Students Speak Out

Students Speak Out

By Spartacus Editors, OpEd

October 2, 2019

On September 18, an unfortunate outburst in the lunchroom set off a community-wide series of divisive events that ultimately may provide an opportunity for healing. Following last week's leave of absence and eventual resignation of Upper School Director Dana Vignale, frustrations ran high on both sides....

Skort Lengths – One Student’s Opinion

Skort Lengths – One Student’s Opinion

By Giulianna Bruce, Staff Writer

September 22, 2019

I’ll begin with the fact that I respect most rules. Shorts and skorts at MCDS “cannot be too form-fitting” and “must be fingertip length or longer.” On the surface, this rule seems to be sensible. The basic reason behind such a rule is that the faculty and administration simply don’t want...

The Gap in “One Community”

The Gap in “One Community”

By Giulianna Bruce, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

          The festivities and chaos of Homecoming 2018 left MCDS senior Nicole Lovera with one burning question: what was the dress code for the final day of Homecoming week? Determined to find an answer, Lovera scoured the halls and questioned her teachers. However, Lovera’s teachers were as equ...

The Fear I Carry

The Fear I Carry

By Isabella Pedraza, Op Ed Guest

October 22, 2018

An Op Ed Submission by Isabella Pedraza It’s 2018 and our nation is divided. We’ve lost touch with the other side, refusing to listen to each other’s arguments and understand each other’s perspectives. Today’s political climate is filled with discord, accusations, and political figure...

“Women Don’t Get Paid Less…” Oh yeah?

“Women Don’t Get Paid Less…” Oh yeah?

By Gabriella Marchesani, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018

This is an Opinion Submission selected for publication. It reflects the views of the author. "On this International Day of the Girl, (October 11) let us recommit to supporting every girl to develop her skills, enter the workforce on equal terms and reach her full potential." — UN Secretary-General...

Dear Head of School…A Spartacus Special Series

Dear Head of School…A Spartacus Special Series

By Abbey Tomkinson, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2018

As Miami Country Day School honors the end of an era under the guidance of Dr. John Davies, we now look toward welcoming the new Head of School, ushering in the next chapter to our vibrant and active Spartan community life. All around campus, many Spartans look forward to meeting Mrs. Mariandl Hufford. In...

Spartans Speak Out About the Planet

May 4, 2018

Senior and Outgoing Editor of this publication, Karen Rosenbloom, produced this take on the United Nations proposed goals to help heal our planet. Many Spartans spoke out for this, but it is not intended in any way to promote the school's opinions one way or another....

What is the strongest weapon? One Opinion.

What is the strongest weapon? One Opinion.

By Karen Rosenbloom, Editor in Chief & Guest Opinion

March 15, 2018

What is the strongest weapon? Is it a semi-automatic rifle, a concealed handgun, a nuclear missile? A weapon that is so strong it has the power to affect billions? Is there a weapon that is impossible for us to destroy? What is the strongest weapon? There is only one. Free speech. ...

Ode to Ms. Lew

Ode to Ms. Lew

By Danielle Geathers, Guest Opinion

January 29, 2018

Forty-five. I flipped over my first in-class essay and saw the number written in big red writing. Earlier that week, Ms. Lew warned our honors class that she was disappointed with our essays and that “someone” had even gotten a forty-five. At the time, I thought the statement had no relation to me...

Protecting the National Anthem- One Opinion

Protecting the National Anthem- One Opinion

By Danielle Geathers, Op-Ed: Letter to Editor

October 27, 2017

Oh say can you see how the mask of patriotism blinds. The day after Columbus Day, a rather questionable holiday for its own reasons, the entire upper school was assembled into the new Center for the Arts to be informed of the school administration’s perceptions that it is disrespectful to knee...

The Conversation Must Continue…

By Karen Rosenbloom, Editor in Chief

October 12, 2017

As the Editor of The Spartacus, I invite you all to send your comments and opinions to us at [email protected]  There are conversations that need to continue and this is an appropriate venue for them. Letters to the editor and guest commentaries are encouraged and may be published in fu...

First Day of School Crushed by Irma

First Day of School Crushed by Irma

By Jeremy Zmirou, Guest Writer from Journalism Class

October 9, 2017

One student's story of how Irma crushed his impending "American Dream."

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