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Apoorva Approved: The Upper School needs to vocalize its body-positive undertones

It is surprising that the administration has not responded to many seniors'

by Apoorva Rangan, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2015

Rolling waves. Beating sun. A complete lack of academic obligation. Can you think of a better way to spend a Monday and Tuesday in May? A year ago, I certainly could. To stressed-out junior me, the senior trip to Laguna Beach posed a conundrum: relax in Edenic bliss while freaking out about my perceived...

Apoorva Approved: On age, senioritis, and growing up

My dad (seated, right) poses with his three younger siblings in this formal photo.

by Apoorva Rangan, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2015

I saw my dad as a 17-year-old for the first time this weekend, in a photo circulated through my family on WhatsApp. He had a shock of black hair and a jaw. He’s gentler now, his hair salt white with a sprinkling of pepper, a smile in his softened eyes. But in his youth, he was angular, ready to slice...

Apoorva Approved: Policemen of the people

Police in retired Department of Defense (DoD) gear move through the Ferguson business district, forcing protesters to other neighborhoods. The Pentagon's 1033 program, where any state or local law enforcement agency may request DoD equipment, faces intense scrutiny on Capitol Hill this week.

by Apoorva Rangan, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief

September 9, 2014

21 days ago, Canfield Drive looked like a regular blue-collar street. The city blocks which it spans in Ferguson, Missouri hold a working class neighborhood where nearly 100% of residents identify as black, according to the 2010 Census. Though the city’s median income is $37,134, Canfield Drive’s median is far lower. The street overlooked an apartment building complex where families lived their daily routines. It was an American Everytown of a sort.

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