Unnecessary Change

By: Blathnaid Heaney ’19   The morning sky was darker. The evening held the sun for longer. Yet, even while the people were tired with their lost hour, they managed to question if it was necessary. The almost archaic tradition, known as Daylight Saving Time, was initially proposed by Benjamin Franklin in an effort to maximize […]

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Movie Review: A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

By: Allyson Roche ’19    Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time analyzes the choice of good versus evil, the importance of love, self-confidence, and the special bond of family. Adapted from Madeleine L’Engle’s Newbery Medal winning novel of the same name, the Disney film follows Meg Murry (Storm Reid), a bullied, science-loving middle schooler whose […]

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One Small Step for Man, One Giant Commercially Flown Rocket for Mankind

By: Dominic Palosz ’18   On Tuesday, February 6th, 2018, SpaceX successfully launched the Falcon Heavy, the most powerful rocket ever built. It launched with 3 Falcon 9 Booster rockets and carried a payload: Elon Musk’s personal Tesla Roadster. The purpose of the Falcon Heavy launch was to demonstrate to the world, investors, and the space […]

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The ‘Peace Games’: North and South Korea’s Tumultuous Olympic History

By: Allyson Roche ’19 Every time the Olympics roll around, scandals often overshadow the athletes themselves. From Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan’s feud in the 1990s to Russia’s doping scandal in 2016, controversy seems to follow the infamous international event. As the games began on February 9th, the location of the 2018 Winter Olympics – […]

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Animal Love

By: Christina Shirley ’18   Whether it’s a hug from a friend or a romantic dinner with a significant other, humans have a variety of different ways they can show their love for each other. But humans aren’t the only ones who have a visible way of showing their affection. Each species of animal has unique […]

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Rustic Pathways

By: Sarah O’Brien ’19 A fun trip, a life changing experience, and service hours: Rustic Pathways provides over a hundred trips all over the world for kids who want to make a difference. “We empower students through innovative and responsible travel experiences to positively impact lives and communities around the world.” That is the Rustic […]

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The Resonating Power of the Women’s March

By: Allyson Roche ’19 One year after an unprecedented number of people around the world took to the streets in support of women’s rights and in protest of Donald Trump’s Inauguration, 600,000 people flooded the streets of Los Angeles to support women’s rights once again. Among the hundreds of events planned across the country, the […]

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The Ongoing Fight for Equal Pay

By: Allison Roche ’19 “Rights. Not privileges. It’s that easy.” This was the battle cry of sewing machinist Rita O’Grady whose quest for equal pay let to a 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant in London. The 2010 film Made in Dagenham brought O’Grady’s fight to life, depicting how she and 187 women […]

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