Addressing the Mental Health Stigma in the Black Community

Trinity Goppy, Features Editor

February 24, 2020

Mental health can take a toll on one’s mind and body. To ease the pain, many people go to a therapist to talk out their issues and get help handling aspects of life that are negatively affecting them. However, this is not always...

Organ Harvesting: The Truth Hurts

Diamond Scott, Center Editor

February 24, 2020

Cold and sore with a blazing headache. You can barely recall what happened the night before, but your abdomen is in pain and you're sitting in a tub of ice with stitches littering your side. You can’t tell yet, but you’re...

Why is Youtube so Addictive?

Miah Duncan, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

It’s 12:00 pm and you're watching a video on Youtube. You just wanted to learn how to make your mother’s favorite dish, but suddenly you're watching another video, and then you click another, and then another until you real...

Skin Deep: The History of Colorism’s Toll on the World

Ibrahim Ansari, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

“Don’t play in the sun.” “She’s pretty for a dark-skinned girl.” These phrases may sound familiar to you because they represent the obsession that skin shade has on our society. But how has this obsession with the...

The Dark Side of the K-Pop Industry

Alana Campbell, Opinions Editor

February 19, 2020

Korean pop music, or K-pop for short, has quickly become one of the most successful music genres in the world. Once confined to Asia, the now $15 billion dollar industry has gained popularity internationally, including here in...

Real or Hype? The Epstein Conspiracy

Nigus Getahun, Editor-In-Chief

February 19, 2020

If you’ve been around the internet for the last couple of months, you know about the memes centered around Jeffrey Epstein’s death. In addition to this odd scenario people have been going on live national television interviews...

What It Means to be SAD

Markayla Merchant, Staff Writer

January 1, 2020

  Seasonal Affective disorder, also known as SAD, is a form of depression that grows through the changes in the seasons. The extreme drop in weather and the shift of day patterns causes a detrimental effect on the liv...

Reality Tv: Ethics or Entertainment?

Trinity Goppy, Features Editor

December 20, 2019

Why do people enjoy watching the suffering of others? This is the question that often comes to mind when I watch a reality television show. Shows like Love and Hip Hop, Survivor or Teen Mom are extremely popular and watched...

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