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How Coronavirus Exacerbates Inequality in Healthcare
Commencement Update
Twitter Typos: On President Trump’s Media Management
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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
Harper White, Copy Editor • 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, Staff Writer • 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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Hey All You Cool Cats and Kittens
What to Watch?
Zoom Tips and Tricks
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Weathering the Storm: How are Local Businesses Staying Afloat?
Murder Hornets
Stock Market Turbulence
School Closures: The Difficulties of Online Learning for Public Schools
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Index of Haunted Houses
Bishop’s Celebrates Earth Day with a Chapel on Zoom
Bishop’s Celebrates Easter in an Online Chapel
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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, Copy 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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Donations for Doctors

Clare Malhotra, Staff Writer
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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Stay at Home, Save Lives

Kasie Leung, Staff Writer
April 16, 2020

The other day, while I was happily scrolling through my Instagram feed, in a desperate bid to avoid doing my homework, I stumbled upon a post of some of my friends hanging out captioned, “social distancing who?” Very cute. So quirky. Unfortunately, I don’t find the deliberate flouting of a life-saving preventative measure in a time of crisis quite so funny. I realize that by now, most people...

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Is It Moral to Give Ventilators Only to the Healthiest Patients?

Clare Malhotra, Staff Writer
March 27, 2020

As coronavirus, or COVID-19, cases swelled, Italian hospitals found themselves stuck without enough ventilators, beds, doctors, or supplies to treat the floods of patients. Soon it came down to the point where they had to choose who to try to save and who to turn away. They ended up prioritizing young, healthy people and turning away those over the age of sixty. Is it ethical to treat only those most...

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