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ONLINE EXCLUSIVES

An antidote to intolerance

By Danielle R.

I always see both sides of an issue.

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Editorial: Martin Luther King remembered

Danielle R.

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character,” Martin Luther King Jr. said in his famous speech. 

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Editorial: Anti anti-Semitism

Danielle R.

As a Jewish person, I was horrified to learn of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting that occurred on October 27. Click on title to read more

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Highlights from June 2019

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K-pop kraze in America

By Ruth L.
Published June 2019
 
South Korean pop culture (K-Pop) has become a global phenomenon with the rise of bands such as the Bangtan Boys (BTS) and has gained significant recognition in the United States.
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Summer spots on Long Island

By Stefanie S.
Published June 2019


With the school year coming to a close, the summer of 2019 just around the corner and many students seem to have little to no idea of what to do on Long Island this summer break.

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Senior farewell

By Yasemin S.

Published June 2019

As a senior about to graduate, I realized how quickly high school passed.

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2018-2019

Highlights from May 2019

Advanced Placement advances prices

Sarah E.
Published May 2019

 

The College Board announced that it will be making changes in the registration deadlines and fees for the Advanced Placement (AP) program for the 2019-2020 school year. The AP program is a common way for high school students to demonstrate their dedication to a more rigorous course load.

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Live streamed violent actions go viral

Kathy C.
Published May 2019

 

Live streaming has grown in popularity in the past decade, enabling the sharing of violent acts such as the attack on two New Zealand mosques on March 15, which was streamed through Facebook Live.

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A lover of books and laughter

Danielle R.
Published May 2019

 

Librarians are notorious for enforcing silence, but school librarian Isabel Zinman is more likely to shatter that silence with laughter.

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Mockingbird takes flight on stage

Ellie F.

Published February 2019

“To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee is a beloved American novel that was recently adapted into a play on Broadway.
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Be on the lookout for a new hangout

Ashley M.

Published February 2019

An Illinois-based company, Seritage SRC Finance, has proposed an AMC movie theater coming to Commack on Jericho Turnpike along with a 24-hour fitness center and a retail store.

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Tracking the path to fitness: product review

Jordan R.

Published November 2018

For many teens, getting in shape and staying in shape is a challenge; however, this process can be facilitated by the many fitness tracking options now available.

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Debatable decision dilemma

Christine K. and Ruth L.

Published November 2018

Recently, affirmative action has been debated by certain ethnicities regarding its validity. Click on title to read more

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2017-2018

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Honoring a Commack hero

Sarah E.

Published June 2018

Walking through Commack, one can see yellow ribbons taped on walls of the high school, wrapped around trees and dangling from telephone poles in honor of fallen New York Fire Department lieutenant Christopher Raguso. Raguso was a Commack native who died when his military helicopter hit a power line, while deployed in Iraq.

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Senior year: lies and lethargy

Melissa D.

Published June 2018

“Oh my God, Melissa, your senior year is going to be the best year of high school.”

-All of my Family Members, Ever.

As Donald Trump would say, “WRONG.” Ever since I entered high school, I imagined that all of my hard work, sleepless nights, mental breakdowns and tests upon tests would be rewarded with an acceptance to college and a carefree senior year. Click on title to read more

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The teenage revolution

Danielle R.

Published March 2018

I have family in Florida. They were the first people I thought of when I learned that someone had taken a gun into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and killed 17 people. I thought of my cheerful young cousin who would one day go to that Parkland-based high school, and of my aunt, who knew a student who attended that high school.

My cousin was safe. My aunt’s friend was dead.

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From the desk of the editorial board: addressing the issue of terrorism

Published December 2017

The Courant believes that terrorism, and the misconceptions surrounding it, must be addressed.

The Courant has noticed that a common misconception about terrorism is that it is linked to radical religion, particularly Islam. However, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, terrorism is the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion. There is no mention of religion or race. Therefore, The Courant supports the notion that people should not be profiled as a threat due to their religion or race.

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The golden door: American children of immigrants

 
Maheen K.

Published December 2017

Children of immigrants may have different experiences than people who have been in America for a longer period of time.
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The uprising of social movements

Izza M. and Elizabeth O.

Published March 2018

Social media outlets such as Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat allow more people to get involved with social movements by publicizing them.

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Broadway dreams come true

Ashli T.

Published June 2018

Commack High School alumna of the Class of 2013, Ashley Reyes, is making her Broadway debut in “The Play That Goes Wrong.”

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Don’t get worse: listen to your thirst

Gabriella D.

Published June 2018

Nutrition and hydration are two important factors that help a successful student-athlete thrive on and off the field.

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Maintaining the mane: hairstyles in sports

By Salvatore D.

Published December 2017

During football and lacrosse season, male athletes may find themselves conflicted about which hairstyle they should go with before their respective seasons begin, as some professional athletes have set a trend of long hair styles. Click on title to read more

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CONTACT US

Letters to the Editor can be submitted to the editorial board at courant@commack.k12.ny.us or submitted directly to The Courant mailbox in the main office or to The Courant office in the Publishing Suite.

Editorial Policy

 The Courant is Commack High School's newspaper, serving to inform, entertain and provide a forum for student opinion. The Courant is distributed for free to all members of the student body. The staff of The Courant will not publish any obscene or libelous material. However, The Courant will not avoid publishing an article solely based on dissent or controversy. The Courant does not practice prior review. Unsigned editorials reflect the opinions of the editorial board. Signed editorials, columns and letters to the editor reflect the opinions of the writers themselves, not necessarily those of The Courant and its staff. The Courant does not accept or solicit advertising. Per district policy, online content will not include students' last names.
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By Email: webmaster@commack.k12.ny.us
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