SpartansSpeak: “True Democracy at Work”

Peaceful moments of the BLM Movement as captured through reporter's lens.

By Sabrina Morata, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2020

"History is meant to teach and allow us to grow," but when those who fail to listen or understand those lessons hold onto their prejudices and hateful ideas, lives are lost. So believes Junior Sabrina Morata who photographed and wrote this poignant and personal photo-essay depicting peaceful moments...

Being Black at a Predominantly White School

Arielle Germeus is a senior at MCDS who encourages everyone to

By Arielle Germeus, Guest Commentator

August 30, 2020

This editorial originally was published online over the summer. We felt it merited a place in "Spartan Speak." I never truly felt like an outsider or a minority until I went to a predominantly white institution. From the first day I stepped foot on campus I was afraid that I would be judged for my...

Fear the Nameless Army

This is just one of the many memorials set up for

By Giulianna Bruce, Editor in Chief

June 16, 2020

We are living in a police state. That is, a country in which the police-- especially a secret police force --summarily suppresses any social, economic, or political act that conflicts with the ruling party or leader.  During the first week of June, Black Lives Matter protests spread across the entire...

Can “Cottagecore” Help Save the World?

By Giulianna Bruce, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

What, you’ve never heard of cottagecore? Then you’re probably not of that nostalgia-like mindset that eschews technology and bustle for fairie-like dreams and beautiful cushiony surroundings. You’re probably not a homebody-- or you never thought you were -- until you had to be homebound for wee...

A Hug Costs Nothing

In November over 30 MCDS students volunteered their time with children and teens in Honduras making friends that will last a lifetime.

By Sasha Vaygensberg, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2020

As we begin to think about our upcoming X-Term plans for next month, reporter Sasha Vaygensberg looks back on her Fall experience serving others in Honduras. Day 1: We just arrived in Honduras and are on our way to Nuevo Paraíso. The “tía” of the compound pleasantly greeted us at the airport, wit...

Believing in Science

While millions protest around the world, there are still some who believe that climate change does not exist.

By Sofia Paredes, Co-Editor in Chief

December 5, 2019

Two plus two is four. Obviously.  A force of gravity allows us to walk on the ground at all times. Basic stuff.  The Earth is round. But, wait, is it?  When I first heard of “flat-earthers,” I thought it had to be a joke. People on the Internet probably created this faction as a form of po...

Students Speak Out

The BSU Board 2019-2020: Rianna, Asha, Tatiana and Ashley

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

Does the hemline of a

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”

Do YOU know this man? His name is Gary Butts.

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

Senior Isabella Pedraza

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?

Gabriella Marchesani

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

Mrs. Finny's Advisory

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...

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