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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...

Harper’s Opinion : The Natural Need to Expand: Why it could take away our right to

Harper Wayne

March 29, 2018


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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.

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Heathers: A new spin on a classic cult movi

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...

Wayne’s Opinion

Wayne’s Opinion

Wayne Xiao

February 23, 2018


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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...

Please stand

Please stand

Ashton White

February 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

When we think about the Superbowl, usually three things come to mind — the teams who will be in it, the party we will be at, and the commercials we will watch. We all know about the commercials; everyone loves to watch Superbowl commercials for their sheer stupidity and comedic value. I sometimes ...

The State of the Union Address: A barrage of hypocrisy

The State of the Union Address: A barrage of hypocrisy

Atmika Iyer and Alex Goldbeck

February 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On January 30, President Trump delivered his State of the Union speech, presenting elegant words with beautiful messages, that so clearly contradict a majority of his words and actions in the past. Now, we know what you’re all thinking. OK, Ms. Stereotypical-Californian, we get it. You think that...

Migrating to Mars: One small step for man …

Migrating to Mars: One small step for man …

Yael Kaufman

February 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Donald Trump and his administration have implemented a variety of new reforms since taking office Jan. 20, 2017 and they have been widely discussed by the public. While most comments have focused upon Trump’s awful immigration policies, his ridiculous Twitter account, and his overly floppy hair, ...

iFlurtz : The way to find the person of your dreams

iFlurtz : The way to find the person of your dreams

Sravya Gadepalli

February 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It’s February, and we all know that means: the holiday that us single folks dread the most. That’s right, I’m talking about Valentine’s Day. Now, normally that would mean that I would spend the night of Feb. 14 at home with a bucket of buttery popcorn and a movie pulled up on Netflix. Some of m...

Let’s bash Bitcoin

Let’s bash Bitcoin

Michelle Chen

January 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

If you’ve been following any mainstream news outlets at all this past year, chances are you’ve heard of Bitcoin. Or Ethereum, or Ripple, or Litecoin, or any of these trendy cryptocurrencies heralded by many as revolutionaries of our marketplace economy. These virtual forms of currency have certain...