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A Guide to Covid-19 Thrifting

One of my favorite thrifting spots, Goodwill.
November 9, 2020

Do you ever have that I-wish-I-could-get-more-clothes-but-I-have-far-more-important-things-to-spend-my-money-on feeling? I mean, a black T-shirt for $59.99? Really Urban Outfitters?  What if there...

My Ten Favorite Quarantine Reads

November 3, 2020

Over the summer, in the repetitive boredom of quarantine, I reignited a passion for one of my favorite elementary school hobbies: reading. Like many students, as the school workload and extracurriculars...

Disney+’s Mulan Offers a New Princess for a New Generation

Mulan Disney Plus
November 2, 2020
On September 4th, Disney Plus, the on-demand streaming platform for entertainment giant Disney, released its long-anticipated live-action remake of Mulan. Traditionally, Disney movies have featured princesses waiting for a male savior. The new live-action Mulan upends the traditional narrative with an action-driven plot featuring feminine strength and independence.

The Backstory: Häagen-Dazs; A Story of Immigration, Entrepreneurship, and… Ice Cream?

The Backstory: Häagen-Dazs; A Story of Immigration, Entrepreneurship, and... Ice Cream?
November 1, 2020

The Backstory is a column celebrating offbeat and overlooked history. If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent a good deal of quarantine drowning your Blursday-afternoon sorrows in a bottomless...

Summer Snapshots

October 11, 2020

Here are some of our favorite looks into the seemingly mundane quarantines of your Spyglass staffers!    

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October 11, 2020

Welcome back to a brand new school year! This year has had some major changes and challenges, to say the least. For example, this is the first year in which students have gone back to school entirely online....

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, My Jewish Feminist Hero

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
October 11, 2020
When my mom shared the news that 87-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had passed away, on Erev Rosh Hashanah, the eve of the Jewish New Year, I was intermittently slicing brisket and doing Latin homework at my kitchen table. 

Pass/Fail: A Quip at Student Engagement

Pass/Fail: A Quip at Student Engagement
May 22, 2020

After moving to pass/fail, I’ve become a lot less interested in doing work for most of my classes. Of course, I still complete it, but not with the same vigor I had before the transition. All my work...

Green Gastronomy: Coronavirus Sustainability

Green Gastronomy: Coronavirus Sustainability
May 15, 2020

Since stay at home orders have continued to spread, we have seen a reduction in car travel, plane travel, and even industrial production, as well as a reduction in ecosystem disturbance now that many parks...

Dear Spanish Students: A Letter from a Long Time Latin Student

Dear Spanish Students: A Letter from a Long Time Latin Student
May 7, 2020

Dear Spanish Students, I studied Latin for seven years, and throughout that time, you Spanish students have been eager to point out just how unuseful a “dead language” is and how we should wake...

Confessions from the College Front Line: Proud Graduate of the Class of COVID

Zaynab E.
May 7, 2020
Like everyone else, I am so sick of talking about the Coronavirus. This pandemic truly feels endless. And being a senior in high school on top of everything makes the future feel all the more insecure. The college process is a wild roller coaster with twists and turns, but a global pandemic was a drop I never could’ve expected. 

Netflix’s New Reality Show is Disappointing, to Say the Least

The contestants make a toast after celebrating the night’s events.
May 7, 2020

This past year, Netflix has dipped their toes into reality TV production. Shows like The Circle, released on January 1 and Love is Blind, released February 13, center around ordinary people who are thrust...

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