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What is the HRS Master Plan???

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Avengers Endgame Reaction

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A year ago I walked out of the movie theater in shambles after seeing half of my favorite heroes being dusted out of existence by the mad Titan Thanos. Since that very moment, I have been anxiously waiting for the epic conclusion. A year later, after reading countless fan theories and talking to fellow fans, the week of the premier arrived. I had to constantly dodge and avoid malicious people trying to spoil the movie (cough cough Will Yeh), but finally, the time arrived and I drove to the movie theater to embark on an emotional thrill ride. I made it a point not to drink anything that day so that I would not have to go to the bathroom during the movie because that is shunned upon by the community. I chanted to myself “I will not go to the bathroom, I will not go to the bathroom” as the movie began, but I almost lost it as I witnessed the first scene. Each scene sparked an unimaginable amount of excitement in me that I almost went into comatose. However, these initial scenes were nothing compared to the rest of the movie. Words cannot even explain the feeling of amazement I experienced while enduring the rest of this cinematic journey. At the point where I thought I had had enough, they hit me again with one of the greatest Marvel moments ever followed by one that absolutely shook everyone. Never ever have I cried so much during a movie. I was disoriented by the sheer emotions that I lost feeling in all my limbs and almost ate it walking out of the theater. I had to cover my face so that the masses wouldn’t see the rivers flowing from my eyes. Endgame is not a movie, it is a cinematic journey that beautifully rounds up the decade profound movies. I loved it 3000.

Senior Confessions 2019

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April Fools: A Brief Overview

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April Fools day is a beloved holiday that takes place every year on April 1st. It is a day filled with joyous pranks and jokes. Almost everybody with a sense of humor loves April fools day, but I can assure you that nobody knows why the heck it exists. That is why I, Sheck Rem, am here to educate you. The holiday is celebrated by many cultures, but its origins are uber mysterious. Some smart people speculate that it originated 1,000,000 years ago back in 1582, when the French switched from their weird calendar back to the superior, normal person calendar. Some simps who didn’t get the dealio, continued to celebrate New years until the 1st of April. The public made so much fun of these intellects, that the day was forever cemented as April Fools. Another theory is that the holiday stemmed from another holiday known as Hilaria, celebrated in Rome and involved bamboozling people in disguises. Super funny right? Since then, many great pranks have been pulled off on this magnificent day. In 1957, the BBC reported that Swiss farmers were growing spaghetti, and showed footage of people collecting pasta from trees. In 2016, a 15 year old ran for president as “Deez Nutz”, and actually had some success. These are just some of the many pranks that have been pulled off throughout history. Let there be many more!

 

Not so Special

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The enormous panels in the math room project intense artificial light onto us students as we receive white packets of paper from the teacher. Our once laughing faces are now stiff as stones, each with an expression solely based off of the circled fraction written in red pen on our packet of paper. All of the anxiety, stress, and anger put into the performance of the assessments are disregarded and that one fraction is all that matters. Kids with higher fractions leave their packets of papers face up so that everyone can see their score, whereas kids with lower fractions quickly tuck the packets of paper into their binders, and try their best to pretend that nothing has happened.

“You’re more prepared”, “your skills will be sharper”, “you’ll be a better student”, is constantly repeated to the students attending this rigorous prep school. But what about having a genuine high school experience? God forbid a few kids don’t spend every waking minute of their lives thinking about that next test or project. Where did all of the stereotypical jocks, pot-smokers, and genuinely nice kids go? I suppose we all dissolved into the ‘geek’ class in the high school social hierarchy, figuring that nerds rule the world, so why not get off to a good start? I strongly believe that this ‘good’ start is not rooted solely in academic intellect, but is sourced from social behavior as well. It seems that many of us have forgotten about the human aspects to important jobs in this country, and we have instead turned our children’s minds into little problem-solving robots. Sure, it’s nice to receive a solid grade on that science project, but isn’t it nicer to practice self-advocacy, so that when you get to college, you can figure out your schedule and ask for assistance to optimize your classes? I am convinced that intense pressure is being overly applied to only part of what makes us efficient workers, and has played a major part in the depreciation of teenage mental stability in addition to sparking an increase in anxiety and stress, as evidenced by the several kids that can be found puking or having a panic attack outside of the math and science classrooms.

Unfortunately, many parents are blinded by this insatiable desire to obtain some preeminent GPA, and this causes them to reprimand their children in order to gain validation for having a “Harvard kid”, even though that kid might have to suffer.

 

Servant of Two Masters Preview

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2019 Super Bowl Break Down

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Whether it is for the snacks, commercials, halftime performance, prop bets, spending time with friends and family, or the game itself, over 100,000,000 Americans will gather round to watch the Patriots and Rams battle it out in Super Bowl this Sunday. The contrast between the teams is large, so it will make for interesting sequences. Either a blowout game or one that goes to overtime is very possible. 62% of experts think the more experienced Patriots will win, and 75% of the 16 students I asked about the Super Bowl’s outcome thought New England was favored as well. All but one of the people I interviewed thought the winning team’s quarterback would win MVP.  

While the Patriots have much less raw talent and firepower than the Rams, I think the Patriots veteran core of Brady, Gronkowski, White, and Edelman will be able to hold on; however, if the Rams star DT Aaron Donald can get in Brady’s face and force him out of the pocket, the Rams will win easily. The likely Defensive Player of the Year has over 20 sacks this season and 91 quarterback pressures. The Rams offense is way too strong to be held to a low score, so the larger question is will the Pats offense be able to keep up. We will have to see how the younger Rams team holds up against the pressure and noise, but, in the end, I think Brady is too consistent and strong to lose.

As far as non-football related things go, the most popular game day foods are potato chips and chicken wings, and the average American gains 6 pounds during the week around the game. For commercial lovers, the front runners this year include Pepsi’s with Steve Carrell, Bubly’s starring singer Michele Bublé, and Doritos’ with Chance and the Backstreet Boys will be some of the funniest so far and will try to surpass last year’s favorites. This year’s halftime show will be shared by Maroon 5, Travis Scott, and Big Boi, but the show will be more controversial this year than most. The NFL initially asked Rihanna if she would perform, but she turned the offer down to support Colin Kaepernick and the #takeaknee movement. Many other artists encouraged Maroon 5 and Travis Scott to step down, and they both have received mixed reactions from the media.

No matter what you’re interested in, I would encourage everyone to get together with friends this weekend and watch the game with friends and family… it should be a good one.

The Senioritis Epidemic

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