Student Opinion on Additional JBS AP Courses

Carrie Zhang, Reporter

May 16, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Each class at Burroughs is composed of a hundred or so students, and each class receives students from a variety of schools. There are classic feeders like Forsyth, Community, New City, and Wilson, just to name a few. Fewer students...

Student Government Requirements

by Penny Zheng, Reporter

May 16, 2018

Filed under Opinion

According to the widely read student-parent handbook that JBS issues to each student at the beginning of the year, “Activities are an important part of the Burroughs experience.” Of course, student government falls under this...

Put Your Phone Down

Lucy Bloomstran, Features Editor

May 9, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Generation-Z. The iGen. Categorized as those who were born anytime from the mid-1990’s to mid-2000’s, the post-millennial generation is stereotyped as the kids who are conjoined at the hip to their smartphones and eat Tide...

New JBS Tradition?

Sriya Bandi, Reporter

May 9, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Should a Burroughs pre-prom senior class dinner become a tradition? Short answer: Yes. Pre-prom plans are always a battle. Where to take pictures? Where to go for dinner? And arguably the most important: Who’s coming to dinn...

The Power of “No”

Kendall Allen, Reporter

May 9, 2018

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How many times in a day do you say “yes” to things you don’t actually want to do? Three times? Five? Whether this response is due to the guilt of saying the dreaded word “no,” or fear of what might happen if you decline,...

The Value of Summer Jobs

Emma Swanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 9, 2018

Filed under Opinion

In New Jersey, the working age is 14 years old, but I started working when I was 13. For every summer since I can remember, my family has been going to the very bottom of New Jersey, to an island called Cape May. This island ha...

JBS Taking A Stand and Protesting

MIchael Tu, Reporter

May 9, 2018

Filed under Opinion

What is John Burroughs School? (Hint--It’s in the name.) You, the reader, have probably correctly guessed that Burroughs is indeed a school. As a school, Burroughs’ goal is to have its students “embrace democratic ideals,...

Clubbing

Clubbing

March 16, 2018

2018 Winter Olympics Korean Lasting Effects

Thomas Dobbs, Reporter

March 15, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The Olympics started and ended as scheduled in PyeongChang, South Korea in February.  Unfortunately, the United States lost in the overall medal count, but, more importantly, the nation lost in terms of world diplomacy. Throu...

Head to Head: Do Personal Lives of Politicians Matter?

Graham Brown and Alison Gill

February 20, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Personal Lives Don't Matter by Graham Brown In a world in which the main vote-getting tactics of politicians are to connect with the people as everyday citizens, it is ironic—perhaps even comical—that we hold them to superf...

Giving Thanks at Burroughs

Nandini Jain, Opinions Editor

December 10, 2017

Filed under Opinion

When the leaves start changing color to our favorite shades of red and orange, and apple cider and pumpkin pies find their way to the front page of grocery store brochures, you know Thanksgiving is around the corner. Thanksgiving,...

School Club or Hobby?

Lucy Bloomstran, Features Editor

December 10, 2017

Filed under Opinion

One of my first memories at Burroughs was about halfway through my 6th grade visit day. Ms. LaVigne stopped to point out yet another feature of the school that I would soon call home: the clubs and activities board. I adjusted...

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