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Charlotte Murray

Charlotte Murray, Opinion Columnist

By Charlotte Murray
Opinion | From one Black girl to another: thank you

Opinion | From one Black girl to another: thank you

Charlotte Murray, Opinion Columnist December 21, 2023

“I walk my own path, I’ve made my own path.” I was so moved by Malory’s piece that after telling everyone in the vicinity to read it, I sat down to write. Malory told her story and I feel like...

Opinion | Blinded by the light

Opinion | Blinded by the light

Charlotte Murray, Opinion Columnist November 17, 2023

Have you ever driven at night—or ridden shotgun—and seen a car oncoming, but only for a minute though, because you're soon blinded by bright-bluish lights? Whenever this happens to me, I always...

Opinion | It’s time to normalize the normal

Opinion | It’s time to normalize the normal

Charlotte Murray, Opinion Columnist September 22, 2023

I bled out of my vagina. For one week of every month. And it’s normal, healthy even. And yet, as I wrote that sentence I still felt a twinge of shame. Behind the bravado of me pushing for open conversations...

Photos courtesy of Malini Jhaveri

Sad, beautiful, tragic: The struggle of getting ‘Eras Tour’ tickets

Charlotte Murray and Emma Socas April 20, 2023

November 15 is a day that will live in infamy, a day to never forget. It was the day of the botched Taylor Swift Eras Tour presale. If you ever want to make a Swiftie mad, just drop the magic word: Ticketmaster.  After...

So much more to Little Mermaids Bailey than both sides of online debate would suggest

So much more to ‘Little Mermaid”s Bailey than both sides of online debate would suggest

Charlotte Murray, Staff Writer November 14, 2022

Whelp. Twitter is at it again. The festering hotbed of hate that Elon Musk considers essential to free speech is the root of yet another racially charged attack on Black women in mainstream media. Disney...

Fabulous fashions for this fall

Charlotte Murray and Lila Portis October 14, 2022

Fall fashion is known for being comfy and cozy: perfect for staying warm as temperatures start dropping. This year's fall trends are no different; cozy clothing stays superior. However, just because an...

‘Vengeance’ a hundred percent the kind of movie we need in America right now

Charlotte Murray, Staff Writer October 14, 2022

I find myself as surprised by the movie Vengeance as Ben Manalowitz (BJ Novak) was to find semi-intelligent people in Texas. Now, I feel this is the perfect time to share that I unapologetically love The...

Season 3 of Netflix’s ‘Never Have I Ever’ brings a big milestone for inclusion to the small screen

Charlotte Murray and Lila Portis September 23, 2022

In April 2020, The Office alum Mindy Kaling launched the comedy/coming-of-age series Never Have I Ever (NHIE). The show, partially inspired by Kaling’s childhood, follows 15-year-old Devi Vishwakumar...

Fabulous fashions for this school year

Fabulous fashions for this school year

Charlotte Murray and Ali Cutter September 23, 2022

Croc Comeback - When VSCO girls died, so did this shoe, but who knew Crocs were back in style!? They may not be the most stylish, but you can’t deny they’re definitely super comfy. Students in all...

Screen or skip: the best and worst movies of the summer

Mae Luning, Charlotte Murray and Jared Tucker August 15, 2022

Top Gun  Top Gun: Maverick did not disappoint. The long overdue sequel to the classic 1986 Navy pilot movie hit theaters at the beginning of this summer and went viral. Tom Cruise and Miles Teller...

The best books for closing your summer chapter

The best books for closing your summer chapter

Charlotte Murray, Staff Writer August 15, 2022

As nice as it would be to pretend that summer is longer than three measly months, it is in fact, coming to an end. And with it goes the ability to truly enjoy a beach read, well, on the beach. Whether...

Creative Writing Club fosters community, emphasizes long-form writing

Lila Portis and Charlotte Murray December 23, 2021

During the pandemic last year, juniors Alice Lavan and Kelsey Blickenstaff contacted Bradley Baum, sophomore English and AP Language & Composition teacher, about starting a creating writing club.  “I...

Illustration by Kupu Sumi

A guide to ETHS Fine Arts classes

Anika Radhakrishnan and Charlotte Murray September 17, 2021

The arts give people a place to express themselves, use their creativity and form connections. With about fifty fine arts classes, ETHS offers an array of options for students to get involved, ranging...

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