Comparable but Not Identical: Buttigieg’s Experience in a Heteronormative America

By Lamplighter Staff Looking at the field of Democratic presidential hopefuls, Americans see dwindling racial diversity among them. Since the beginning of the race for 2020, the number of Democratic candidates of color has fallen steadily as they begin to drop out of the race. Voters seem to have mourned this loss; America is ready for a minority in the White House, but the probability … Continue reading Comparable but Not Identical: Buttigieg’s Experience in a Heteronormative America

“OK, Boomer”: A Letter from Gen. Z

By Julia Tilton ’20 Look, Boomers: it is a fundamental reality that progress in America rarely succeeds without conflict. In an era characterized by school shootings, climate change, and overwhelming political polarization, Generation Z’s latest slang, “OK, Boomer”, perfectly encapsulates the generational tension necessary to continue moving America forward. The phrase  challenges the merits of antiquated beliefs, refusing to accept the status quo simply because … Continue reading “OK, Boomer”: A Letter from Gen. Z

Semi in Review: This Season’s Fashion Trends

By Olivia Strong ’20 As high school students, it is not often that we are able to dress up and get out of our normal everyday wear, so when the semi-formal dance rolls around each year, it is no surprise that DS students want to dress to impress! Our clothing selection becomes the topic of conversation for weeks. Questions like  “What does your dress look … Continue reading Semi in Review: This Season’s Fashion Trends

Lamplighter Food Column: Kombucha

By Brady McGinley ’20 In Lamplighter’s first Food Column, master kombucha brewer Brady McGinley guides us through a step-by-step process to make our very own brew at home. Kombucha is a fermented, naturally carbonated, sweetened tea, often consumed for its various health benefits, or just for its unique and tangy flavor. It has been around for centuries, but has recently spiked in popularity as a … Continue reading Lamplighter Food Column: Kombucha

“Frozen Junior”: DS Middle School Takes on the Disney Classic

By Anna Induni ’22 and Eliza Lamont ’22 On the first day of November, the Derryfield Middle School Musical of Frozen Jr. was unveiled to audiences. Elementary school students from local schools who had buddied with DS students in the past came to view the production. The first viewing was also open to DS students available during that period, and after seeing the teaser earlier … Continue reading “Frozen Junior”: DS Middle School Takes on the Disney Classic

“Jesus Is King” by Kanye West

Review by Lucas Coriaty ’20 The ninth studio solo album from twenty-time Grammy Award winning artist Kanye West was released this weekend after a long and strenuous process, ending a more than year-long wait by fans. After a year of controversy, West had announced his new album “Yhandi” to be released September 29th, 2018. However, the record would not drop on the intended date. After … Continue reading “Jesus Is King” by Kanye West

Pumpkin Spice: Does it live up to the hype?

By Julia Tilton ’20, Eliza Lamont ’22, Anna Induni ’22 To most, pumpkin may seem like a relatively mundane vegetable between the months of December and August. However, as September rolls around each year, and leaves begin to turn vibrant shades of red and orange, the squash transforms into an iconic symbol of autumn. In recent years, the concept of pumpkin spice has become incredibly … Continue reading Pumpkin Spice: Does it live up to the hype?