The Catalyst

Opinion: In isolation, my family finds togetherness

Phoebe Beber-Frankel '20

May 26, 2020

My brother and I are writing a children’s book. We were reading articles in The Times indicating that things will only get worse before they get better and watching John Krasinski’s “Some Good News” every Monday, and de...

A Presidential Farewell

Henry Schermerhorn '19

May 15, 2019

Hello RE students! Or should I say goodbye? This is my farewell letter, but it’s more of a “see you later.” I already gave my speech in assembly, but I was asked to write a little more here. So I’ll take this opportunity...

Opinion: Emotion replaced productive dialogue at gun violence assembly

Justin Lopez '19

May 15, 2019

Respect is important in political discourse, but so, too, is objectivity. In this era of subjective reality, the quality of argument and debate has been severely degraded. We must all remain aware of the importance of objective facts in political debate, and not submit to our emotions, stooping down to the level of unruly opponents.

Editorial: Criminal competition in college admissions

Editorial Board

May 15, 2019

In the wake of Operation Varsity Blues, a scandal in which parents bought undergraduate admission to the nation’s most prestigious universities, RE students have fervently begun to question the validity of a college admissions...

Opinion: Going Beyond HIP

Viviana Freyer '20 and Kareena Rudra '20

February 28, 2019

Education in any form heavily impacts the lives of students, and sex education is no exception. It is a vital part of health education that schools should take more seriously. And yet, studies indicate that the opposite is happening. According...

Editorial: ‘Am I Flag-Worthy?’

Editorial Board

September 30, 2018

If anyone has entered the Pagoda recently, they may have noticed rows of college flags hanging down two feet above their heads. The most historic, rich building on our campus has been debased by symbols that loom above us, representative...

Creating a culture of safety

Emma Fraser '20 and Sophie Leibowitz '20

September 30, 2018

In the wake of previous tragedies, such as those at Sandy Hook Elementary and the Pulse Nightclub, the general response was many thoughts and prayers, but little action.

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