The past, the present and the future of affirmative action

The term affirmative action was first used in the United States by President John FW. Kennedy during the Civil Rights Movement. In an executive order, Kennedy told government contractors to “take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and that employees are treated during employment without regard to their race, creed, color, or national origin.”

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The price of free speech for Marlborough students and teachers

Freedom of speech was first outlined as a right to all US citizens in 1791 as part of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. The right to freedom of speech was further outlined in the UN Declaration of Human Rights as being guaranteed to all people. However, this right has caveats for private school students and teachers.


Marlborough’s Image

While Marlborough may be viewed as a prestigious institution across the country, the image of Marlborough is continually evolving and is reflected in the opinions of Marlborough students, students in schools around Los Angeles, and college communities.


Talking about “What if Nothing” is hard

Though they are most widely known for their Summer 2014 anthem “Shut Up and Dance,” Walk the Moon has been by my side since 2012 and guided me through my freshman and sophomore years with their freshman and sophomore albums. I waited three long years for their third album. Yet, while struggling to push through my first semester of junior year, I also struggled to get through their newest release, “What if Nothing.”



Lulu’s Lemonade: Lady Bird sings the blues

Since September, I have been impatiently awaiting the release of the movie “Lady Bird.” I derived an embarrassing amount of joy from watching the trailer over and over like a music video. Finally, after months of anticipation, I dragged all my friends to see it (multiple times).