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I believe in the need for civil political discourse. But I’m also part of the problem.

On Thursday, we had the pleasure of welcoming CT Congressman Jim Himes and CNN anchor and SLS parent Alisyn Camerota to the Hilltop. The two offered advice, opinions, and thoughts surrounding the notion of civil political discourse as they fielded questions from Head of School Mark Davis and several Upper School students. Each communicated a...

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Some Things Really Do Last Forever

We’ve all been subjects of the same speech: the one that highlights the eternal existence of social media posts. We’ve been told to think before we post something or hit send, because there is no such thing as a real “trash” on the internet. While this may be true and worthy of our attention, recent...

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What SLS Students Should Take Away from the Washington Memorial Conflict

Recently, high school students have been dominating the news cycle. Following last year’s Parkland High School shooting, teenagers across the country banded together to resist gun violence and advocate change. Thousands upon thousands of young people met in Washington to participate in the March for Our Lives – a movement spearheaded by Parkland students. Last...

The Parking Conundrum
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The Parking Conundrum

I was licenseless all of my sophomore and junior year, but I knew that having a license would be a senior year necessity. After all, driving to school is a rite of passage for St. Luke’s seniors, and as an SLS student for the past eight years, it’s something I’ve always looked forward to. But...

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Why I Decided to Petition the Cell Phone Policy

Hello, my name is Scott Vollmer, and I’m a senior here at St. Luke’s. If you don’t know who I am, just look up. I’m probably there. Anyways, I’m the catalyst behind the petition opposing the new rule against our cellphones. After weeks of hearing my peers and teachers complain about the banning of cell...

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A Lifer’s Thoughts on the New Cell Phone Policy

As what we at St. Luke’s call a “lifer” – someone who has been here since fifth grade – I remember my excitement to enter high school for two reasons only: coffee and phones, as both were not allowed in middle school. Although there was no clear blueprint for the cell phone restrictions in middle...

Arguments for Reducing the Voting Age
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Arguments for Reducing the Voting Age

If I have learned anything during my 17 years of formal and informal history education, it is that our current time, compared to the countless epochs that have come before, is, in many respects, downright strange, and undeniably remarkable. The technologies and infrastructure that now seem ordinary and concrete, from corrective lenses to the electric...

How is this still legal? An Op-Ed
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How is this still legal? An Op-Ed

59 people. One less than 60. More than half of 100. 59 people were killed on the night of October 1st, 2017. 22,000 people came to Las Vegas to enjoy a country music festival, but 59 of them never left. Stephen Paddock, a middle-aged Nevada resident, used 23 guns to brutally murder these innocent concert-goers....