Jacob Wu '23

Assistant Opinions Editor
I am a junior at LHS. I enjoy reading and studying history. I am most interested in the history of the Byzantine Empire under Justinian, Basil II, and the Komnenian dynasty. I consistently read the Lord of the Rings and Sun Tzu’s Art of War. I also take a keen interest within the Soviet Union, it’s economics, history, and it’s ideology. My favorite movies are The Lord of the Rings, Waterloo, Zulu, and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.

The Tragic Lack of Readers

Upon the invention of the World Wide Web in 1989 by Tim Berners-Lee,the internet has made its way into the orthodoxy of everyday life. Neverbefore has history seen such a rapid advance

QA With New Teachers at LHS

Joseph Williams:What’s your childhood story? It’s a pretty straightforward story.  I was the oldest of six boys.  My Dad was a Newton native and my Mom was an immigrant from Jamaica (Chinese

The Hollow Promise of Socialism

In 1989, the concrete barrier that ideologically and physically divided Berlin, and thus Germany, finally collapsed as part of a wave of anti-tyrannical sentiment across Eastern Europe. The communist sectarianism established in

Is School At Blame For Stress?

In 2019, The Pew Research Center surveyed that 70% of teenagers say that anxiety and depression are a major problem among peers in their community. “I think that [school and increased stress]

Violent Video Games And Violence IRL

Since the emergence of popular video games depicting extreme violence in the 90s, parents and politicians alike have grown increasingly paranoid of the possible effects they may have on young children. “There