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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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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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Black women face the majority of backlash brought by featurism.

Featurism: Appreciate the unique features of all cultures and races

Jackson Collins, Director of Visuals February 3, 2021

Toxic beauty standards affect people of all races, but they can be especially prevalent in Black and brown communities. The concept of featurism is nothing new, but is recently gaining attention on social...

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Actors Maddie Ziegler and Kate Hudson are two stars of the new movie

Opinion: Sia’s ableism is not ‘Music’ to the ears

Amanda Stevens, Staff Writer January 28, 2021

Sia’s approach to representing the autistic community in her upcoming film “Music” is particularly tone-deaf, and she owes them more than an apology. In November 2020, Australian singer Sia released...

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Opinion: Cultured and plant based meats will reduce emissions from the meat industry

Sophie Hance, Editor-in-Chief December 14, 2020

Scientists have recently estimated there are approximately 11 years left to mend the damage caused by pollution before some of the effects are irreversible. Despite their warning, however, it seems as...

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Opinion: Movie theaters are breeding ground for Covid

Sophie Hance, Editor-in-Chief November 16, 2020

While being stuck at home for months, people are getting antsy to go back out into the world and return to a normal life. One activity that is widely missed is going to the movie theater. At the beginning...

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The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Jack Almoro, Staff Writer November 9, 2020

In her distinguished career, Ruth Bader Ginsburg impacted a world much larger than law and order. She left her footprint on many walks of the change we all fight for. She was one of nine women in a class...

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