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Social media feminism must be inclusive

Social media feminism must be inclusive

Tamara Guy, Staff Writer December 13, 2019

The social media activism phase has sprung upon us within the last few years. Social media allows us to share the current news of what is happening in people’s lives, raise awareness on issues and influence...

The Diary of Anne Frank needs more Jewish representation

The Diary of Anne Frank needs more Jewish representation

Gwen Tucker, Staff Writer December 13, 2019

Representation matters. Growing up, I never felt like I was represented. There were no “modern” Jewish women in books, movies and TV shows who I could look up to. The only place I could find people...

Students reflect on meaning of “hot girl summer”

Nakaiya Bias, Staff Writer November 15, 2019

Earlier this year, Megan Pete, or better known as Megan Thee Stallion, caught the attention of many teenagers with her coined catchphrase, “hot girl summer.” A “hot girl summer,” in it’s dauntless...

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Implications of Academic Pressure

Maddie Coyle and Gwen Tucker November 11, 2019

College Readiness       “What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s a simple, childhood question that many adults have asked me. I always had an answer: dog photographer, zookeeper or...

Illustration by Sabrina Barnes

The lack of representation of bisexual and pansexual identities on television

Annie Johnson, Staff Writer November 8, 2019

Every time I sit down to watch TV, I keep my eyes open for someone like me. A bisexual person, whose role isn’t just to be a cheater, a manipulator. But for the most part, all I see are gay men who are...

Good, bad of body positivity in music

Phoebe Porter, Staff Writer November 8, 2019

Throughout my middle school years, Meghan Trainor was the face of body positivity in music. When “All About That Bass” dropped in 2014, all of my friends, my mom and my teachers could sing the lyrics...

El injusto tratamiento de los niños en la frontera

El injusto tratamiento de los niños en la frontera

Alejandra Cardenas and Vanesa Funes November 8, 2019

La infancia en los Estados Unidos puede parecer muy fácil desde cierto punto de vista. Sus días consisten en ir a la escuela, divertirse con sus amigos, ir al parque con sus padres y hacer sus tareas....

Being educated is not black and white

Being educated is not black and white

Najiah Osborne-Francellno, Staff Writer November 8, 2019

While being educated can look different for everyone, Merriam Webster defines the word educated as simply “receiving a formal education”; however, when you're a person of color, many may perceive it...

Illustration by Saskia Teterycz

We need to be more engaged in our news literacy: true importance of social-political discussions

Saskia Teterycz, Assistant Opinion Editor November 8, 2019

Consider a scenario in which you are sitting at the lunch table with a couple of friends and a small conversation sparks about the looming possibility of Trump’s impeachment. One or two people  are...

Intentionality of language is everything: an examination of the N-word

Intentionality of language is everything: an examination of the N-word

Sarah Parisien, Staff Writer November 8, 2019

On October 15, actress Gina Rodriguez found herself at the epicenter of public backlash for a video posted, and then quickly deleted, from her Instagram. While jamming out to the Fugees, Rodriguez rapped...

Unpacking the complexities of racial identity

Unpacking the complexities of racial identity

Tamara Guy, Staff Writer November 8, 2019

It is important for me to share my experiences with you because I am not the only student who feels this way. Whether it is gender identity, sexuality or race identification, many students are struggling...

Mental health support is more than a hashtag

Mental health support is more than a hashtag

Mathilda Hallstrom, Staff Writer November 8, 2019

Every year, when Mental Health Day rolls around on Oct. 10, my Instagram feed is replete with passionate posts on the subject: my peers share paragraphs about their own experiences, detailing life with...

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