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Empty Campaign Promises Exposed by the First 24 Hours

Empty Campaign Promises Exposed by the First 24 Hours

A consistent trend of the often polarizing and tumultuous American elections is the presence of grand proposals. Political campaigns are won by the scale of the changes politicians propose; however,…

Letter to the Editor: on “Useless Competition at SLS”

Letter to the Editor: on “Useless Competition at SLS”

To the Editor of The Sentinel, I would like to address my concern over your May 27, 2015 article “Useless Competition at SLS.” I will respond to your proposal to…

Opinion: Youth Incarceration and Discrimination

Opinion: Youth Incarceration and Discrimination

(The following article was written by 9th grader Harry Wyckoff who is participating in J-Term with a focus on juvenile incarceration) Youth incarceration is a problem often overlooked by politicians…

La Vie en Bleu (Collar)

La Vie en Bleu (Collar)

The French are cultivators of exquisite taste. When I think of the life of a French woman, I think of flutes of effluent champagne, red lipstick stains on café au…

Opinion: A Fight for Celebration

Opinion: A Fight for Celebration

The morning after Thanksgiving break, a Monday more dismal than most, dozens of seniors woke up early and rushed to school with wrapping paper and tinsel in hand. The holiday…

Opinion: Dress Down Stress

Opinion: Dress Down Stress

Traditionally, when the captain of the girls or boys varsity basketball team makes the half court shot during the homecoming pep rally, the whole crowd erupts in cheers. Along with…

Chanel: Feminism in Fashion?

Chanel: Feminism in Fashion?

Working gals strut down a realistic city street in Chanel’s 2015 collection. A stunning backdrop of Paris buildings and skylight don’t exactly transport the audience, but it is definitely beautiful.…

Behavior Matters: NFL Suspensions

Behavior Matters: NFL Suspensions

  Integrity is what you do when nobody’s watching.   Especially when you are a role model for young players and fans of your team, your integrity should mean a…

Opinion: Music Piracy in the Digital World

Opinion: Music Piracy in the Digital World

With the ease of modern media sharing sites, nearly everyone in our generation pirates. The music industry has changed exponentially in the last few decades, with the rise and fall…

The SAT Changes Again…For the Better?

The SAT Changes Again…For the Better?

The SATs. They are a rite of passage for all high school students: a test consisting of four straight hours of reading questions about cooking, chemistry, and the Eighteenth Century,…

Op-Ed: The Maroon and Grey Should Go Green

Op-Ed: The Maroon and Grey Should Go Green

Snowmaggedon. Snowtober. Sandy. These rather innocuous, even amusing names mask the disruption, destruction, and death wrought by extreme winter weather during my career in the Upper School. Over this past…

Opinion: A Spirit-Less Spirit Week

Opinion: A Spirit-Less Spirit Week

[Note: As per its Editorial Policy, the Sentinel would like to reiterate that individual, signed opinion pieces reflect only the position of the author, and not the Sentinel as a…

Opinion: She Is Malala

Opinion: She Is Malala

Even though gossiping about Miley Cyrus or lusting over Justin Bieber may be entertaining, there is another teenage celebrity that deserves our attention exponentially more. Her name is Malala Yousafzai…

Op-Ed: Are We Doing Enough for Syria?

Op-Ed: Are We Doing Enough for Syria?

As the crisis in Syria winds its way off of our newsreels and is replaced with the Nairobi attack and the government shutdown, I would argue that this is actually…

Opinion: Readjusting Our Moral Compass

Opinion: Readjusting Our Moral Compass

“As members of the St. Luke’s community, we will maintain and encourage integrity at all times. We will be honest in what we say and write, and we will show…

Opinion: Democracy, But Not As We Know It

Opinion: Democracy, But Not As We Know It

When Americans think about their democracy, the worst kind of injury involved is mud-slinging and slander. When Indians think about their democracy, on the other hand, the specter of violence…

Opinion: Why Everyone Should Take a “Gap Yah”

Opinion: Why Everyone Should Take a “Gap Yah”

During this season of college fever, if you are considering taking a year off from academia, the first thing you should do is watch the hilarious video entitled ‘Gap Yah’…

Opinion: Mike Rice and the Coaching Dilemma

Opinion: Mike Rice and the Coaching Dilemma

It’s a normal Tuesday morning. You walk into English expecting an ordinary class. Your teacher asks a question about The Great Gatsby and you didn’t really pay attention to it.…

Opinion: Election 2012 — New Hampshire Primary Brings No Surprises

Opinion: Election 2012 — New Hampshire Primary Brings No Surprises

The New Hampshire Primary went exactly as expected with Romney triumphing yet again, making him the only non-incumbent Republican candidate to win the Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire Primary. The…

Opinion: Taking The Occupy Movement Seriously

Opinion: Taking The Occupy Movement Seriously

It’s over two months into the Occupy Wall Street movement and the St. Luke’s community needs to begin taking these protests seriously. Classroom discussions have dealt with the topic and…

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