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Opinion Archives - Page 3 of 3 - SHS Maroon

Opinion articles

Let’s talk about Sex(ism)

Let’s talk about Sex(ism)

In recent weeks, after discussing the differences in PE practices based on gender, we at Maroon considered the repercussions of these standards (see “PE Handball Unit Causes Controversy” on page 1). As both SHS students and Maroon continue to debate these rules, new questions regarding the varying gender expectations arise. Do differences in gender standards have

We Were Liars Review

Imagine jumping off a cliff. Imagine cuddling under the covers. Imagine a crackling fire. Imagine the first rain of the summer. Telling someone you’re sorry for their loss. Dipping your toes into a clear ocean. Board games with your family. The moment you get your heart broken. Imagine love. Hate. Fear. Remorse. Sadness. Fascination. Imagine feeling

Taylor Swift’s 1989 Bonus Songs Review

While Taylor Swift’s 1989 album has been around for quite a while making its way to the top of the charts, there are three hidden gems in the album that are relatively undiscovered. The songs “Wonderland”,”You are in Love”, and “New Romantics” have previously only been available on the 1989 Deluxe CD. Recently, these songs

The Many (Tear-Inducing) Layers of Spirit: A Critical Review

Scarsdale High School is currently in the process of becoming, in many senses of the word, an increasingly exclusionary place. All too often do we hear students talk about how great their weekend or vacation was, or how much they have accomplished in their vari- ous extracurricular activities. With each of these casual remarks or

Je Suis Charlie

On Wednesday, January 7, 2015, two Islamic militants, Cherif and Said Kouachi, attacked the headquarters of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. Protesting the crude and blasphemous depictions of Muhammad on Charlie Hebdo’s covers, the brothers killed numerous employees of the newspaper. Amidst the chaos that ensued, Charlie Hebdo had its own response. Six days after the

Letter from the Web Editors in Chief

Hi! We’re the new web editors-in-chief of Maroon. We plan to make shsmaroon.org your new Facebook (’cause let’s be real, that thing is dying). The school website will be a new part of your daily social media checkup (hopefully). It will be filled with articles that are interesting about fellow classmates, teachers, and Raider related

Sweater Weather

  Red and yellow; green and white; orange and blue. After walking through the halls of SHS and tallying the myriad collegiate color pairings, a visitor might never guess our school colors are maroon and white. College apparel is the de facto “jeans and a t-shirt” of the typical SHS student’s wardrobe — nothing short