The Importance of History

Elizabeth Price, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 21, 2018


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“Study the past if you would define the future.” -Confucius For years, students have complained that history, or social studies in general, is a pointless course that offers no real life application. However, these courses provide valuable insight to the world around us that is necessary to b...

Labels In Society Restrict Perspective, Thoughts, and Ideas

Malvika Mahendhra, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018


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“People are too complicated to have simple labels.” -Philip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass What are labels? Do they describe us or do they define us? Have labels torn us apart or do they bring us together? Labels have been woven into society since the beginning; giving names to define a person’s t...

#Me Too: Standing Up To Sexual Assault

#Me Too: Standing Up To Sexual Assault

Shriya Senguttuvan, Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 21, 2018


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“Name it, shame it and call it out. Join me” -Actress Rose McGowan Driven to the point where silence can no longer be a solution to a problem that is far louder than it is heard, thousands of women and men of all backgrounds are banding together to fight against sexual assault. Sexual assault...

Role Models in Hollywood

Gina Quatrino, Production Editor

February 20, 2018


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In light of recent allegations in the entertainment industry, the question of whether celebrities can be judged separate from their art is hard for many to wrap their minds around. Many of the celebrities that have been called out for misconduct have been “role models” in Hollywood for a long time--...

Eating Disorders In The Media Are Being Romanticized and Portrayed As ‘Beautiful’

Malvika Mahendhra, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018


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Eating disorders have long suffered a stigma of not being represented accurately, leading individuals to feel alone and misunderstood. However, in recent years with the rise of social media and entertainment, these platforms have begun to glorify eating disorders. The media acknowledging the problem...

Columbus: Hero or Villain?

Dana Sung, Staff Writer

January 22, 2018


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From Scholastic Books to holidays, Christopher Columbus is painted as a hero in our society. But the standing question is if he truly was the courageous, fearless, brave traveler that we paint him to be, or if he was just one of the winners that was depicted in a false sense of laud in our history. C...

The Long History of the Unfair Treatment of Native Americans

Elizabeth Price, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 12, 2017


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“Our nation was born in genocide when it embraced the doctrine that the original American, the Indian, was an inferior race.” -Martin Luther King Jr., Why We Can’t Wait   The introduction of a vast new land to the conquistadors and the explorers of the European world marked the end of cultu...

Hurricane Maria Leaves Puerto Rico in Need of Assistance

Gina Quatrino, Production Editor

December 12, 2017


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“Thoughts and prayers are great, but thoughts and prayers are not enough. We need supplies, we need aid, we need a government response that matches the response of our people.” -Lin-Manuel Miranda, American composer, lyricist, playwright and actor. It has been two and a half months since Hurricane Maria met the sh...

Why The NFL Should Not Have Suspended Ezekiel Elliott

Avery Klatsky, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


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Ezekiel Elliott is one of the biggest names in the National Football League (NFL), and rightly so. His rookie season statistics include 1,631 total rushing yards (1st in the NFL in 2016-2017), 15 touchdowns and only a mere five fumbles despite being the number one running back for America’s Team. Howe...

Standing Up for Tradition

Avery Klatsky, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


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The “Star Spangled Banner,” otherwise known as the national anthem, is a patriotic song which honors our military servicemen and women, first responders, and everyone else who has risked their lives to keep us safe. However, over the past year, hundreds of National Football League (NFL) players h...

The Criminal Justice System: Is it Really Just?

Bryce Jones, Senior Editor

November 29, 2017


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“Our criminal justice system treats you better if you are rich and guilty than if you are poor and innocent.” -  Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative   The prison population in the United States has now climbed over 2.3 million individuals, making us responsible...

Thoughts and Ideas on Latest State Legislature

Dana Sung, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


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On Sept. 1, a law was passed for Texas residents to legally carry blades longer than 5.5 inches. This includes swords, spears, daggers, Jim Bowie knives and even machetes. House Bill 1935 was signed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott and was passed with a series of 10 other new Texas laws that will be implem...

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