A Holiday That Lost its Meaning

Michael de Silva

February 13, 2017

Candy, cards, flowers, diamonds. This sounds like a Valentine's Day shopping list. The holiday, although meant to focus on love, now revolves around materialism. Over time, Valentine’s Day has become too commercialized, and it is starting to lose its true meaning. Starting in childhood, Valentine’s...

Disadvantages of Dallas Park

Mellica Askari, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017

The city of Dallas is planning to build America’s largest urban park along the Trinity River, reaching 10,000 acres of greenery by 2021, roughly 12 times larger than Manhattan’s Central Park. The park is being funded by generous private donations and is projected to attract many tourists and move...

New Year, Same Me

Leah Martineau, Senior Editor

February 9, 2017

Every new year, people plan to better themselves in the upcoming year by making resolutions. These resolutions can either be a goal to achieve by the end of the year, a challenge to attempt every day, or a new habit to pick up that they did not have before this year. New Year’s resolutions have the ...

Make Up for All : Diversity of Complexion Should Mean Diversity in Foundation

Make Up for All : Diversity of Complexion Should Mean Diversity in Foundation

Sriya Reddy, Associate Editor

February 9, 2017

There are 100 shades of “nude.” There always has been. Different people from different parts of the world have different skin tones. This is diversity. There are skin tones ranging from ivory to ebony. Despite this, make up companies refuse to acknowledge the lack of color representation in their...

Therapy: Break the Stigma

Elizabeth Price, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017

Hyperventilations, tachycardia, cold sweats, trembling, chest pains, and nausea. You cannot breathe. You cannot focus. But despite how you might feel, you are not alone. One in five people experience a mental illness, and yet there is such a stigma surrounding therapy. Therapy is an outlet for people...

The Bachelor: The Truth

Chloe Oani, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017

Early this year, the 21st season of “The Bachelor” returned to the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) channel, starring Nick Viall, who previously competed on seasons 10 and 11 of “The Bachelorette” and season three of “Bachelor in Paradise,” as the show’s leading man. Approximately seven...

The College Next Door

Gina Quatrino

December 8, 2016

The talk about college starts as early as freshman year. Wide-eyed and undecided, students go through high school feeling the pressure as counselors constantly seek for their future plans. Teachers focus on big universities and shove college requirements in the faces of unsure teenagers. This makes ...

#ModernDating

#ModernDating

Shriya Senguttuvan and Whitney Patterson

December 8, 2016

Since the beginning of time, relationships have been established through face to face communication. But as technology evolves, the need for in-person communication has been diminished. From Facebook to Twitter to Instagram to texting, social media and technology has led to a decrease in face-to-face...

A Tale of Two Sherlocks

Sana Hameed, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2016

From Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original novels to the multitude of film and television adaptations, the stories of Sherlock Holmes have endured years of variations. With each new interpretation, a different actor makes his debut, taking a time-honored character and adding their own personal twist. When ...

The Quiet Revolution: A New Era of Reflection Discards Stereotypes of the Past

Sriya Reddy, Associate Editor

November 3, 2016

With the release of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain in January 2012 and the TED Talk she performed that followed the book’s release, the positives and negatives of introversion have been brought to the eye of the general public. Introverts are the ...

Studying the Arts and Humanities: A Necessary Component for Success in Life

Mellica Askari, Staff Writer

November 3, 2016

When contemplating their futures, teenagers look toward college majors that guarantee them a high paying job, fulfilling their definition of a successful life. This mindset that teens need to get a “highly valued” degree to guarantee financial security in life causes our youth to grow up without...

Soccer: The Real Football

Chloe Oani, Staff Writer

November 3, 2016

7-1. The score line between Germany and Brazil in the semifinals of the 2014 International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) World Cup that cost the host country its largest defeat ever. For two years "7x1" became a national symbol of humiliation, until this summer, when the two nations met again...

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