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Instagram app. Between 46% and 51% of adults have been using social media more since quarantine began, according to a Harris Insights and Analytics poll.

What Quarantine Taught Me About Social Media

Katie S., Writing Editor January 14, 2021
What one staffer learned from giving up social media over quarantine.
Column: The Backstory: 3 Female Pirates Who Swashbuckled Their Way Into History

Column: The Backstory: 3 Female Pirates Who Swashbuckled Their Way Into History

Ilena M. December 4, 2020

The Backstory is a column celebrating offbeat and overlooked history. The open water, the thrill of danger, the excitement of adventure, the stress-relieving benefits of screaming “AAAARRRRR” when...

My dad forces a photo of us right before the game starts.

Opinion: What the Dodgers Gave to My Dad and Me

Hannah W. December 4, 2020

“WOAH, Corey Seager takes a big swing to Blake Snell’s changeup, adding to his ninth strikeout this evening; the score is still 1 to 0, Rays leading. What a pitcher!” announced Joe Buck, FOX’s...

Cinnamon baked oats topped with powdered sugar and maple syrup.

Opinion: You Are What You Eat

Jessica W. December 3, 2020

Pre-quarantine, in Normal Times, my only morning goal was to arrive at school on time. I woke up at 7:25 A.M. after a long night of essay writing on Romeo and Juliet and solving math equations. During...

Photo Credit: Lauren C. ’24, Ingredients of the color wheel

Opinion: How to: A Korean Gimbap

Lauren C. November 20, 2020

At the beginning of quarantine, when I was cleaning out my cluttered stack of green and pink notebooks, I found a small resolution that I had written in fourth grade. “Learn Grandma’s Gimbap...

One of my favorite thrifting spots, Goodwill.

Opinion: A Guide to Covid-19 Thrifting

Eliza W. 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...

Mulan Disney Plus

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

Lucia P. 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.
Column: The Backstory: Häagen-Dazs; A Story of Immigration, Entrepreneurship, and... Ice Cream?

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

Ilena M. 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...

Opinion: Summer Snapshots

October 11, 2020

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

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Opinion: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, My Jewish Feminist Hero

Ilena M. 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. 
Column: Green Gastronomy: Coronavirus Sustainability

Column: Green Gastronomy: Coronavirus Sustainability

Mirelle L. 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...

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

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

Emily S. 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...

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