Friday, January 28, 2022

Those We Forget Online

Having an equitable learning environment is incredibly important to me. My brother is on the autism spectrum, and remembering the amount of extra time he needed to take tests, the amount of access he needed to discuss concerns with a teacher privately, and the encouragement and joy he derived from some truly fantastic teachers at Williamsville East High School, I am deeply concerned about the community of students like my brother whom are in an online learning platform that is non conducive to the learning these students need right now.

An Outsider’s Perspective

Oftentimes when we go through a school system with nothing else to compare it to, the experiences can get blurred. Many of the everyday things become boring when we get used to them. This happened to me before I switched from a charter school in New Hampshire to Williamsville East High School this summer. However, with a fresh set of eyes, I’ve been able to see some of the unique and interesting aspects of Williamsville East that makes us all lucky just for being able to attend. Yes, even though we have been forced to pursue online schooling, I still feel that the experience at East is special and noteworthy.

Why Rage Isn’t Enough to Stop Trump

With its sensational title, and the even more sensational reputation afforded to its author, Bob Woodward’s novel Rage has sold more than 600,000 copies in its first week of publication. But the premise of the book itself is not the reason that Rage has topped bestseller lists since its September 15 release.

The First Presidential Debate – Donald Trump versus Chris Wallace

In the history of the United States of America, September 29, 2020 will forever be engraved as the day the presidential debate was held with the moderator. As soon as the moderator announced the start of the debate and with it, his love of caramelized onions, Trump took offense from the latter and fiercely responded that “raw is justice”. The rest of the hour and a half just went downhill from there, so unintelligible that a foreigner wouldn’t even want to imagine.

The 2020 Election: Chaos Galore

No matter what happens, the 2020 Election is destined to be marked by chaos. In my opinion, it will be even more chaotic than the 2000 Election and, yes, the 2016 Election too. But doesn’t Joe Biden have a pretty commanding lead over Trump right now in the polls?

A Sugary Sweet Suggestion for the Homecoming Theme

We can definitely say that 2020 has been a rough year so far. I won’t go in depth. We all know how it’s been. But now, the students of Williamsville East have a new enemy to contend with. Cereal.

Goodbye, East

This isn’t the way I expected it to end. And I know this isn’t the way you expected it to end, either.

Letter from a Co-Managing Editor

I think it would be an understatement to say that this year has been unusual. When I walked into the first newspaper meeting this year—teeming with writers, bagels, and general excitement—little did I know that our days of brainstorming in the computer lab with the iconic flowchart of editorial positions would be short-lived.

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