The Washington Monument on The Fourth of July

American Exceptionalism: An Ideological Instrument

Finn Ryan January 28, 2021

July, a month of long summer nights and escapes to the shore, is perhaps best characterized by its fourth day. Indeed, since its first commemoration in 1777, not one year has passed without recognition...

This Year Isnt Normal. Lets Start Acting Like it.

This Year Isn’t Normal. Let’s Start Acting Like it.

Anne Griffin January 26, 2021

Last night at 6:32 pm, the school administration announced on Schoology that today, January 26, would be a synchronous eight period day, scraping the plans for a much needed asynchronous workday due to...

Democracy is Glassware

So This Is How Liberty Dies

Ian Sun January 20, 2021

“YESTERDAY, December 7, 1941 a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan,” Franklin Delano Roosevelt...

Mental Health in 2020: The Virus, Racism, and the Election

Mental Health in 2020: The Virus, Racism, and the Election

Ian Sun January 18, 2021

2020. COVID-19. Millions infected and hundreds of thousands dead. Businesses closing. Events canceled. Quarantines.  2020. Racism. Yet another person killed by the police. Calls for solutions and change.  2020....

Instagram Posts Focused on Social Justice

Political Correctness: The Worried Youths’ Guide on What Not to Say

Sarah Tachau November 30, 2020

“Is wearing a lei offensive?” a friend anxiously asks me as we converse about what to bring to Hawaiian spirit day. Her question was not strange to me, I had posed similar questions to myself occasionally....

Protestors Deliver Blood Money to Eli Lillys Headquarters

Blood Money: Living With Type 1 Diabetes in America

Ellie Davis, Associate Editor November 24, 2020

At ten years old I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes (T1D), a chronic, incurable illness. Coming to terms with my T1D has been the biggest challenge of my life. I was pessimistic, frustrated, and...

“Kamala Harris in Her White Suit”- The New York Times

More Than a VP: What Kamala Harris’ Election Means to Women

Sammy Rosin, Currents Associate Editor November 23, 2020

In 2016, they said that America wasn’t ready for a woman president. That was an excuse, an explanation with no merit intended to keep women in the same “ inferior”  position as the past 240 years. ...


Post-election Anxiety

Ian Sun November 12, 2020

A pile of assignments. An oncoming wave of tests. A breakup. A mediocre GPA. Each of us can associate with the stress and sleep-loss of one of these mountains. Right now, however, this mountain has a fifth...


Femininity v. Feminism

Edy MacKenzie, Opinions Section Editor November 4, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett is now, officially, a United States Supreme Court Justice. This is not your average appointment, having occurred just eight days previous to the presidential election and having brought...

Why Trumps Attacks on Mail-in Voting are Incorrect

Why Trump’s Attacks on Mail-in Voting are Incorrect

David Marshall November 3, 2020

Imagine this: it's eleven o’clock on election night and the results show President Trump in the lead, causing him to declare victory on Twitter. But in the following days, as states begin to count mail-in...

Been There, Done That - 2020 vs 1876 Elections

Been There, Done That – 2020 vs 1876 Elections

Anika Jaswal November 2, 2020

If time travel were a thing, I would have loved to be in 1876 to compare notes. It’s quite a coincidence how the current climate of the US and its environment in 1876, socially, economically, and, most...


The Debate Over Space Cowgirls

Audrey Rubenstein, Staff Writer October 29, 2020

In the final days before Halloween arrives, people are fine tuning their costumes for this year. Even though there is a global pandemic going on, we still HAVE to have our Halloween. As kids, we always...

Dont Get Too Comfortable: Election Polling Inconsistencies

Don’t Get Too Comfortable: Election Polling Inconsistencies

Eleanor Adams, Arts Associate Editor October 20, 2020

This time four years ago, the results of the upcoming presidential election seemed obvious — Clinton would win. Many  Democratic Americans felt confident in the weeks leading up to Voting Day. As an...

Patriotism in Todays America

Patriotism in Today’s America

Edy MacKenzie, Opinions Section Editor October 1, 2020

The United States of America was founded on many basic principles of liberty, justice, freedom, and happiness, but it’s common knowledge in today’s day and age that our nation’s founding fathers...

Caster Semanya

The Story of Caster Semanya: Do I need to be white in order to be a woman?

Anika Jaswal September 24, 2020

Earlier this month, the Court of Arbitration in Sports (CAS) ruled that Caster Semenya, a two-time Olympic South African dark-skinned Black female athlete, could not compete in women’s sports. Seymenya...

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