Teachers’ Role In An Inclusive School Climate

Noya Chirashnya

At every school, there are whispers of a horrid teacher.  A knowing “ohhh” surfaces whenever their name is used to explain someone’s mood.

One whose name gets passed through the halls, whispers traveling up and down, talking of stories that could be written in horror novels.

One whose name is spoken with glances, making sure that they aren’t around to hand out repercussions. 

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Editorial: Limited Liability

Nikitha Srinivasan

In the United States, a limited liability corporation, LLC, is a corporate structure that shields its owners from individual responsibility for the firm’s debts or liabilities. Limited liability is a significant benefit for any company since it balances out the drawbacks of having more internal conflicts, double taxation, and losing personal assets. Limited liability not only benefits the corporation’s investors but the whole firm. If the company they invested in ever suffers a big loss, the limited liability protects them from suffering a significant loss. If an ethical lapse in a company happened, whoever was involved in committing the unethical decision should be held to unlimited liability. 

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The Problem With The Word “Trauma” Today

Anu Venkatesh

How did the word trauma go from practically nonexistent to the most used word of the last decade? 

Before the two world wars, trauma was rarely spoken about, nor acknowledged. However, during these wars, many soldiers suffered from what was called “shell-shock,” which was basically a different term for trauma. Originally, these soldiers were given treatment as well as disability pensions, but later, it was seen as a character defect, a sign of an unwilling, cowardly soldier. 

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Students Enraged Over New Tech Policies

Neve Apte

Technology plays an important role in our learning at school. Due to potential for misuse, the school has always had some measures in place to ensure that the school-issued Chromebooks are used in a safe and appropriate way. However, recent developments involving new policies and practices relating to these devices have led to considerable outrage and discomfort among the students.

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The Importance Of Books

Anne Kearns

From the Epic of Gilgamesh to the latest Stephen King novel, books have been a vital part of mankind for thousands of years. With the rise of the digital age, a time when large amounts of information are widely available to many people through technology, it is tempting to cast off reading as a thing of the past. But reading still greatly influences society, much like it has done through the millennia it has dominated our world.

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Roe vs. Wade And The Struggle For Bodily Autonomy

Noya Chirashnya

Once again, women’s rights to bodily autonomy are under fire, due to the recent court case of Dobbs v. Jackson being argued in the Supreme Court. The current Supreme Court is very conservative, with six out of nine judges being right-leaning. This means that the chance of Roe v. Wade, the biggest case in the struggle for abortion rights, being overturned or at least changed is very high. The case of Dobbs v. Jackson is centered around the Mississippi law that bans abortion at 15 weeks, which is a massive contradiction to Roe v. Wade. Before we dive into why this situation is terrifying, it is important to give a little bit of context about Roe v. Wade. 

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Safety On Campus

Neve Apte

A school is meant to be a safe, comfortable environment for students to learn and prepare themselves for the bright future that lies ahead. However, many students believe that we have yet to completely achieve that here at Leigh. We want nothing more than for everyone to navigate high school as safe-Leigh as possible. So, what are the issues at play and how are we to deal with them?

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Banned Books Shield Students From The Most Important Lessons

Anushri Venkatesh

Every year, hundreds of more books make it onto the Banned Books List. In fact, just in 2020, more than two hundred and seventy books were added to the list; most of them for use of offensive language and sensitive topics. 

When a book is banned by a certain organization, it is prohibited in school reading lists, libraries, and bookstores in that area. Even though it is not illegal to read a banned book, access to the book in that certain area is very limited, which makes it almost impossible to read. 

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Opinion: Leigh Shouldn’t Be Ranking Students

Neve Apte

Every so often, a student logs into Aeries and sees a statistic perhaps even more ominous than their GPA or letter grades – their class rank. As of right now, Leigh still still ranks their students,  even though many other high schools have stopped,due to the undue stress and unhealthy competition that stems from it. According to the National Association for College Admission Counseling, 40% of high schools stopped ranking students, or at least didn’t share the information with colleges. While class rankings are potentially more beneficial for college applications, many students at Leigh agree that it should not be kept due to the unnecessary risks it brings with it.

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