Author Archive: Julia Jassey

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I Got 95 Problems and AP Euro is Now One

| 06/02/2017 | 0 Comments
I Got 95 Problems and AP Euro is Now One

It’s a cutthroat society we exist in today. Compelled by the constant, ubiquitous presence of college, we push ourselves past our limits and keep on going. And it’s exhausting. We can complain about stress all we’d like, but that won’t get us into our dream school. Thus, we fill our schedule with every AP under […]

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DAMN. Kendrick Lamar Still Has it!

| 06/02/2017 | 0 Comments
DAMN. Kendrick Lamar Still Has it!

Kendrick Lamar, a Compton rapper, recently released his third full length album,  DAMN. If you are a fan of Kendrick Lamar, like I am, you’d probably have high expectations for this album, especially after Kendrick’s release of his second album, To Pimp A Butterfly, which was a work of art, covering topics of racism, politics, […]

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Realism, Not Resolutions!

| 01/04/2017 | 0 Comments

After a month and a half of binge drinking Pumpkin Spiced Lattes and having just one more slice of pie, once New Year’s comes along, we’ve all had enough. We grab our new Roshe Runs from under the Christmas Tree and head out to the gym, resolved to finally maintaining a healthy lifestyle. We tell […]

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Intolerant Tolerance

| 10/20/2016 | 0 Comments

  The last time an election got this heated, Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton was shot by Vice President Aaron Burr. And although, as of late, the American public may not be strangers to political banter, a sense of intolerance has been established that is questioning the very fabric of American values. Intolerance, that is, for […]

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The Time is Now

| 09/26/2016 | 0 Comments

High School West provides a plethora of opportunities for students to explore different paths upon which they may take their future, through offering innumerable fascinating electives, AP courses, extracurriculars, and the Senior Experience program. Nonetheless, making such a pivotal decision can be intimidating, to say the very least. Thusly, a new initiative has began in our […]

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Cuban Reconciliation Crisis

| 03/27/2016 | 0 Comments
Cuban Reconciliation Crisis

1962. When I asked my grandfather about this year, one word stood out in his mind: panic. He was a mere twenty years old, in the proverbial prime of his life, and an omnipresent sense of panic is what he most recalls. Throughout my life, I can recall hearing him tell stories of windows covered with black sheets, of drills […]

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Justice Scalia’s Successor

| 03/18/2016 | 0 Comments
Justice Scalia’s Successor

February 13, 2016. On this day, Justice Antonin Scalia, revered Supreme Court Justice passed away of “myocardial infarction” (in other words, natural causes). In the vicious world of politics, a death is not simply an instance to mourn over. The passing of Justice Scalia triggered a full out political and ideological war between the Republican […]

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Way to Go, Michigan

| 03/09/2016 | 0 Comments
Way to Go, Michigan

Politics are confusing. Quite often, it feels as if there’s another primary or caucus every other day. In all honesty, that’s not far from the truth. With the results being frequently redundant – on the Republican side, a victory for Trump, followed by Cruz and Rubio and on the Democratic side, Clinton with the win, […]

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