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Guys struggle with healthy body positivity, too

Sam Barney-Gibbs

August 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

We live in a self-analytical community where teenagers aim for perfection. I’m sure you, just as I, have heard the same statements from people around you about being devastated with any grade lower than an A. But, behind all of this academic pressure, there are students who face deeper struggles. They...

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

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...

Farewell: An 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 ...

March: Letter from the editor

March: Letter from the editor

Medha Vallurupalli

March 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Dear readers, This month, we have been met with an abundance of adversity, both local and national. On March 14, we walked out of class to support those affected by the Stoneman Douglas school shooting. Three days later, a gunman shot and killed a woman at the Oaks Mall — a mall situated 12 m...

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.

February: Letter from the editor

February: Letter from the editor

Medha Vallurupalli

February 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Dear readers, This month has been difficult. Our own have been taken from us. Gabriella Chabot’s life was cut too short. The lives of the victims of the Parkland shooting were cut too short. It’s human nature to want to look for the good when things are bad. But sometimes, we just need ...