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To Vaccinate or not to Vaccinate
Keep Your Distance: Choosing Social Isolation During the Pandemic
How Coronavirus Exacerbates Inequality in Healthcare
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The Tower Recommends: Movies
The Tower Recommends: Movies
Sariah Hossain, Online Editor • May 19, 2020

Comfort Movies Ferris Bueller’s Day Off  (PG-13) — Netflix An absolute classic. The 1986 film directed by John Hughes (The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles) follows main character Ferris as he convinces his two best friends to ditch school with him one last time before graduation. Among other...

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The Tower Recommends: Books
The Tower Recommends: Books
Daniel White, Editor-in-Chief • May 19, 2020

  Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs With one foot in the world of high-rise tech conglomerates and another in that of eclectic artists, Lisa Brennan-Jobs—daughter of artist Chrisann Brennan and Apple cofounder Steve Jobs—paints a vivid picture of her life growing up in her memoir Small...

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The Tower Recommends: Healthy Quarantine Snacks
The Tower Recommends: Healthy Quarantine Snacks
Crystal Li, Copy Editor • May 18, 2020

  1. Making a smoothie is never a bad idea First, pick your fruit. To make one triple berry smoothie, you’ll need around 3 cups of fruits total for your base; strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, or bananas are some of the best choices. Any combo of fruits can work, too. Frozen fruit...

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Confronting Mulan: Why You Should Pause Before Watching Disney’s Newest Live-Action Release
Taylor Swift’s folklore: An Album Review and Exploration
Turning a Blind Eye
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Panic! at the Neighborhood
Weathering the Storm: How are Local Businesses Staying Afloat?
Murder Hornets
Stock Market Turbulence
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Brooke abandoned this ceramic puzzle piece bowl last spring when campus closed due to COVID-19. Photo Courtesy of Brooke Weatherup (
Virtual Visual Arts
Lucie Edwards, Graphics Editor - Print • October 23, 2020

Regardless of department, the shift from in-person instruction to distance learning has posed challenges to every teacher. Some classes, especially...

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Parents pose for a photo in English teacher Ms. Laine Remignanti
A Look Into the Virtual Parent's Night of Classes
Lucie Edwards, Graphics Editor - Print • October 5, 2020

The 2020-21 Parents’ Night of Classes, commonly referred to as PNOC, looked a lot different than it has in past years. Usually, all parents are...

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On their Instagram account, Impacts in Isolation posts photos to highlight students who have taken strong initiative to serve their communities.
Service Switch: How Student Service Projects Changed in Light of COVID
Lucie Edwards, Graphics Editor - Print • August 18, 2020

Many high school students here at Bishop’s utilize their three-month summer vacation to complete their yearly service learning requirement of twenty...

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The front cover design for Index of Haunted Houses. Described in the introduction as “epigrammatic, apocalyptic, an downright scary at times,” Index of Haunted Houses seeks primarily to tell us “ghost stories” — tales of the both the past and the present.
Index of Haunted Houses
Daniel White, Editor-in-Chief • May 6, 2020

Last year, Bishop’s English teacher Mr. Adam Davis’s book manuscript won the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry. Now, the very same book, entitled...

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On the Wall: Ms. Emily Grenader’s Art Installation

Amy Carlyle, Editor-in-Chief
May 6, 2020

From murals to sculptures in local parks, it’s undeniable that public art is a staple feature of San Diego. This art is made all the more enjoyable when it’s work created by Bishop’s own. Fortunately, we have the chance to see just that art in the Port of San Diego. “A couple years ago, I was approached by someone from the Port of San Diego,” said artist and visual arts teacher Ms....

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Not Falling Short

Alex Cotton, Managing Editor
March 18, 2020

Every year at the start of spring, the Performing Arts Department kicks off its busy season with the Shorts Festival, one of the more unconventional shows at Bishop’s. It consists of a series of short plays, or Shorts, directed by the seniors of Acting Workshop and faculty members. This year, the plays were La Mouche directed by senior Dylan Lödl, “The Role of Della” directed by senior...

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Seeing is Believing: The Museum Experience in the Digital Age

Amy Carlyle, Editor-in-Chief
March 17, 2020

‘Aesthetic’: an adjective, defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “made in an artistic way and beautiful to look at.” Its use first spiked in July 2014, according to the Urban Dictionary, and since has continued along its trajectory; the word has evolved in connotation, becoming not only an adjective but a noun. An ‘aesthetic’ is now a set of cohesive artistic principles to apply in...

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Trump Tried to Ban International Students: How He Failed, and Why This Matters

Crystal Li, Copy Editor
August 18, 2020

“It’s hard to say what my initial reaction was,” explained an international student from the St. Paul’s School of New Hampshire. “Since I go to a boarding school, it looked like if I do choose to take classes online, I would be forced to go through a complex procedure relocating outside the United States.”  On July 6, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), an agency within the...

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Twitter Typos: On President Trump’s Media Management

Clare Malhotra, Copy Editor
May 25, 2020

“I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute… And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside, or almost a cleaning? Because you see it gets inside the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that.”  In a press conference on April 23, President Donald Trump put forth this suggestion of IV lysol as a...

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Donations for Doctors

Clare Malhotra, Copy Editor
April 30, 2020

At eight p.m. in downtown San Diego, people flick their lights on and off. In Los Angeles, people go out onto their balconies to cheer and clap. In other places people, sing or play music.  Throughout the last couple of months, people across the world have demonstrated their appreciation for doctors and nurses following the outbreak of COVID-19. Celebrities have taken to social media to demonstrate...

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