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Obstructive Power, We all do it big and small

Harper Wayne

May 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Some people strive for power in all forms whether it be the power of leadership, money, or physical over-bearing power. Some even obtain power in all the above forms and once they do, they abuse it. The power of leadership can be anything ranging from an ASB Cabinet position to our own president....

Hot Cheetos belong in a Subway sandwich

Sam Barney-Gibbs

May 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I was in Subway enjoying a deep, and quite loud conversation with my friend, Olivia. We ordered, and of course, had an obligation to get the combo meal with a bag of chips and a drink. So we did. Only, my friend peer pressured me into picking up the bag of hot Cheetos. She told me that one of the bes...

How to run an effective protest

Vincent Castroll

May 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The recent gun violence protests have been rather troubling to me. I find the Parkland students that are running these protests incredibly impressive because of their ability to rally a nation despite major, unimaginable trauma. Although these students are inspiring change, I’ve found their protests...

The Future of Music

The Future of Music

Atmika Iyer

April 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

“Rockstar,” “Finesse” and “Havana.” What do they all have in common? They are the songs that the radio chooses to play over and over again, until I contemplate jumping out of the car to save my ears. Here’s the thing with most of today’s popular music, the words have lost meaning to...

Open letter to underclassmen

Medha Vallurupalli

April 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Okay, breathe. I don’t know whether it’s the general nostalgia that every graduating senior feels or the obligatory sense that we have to pass on whatever knowledge we’ve acquired over the years, but here it goes. But first, I want to tell you that we know what you’re going through. Not in the ...

Self Image: Goes beyond physical characteristics

Self Image: Goes beyond physical characteristics

Atmika Iyer

March 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

According to the Body Image Therapy Center, 42 percent of girls in first through third grade want to lose weight. Please, re-read that sentence. Children who are at an age where they still believe in Santa Clause want to lose weight, because as a society, we have placed a heavy value on physical characteristics. A...

Ombudsman Column

Yael Kaufman

March 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Four teenagers in Parkland, Florida have sparked a nationwide revolution. These young adults found their voices and are the faces behind the #NeverAgain Movement. Students should attempt to mirror what Emma Gonzales, Cameron Kasky, Alex Wind and Jaclyn Corin are doing despite their lack of funds and r...

The Natural Need to Expand: Why it could take away our right to

Harper Wayne

March 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The human race, or more a large majority of our society, has been climbing up this metaphoric ladder without a height in mind. We have risen from cavemen into creating men, robotic men. But have we really ever thought about why we always kept striving for more? If it is the greed of wanting more, t...

Active Activism

The Editorial Board

March 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Activism: More than just chants and signs.

Heathers: A new spin on a classic cult movie

Atmika Iyer

February 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Popcorn, blankets, your friends and a classic cult movie. No, I’m not talking about Mamma Mia, I’m talking about one of the greatest movies of all time, Heathers. For those of you who never had a childhood, Heathers is about an exclusive clique of girls, all named Heather, who outcast those who ...

Selflessness is nonexistent

Sam Barney-Gibbs

February 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I remember watching an episode of Friends, probably for the fifteenth time. I am obsessed. Phoebe and Joey were having an argument over whether or not there is such a thing as a ‘selfless deed.’ Looking back on that oddly philosophical episode, I have realized that there really is no selfless dee...

Selfishness

Selfishness

Wayne Xiao

February 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Many will say it’s not acceptable to be self-interested. To be self-interested is to be egotistical, arrogant and narcissistic. It only seems natural then, that selfish, self-centered and self-interested are all words that have transgressed into the realm of insults. However, it’s important that...