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Spring Term Electives: The Opportunity to Begin Anew

Vivian Sun'18, Opinions Section Editor

March 29, 2017

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As a new spring term begins at Peddie, sophomores start their new Modern Global history elective and juniors and seniors enter their new English electives. Sophomores are enrolled in a spring history elective focused on one area of...

Opinion: In Support of the Women’s March

Alex Drake'20, Staff Writer

February 8, 2017

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From the time our nation was founded, there has been one fundamental right that we prized. It set us apart from other nations and is now ingrained in the American spirit. This is our freedom of speech, officially recognized under...

Opinion: Dress Code Should Not Be an Issue

Tyrese Thomas ’18, Staff writer

February 1, 2017

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Following Headmaster Peter Quinn’s all-school address and the influx in faculty enforcement, the dress code has become a rather pertinent issue. While some Peddie students will continue to defy the dress code policy, regardle...

Opinion: Should Publications Endorse Presidential Candidates

Tyrese Thomas ’18, Staff writer

November 3, 2016

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  As the 2016 presidential election approaches, publications have chosen to endorse certain candidates. Should these news sources exercise their freedom of speech, or does their mission to create “unbiased” conten...

Sleep on It

Vivian Sun'18, Opinions Section Editor

October 27, 2016

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Peddie sophomores and juniors took the PSAT October 19, and it’s safe to say a good deal of us were asleep for a decent chunk of the testing.         The PSAT is otherwise known as the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship...

Finding the Right Balance

Vivian Sun '18, Opinions Section Editor

October 21, 2016

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Having just gone on the recent junior US History class trip to Philadelphia, I began to feel nostalgic of elementary and middle school days, when field trips were plentiful in my education. Reminiscing made me wonder: What exactly c...

Opinion: The Lesser of Two Evils

Vivian Sun'18, Opinions Section Editor

October 12, 2016

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As the upcoming presidential election on November 8 draws closer, I’m reminded yet again of the difficult decision of-age Americans must make: Republican candidate Donald Trump or Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton? Who will...

OPINION: Either Ban All Bottle Drinks or None

Alan Wang ’19, Staff Writer

April 13, 2016

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School-wide disposable water bottle bans aren’t as effective as they seem to be. Peddie students have not-so-recently returned from a relaxing spring break – and with that came a school-wide disposable water bottle ban. Before...

OPINION: Dirty Dancing or Just Dance?

Vivian Sun '18, Staff Writer

January 28, 2016

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In anticipation of the annual Sadie Hawkins dance around the corner this February, I’m reminded once again of Peddie School concentric dances – the center of which is, I hear, the place for grinding. Last year I got cu...

Opinion: Civil Liberties Should Not Be Compromised For the Sake of National Security

Jesse Zhou '16, Opinions Section Editor

January 21, 2016

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Following any act of terrorism, whether it be in this nation or abroad, people are quick to say certain things regarding security. “No more refugees!” they exclaim, a nervous paranoia on their faces. “Monitor their calls!”...

On Guns

Jesse Zhou '16, Opinions Section Editor

December 18, 2015

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I was sitting in English two weeks ago when my phone buzzed in my pocket. The muscle memory kicked in and I slid the device out ever so slightly to see why it had went off. “Shooting in San Bernadino, at least 12 shot and killed.”...

When Satire Abuses Free Speech

Julius Sim '16, Social Media Editor

November 4, 2015

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The Peddie School prides itself as a place where ideas and opinions can be freely expressed, without fear of retribution or punishment. As teenagers, high school is a place to mature both in character and intellect; this can only...

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