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To Be or Not To Be a Feminist

Jordan Shorter, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019

Movements such as “Me Too” have once again forced me to take a closer look at myself in relation to the word “feminist.” Am I one? Well, by definition, of course I am. According to Merriam Webster, feminism is “the theory...

My Name: I’m Probably Not What You Expected

Jennifer Johnson, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019

It’s inevitable that if you’ve never met me, but know my name, you’ve created an image of what you think I look like in your head. You may imagine what I might be wearing, the color of my hair, what I might sound like, where...

Individualism v. Altruism

Zoputa Difini, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019

I was searching for scholarships recently when I stumbled upon one that required me to write an essay based on a prompt. The prompt asked me to analyze and explain the meaning of the quote: “The creator’s concern is the conquest...

Do Actions Speak Louder Than Words?

Tam Nguyen, Specials Editor

May 23, 2019

Unfulfilled promises seem to be a recurring theme in life. Most, if not all, individuals living in a modern society can recall times when they have been let down by a person with whom they are personally involved or by a person...

Please Unlock the Bathrooms, I gotta go!

Zoputa Difini, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019

It’s 6th period, I’m sitting in class doing my work when the first signs of trouble begin to show. I feel my stomach shifting, moving an unseen fluid around. Next I hear my stomach groaning - not from hunger but something...

Teaching Respect: It’s Time Students Took a Closer Look at How They Treat Their Teachers

Tam Nguyen, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

Most youths our age do a great job of respecting each other. We generally refrain from asking invasive questions, riling each other up, and displaying attitude. We rant to friends when somebody else disrespects us, whether the...

Your Passions are Not Coincidental: How to Pick Your Career

Soncheree McCampbell, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

To make a smart decision you must think with your heart. Nowhere is this sentiment more important than in college students selecting an appropriate major. In 2017, Abigail Hess of CNBC reported on Bill Gates’ response to...

The Other Side of Gender Inequality

Niges Getahun, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

Is forced equality of outcome the way to counter the gender differences in America? Should we try to ensure a fairly-represented gender ratio in all fields? Is the gender wage gap a measure of inequality in the country? Are these...

Celebrating New York City’s Ban on Natural Hair Discrimination

Jordan Shorter, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

The New York City Commision on Human Rights recently passed new guidelines that make discrimination based on hair texture or hair style unlawful discrimination and anyone who is in violation of this can be fined up to $250,000. According...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

April 10, 2019

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