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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...

Origin of Antisemitism

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,...

Is the idealized version of an American neighborhood sustaining the wealth gap?

Housing Hypocrisy

Luca D'Agruma and Hanna Masri April 22, 2022

Not in my backyard!” is the rallying cry of suburban homeowners, elderly progressives, and California Democrats alike. Known as NIMBYs, a pejorative acronym that’s used to describe those who oppose...

The Meritocracy Myth

The Meritocracy Myth

Luca D'Agruma April 22, 2022

To measure the competency and intelligence of children, our education system ranks them. Through every facet of our world, children are scored, tested, and set against each other in a vicious fight for...

Original by Claire Tolles

The Price of Our $equence

Aden Meisel April 4, 2022

According to a Vox article by Rani Molla, 30 million people submitted DNA samples to genetic testing corporations— more than half of which went to Ancestry.com and 23&me. Genetic testing companies...

Prep ≠ Prep

Prep ≠ Prep

Hanna Masri and Dare Fitzpatrick April 4, 2022

Think about your grades right now. How much of your grade in a given class is representative of mastery of material?  In the education system today, much of our composite grade in each class comes...

The Gift of Education

The Gift of Education

We live in an unequal society. Whether it is based on race, income, or nationality, the social, economic, and governmental systems in the United States and the world are biased.  Many of our readers...

The Unspoken Line

The Unspoken Line

Hanna Masri and Madeleine Nicks March 10, 2022

PDA: Public displays of affection. Hugging, kissing, hand-holding. While it’s a part of everyday life, PDA remains a complex and controversial topic when in a professional setting. While people usually...

Doc Martens Meltdown

Doc Martens Meltdown

Jackson Baltes March 10, 2022

Uncovering the Uppers Doc Martens, a trendy footwear brand, has grown in social collateral in recent years. Consumers like these shoes not only because they’re stylish but also because they’re comfortable...

The ROUGH Draft

The ROUGH Draft

Ada Green March 7, 2022

Nearly every American male must register for the Selective Service within a month after his 18th birthday. The Selective Service, more commonly known as conscription or the draft, is a government bureau...

Do Humanities Get the Coverage They Deserve?

Do Humanities Get the Coverage They Deserve?

Frances Carlson and Dare Fitzpatrick March 3, 2022

As our world becomes more dependent on technology and artificial intelligence, the future is increasingly geared towards STEM. Everyone seems to think that the solutions to the world’s problems lies...

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