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OPINION: Dirty Dancing or Just Dance?

Vivian Sun '18, Staff Writer

January 28, 2016

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

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

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

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...

Opinion: Political Participation on Campus: is it worth it?

Julius Sim '16, Social Media Editor

October 14, 2015

Three out of 15. That’s the score I got on the Washington Post’s monthly Politics and Pints quiz, a short quiz based on political and current event knowledge. (To test your knowledge, here it is). I didn’t consider myself completely out of the loop, at least until I took the quiz. After all, I sacrificed a solid chunk of a perf...

The Importance of Being In-the-Know

Cassie Follman '16, opinions editor

May 6, 2015

When I was in the seventh grade, my history teacher made us look up current events and write a short report about a specific one once a week. My classmates and I stumbled through accounts of wars we had only vague knowledge of...

Ethics of Limitless Freedom of Speech

Cassie Follman '16, opinion editor

April 8, 2015

Freedom of speech has always been seen as an ultimate right of people. Often understanding how far this extends has been a topic of dispute. While some arguments state that freedom of speech and expression should be unlimited,...

Opinion: When it comes to entertainment, what are the limits?

Cassie Follman

January 21, 2015

By: Cassie Follman ’16 Section Editor The podcast Serial has completely redefined how podcasts, and forms of entertainment, are viewed. While some people may have been reluctant to listen to a podcast before because they belie...

Opinion: Why our Perception of Feminism Should Change

November 12, 2014

By: Grace Gu ’16 Section Editor I am a feminist. No, I don’t hate men, I don’t think men are evil, and I don’t think all men are rapists. But, what I do want is equality for all genders. To many, the word ‘feminis...

Con: Increased Sports Requirements

November 6, 2014

By: Julius Sim ’16 Staff Writer One of the most important things that gives Peddie such an incredible environment is the diversity of students. I do not solely mean diversity from a racial standpoint, but also in terms of the ...

Pro: Increased Sports Requirements

November 6, 2014

By: Cailin Brown ’17 Staff Writer When I came to Peddie as a freshman, I did what was required of all Peddie students; I joined a team sport—field hockey. Even though I was not very good, it allowed me to meet new people and...

Opinion: The Dress Code Must Be Updated

October 23, 2014

By: Rajae McClinek ’16 Photography Editor Passionate discussion about the controversial dress code policy, which “reflects our belief that personal appearance affects manners, morale, attitude, and general conduct in any co...

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