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A Black Lives Matter protest in Sheffield, England during the summer of 2020.

Opinion: The criminal Justice system has failed Black Americans

Kamryn Drake, Staff Writer May 24, 2021

Even now in 2021, there are still many flaws in the criminal justice system. You don’t have to be a law student to see how there is discrimination against Black Americans. Recently, many people have...

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Britney Spears poses for photoshoot in 1999. Since topping charts as a 17-year-old pop sensation, Britney faced a spiral of incidents that kept the media focused on her presence.

How we failed Britney Spears

Brynn McGrail, Managing Editor May 14, 2021

The first question asked by the host of “Star Search,” after Britney Spears gave her dream debut performance of the Judds’ “Love Can Build a Bridge,” was “do you have a boyfriend?” It is...

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Gaza crisis: what's happening and how you can help

Gaza crisis: what’s happening and how you can help

Hylah Phillips, Staff Writer May 13, 2021
The Israeli & Palestinian conflict has been increasing over the past few weeks. Here's a look at what's happening.
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Sophie Hance

Thoughts from a senior: A new version of you

Sophie Hance, Editor-in-Chief May 12, 2021

During a unique existential crisis I had one day, I remembered that every 7-10 years the body completely regenerates itself and is composed of all new cells, meaning that everything about who we are changes...

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Collage of the Marvel movies in chronological order.

Opinion: Audiences want more than the same old superhero movies

Kamryn Drake, Staff Writer April 26, 2021

Marvel and DC Films have been making superhero movies for years. They have made every backstory for all their characters, new, unexpected twists in their story, and showed us who the characters are in...

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The new classification of being

Opinion: Why the term “super straight” is disrespectful

Kamryn Drake, Staff Writer April 13, 2021

“Super straight” is a term used by people who are only attracted to a person who identifies as their born gender. The term “super straight” has been used to show discrimination against transgender...

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‘Operation Varsity Blues’ exposes the real issue with America’s college admissions system

Brynn McGrail, Managing Editor April 8, 2021

Two years ago, a wave of news reports revealed the biggest college admissions scandal prosecuted by the US Department of Justice. However these reports unveiled so much more about the problems in America’s...

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Disney’s issues with animated people of color

Marissa Dulay, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

On multiple occasions, animated movies have turned their characters of color into animals or something that is non-human. Disney is a huge perpetrator of this, and it needs to stop. People of color are...

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Clothing store

Opinion: Do your best to shop ethically

Marissa Dulay, Staff Writer February 17, 2021

“Fast fashion” is a term coined to describe large companies mass-producing items at cheap prices. Many say it is an unethical way to create clothing, since it has caused persistent damage to the planet...

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Art of Andrew Bourget at school, Sophia Hance sick in bed. Art by Jackson Collins.

Returning to school is asking for an increase in Covid cases

Sophie Hance, Editor-in-Chief February 6, 2021

NOTE: This story is part of a Point/Counterpoint Opinion. Follow this link to see the other side! It’s well known that this past year has been especially challenging for everyone due to the Covid-19...

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Art of Andrew Bourget at school, Sophia Hance sick in bed. Art by Jackson Collins.

Students should be allowed the choice to return to hybrid learning

Andrew Bourget, Web Content Manager February 6, 2021

NOTE: This story is part of a Point/Counterpoint Opinion. Follow this link to see the other side! While the seriousness of the Covid-19 pandemic cannot be overstated, the following of safety guidelines...

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Social media plays a bigger role in music industry success

Brynn McGrail, Managing Editor February 4, 2021

Over the past decade, the music and social media industries have both evolved tremendously, but they haven’t evolved separately. Like most things, social media has become an important tool for artists...

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