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The Ivy League

Barakah Quader, Staff Writer Everyone in the U.S. knows what an Ivy League school is and what it means to attend one. Hundreds of thousands of people all over the globe compete for a spot for some of the most exclusive universities in the world. Acceptance to one of these schools is viewed as a […]

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#YesAllWomen

Ailyn Rivera, Staff Writer This past Friday, a shooting rampage occurred near the University of California in Santa Barbara. As of now, 7 have been reported dead and 7 injured. The police have confirmed that the alleged shooter was 22 year old Elliot Rodger from a video he posted online explaining the motives behind the […]

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Op-Ed: Black beauty in the media

By Ailyn Rivera, Guest Writer There is no denying that Lupita Nyong’o has been on everyone’s radar, especially with her recent success at the Oscars this year. While accepting her award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for 12 Years a Slave, Lupita left those watching at home with these remarkable words: “No matter […]

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Glasses problems

By Barakah Quader, Staff Writer My glasses have become a part of me; I feel weird without them. Despite all the love I feel toward my glasses, they cause some problems in everyday life that non-glasses wearers will just never understand. 1. Losing your glasses. How are you supposed to find your glasses when you’re basically […]

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Op-Ed: affirmative action

The following article is a response to one published in the Panel in its last issue, and was sent directly to us by the author. RE: AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: BENIGN INTENTION, UNJUST EXECUTION By Summer Payton, Guest Writer Before I craft my response to last issue’s article “Affirmative Action: Benign Intention, Unjust Execution,” I should define […]

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What no one told us about senior spring: 5 Myths

* This article is originally from 2012, and was written by Hadley Williams * Myth #1: You don’t have to do any work. While the majority of Class VIII drops a class, the workload decreases minimally. The addition of Hemenway and ILE homework makes up for the dropped class. Myth #2: Senior Spring starts after […]

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Emusings: Common courtesy at the hot chocolate machine

By Emma Finder, RHR Staff Contrary to what my campers might think, I really don’t like telling people how to live their lives unless they ask. And since most of my advice consists of 30 Rock quotes, people don’t ask. But there comes a time when there must be an intervention. An anonymous author once […]

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La petite: a reflection on being vertically challenged

This essay is part of a TRHR series sharing seniors’ funniest, most thought-provoking, most moving, and best-written college essays. Seniors: submit writing you are proud of or want to share to the editors. Being petite, throughout my teen years, I was frequently teased with requests to reach objects that were obviously too high. There is nothing […]

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A different look at feminism: reflections and an activist’s jaw-dropping TED talk

By Erika Verdine, Guest Writer At Winsor, we often write about the role of women in society. We talk about the way in which women are subjugated, discriminated against, objectified, and violated by men. In fact, sometimes I think that we write so much about it that we don’t have a true grasp of what […]

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Doing the right things for the wrong reasons

“Please list your principal extracurricular, volunteer, and work activities in their order of importance to you.” Seniors might recognize this prompt from the Common Application. This is the part of your college application where all your after-school activities – drama, community service, athletics – will receive their moment in the sun. The countless years you have […]

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