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  • December

    Stop the Culture of Comparison

    Katherine Takoudes '20, Arts Editor
    After being admitted into Hopkins in sixth grade, I remember my dad telling me that my classmates would be a bunch of other Katherine Takoudeses.
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  • The College Essay Blues

    Today is the start of Winter Break. While many of you are about to enjoy your winter holidays, I know seniors are about to enter a world of pain.
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  • The Pressing Issue of Global Immigration

    Olivia Capasso '19, Editor-at-Large
    Currently, a global conversation centers around the controversial crisis of immigrants fleeing their native countries and arriving on the shores of foreign nations in search of a better life.
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  • November

    A Fearless Hopkins Experience

    Katie Broun '19, Managing Editor
    There was an Eleanor Roosevelt quote that I found recently that resonated with me. 
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  • The CFD Should Change

    Simon Bazelon '21, Assistant Op/Ed Editor
    Last week, Hopkins began our largest community service project, the annual Canned Food Drive.
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  • September

    A father and his son embrace after eventually being reunited.

    Moral Crisis at the Border

    Connor Hartigan ’19 Op/Ed Editor
    I have to give the Trump administration credit for one impressive achievement.
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  • June

    A Needed Conversation

    As the year comes to a close amidst daydreams of sandy beaches, aspirations for the next year have begun to arise. The Hopkins community strives to raise awareness about the injustices of the world, but it often ignores the plight of poverty.
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  • Making Time for Yourself

    Katie Broun '19, Managing Editor
    Balance is diffcult to come by.
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  • May

    A Call for Peace

    It would be an understatement to call the current political climate polarizing. Democrats and Republicans are essentially at war, and both sides view each other as the Antichrist.
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  • Inspiration That Excites

    Katie Broun '19, Managing Editor
    Stephen Hawking, an iconic, inspirational figure in the scientific community, said, “However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.”
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  • March

    We, the Students, Can Make Change

    In the past two months, victims from Stoneman Douglas High School organized a national walkout on March 14 and a nationwide march on March 24.
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  • You Can Learn to Love Yourself

    People don’t really talk about what goes through their heads when they look in the mirror, but if they are anything like the 70% of teenage girls and 25% of teenage boys that reported they are unhappy with their bodies in a National Health Study, conducted in June of 2016, then, at times, their reactions are probably not positive.
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  • February

    Catalonia: Time for Independence

    Connor Hartigan '19
    I am here to plead the case of the Catalan Republic.
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  • The Power of "Me Too"

    Lilly Tipton '18
    From Larry Nassar abusing elite gymnasts to the artistic director of New Haven’s Long Wharf Theater allegedly groping women, the Me Too movement has swept across the country as women from all walks of life have revealed the sexual harassment and abuse they have endured, some by the hands of successful men.
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  • The Unboxing of Hopkins Students

    Individuals find comfort in routine.
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Editor in Chief 
Theodore Tellides

Managing Editor 
Katie Broun

Sarah Roberts
JR Stauff
Zoe Kim
Julia Kosinski
Connor Pignatello
Izzy Lopez-Kalapir
Lily Meyers
Veronica Yarovinsky

Ellie Doolittle
Katherine Takoudes
Leah Miller
Connor Hartigan
Saloni Jain
Simon Bazelon

Audrey Braun
Alex Hughes
Teddy Glover
Anushree Vashist
Sara Chung
Saira Munshani
George Kosinski

Olivia Capasso
Elena Savas
Noah Schmeisser
Ziggy Gleason
Casey Gleason
Melody Parker
Arthur Masiukiwicz

Nina Barandiaran
Arushi Srivastava

Business Managers
Caitlyn Chow
Sophia Fitzsimonds

Faculty Advisers
Elizabeth Gleason
Jennifer Nicolelli
Sorrel Westbrook
The Razor's Edge reflects the opinion of 4/5 of the editorial board and will not be signed. The Razor welcomes letters to the editor but reserves the right to decide which letters to publish, and to edit letters for space reasons. Unsigned letters will not be published, but names may be withheld on request. Letters are subject to the same libel laws as articles. The views expressed in letters are not necessarily those of the editorial board.
The Razor,
 an open forum publication, is published monthly during the school year by students of: 
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