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Gender Neutral Bathrooms

Amelia Gulding, Editor in Chief

November 12, 2015

Many transgender people difficulties surrounding something as simple as using the bathroom; in a survey done in DC, 70% of transgender people said they had issues accessing gender segregated bathrooms. “Segregated bathroom become a problem for the tran...

Principal Meier’s Accomplishments Over a Decade

Nikki Robinson, News Editor

April 23, 2013

Principal Dan Meier has been the principal of the school for over a decade. Throughout his career at the school he has made multiple achievements, both academic and in the community. This accomplishments range from getting new compu...

Anonymous Student Cheating Tales

Betsy Berenback-Gold and Stefanie Chae, Focus Editor and Entertainment Editor

March 4, 2013

Sophomore Male: "I think cheating is a horrible thing to do, especially at Robinson where you have RAISE and after school. Yes, I have cheated in the past and I’m sure everyone has without a doubt. [I didn’t cheat] on a t...

Cheater, Cheater, Pumpkin Eater

Stefanie Chae, Entertainment Editor

March 4, 2013

From writing notes on the desk to hiding notes under the seat, it’s no secret there are numerous ways to cheat. Some students receive excelling grades for cheating and some other students are not so lucky. According to the ...

The Road To A New Principal

Thomas Friestad, Online Editor

February 1, 2013

News of principal Dan Meier’s retirement spread like wildfire through school halls and social networks Jan. 2. Along with this news and its accompanying sorrow, one question echoed in the minds of students: who will fill Meier’s...

Where in Robinson? Revealing Little-Known Locations in School

Kimberly Williams, Entertainment Editor

December 5, 2012

Robinson’s ranking of 88 in the best U.S. high schools proves the school has great academic rankings, but there’s much more to the school than just learning basic core classes. The school offers numerous opportunities for after-schoo...

“Who Cares About Politics Anyways?!”

Thomas Friestad, Online Editor

November 13, 2012

As Election 2012 draws nearer, students have a clear choice to make. No, this choice is not just between President Obama and Governor Romney, but between following these campaigns and avoiding politics at all costs. Junior...

Safari-ing in South Africa

Jason Focarino, Business Manager

October 1, 2012

One girl gave shots while the other fired them. Both spent a considerable amount of time in South Africa enjoying their daily lives as a nurse and a hunter. Both traveled there to spend their summer doing two completely different...

Yearly Trip to Germany

Kimberly Williams, Entertainment Editor

October 1, 2012

As they navigate through the streets of Dortmund, Robinson students absorb all the different culture the city has to offer. German teachers Carolyn Ostermann-Healey and Desiree Reynolds embarked on the journey to Germany along...

Exploring Honduras

Stefanie Chae, Entertainment Editor

October 1, 2012

While some students spent their summers laying on sunny beaches or going to the mall in the U.S., a group of 19 students and two teachers got the opportunity to travel internationally and see the beaches and forests of Honduras. This...

Student Athletes’ Olympic Counterparts

June 12, 2012

Olympian: Michael Phelps Michael Phelps, a symbol of American pride, and the swimmer who bought us back six gold and two bronze from the 2004 Olympics in Athens and eight gold medals from the 2008 Beijing Olympics. This su...

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