There’s No Place Like “Home” Battling the Inner Culture War

Chigi Nwogu, Staff Writer

January 3, 2019

When I was five years old commercials about companies helping you track your lineage began popping up on my family’s TV screen. It was exciting to think that maybe I was not only Nigerian, but possibly Cameroonian, or Ghanaian,...

The Future of America Lies on Your Shoulders

Niriti Pahadi, Staff Writer

January 3, 2019

Our nation was founded on the principles of representative democracy, a republic where the public policies are to be shaped by public opinions; by ordinary citizens like you and me who hold no real influence or power in the societal...

Are You Being Represented?

Asha-Lee Peterkin, Staff Writer

January 3, 2019

Colorism has been present for centuries in black America. In the United States, the roots of colorism began during slavery. Slave owners typically gave preferential treatment to slaves with fairer complexions. While dark-skinned...

The U.S. and Saudi Arabia: When Diplomacy Goes Too Far

Samuel Opuni, News Editor

January 3, 2019

How far is too far when it comes to global politics? Is it when we learn that one of our allies is a nation that publicly beheads people for a plethora of ridiculous reasons including sorcery? Or is it when we learn that this...

Amidst Political Division: Americans Find Unity

Tam Nguyen, Staff Writer

January 3, 2019

If America were to be described within a single word, it would be diverse. Americans are different when it comes to cultures, expressiveness, and, most markedly, political opinions. While liberals call for government regulations...

National Focus on Bathroom Laws Seems Outdated

Giodona Campbell, Staff Writer

January 3, 2019

Imagine having to think about which bathroom to go into to feel the most comfortable. For most people, it usually doesn’t take any thought about which bathroom to use, but for transgender students this can be a daily issue....

Why a Money Management Class Should Be Required For Students

Trinity Goppy, Staff Writer

January 2, 2019

When you graduate high school you feel one way: great. You think of your future and you know, “I got this.” However, the truth is, you don’t. You will feel good that you graduated and have a great life ahead, but one...

Why So Stressful Senior Year?

Doris Bull, Opinions Editor

January 2, 2019

Going into senior year, I expected things to be what I call, “slight work”. I expected all my classes to be easy sailing. I expected all As and Bs with little to no effort put in. I expected my general eight hours of sleep...

Some Change: Midterm Election Cycle Sends a Message to the Nation

Hurelayn Abdu, Editor-In-Chief

January 2, 2019

While midterms elections are important, they are oftentimes ignored as they don’t come with the publicity, large sums of money and media attention that presidential election years bring. However, this was not the case for the...

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