In the digital age, social media has a tangible impact on the everyday life and mental health of Sidwell Friends School students.
Many Sidwell Friends students have used their social media accounts to promote social justice efforts and shed light on various issues in response to the murders of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, the growth of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement and the subsequent protests.
As the 2020 election approaches, social media is playing a crucial role in spreading awareness and reaching voters.
Senior Editorial Board
Campus journalism offers a special way of looking at Sidwell Friends and the people who give it life every day. A newspaper can make accessible, engaging and influential those facts and theories among us that might otherwise remain opaque, obscure or hidden.
Horizon’s 2019-2020 staff aspires to demonstrate in these pages the continuing relevance of words in print, and the scribe’s mode of observing Sidwell at work and at leisure: to do so candidly and tastefully, with a good-natured tolerance for the likelihood of sometimes sharply differing perspectives and in harmony with our best understanding of the law.
All this we propose to do while respecting the rights of our readers, correspondents, advertisers, advisers and writers of letters to the editors. We aim to produce a free and responsible Horizon, a task that no one living in our tormented times would claim is easy but which is our duty to address.
Horizon will not publish any writing considered to be defamatory, in poor taste or inappropriate. All articles are subject to final review by the faculty advisor. Opinion and review-style articles reflect the views of their respective writers.