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Changes in the ACT

A screenshot of the ACT official website that we learn to love:)

Audrey Heidbreder

October 10, 2019

Starting next September, the ACT will allow high schoolers to retake individual sections. The ACT is a 3 hour test with 5 separate sections: English, math, reading, science, and the optional writing section. Many students have their strong subjects and ones that give them more difficulty, so many...

SHS Celebrates Global Citizenship

Students attending a session on the 2020 election by SHS Social Studies Department Chair John Harrison.

David Peng

October 9, 2019

From practicing a spiritual session of Tai Chi to listening to stories of struggle from North Korean refugees, SHS students had a wealth of events to choose from on the school’s 7th Annual Global Citizenship Day. Classes took a break from their lesson plans last Thursday, October 3 to broaden their worl...

America’s Got Talent: And The Winner Is…

Practice your own skills because, you never know, someday you may end up on the show!

Ben Spitalny

October 8, 2019

On September 12, the finals of America’s Got Talent’s fourteenth season aired, with millions of fans tuning in to see who the winner of the $1 million prize would be. The finalists were the blind and autistic singer/pianist Kodi Lee, the Detroit Youth Choir, acrobatic dance group V, and comedian Rya...

A Spirited Scarsdale High School

Finally, the week came to an end with some good old fashioned Maroon and White spirit at the pep rally! Lots of SHS logos could easily spotted as you looked around the gym. We were truly a spirited Scarsdale High School! 

Sydney Piccoli

September 30, 2019

Spirit week certainly brought out the creativity and high energy of SHS Students! On Monday 9/16, people took notes on lectures and completed tests while snuggled up in their comfortable pajamas. From classic plaid pajama pants to snazzy onesies, SHS felt like an all-inclusive slumber party. A...

Ders Fút Makes a Statement with Two Key Wins

SHS Boys' Varsity Soccer Captains: Calvin Lee '20, Zach Medvinsky '20, and Ben Rubin '20

Sam Siegel

September 25, 2019

Prior to Scarsdale’s Boys’ Varsity Soccer team’s matchups against rivals White Plains and Horace Greeley, they had a losing record of 1-3-1. The Raiders were motivated to pick up these two crucial wins in order to avoid the slow start they had last year. The team also had to make up the loss of...

Recent SHS Fire Drills: A Cause for Alarm?

Less than a month into the school year, SHS has already experienced numerous fire drills.

Ariel Weinsaft

September 25, 2019

You are in English class, just sitting down and getting your notes out. Your class didn’t meet yesterday and your teacher has just mentioned that the other class is ahead of yours so you must get caught up today. An alarm sounds, all students rise simultaneously, and, in an orderly fashion, head to ...

Outbreak of Vaping Illnesses Spreads Throughout the Country

Outbreak of Vaping Illnesses Spreads Throughout the Country

Jolie Kantor

September 24, 2019

Teenagers today know the Juul to be the “safer alternative to cigarettes." However, recent reports have brought to light the important question of whether this smoking device is truly as safe as it is advertised.  Juuls are a type of handheld e-cigarette that looks much like a USB flash drive....

Summer 2019 News Update

From massive heat waves to sports championships, Summer 2019 was jam-packed with major events.

Ben Spitalny and Riddha Iyengar

September 23, 2019

When school’s out it can be especially hard to keep track of everything that is occurring within the world. Whether it’s pop culture or politics, this summer was jam-packed with important happenings. Here's a recap:  On June 7, NASA announced that it will allow private citizens to fly to the In...

Scarchella: Scarsdale’s First Music Festival

The Scarsdale Music Festival brought the whole community together for a celebration of music.

Riddha Iyengar

September 22, 2019

If you saw dogs barking, people talking, and the smell of pizza wafting in the air this past weekend, then you were most likely at Scarchella. This year, Scarsdale started its own music festival in the village where people could listen to live music, eat food, and spend time with their friends. “It ...

Highlights from the Fall Pep Rally

Students cheer on varsity sports team. Photo credit: Maroon Staff

Max Yang and Leah Breakstone

September 21, 2019

SHS students crowded the gyms in a sea of maroon and white on Friday, September 20 to cheer on the fall sports teams. Students of all grades showed off their school spirit and enjoyed watching the activities of the rally, including a fiery dodgeball match between the Speech & Debate team and Mo...

SHS Rallies Against Climate Change

SHS students in front of Brewster Road entrance protesting against climate change. Photo credit: Maroon staff

Riena Parente and Max Yang

September 20, 2019

Taking part in a global movement—with youth demonstrations spanning over 150 countries—SHS students protested in front of the Brewster Road entrance on Friday morning. The wave of protests was prompted by a United Nations summit for climate change, planned for September 23rd, which will discuss environmental...

US Open Finals

A view of the US Open at The Arthur Ashe Stadium

Lilac Lin

September 18, 2019

WOMEN’S US OPEN FINAL   Serena Williams, the winner of 23 grand slam singles titles, and her achievements invoke both respect and, for many opponents, fear. Beginning her professional career in tennis at just 14-years-old, Williams has revolutionized women’s tennis and inspired young gi...

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