hair and makeup appointments, take way too many group photos and eat a fancy dinner? What will you do a mere four hours before prom? Unless you have an empty period, your answer would be sitting ...

The Denome’s Advocate: The case for impeachment

May 18, 2017
Filed under Opinion, The Denome's Advocate

Sweat began to roll down the president’s head as each senator stood up. Legislator after legislator responded to the question of “Should the president be convicted of treasonous acts?” with an “aye.” When the 61st voice stood up and agreed to the motion, the president put the hands on his hea...

The Bar-On Brief: Steph Curry — simply the best

The Bar-On Brief: Steph Curry — simply the best

By Shauli Bar-On, Columnist
May 11, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, The Bar-On Brief

Stephen Curry might average over 25 points per game and be the only player in history to have unanimously won the NBA MVP award. But his basketball talent is just half the reason why he is an unrivaled superstar. Curry is the NBA’s finest because of his skill and equally, his class. He is the be...

The Bar-On Brief: The scam of the AP exam

The Bar-On Brief: The scam of the AP exam

By Shauli Bar-On, Columnist
May 4, 2017
Filed under Opinion, The Bar-On Brief

These two weeks are dominated by two letters that bear an immense weight on the shoulders of a group of students across the country. Those two letters are AP. Advanced Placement (AP) exams are administered every year by a company called College Board. The exams supposedly give students college credi...

Teachers, you should be worried

By Indira Cockerill
May 4, 2017
Filed under Opinion

If you have ever been camping then you know the rule: leave the site better than you found it or in the same shape. Why can’t the same rule apply to students graduating high school? The main focus is making sure students graduate on time and preparing them for college level curriculum, often ma...

The Garlick Press: Teens with Autism

The Garlick Press: Teens with Autism

By Kira Garlick
May 4, 2017
Filed under The Garlick Press

Imagine walking into a grocery store, but with superpowers. You can hear every wheel of multiple shopping carts, the swish of plastic bags and the shuffling of feet all at the same decibel. It can get crowded in your mind, and your senses begin to jumble. This is only one point of view from a mind wi...

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