Sophomores Raise Awareness for BLM Using Instagram

Instagram account Scarsdale4Change strives to help students find ways to make a difference.

Ben Spitalny

July 1, 2020

George Floyd’s death inspired people around the country to educate themselves and others on systemic racism and the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. Many students are currently raising awareness of these issues and promoting important books and petitions using social media. A group of Scarsdale Hig...

The Unconventional Wisdom Project: Helping Students Eliminate Bias in News

The Unconventional Wisdom Project, created by Molly Flicker '22, presents articles from different viewpoints on controversial topics to help eliminate bias in our community.

Lilac Lin

June 30, 2020

The Unconventional Wisdom Project is a website that selects and organizes articles with different stances on important, current issues. With everything that is going on in the world today, it can be difficult to differentiate between real news and fake news. Biased news, however, can also change how an...

All Enjoyable Activities Indefinitely Cancelled

For the safety of the community, it is crucial that all citizens stop smiling immediately.

Josh Bock

June 29, 2020

To whom it may concern, Summer is here, and we understand that you have been patiently awaiting our response to the ever-changing circumstances. Here at The Summer Program You Have Been Looking Forward To Since January, safety is our number one priority. That is why, much to our disappointment, w...

We Will Me(e)t Again

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” – Plato

Emily-Jane Luo

June 27, 2020

On June 8th, 2020, Mr. Amédée Williams, the orchestra director at SHS, hosted an orchestra webinar masterclass provided by four members of the MET orchestra. Four SHS violinists were asked to perform for this event. It presented a great opportunity for Scarsdale high school students to work with s...

Black Artists Lead Music Revolution Against Racism

Black artists speak out against racism through release of new music.

Sydney Piccoli, Feature Editor

June 27, 2020

As society remains in a socially-distant landscape, creative artists, such as musicians, are using the desolate time to focus on their artwork and draw inspiration from the wave of activism that has submerged the world. Thus, mainstream musicians are continually using their platforms that reach thou...

Trusted Resources to Educate Yourself on Racism

There are many ways to educate yourself and contribute to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Ebonie Kibalya

June 25, 2020

Social media can be an invaluable source of information, news, and expression - but it can also be overwhelming. During the past few weeks, America has been addressing some long-overdue topics in the discussion of the African American community and their experience in our society. The voicing of the...

Virtual Events? Global Connections? Count Me In!

Count Me In is a project to provide friends with an opportunity to explore new depths of ideas, cultures, and mutual understanding in a positive and intimate environment. It’s a unique space to collaborate, interact, and humanize the growing globalization of beliefs without being tethered by location.

Alexandra Chu

June 25, 2020

School is out, and a lot of us have no idea what to do over the summer. You could binge-watch your favorite shows on Netflix for the entire summer, or you could attend virtual interactive events with people all over the world.   Count Me In is a global platform where people can explore ideas,...

SHS Juniors Supporting Black Lives Matter

SHS Junior Simran Ruta designs masks for her Black Lives Matter fundraiser.

Sydney Piccoli

June 18, 2020

As police brutality is becoming increasingly prevalent in daily life, America’s youth is being proactive in combating racism and supporting the Black Lives Matter organization. Social media platforms are flooded with students promoting petitions to sign, organizations to donate to, and protests to a... of Change: Senior Art Initiative Supports Black Lives Matter Movement of Change: Senior Art Initiative Supports Black Lives Matter Movement

Mykaela Madoff

June 17, 2020

“All I could do was sit on my bed and get angry,” said Lauren Zou, ’20, when asked how the idea for of Change came about. Zou's reaction is a perfect way to express how many young people are feeling right now. The pandemic and social distancing regulations have kept many students from being p...

Maria Valentin Bids Farewell to SHS

Maria Valentin, SHS Social Studies teacher for 
18 years, retires.

Ariel Weinsaft and Leah Breakstone

June 16, 2020

“My happiest memories relate to experiences with students and colleagues that ‘elevated’ our understanding or compassion for an issue and/or for others. This is a community of privilege where there is also a tremendous desire to learn about those different from us and to help make the world a be...

Tom Maguire Bids Farewell to SHS

Tom Maguire, SHS Social Studies teacher for over 30 years, retires.

Ariel Weinsaft and Leah Breakstone

June 16, 2020

For the past 31 years, SHS social studies teacher Tom Maguire’s dedicated, enthusiastic, and tough but motivating approach to teaching has brightened the days and expanded and enriched the minds of SHS students. “He’s one of the first teachers I’ve had who treated students like adults while s...

Socially-Distanced Summer Opportunities

As we near summertime in Scarsdale, opportunities are highly sought-after in the aftermath of COVID-19 cancellations.

Jake Lubin

June 16, 2020

Remote Learning Summer Programs A number of colleges are offering summer programs for high schoolers to learn via an online platform while others are even allowing students to learn at a college campus. UCLA is offering online courses, and in the case of the Digital Filmmaking Summer Institute, the...

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