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Racism: The Deadliest Disease of Them All

Isa Karathanos, Editorial Editor

December 3, 2019

Every time I go to the doctor, I’m like, “Yo, Dr. Amy! Give me the stats! Red blood cells, amirite?” And then we chat about the weather and her baby niece and also my health. All in all, it’s a very pleasant experience--som...

Sorry, Not Sorry

Emma Koontz, Social Media Editor

December 3, 2019

  Do you ever go to Target and someone is coming out of the Enter door and they run into you but you say “oops, sorry!”? Or do   you ever want to pay with exact change and apologise to the cashier? Be h...

Cultural Appropriation: A Halloween Epidemic

Isa Karathanos, Editorial Editor

November 5, 2019

It’s that time of year again--the air is crisp with the scents of pumpkin spice lattes, pecan pie, and cultural appropriation. You’d think that by now, society would understand the issue with dressing up as a race for Hallo...

Choir Benefits Students in Unexpected Ways

Alyssa Hafford, Entertainment Reporter

October 24, 2019

The minute I made a maybe-20-second decision to join my school's choir in sixth grade, I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. Picture this- You are are at a new school, 12 years old, and you just moved in with you...

A Group Mentality Turned Toxic

Isa Karathanos, Editorial Editor

October 23, 2019

The other day I was talking to my friend about politics. If you can’t tell by that sentence that this story ends badly, well, God help you. Anyways, my friend told me something that alarmed me, to say the least. She mentioned...

The Problem With Women’s Pants

Jordan Sinkler, Editorial Contributor

October 11, 2019

It’s 2009 and seven-year-old-me is wearing my overalls that have FIVE pockets--two in front, two in back, and one on my chest with a flower on it. I parade through the playground, boasting about how much stuff I can carry-- my lucky rock, ...

College Sports Players Deserve Compensation

October 5, 2019

California Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed a bill which allows college athletes to receive monetary compensation for commercial use of their likeness; it also allows them to sign endorsement deals and hire their own agents...

Mental Health Care Needs to Be a Priority

September 27, 2019

I recently found out that in my family, mental health is a recurring problem. I didn’t know that for years now, my uncle had to take pills just to be happy. Until my dad shared this story with me, mental illness was a t...

Female Comedians Can Take Center Stage

Johanna Holm, Editorial Contributor

September 19, 2019

Growing up as a girl who loved to be laughed at, I started to notice a strange occurrence. Every time I found myself laughing at a comedian in a movie or on SNL, it was always a boy.  Women are put down and ignored in the co...

Public Education Needs More Black Men in the Classroom

Jaylon Muchison, Editorial Contributor

September 12, 2019

You know what’s crazy? Out of all of my 12 years of heck--sorry, schooling--I’ve never once had a single black male teacher. I mean, when was the last time you had a Lean-on-Me-style, Morgan-Freeman-built teacher? The A...

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