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The Case Against Cross-Cohort Streaming

While cross-cohort streaming can prove effective in some cases, mandating its implementation will cause more harm than good.

Robert Fogel

October 16, 2020

This article features the thoughts, opinions, and reflections of  Robert Fogel '21. While Fogel is not a Maroon staff member, he has participated in cross-cohort streaming as a part of his senior A.T. U.S. Government and Economics class.  Scarsdale High School’s recent announcement that students will s...

The Case for Cross-Cohort Streaming

While cross-cohort streaming can prove effective in some cases, mandating its implementation will cause more harm than good.

Michael Waxman, Simran Ruta

October 13, 2020

This article features the thoughts, opinions, and reflections of two SHS students: Michael Waxman '21, SHS Student Body President, and Simran Ruta '21, SHS Student Body Vice President.While neither are Maroon staff members, both participate in cross-cohort streaming as a part of their senior A.T. U.S....

Graded: Hybrid Learning 2020

What grade would I give to Hybrid Learning this year? I'm not so sure.

Josh Bock

October 7, 2020

What grade would I give the hybrid learning model? I have no idea, and neither do you.    This summer, administrators, teachers, and student government officials undertook possibly the most demanding group project in the history of Scarsdale High School. The stipulations were as follows: ...

The Inside Scoop on SHS’s Restart Plan

The SHS Restart Plan was designed to deal with the most challenges while adhering to our priorities.

Rishika Bansal

September 2, 2020

When school first went virtual in March, I was excited - a couple of weeks off from school sounded great. But as the weeks turned to months in virtual learning, that excitement turned to uncertainty. I missed seeing my friends every day and hearing laughter and shouting in the hallways. I wanted to go...

Is TikTok an Indication of Gen-Z’s Brilliance, or its Flaws?

TikTok was launched in 2016 by the Chinese-owned company, ByteDance.

Ebonie Kibalya

August 23, 2020

Tiktok has managed to sneak up behind the social media industry, going from a small musical.ly-esque platform to an app that has been downloaded more than a billion times since its launch in 2017, and reportedly has more monthly users than Snapchat or Twitter. It’s developers achieved this by incorpora...

Outer Banks: Everyone’s Quarantine Addiction

Netflix's Outer Banks has blown up among high schoolers everywhere.

Charlotte Davis and Eve Rich

July 4, 2020

*Spoilers ahead!* If you're anything like us, we suspect that your free time in quarantine has been occupied with one of two activities - sleeping and watching TV. However, you have probably come to the realization that there is only a certain amount of times that you can rewatch your favorite show...

Survivor “Winners at War”: Who Will Be the Ultimate Champion?

The Survivor Winners at War finale capped off what has been an intense season.

Jolie Kantor

June 15, 2020

This season of Survivor definitely did not disappoint. The finale only added to the craziness of the season. Beginning with Natalie’s return from the Edge of Extinction and ending with the ultimate Survivor champion, this episode was full of shocks and surprises.  Even though Natalie began the challenge to r...

Why Scarsdale Should Demand Affordable Housing: An Op-Ed by Jacob Rosewater

Scarsdale should be held accountable for their exclusionary zoning practices.

Jacob Rosewater

June 3, 2020

Recently, I started a change.org petition to demand that Scarsdale build new affordable housing and begin the process of ending de-facto segregation in our community. Within a day of the petition being released, it gathered over a thousand signatures. This issue has always been important to me, and over the past few ye...

Trump Administration’s Implementation of the Stimulus Package and Democratic Resilience

The historic bill was designed to address the economic recession during the coronavirus pandemic.

Emily-Jane Luo

May 20, 2020

At the peak of the Great Depression, the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world, the U.S. unemployment rate surged to 24.9%, a record that still stands today more than 87 years later. Now that the COVID-19 pandemic is causing tremendous human and economic hardship across th...

Comparing the Coronavirus Response Between the Two Countries I Call Home

Valentina de Castro Novaes

May 15, 2020

Brazil checks off many factors of a developing country including corruption, poor economy, wealth inequality, and poverty. Poverty, the lack of effective security, and inequality are a drag on the country. The major problem in Brazil, though, is corruption. Brazil’s first confirmed case of coronav...

Opinion: Current Grading Policy Is A-OK

The administration is rightly standing by the traditional letter-grade system, but including semester grades on transcripts would improve transparency for college applications.

Josh Bock

May 15, 2020

With the end of the year fast approaching, the Scarsdale High School faculty must soon come to a final decision on the policy for grades, an aspect of our lives as SHS students that has been engulfed in this storm of uncertainty. Once the constant tracking device on the education of every neurotic, co...

How “Crash Landing on You” Crash Landed on Me

Crash Landing on You is a 16 episode series aired on Netflix.

Alexandra Chu

March 31, 2020

The meeting of Yoon Se-ri (Son Ye-jin) and Ri Jeong Hyeok (Hyun Bin) in Crash Landing on You was fate, not a coincidence. The 16-episode long series concluded on Netflix mid-February, but viewers are still gleefully discussing their favorite scenes and characters.  Crash Landing on You is a roma...

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