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#WhereisKateMiddleton went too far

Kate Rice, Editorials Editor May 17, 2024

    “Where is Kate Middleton?” The question flooded news outlets and social media for months. Various news sources and individuals on the internet theorized about the princess’ potential whereabouts...

Don’t let a broken door break school tradition

Kate Rice, Editorials Editor May 17, 2024

    With only two weeks left to cross out on the calendar before Senior Spring Project (SSP) and most, if not all, college applications deadlines, there is little keeping seniors focused and engaged...

Seek community input for soup-erior lunches

Seek community input for soup-erior lunches

Kate Rice, Editorials Editor November 6, 2023

The smell of fried chicken wafts down the hallway causing students to cartoonishly float toward a beloved destination: the cafeteria. But wait! The fried chicken turns out to be cod nuggets! With...

How did you observe Indigenous People’s day?

Kate Rice, Editorials Editor November 6, 2023

On October 12 this year, the school community was likely engaged in a variety of different activities, taking a vacation, relaxing, and catching up on work among them. These are all worthwhile...

The myth of ‘no HPTQ’ weekends

Kate Rice, Editorials Editor November 6, 2023

A whole weekend with no homework, projects, or tests and quizzes to study for? It almost sounds too good to be true. Well, that’s because in a way, it is. A “No Homework, Tests, Project,...

Split editorial: Competition within students

Split editorial: Competition within students

Volume 52, Editorial Board June 6, 2023

Competition leaves everyone a loser From classrooms to club meetings, on the sports field or in the theater, competition is an unavoidable aspect of our lives, especially at an independent school with...

Reflections on Perfection

Richelle Chang, Column Writer June 6, 2023

My first time competing was in my mother’s womb. Just moments before I was born, I lay parallel with another person. Beginning my life in such a unique fashion, as a twin, leads me to believe the...

Volume 51 Response to Freshman Letter

Ford Legg, Outgoing Editor in Chief June 6, 2023

Dear Freshmen Grade Council, Thank you for this response. The whole point of our editorials is to spark conversation, so hearing your opinions on our writing, even if it’s a call to challenge what...

Letter to the Editor: ‘Words of encouragement’ was ill-advised

Freshman Grade Council June 6, 2023

Dear Editorial Board of The Vanguard, Constructive criticism can sometimes be a tough pill to swallow. But it’s when the criticism turns to “jokes” verging on personal attacks that our school-wide...

Listen Up

Rose Fahy, Column Writer April 29, 2023

In the 17 years I’ve been on this earth, there are three distinct days I refer to as the days my life really started. The first was the literal start of my life: August 15, 2005. The second was September...

I thought I had to suffer alone—I don’t want anyone else to

Natalie Gersen, Photo Editor April 29, 2023

What does it mean to deserve to get help? At what point do you reach the unattainable thresholds your mind holds you to? These were the questions I wrestled with for years, until this year I did not have...

Drawing by Sherry Ren

Let’s reinvent prom for the 21st century

Jasper Hawk, Editorials Editor April 29, 2023

Teenagers often experience prom for the first time through the television screen. Whether through comedies like “Senior Year,” horror films like “Carrie,” or the arguably more frightening TV show...

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