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Self Discovery in High School

Self Discovery in High School

Dionne Peterson June 20, 2022

The ideology of “finding yourself” has often been heard of when it applies to high school. Whether it is finding yourself physically, mentally, or spiritually, this ideology seems like it must be crossed...

The Fourth Estate?

The Fourth Estate?

Alexandra Siegel June 20, 2022

The Fourth Estate. The term refers to the press and news media both in the explicit capacity of advocacy and implicit ability to frame political and social issues. The media has powerful techniques to...

Consider It Simplified

Consider It Simplified

June 20, 2022

YouTube creator Webzwithaz created his first animated history video in October 2016, “WWI—Oversimplified (Part 1).” Currently, the channel has racked up over 38 million views, and has since had its...

Disrupting Literature

Disrupting Literature

Sofia Ramirez June 17, 2022

Many schools force students to read books that they either don’t relate to or don’t understand because of the significant time difference. This disinterest leads many to turn to websites like SparkNotes...

Defining Success

Defining Success

Jinling Wang, Lucy Wang Artist June 17, 2022

Is it Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos whom we believe to be the epitome of success due to their riches or the power they have, or is it something else?  While the meaning of success remains different for everyone...

Performative Activism

Performative Activism

What does it mean to be an activist? Someone who advocates for social and political issues, a person who fights for change in a world where others are too afraid to speak up; Martin Luther King...

Criminal Justice Reform

Criminal Justice Reform

Alexandra Siegel June 17, 2022

The United States is the world’s leader in incarceration rates. The nation holds up to two million men and women who have committed wrongful acts according to the nation’s criminal legal system. The...

An Attack on Freedom

An Attack on Freedom

Luca D'Agruma and Hanna Masri June 17, 2022

American civil liberties are under attack. The right to choose, the right to privacy, and the right to a woman’s bodily autonomy, are soon to be gone.  In early May, Politico released a draft majority...

To Block of Not?

To Block of Not?

Aden Meisel June 17, 2022

Transitioning in and out of the pandemic, students here and across the country experienced extraordinary changes in their academic life. Measures such as following arrows on passing periods, daily health...

$pending $pree

$pending $pree

Jackson Baltes May 9, 2022

It is no secret that wars are both destructive and incredibly expensive. The U.S. military is one of the world’s largest fighting forces, with troops stationed around the globe and an annual budget of...

Asian vs. American Beauty Standards

Asian vs. American Beauty Standards

Sofia Ramirez and Dionne Peterson May 5, 2022

Beauty is idolized across the globe. Individuals strive to meet the cultural ideals of beauty. Each culture has its subjective view of what constitutes beauty, for which gorgeous icons are portrayed in...

The Origin of Antisemitism

The Origin of Antisemitism

Aden Meisel April 28, 2022

When major events such as the 2014 Jerusalem synagogue attack, the 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, the 2019 Halle synagogue shooting, and the 2022 Colleyville synagogue hostage crisis reach headlines,...

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