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Employing Our Privileges

Morgan Pierce, Editor

June 22, 2020

As I sat in a rickety old 12 passenger bus, I began passing the beginnings of construction within the middle of a dirt road leading to the vast and beautiful Murchison Falls National Park. Murchison Falls is home to 76 species of mammals, Uganda’s largest population of Nile crocodiles and 450 species...

Ten Things To Do During Quarantine

Sophia Paranzino, Staff Writer

June 22, 2020

Deep clean your room. Clutter naturally builds up in our rooms, especially when you are too busy to stay on top of cleaning. You can use this free time to fully clean out all of the junk that has accumulated over the years. Just throw on your favorite playlist and get to work! In addition, once you ...

COVID-19’s Impact on Mental Health

Carolyn Twomley, staff writer

June 14, 2020

The outbreak of COVID-19 has paused society. The once crowded streets in towns across America became desolate in a matter of days as governors began to issue stay at home orders for their states and plead with citizens to follow social distancing guidelines. Social isolation has given an abundant amount of...

What modern feminism does for equality

Jeongin Kim, web editor

June 14, 2020

As a self-proclaimed feminist, I find that when engaged in feminist discourse, the core principle—that the sexes should be equal—isn’t the subject of disagreement. Instead, it’s whether the movement of modern, third-wave feminism is necessary. I believe it is. The status quo has still failed...

Letter to the Editor: Not all activists are extremists and not all species need meat

Alycia Wong, web editor

June 14, 2020

In response to “Extremism Promotes Disobedience” from the February edition  Dear Editor, Though I completely agree with the fact that animals’ rights groups such as Direct Action Everywhere have advocated their beliefs in an extreme and problematic manner, I do not think it is fair to ...

What does modern feminism do for equality?

Dylan McCabe, editor

June 14, 2020

Modern feminism is a profoundly empowering challenge on the typical perceptions of women and their be- liefs. Often being related to defying the supposed patriarchy and discrimination in the workplace, it has been a key component to rallying support for women. Attempts to bridge the apparent gender-e...

The Fallacies of Single-Sex Education

Geoffrey Dochat, editor

June 14, 2020

Prior to the early twentieth century, most, if not all, schools were single-sex oriented. Although a majority of modern public schools are open to both boys and girls, many schools still embrace this traditional style of teaching. Private schools are known for their gender-restricting policies; it is predicated upon...

Hollywood Ignorance Strong as Ever

Laura Hennawi

June 14, 2020

Since March 2020, coronavirus has be- come a widespread threat to the health and safety of Americans. Whether someone is young or old, or in this case if they are rich and famous or just regular working class Americans, Covid-19 has affected all in some way shape or form. The virus has caused millions o...

Like, comment, subscribe…or dont

Emily Zhu, editor

June 14, 2020

YouTuber Emma Chamberlain is known for her angsty teen “I don’t care” vibe, her characteristic editing style with zoom-ins and her lack of hygiene. Beginning her channel in 2017 at the age of 18 years old, she has amassed almost nine million subscribers. Despite being a high school dropout,...

The American passport: hope,luck privilege

Laura Hennawi, editor

June 14, 2020

Moving to the United States, I was shocked at how many people I knew didn’t have a passport. Having to migrate countries and being familiar with the American citizenship process from family members, renewing passports or filling out extra paperwork for the vital visa is a routine. However, it was f...

Response to: “Ugh…Jimmy Fallon”

Cooper Woest, Staff Writer

February 10, 2020

Dear Editor,   I would like to offer my opinion and an additional perspective surrounding the views expressed in the article “Ugh…Jimmy Fallon” Nov 22. While I find most of the points addressed in the article valid, such as the question and answer format of Fallon’s show, I believe that the arti...

VSCO girls and plastic straws

Alycia Wong, Staff editor

February 6, 2020

Scrunchies, over-sized t-shirts, and shell necklaces – 90's girls have reincarnated and have rebranded themselves as VSCO girls. Only this time, they are single-handedly saving the environment. The app VSCO was intended to be a stress-free platform, abstained from likes and followers, for people...