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To address Washington’s youth drug crisis, the government must also address systemic racism at its core. Photo: Flickr.

Local Government Must Recognize Racism’s Role in the Opioid Crisis

Yossi Rosen '26, Staff Writer April 8, 2024
If the government wants to address Washington’s youth drug crisis, it must first address the fact that it disproportionately affects youth of color.
Life skills classes balance traditional academic coursework and ensure students are well prepared for life beyond high school. Photo: Sidwell Friends.

Life Skills Classes Would Benefit All Sidwell Students

Leonardo Soriano '26, Staff Writer April 8, 2024
While in-class academics are undoubtedly the foundation of Sidwell’s curriculum, it is vital to include more life skills seminars into our schedule to ensure students’ personal and professional success.
The Wizards and Capitals have been an integral part of the Washington’s economy and culture for decades. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The Wizards and Capitals Belong in Washington

Brett Fauntroy '25, Staff Writer April 8, 2024
To keep the loyal fans and one-of-a-kind sports culture inseparable from the city, the Washington Wizards and Capitals need to stay in Washington. 
As schools crack down on students’ AI use, the many educational benefits AI offers are being largely overlooked. Photo: Getty Images.

AI Integration Would Advance Sidwell Curriculum

Tasbih Bakshi '27, Staff Writer April 8, 2024
Sidwell must integrate Artificial Intelligence (AI) into its curriculum to improve testing outcomes and apply new ways of automatic grading.

CON: Should Colleges Bring Back Test-Mandatory Admissions?

Krish Batra '25, Staff Writer April 3, 2024
Colleges should not bring back test-mandatory admissions for the same reasons they initially removed them: tests are inaccessible and expensive, and less indicative of academic performance than grades. 

PRO: Should Colleges Bring Back Test-Mandatory Admissions?

Maira Zaidi '27, Staff Writer April 3, 2024
Test-mandatory colleges like Georgetown, MIT, and Georgia Tech have all made the right decision by requiring standardized testing in their application process, and more colleges should follow their example. 
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