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October 9, 2020

On Thursday, October 8th, 2020 Graded students were finally able to go to school after months of online learning. Seniors and Lower School Kindergarteners...

What do Graded 100 years represent?

October 2, 2020

On October 17th, Graded will turn 100.  The school was founded by the American Chamber of Commerce and six Americans; their vision was to prepare its...

Neuralink and the Promise of Brain-Machine Interfaces

October 2, 2020

On August 28th, 2020, Neuralink, a brain-machine interface start-up company founded by Tesla's CEO Elon Musk, showcased a prototype of a new implantable...

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Did Jimi Hendrix Father Modern-Day Rock and Guitar Play?
How Hollywood Failed Norma Jeane Mortenson

October 16, 2020

When the name Marilyn Monroe comes up in conversation, what most probably think of is the curvy, blonde bombshell in a white halter dress. However, many...

2020’s Tie Dye Craze

October 16, 2020

The number of google searches for "tie-dye loungewear" has increased by 5,000% since last year. The volume of these different searches began to spike in...

Who Gets to Tell Pablo Escobar’s Story?

September 10, 2020

Tension rises. Inside "La Catedral", Pablo Escobar and the vice-president cannot come to an agreement. Outside, military helicopters, cars, and tanks prepare...

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High School is an Adventure, and You’re Invited!
My Personal (and Possibly a Controversial) Ranking of MCU Movies

My Personal (and Possibly a Controversial) Ranking of MCU Movies

October 2, 2020

It might be because one of its movies won three Oscars, or maybe because another broke the box office...

A Guide to Doing the Right Thing, For Yourself & Others

A Guide to Doing the Right Thing, For Yourself & Others

October 2, 2020

There are so many fantastic books in the world. This article, in particular, is about a very special...

Activities to Try While In Quarantine

Activities to Try While In Quarantine

September 24, 2020

It's a "normal" weekend during quarantine. On a Friday night, instead of going out with friends or family,...

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Futebol e política não se discutem?
Mr Bolsonaro’s Budget for 2021: A Signal of Change?

Mr Bolsonaro’s Budget for 2021: A Signal of Change?

October 2, 2020

On August 31, 2020, Brazil’s Executive branch released its plan for the 2021 Federal Budget. With the...

Lack of Privacy or Lack of Democracy?

Lack of Privacy or Lack of Democracy?

September 24, 2020

Under the allegations that TikTok, a video-sharing app used mostly by teens, threatens national security...

Life During a Pandemic: Comedy or Tragedy?

Life During a Pandemic: Comedy or Tragedy?

September 11, 2020

As the end of the 2019-2020 school year neared, Ms. Bingham asked my English class to watch the movie...

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