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How the American Education System Favors Extroverts, and Why It Doesn’t Have to

How the American Education System Favors Extroverts, and Why It Doesn’t Have to

April 4

"Many students, myself included, learn more effectively if we are given the opportunity to think and process concepts by ourselves first, without having to collaborate."

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Zootopia Provides Emotional Rollercoaster, Great CGI

Zootopia Provides Emotional Rollercoaster, Great CGI

March 23

“Real life is more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker.” This is one of the many messages that Zootopia sends to the viewers. On March 4, the new animated Disney feature, Zootopia, hit the ...

Dear Hollywood: Diversity Means More Than a Marketing Label

Dear Hollywood: Diversity Means More Than a Marketing Label

March 19

I flipped through the comic books I had handmade when I was nine. They were fun to read and all, but one thing each book had in common left me feeling very disturbed. Having wanted to portray each protagonist...

America Needs a 21st Century Civil Rights Act

America Needs a 21st Century Civil Rights Act

March 16

If the supporters and detractors of LGBT rights consider the issue from a civil rights perspective, there can be more understanding and more political will to see this final obstacle to full LGBT equality removed.

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The Intersectionality of Feminism

The Intersectionality of Feminism

March 16

In the words of Cheris Kramarae, “Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings.” All women.

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Blackout: Perfect Combination of History and Time Travel

Blackout: Perfect Combination of History and Time Travel

March 11

Imagine waking up in a hospital who-knows-where with a possibly amputated foot, no cell phone to contact anyone with, and no one to contact. Picture yourself as a shopgirl in the midst of the London Blit...

Are We Done Yet?!

Sarah Neumann, Staff Writer

February 19

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As a senior, if you aren’t already asking the question “are we done yet?”you will be soon. This question is the first sign of a widespread disease that won’t physically kill you, but can give you side effects of fatigue, laziness, severe procrastination, and a slew of other symptoms. This illness is unavoidable, inevitable, and usually occurs early to mid spring for the majority. Its name: senioritis. Its sole victim: ev...

Binge

Binge

February 5

One of YouTube’s most well-known vloggers, and one of the loudest LGBTQ+ supporters, is Tyler Oakley. His charming smile and his unique input on society engulfs teens online around the world.  Thr...

‘The Martian’: A Red Planet Read Worth Your Time?

January 14

Imagine this; you are alone on a freezing-cold planet that has no natural source of food, oxygen or water, and your supplies were only meant to last a month. You have no way to communicate with Earth, ...

“Spotlight”: A Story that Truly Broke the Silence

“Spotlight”: A Story that Truly Broke the Silence

January 14

Sexual abuse within the Catholic Church is never an easy issue to talk about. It strikes right at the heart, making both peoples of faith and without faith uneasy. But these stories, ones hidden in the sha...

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