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Couples of the Month

Abby Kelso ’24 and Anna Dreyhaupt ’25 February 19, 2024
The Sidwell Friends Upper School's Couples of the Month
Sidwell Must Change the Current Exam Schedule

Sidwell Must Change the Current Exam Schedule

Eyob Sissay '26, Staff Writer February 19, 2024
To properly ensure students enjoy a restful and stress-free winter break free from anxiety about approaching midterms, the exam period must be moved to before the holiday season.
Changing Sidwell Snow Day Policy Would Support Students Well-being

Changing Sidwell Snow Day Policy Would Support Students’ Well-being

Yossi Rosen '26, Staff Writer February 19, 2024
Sidwell’s current policy regarding inclement weather and snow days detracts from students’ much-needed free time and should be altered.
Haley Poses No Threat to a Trump Nomination

Haley Poses No Threat to a Trump Nomination

Lexi Orr '26, Staff Writer February 19, 2024
Even in the wake of DeSantis’ withdrawal, it is clear that Haley remains a far second to Trump.
Biden Approves Airstrikes Against Houthis in Yemen

Biden Approves Airstrikes Against Houthis in Yemen

Maira Zaidi ’27, Staff Writer February 19, 2024
While President Joe Biden ostensibly approved the airstrikes in the interest of international security, his decision was unjustified, lacked sufficient Congressional authorization and risks exacerbating the existing conflict. 
CON: Should Sidwell Bring Back AP Classes?

CON: Should Sidwell Bring Back AP Classes?

Tasbih Bakshi ’27, Staff Writer February 19, 2024
Sidwell should not bring back AP classes because of their negative effects on students’ mental health, their inability to give the majority of students college credits, and their out-of-date nature compared to the current Sidwell education.
PRO: Should Sidwell Bring Back AP Classes?

PRO: Should Sidwell Bring Back AP Classes?

Krish Batra ’25, Staff Writer February 19, 2024
Overall, Sidwell should bring back AP classes to encourage students to take AP exams and thus display their mastery of course material.
Sidwell students must be allowed to freely express their opinions in order to create a politically diverse student body

Students Must Respect Peers’ Views in Times of Crisis

Yossi Rosen '26, Staff Writer November 27, 2023
For myself and many others, these events have raised the question of how to thoughtfully respond to such an issue while remaining respectful of perspectives that may conflict with our own. 
Washington schools should address the emotional struggles that cause teens to act out.

Washington Can Combat Combat Teen Crime Through In-School Programs

Ava Tavakkoli ’27, Staff Writer November 27, 2023
Rising crime rates among Washington teens have become a pressing issue for the entire community, and we must take action to protect the people of our city from this dangerous trend.
Sidwell should maximize the support it gives its seniors through the stressful college application process.

Sidwell Must Allot More Time for Seniors’ College Applications

Alix Nikolic de Jacinto ’24, Opinion Editor November 27, 2023
Sidwell’s current schedule does not provide sufficient support to seniors during the application process, particularly regarding college workdays.
The U.S. must follow the example of other nations and implement stricter gun control, before more lives are lost.

Congress Must Implement Stricter Gun Regulations

Leo Li ’25, Staff Writer November 27, 2023
Congress must tighten gun regulations to protect U.S. citizens and stop the tide of gun violence that has swept the country.
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