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Parasocial relationships highlight importance of healthy consumption of media

Parasocial relationships highlight importance of healthy consumption of media

Jenna Lin, Staff Writer February 13, 2024

There exists a widely accepted truth of modern life: the Internet is everywhere and unavoidable. As the popular saying goes, unless you “live under a rock,” it is nearly impossible to escape its digital...

Term limits on state legislatures hinder government effectiveness

Term limits on state legislatures hinder government effectiveness

Ryan Tunks, Staff Writer December 14, 2023

Term limits are a popular institution in the U.S., with 16 states having them for state legislatures, and over 80% of Americans saying they would like to see them implemented in Congress. Term limits bar...

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Barbie’s ideal ‘dream world’ needs to change

Natalya Horstmeier, Staff Writer November 1, 2023

When the Barbie movie started, the first thing that was introduced was “BarbieLand.” BarbieLand is a “dream world” where there is no patriarchy or misogyny and everything is run by women. Almost...

A bathroom sink cluttered with beauty products, including makeup, hair tools, and fragrances.

Social media’s influence on beauty standards fuels overconsumption, impossible financial expectations

Maya Bensaoud, Staff Writer October 4, 2023

Over the past decade the world has witnessed a significant transformation in the realms of beauty and fashion, and it is not exactly because of  evolving tastes or innovative products.  The rapid...

Transphobia remains a pressing issue in the American education system

Transphobia remains a pressing issue in the American education system

McKenna Parker, Staff Writer September 30, 2022

Content Warning: Transphobia, suicide, anxiety, depression The 2015 National School Climate Survey sampled transgender youth across the nation to unveil that 75% of transgender middle school and high...

Flooding in Pakistan: A precursor to uncontrolled climate change

Flooding in Pakistan: A precursor to uncontrolled climate change

Fatimah Yousuf, Staff Writer September 29, 2022

Quotes are translated from Urdu to English by Fatimah Yousuf.  The wave of humidity that hit me after going through the doors of Jinnah International Airport in Karachi engraved a memory in my skin...

Decision to overturn Roe v. Wade creates unsafe abortions, exacerbates racial and economic disparities

Decision to overturn Roe v. Wade creates unsafe abortions, exacerbates racial and economic disparities

Zay Yontz, Features Editor May 20, 2022

A Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) draft surrounding abortion laws under the court case Roe v. Wade was leaked May 1. The opinion document voted to strike down the SCOTUS case Roe v. Wade, a...

End of high school prompts reflection, exploration of memories

End of high school prompts reflection, exploration of memories

Nora Crutcher-McGowan, Editor-in-Chief May 19, 2022

The global COVID-19 pandemic framed much of my high school stint. When I try to sort memories or events from the past four years of my life in my brain, I categorize everything into the “before times''...

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Crisis, conflict reporting unveils bias in western media

Anjali Noel Ramesh, Editor in Chief May 13, 2022

In a live report from Kyiv, Ukraine Feb. 25, Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) senior foreign correspondent Charlie D’Agata said “But [Kyiv] isn’t a place, with all due respect, like Iraq or Afghanistan,...

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Fetishization drives violence against Asian women

Julia Kim, Staff Writer April 7, 2022

Content Warning: Anti-Asian racism, misogyny, sexual violence On March 16, 2021, eight people were shot and killed by a white man in Atlanta massage parlors, six of the victims being Asian women. The...

Journaling journey, finding tranquility in writing

Journaling journey, finding tranquility in writing

Josiah Anderson, Writer April 6, 2022

Writing has always been an escape for me. Starting in elementary school, I would write because stories would fill my head and cramp the space inside my mind until I wrote them down and released them. The...

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K-Pop industry abuses capitalist practices

Julia Kim, Staff Writer March 7, 2022
Korean pop (K-Pop) has seen a steady rise in popularity, becoming a recognized global phenomenon in the past five to ten years and breaking into the Billboard Hot 100 chart at least eight times since the Wonder Girls became the first K-Pop group to enter the chart in 2009 with the English version of their hit song “Nobody.”
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