Recent Events in Hong Kong

Pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong have rejoiced with several successes after almost six months of protest.

Alison Chan, Magan Chin

December 6, 2019

December marks almost six months of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, with tensions still rising. Although the initial primary objective of the protests, withdrawing the extradition bill, has been met, the movement has evolved to a call for political, economic, and social freedom as well as polic...

SHS STEAM Teachers Win International 1st Prize for Curriculum and Teaching

NAYTEA recently hosted the 2019 International STEAM Curriculum Developer Competition, in which Yokana and fellow SHS STEAM educator Brian McDonald won first place together.

Lilac Lin

November 26, 2019

Current educational systems often motivate students to search for the “right answer” instead of asking questions about the world around them. Scarsdale High School’s STEAM program focuses on fostering creative students who challenge themselves in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts, ...

Lab Mishap Causes SHS Evacuation

As a precaution, classes located in or around the science wing of the building were blocked off and relocated to the gyms.

Ariel Weinsaft

November 18, 2019

An alarm sounds. Students and faculty stop what they are doing. Scarsdale High School is evacuated.  While this may have seemed like any ordinary fire drill, with students rolling their eyes once they heard the alarm which they believed was sounding due to a juuling incident—as it most often is...

2019 SHS Community Dinner

The Scarsdale community gathered on November 9 for the annual charity dinner hosted by the SHS student and class governments.

Max Yang

November 11, 2019

The Scarsdale community gathered on Tuesday, November 9 to fundraise for the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation during its third annual community dinner. Below is a video montage recapping the event.  

Nationals with a Surprising World Series Win

Photo Credit: Maroon Staff

Leah Breakstone

November 10, 2019

Although the Astros were the overall stronger team with a record of 107-55 and strong pitching staff, while the Nationals had a record of 93-69, Anthony Rendon, Juan Soto, and Howie Kendrick somehow led the Nationals to the championship.  Named most valuable player, Nationals pitcher Steven Strausberg had an ext...

Wildfire Season Strikes California

To support efforts to combat the Australian wildfires, the SHS student government is selling red wristbands for $2 for an indefinite period.

Sam Siegel

November 9, 2019

The 2018 California wildfires season was a catastrophic period in California with a total of 8,527 fires burning an area of 1,893,913 acres. Being in the midst of fall means only one thing to Californians nowadays: fire season. After evacuating their homes excessively last year, the civilians of Sou...

Pro-Democracy Tweet from NBA General Manager Invokes Outrage in China

The immediate controversy generated by a tweet by an NBA official in support of the pro-democracy Hong Kong protests has demonstrated the impact that international conflicts now have on American associations.

Lilac Lin

October 21, 2019

Although many social media posts cause backlashes, few can initiate international controversies. On October 4, the Houston Rockets’ General Manager Daryl Morey released a tweet that dramatically changed the National Basketball Association (NBA)’s relations with China. Since deleted, the tweet was a ...

Terrorist Attack in Halle, Germany

Two people died in the shooting on Yom Kippur.

Sydney Piccoli

October 20, 2019

On the evening of Wednesday, October 9, the same day as Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, a terrorist attack occurred in Halle, Germany.   The shooting claimed the lives of a man and woman; the woman was shot close to the town’s synagogue while the man was shot roughly six-hun...

“Joker” Movie Sparks Concerns of Violence

Many viewers and critics believe that the concept of

Jenna Schwartz

October 19, 2019

The infamous Joker of DC Comics has appeared in Batman, The Dark Knight, Suicide Squad, and now in his own movie, Joker. Different from the Joker’s other movies, this one is based solely on him and his origin story. Arthur Fleck, played by Joaquin Phoenix, is a failed comedian who gradually becomes more men...

South Park “Band in China”

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Benjamin Spitalny

October 18, 2019

The Chinese government censors media content from its people for both political reasons and to maintain control over its citizens. In the past, they have banned movies such as The Dark Knight and even banned Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet because of memes comparing Pooh to President Xi Jinping. A rece...

New Meaning For Old Holiday: Columbus Day vs. Indigenous Peoples’ Day

People protesting the celebration of Christopher Columbus, and professing to refer to the holiday as “Indigenous Peoples’ Day”.

Leah Breakstone

October 15, 2019

Columbus Day is often thought of as a much needed day off from school, creating the perfect three day weekend for catching up on sleep. When Columbus Day is mentioned, many instantly think of the discovery of the New World and the iconic quote learned in fourth grade, “In fourteen hundred ninety-t...

The Innocence Club

The Innocence Club was started by Scarsdale High School junior Scott Goldban

Ariel Weinsaft

October 14, 2019

The Innocence Club, founded by Scott Goldban ’21, is an educational club specifically focused on the wrongful convictions of U.S. prisoners and their exoneration process. This year, the club brought John Bunn, who was convicted of murder when he was 14-years-old but later exonerated, to speak at G...

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