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Feminism does not equal equalism: Feminists aren’t just equalists or humanists

Feminism does not equal equalism: Feminists aren’t just equalists or humanists

BRIAN MIN, OPINIONS EDITOR
March 9, 2015
Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

During high school, the principal consistently told Eileen Pollack that “girls should never go on in science and math,” according to The New York Times. After teaching herself astronomy and calculus, Eileen Pollack attended Yale University where she remained insecure as the only girl in her...

Pop goes the measles

Pop goes the measles

ALICE BENEKE, EDITOR IN CHIEF
March 9, 2015
Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

Disneyland, California, known as the happiest place on Earth, attracts more than 16 million visitors a year. In January, Disney quickly became a hotspot for one of the most infectious airborne diseases, the measles. Since January, there have been more than 141 reported cases of measles all directly...

Cultural understanding connects countries

Cultural understanding connects countries

ALISHA RAJAN, LAYOUT EDITOR
March 9, 2015
Filed under OPINIONS

We know to cover up when visiting certain religious venues, or that a common greeting in certain European countries is a kiss. We live in a tolerant society, and we are taught to understand different cultures, but less often do we understand the meaning behind others’ traditions. Even less frequently...

Everything’s not fine and that’s okay

Jessica Kotnour, EDITOR-IN-CHEIF
March 5, 2015
Filed under OPINIONS

“How are you?” “Good, and you?” “Good.” I have this conversation several times each day, being asked how I am, giving a vague, positive response, then receiving a similar answer back.  Rarely does this formula change, no matter whom I am talking to.  Even more rare is for an honest...

Rugged Route to Radicalism

Rugged Route to Radicalism

OLIVER TRAPP, ONLINE EDITOR
February 9, 2015
Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

During chapel, Chaplain Vinal asks us to bow our heads and join him in prayer. However, this is optional and many students do not engage in the Christian observance. However, no matter what beliefs a student has, they tolerate the religious ceremony with reverence and respect. Because we are immersed...

The slippery slope of stereotyping

JESSICA KOTNOUR, EDITOR-IN-CHEIF
February 6, 2015
Filed under EDITORIALS

When we look at a person, we rarely see them just as who they are. We place them in a group based on their race, ethnicity and a variety of other factors before getting to see the person as an individual. Recently, we have begun to see the negative consequences of this type of thinking. As the United...

Latching the Locks on Lockerless Schools

Latching the Locks on Lockerless Schools

Brian Min, OPINIONS EDITOR
February 5, 2015
Filed under OPINIONS

Walking through the hallway of Germantown High School in Madison, Mississippi, everyone will notice one distinctive aspect: no lockers. In the past decade, schools without lockers have increased exponentially with school districts from California to Florida removing the ubiquitous metal symbols for school. With...

Fighting with words

Fighting with words

AMBER YANG, COPY EDITOR
February 5, 2015
Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

On Jan. 7, heavily armed gunmen, Saïd and Chérif Kouachi, infiltrated the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical newspaper in Paris, killing more than twelve people, including its editor, before fleeing. This is the deadliest terror attack on French grounds in over a decade; the attacks are a painfu...

Compromise is a “co-promise”: The barriers to compromise and how to get past them

CHRISTIAN DANTES, STAFF WRITER
February 5, 2015
Filed under OPINIONS

On Aug. 8, 2014, 18-year-old Michael Brown—a resident of Ferguson, Missouri—was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson. In November, a grand jury decided not to indict Wilson for Brown’s death, sparking widespread civil protest in Ferguson. In December in New York City, a similar s...

The spark to embark on how we park

The spark to embark on how we park

BRIAN MIN, OPINIONS EDITOR
December 11, 2014
Filed under EDITORIALS, OPINIONS

The nearly tardy juniors and sophomores rushed to advisory because their parking spots were so far away. As they passed the parking lot, they watched seniors, teachers and administrators unfairly have spots waiting for them. Although parking spots for seniors, teachers and administrators have been in...

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