Embracing Hispanic Heritage Month at MacDuffie

Varona Maysonet-Ayala, Managing Editor and Senior Staff Writer

October 5, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The MacDuffie School, a hotbed of diversity and cultural exchange, has yet another opportunity to celebrate its students with the advent of Hispanic Heritage Month. Our community has already seen surges of celebration with the ...

In Defense of Happy Birthday, and Other Musings- Letter From the Editor: June

Cassidy Polga, Editor-in-Chief

June 2, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Hello, all, It has been awhile since I last wrote those words, due in part to the onslaught of AP exams and final projects-who knew that teachers actually do milk every last drop of time in students’ final weeks?-which blew...

A Look at the “Dress” in Dress Code

Alexis Chapin, Managing Editor

May 31, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Graduation is roughly one week and a half away, and seniors are making a final, stressful push to make sure they’re prepared for the end of the year. No, not just studying for exams, but shopping for clothes: getting their requ...

Why This Senior Will Break Commencement Dress Code (And Why You Can Too)

Cecelia Messbauer, Copy Editor

May 31, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Over my four years at this school, during which I’ve established an editorial presence as a concerned freshman and as an unofficial columnist for The Magnet, there is only one issue I’ve been compelled to address twice. A...

“I Want To Die:” Mental Illness in High School

Varona Maysonet-Ayala, Contributing Writer

May 5, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Once I remember walking into the main building after assembly, amid the bumbling swarm of people, and feeling like I was on fire. It wasn’t until my boyfriend grabbed my hand that I even realized I was scratching myself raw. Al...

What Comes Next?

Cecelia Messbauer, Copy Editor

January 23, 2017

Filed under Opinion

There is, and will be, nothing normal about the presidency of Donald Trump. The next four years will be dangerous for far too many of us. As members of a private school in a state that sends only members of the opposition ...

Letter From the Editor: January

Cassidy Polga, Editor-in-Chief

January 18, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Hello all, Wow. I normally try to be a bit more eloquent, but there is really no better way to convey my feelings about so much of my life right now. It has been quite an eventful couple of months since my last letter, whic...

Letter From the Editor: November

Cassidy Polga, Editor-in-Chief

November 7, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Hello all, I am using this space today to formally and wholeheartedly endorse Hillary Rodham Clinton for President of the United States. I know, it’s shocking. In all seriousness, I am aware that very few people woul...

Letter From the Editor: October

Cassidy Polga, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Hello, all, I'd like to welcome everyone back to school--now that we're through the first few weeks of mourning summer--and to MacDuffie's student-run news site, The Magnet. For those who don't know me, my name is Cassidy ...

The Spring Sampler: A Little of Everything, From Everyone

Cecelia Messbauer, Copy Editor

May 22, 2016

Filed under Features, Opinion

What do a heart transplant, a manipulative GPS, a depressed college student, a 60’s lesbian, and a Robot Zombie Death Shark from Mars have in common? Absolutely nothing. Which is why MacDuffie Theater once again delivered an...

Letter From The Editor

Cassidy Polga, Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Hello, Happy Women’s History Month! As a young woman myself, I am pretty happy with the ever-growing attention that this month is being given. We live in an age and place where sexism is openly discussed and a world-famou...

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