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Peaceful protests in Belarus deserve support

This Aug. 21 protest in Belarus proved to be just one of many. SOURCE: Henning Schlottmann / Wikimedia Commons

By Jennie Ki ’23

September 17, 2020

The bloodshed and sacrifice of innocent citizens in Belarus clearly shows the chaotic results that occur with the absence of democracy. Though younger than many students in The Hill School, students in Belarus are already participating in political action. As global citizens, Hill students must support the ...

The COVID-19 vaccine might not be the solution for the pandemic

Pictured is the Sputnik V vaccine 
Photo Courtesy of https://covidindia.org/

By Jennie Ki ‘23

September 15, 2020

The United States is preparing for its first COVID-19 vaccine. U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams told the states that the COVID-19 vaccine could be ready by November. However, Trump’s administration stated that the United States will not participate in the global development of a COVID-19 vacci...

Discussing minimum wage

Illustration Courtesy of Henry Chen '21

By Michael Soland '21 & Edward Deng '21

September 15, 2020

The top 0.1% of Americans own almost as much wealth as the bottom 90%. Let that number sink in for a second. Just 0.1% have nearly as much wealth as the entire bottom 90% COMBINED. As of 2018, an estimated 40 million Americans are living in poverty. In a land of such freedom and opportunity, how coul...

Toxic gratitude is a pandemic at Hill

Photo Courtesy of Portia Sockel '22

By Izzy Feldman '21

September 15, 2020

There’s a common misconception about gratitude. It's a dangerous one that has existed as long as the term itself but has been especially exposed in light of the pandemic. To best understand the harm of this outwardly positive practice, it is important to recognize the present climate of the world. T...

Biden is more progressive than we think

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By Aleksandr Glamazdin ’22

September 14, 2020

Ever since the Great Depression, the Democratic Party has been becoming more and more progressive. Free healthcare, free college education, raising taxes on the rich, gun control, and identity politics dominated the Democratic primaries. The more free benefits a candidate offered, the higher he was in t...

New columnist will discuss international relations

New columnist will discuss international relations

By Jennie Ki '23

September 11, 2020

If you’re reading this, I’d like to ask you, “Did you have a wonderful day? Did you meet some friends, thrive in classes, and relax in the dorm?” Some of you might mumble that today was not your day. Though every day can’t be perfect, I hope this column sparks interest and joy at the end of ...