During the protests of 2020, a new chant came to hold just as much importance as Black Lives Matter: “Defund the police!”  Defunding the police is not a new idea – it has existed at least since the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement. Prison abolitionists and critics of theContinue Reading

On Jan. 6, we all watched in horror as a pro-Trump mob stormed the United States Capitol building. While the insurrectionists smashed windows, looted the Capitol building, and chanted for the death of people like Nancy Pelosi and Mike Pence, the question was asked by hundreds and thousands across theContinue Reading

During the Trump administration’s time in office, various issues have come to the forefront of the nation’s thought; one in particular, however, has haunted discussion regarding the value of human life. According to Time, the Trump administration began executing federal prisoners again for the first time after a 17-year hiatusContinue Reading

Black History Month is a time to commemorate the achievements of Black Americans throughout history, such as the legacies of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Harriet Tubman. These influential people changed the course of history in America and often faced harsh backlash during their fight for justice, equality andContinue Reading

In the digital age, disinformation and misinformation can spread easily and quickly, especially over the hyper accessible format that social media provides. No matter what the original source is, false information can reach the entire world in a matter of minutes, and it often becomes difficult or near-impossible to discernContinue Reading

“The Great Gatsby,” “The Catcher in the Rye,” “Let the Great World Spin.” These are just three of the dozens of novels that are currently a part of the Pace Academy Upper School curriculum. And one may notice that they share a common theme: they are centered around a white,Continue Reading

Set your watches everyone. Seven years is all the time you have left before climate change becomes irreversible. Seven years before famine, drought, floods and suffering. Climate change has remained a pressing issue for years, yet our response to its rapid developments have continued to remain sluggish. We have alreadyContinue Reading

Sept. 18 started out as another ordinary day but ended with the tragic news that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) had passed away at the age of 87. RBG was the second woman in history to serve on the Supreme Court, following in the footsteps of Justice SandraContinue Reading

In one of the most pivotal elections in the history of the United States, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden finally went head to head on Sept. 29 in the first of three debates. The debate itself turned out to be perhaps the worst debate in presidentialContinue Reading

It’s 8 a.m. on Aug. 12. Students flood into the Arthur M. Blank Family Upper School from the parking lot, and some sit at home on their computers, waiting to be let into a Zoom room. The students at school greet each other differently, not with hugs or high-fives, butContinue Reading

This summer, the Pace community watched as marches and protests for racial justice spread across our country and the rest of the world. One such march happened right in front of our school, on West Paces Ferry. However, as we addressed the injustices of the outside world, we began toContinue Reading