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Body Positivity is Toxic Positivity in Disguise

Body Positivity is Toxic Positivity in Disguise

Dionne Peterson November 17, 2022

The “Shirt Challenge'' on Tiktok is where girls wear an oversize t-shirt and then tighten it around their waist area. Some had an hourglass figure, some had a large stomach, and some were in between....

A rally in Sao Paulo for Lula, September 2022.

Opinion: Brazil Must Choose Lula

Luca D'Agruma, Editor-in-Chief October 3, 2022

When many Americans woke up on October 3rd and wondered how millions of Brazilians voted for an incompetent, hate-spewing president who waged war on minorities, the environment, democracy, and the rule...

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 or Not?

To Block or 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...

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