Strive for actual civil discourse

Kingswood Oxford, as much as we like to pretend it is completely unified, has a divide when it comes to politics. As a private school in Connecticut, we lean towards more democratic and liberal political views due to our location and our upbringings. We’ve created an accepting community for those from all different religious and […]

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Finals week: the final stretch

As it comes to the conclusion of another school year, the dreaded finals week is coming up. Throughout this week, the long extravaganza of test after test can seem daunting to any student, but the schedule KO uses does actually help relieve some of the stress kids feel during this time.  Finals occur on the […]

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Marvel: it’s better than DC

Everyone loves a good superhero movie, but Marvel has reigned supreme over DC so far in the movie category. Marvel introduces their heroes better, has more relatable villains, and their movies are just funnier overall than DC movies. Marvel did a far better job of introducing and uniting its heroes in the first team up […]

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Improve KO grading

In this opinion piece, I’m going to argue for two specific changes to the way KO does grading, and refer to them collectively as “grading reform.” The two changes are: getting rid of letter-based grades and replacing them with number grades, and having teacher gradebooks be accessible to students at all times on a KO […]

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Positive prison reform

The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) found in a 2017 poll that 91% of Americans believe that our country needs criminal justice reform, and 71% of Americans say that reducing the prison population is crucial. As we examine the prison systems and incarceration rates of countries abroad, we cannot help but think that our own […]

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Sports at KO

At Kingswood Oxford the third and fourth forms are required to participate in at least one season of an Option A sport. They can also do one season of Option B, and then one season of A, B, or C. The fifth form is required to participate in one season of Option A; and two […]

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R. Kelly and Attorney-Client Privilege

We need to have a discussion about Privilege. No, not that privilege. I mean we can certainly have a conversation about it, but in this case, I’m referring to another type of privilege: Attorney-Client Privilege. Surely most people have heard about this, whether they’ve watched a legal drama before or something or other, but for […]

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