Articles written by: Lea Liebisch

Opinion / The Nation and the World

The Taliban’s national ban on women’s education

In September 2021, the Taliban announced a ban on women’s education in Afghanistan, making it the only country in the world where female students are banned from attending school beyond the sixth grade. This decision to ban women from secondary-school education has created widespread discourse in human rights groups, who […]


“Wednesday,” Tim Burton’s Addams Family Spinoff, is a Must Watch

“Wednesday” is a creepy, compelling murder mystery centered around the long-beloved character Wednesday Addams. It is a spinoff from the series “The Addams Family.” The first half of the season was directed by Tim Burton, which is a fitting choice considering his history with creepy and unique characters. Because most […]

Academics / Community / Featured

The English Department Adopts a New Grading Scale

The English department has been experimenting with a new grading system this trimester, with the goal of prioritizing learning over grades.  The system uses a rubric that defines the standards of success on each essay assignment.  If the student’s writing meets the standard, they receive the grade “Meeting Standards,” which […]


Body positivity vs. body neutrality: It’s time to change our outlook

In recent years, the body positivity movement has taken social media by storm, emphasizing loving your body no matter how it looks. The main goals include challenging society’s oppressive beauty standards and accepting all bodies, no matter the shape or size. Although this movement may seem beneficial at face value, […]

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The Trilateral Process: How Russia broke its agreement to respect Ukraine’s territorial integrity

With the war happening right now in Ukraine, many are standing up against Russia. However, what a lot of people don’t know is that in 1994, Russia signed an agreement to never undermine Ukraine’s territorial sovereignty or governing independence.  Before the Soviet Union, or USSR, collapsed in 1991, the government […]


Red (Taylor’s Version) was one of the best albums of 2021

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift released her newest album, Red (Taylor’s Version), on Friday, November 12th. And it is amazing. The mix of Taylor’s now more mature, adult voice and the never before heard “from the vault” tracks makes the re-recorded album even better than the already incredible original 2012 version. According […]


International students are on campus again for the first time in a year

Attending school can be really tough. Taking classes online, in the middle of the night, and feeling a sense of separation from the rest of your classmates is even tougher. Several international students who attended Dana Hall online for all of last year finally set foot on campus for the […]