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Robust Debate is Essential to Learning, Max Nikitas ‘13 Tells Students

Robust Debate is Essential to Learning, Max Nikitas ‘13 Tells Students

Censorship of politically unpopular ideas on college campuses runs afoul of the free exchange of ideas, Max Nikitas ‘13 told Milton students at this year’s Conservative Club assembly.

Max, a government contractor in the Office for Civil Rights at the United States Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), said that limiting students’ exposure to opinions they may find objectionable is counter to the purpose of academia. Campuses should instead be places for thoughtful debate and examination of several points of view, he said.

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After a Season of Wins, Milton’s Robotics Team Takes on the World

After a Season of Wins, Milton’s Robotics Team Takes on the World

Capping a year filled with resounding successes—including three high placements in a national tournament—Milton’s robotics team travels to the VEX Robotics World Championship this week. Five students: Tony Tao (II), Christy Zheng (I), Avery Miller (II), Alexander Shih (I) and Dima Zayaruzny (III) are competing in the world championship in Louisville, Kentucky, from April 24–27.

Milton’s competitors have approached each match with positive attitudes, realistic about their chances against seasoned teams with more time to practice and work on their robots, Alexander said. That mindset has helped make their wins even more special.

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Sophia Li (I), Evan Jenness (I), Andy Zhang (III) and Colin Baker (III) rehearse for this Friday’s science and arts celebration. The festivities begin with the Science Symposium in Pritzker at 5:15 p.m., followed by the orchestra concert in King Theatre at 7 p.m. Performing arts, visual arts and music students showcase their talents throughout Kellner starting at 8 p.m., and the night ends with an improv performance in King Theatre at 9 p.m.

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