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Day 93

Day 93

Bailey Stover June 18, 2020
Senior Bailey Stover spent her 93rd day of social distancing watching "Love, Victor," making an ice cream pie and celebrating her dad's 60th birthday.
Media stereotypes of LGBT characters set misleading standard, isolate viewers

Media stereotypes of LGBT characters set misleading standard, isolate viewers

Sarah Mosteller April 6, 2020
Today’s LGBT representation, while improved, still sets an unrealistic standard for society of how queer people should look and behave. Only showcasing a small portion of the queer community sets the unrealistic standard of which LGBT personalities are acceptable for viewers at home. Before assuming sexuality based on personality traits, remember queer people can present themselves in all the same ways a straight person can and should be written in TV and movies as such.
Art by Rachel Stevens

Housing reparations necessary to counteract redlining, institutionalized racism

Will Cover February 24, 2020
Housing has been the most egregious instance of discrimination in America's economy, with a 32.5% gap in homeownership between black and white Americans. This in turn drives a massive racial wealth gap because of the economic importance of owning a home. Therefore, housing reparations are needed to increase black homeownership and counteract existing biases.
Sta Omar, junior

Sta Omar, junior

Sarah Mosteller February 20, 2020
In celebration of Black History Month, junior Sta Omar answers questions regarding race in America, RBHS and how to address racism.
Art by Snowy Li

Rising student loan debt places undue burden on low-income, minority Americans

Will Cover February 1, 2020
To truly provide equal opportunity to Americans as they enter adulthood, the U.S. federal government should provide scholarships to make college free for all low-income Americans, as defined by the federal government. This would serve to not only help eliminate the racial wealth gap but would also aid all low-income students in the struggle to pay for school.
Celebrating James Baldwin

Celebrating James Baldwin

Katie Whaley February 6, 2018
James Baldwin’s impression on America is as intricate and compelling as the essays and novels he composed. Baldwin simultaneously played an outsider and a pivotal activist in America’s history, making him an odd yet inspiring African American to celebrate.
LGBT youth remains resilient in face of discrimination

LGBT youth remains resilient in face of discrimination

Nikol Slatinska May 24, 2017
In the face of legal and social turmoil surrounding LGBT rights, bruins continue to act in bravery in spite of discrimination.
One nation, already divided

One nation, already divided

Multiple Authors October 3, 2016
American race relations and unrest seem to be more discussed than ever. Although they are contemporary issues, the start of discrimination and the search for equality has been with America every step of the way.
Voting rigged against minorities

Voting rigged against minorities

Abby Kempf April 30, 2016

Art by Ana Ramirez Many seniors had their first experience voting Mar. 15. Fresh-faced 18-year-olds wandered into their precinct’s polling place and nervously handed a voting official their driver’s...

State legislators address transgender bathroom issue

State legislators address transgender bathroom issue

Jenna Liu April 28, 2016
In an age where LGBTQ is found on nearly every headline, a Missouri congressman is adding to the pile, drafting a controversial bill regarding bathroom use for transgender people.
B is for Blindfolded, C is for Culture

B is for Blindfolded, C is for Culture

Humera Lodhi May 7, 2015

Students explore racial microaggressions in and out of school After meeting in their mosque’s youth group years ago, Japanese-Palestinian junior Hanna Abdulkhaleq and African-American senior Maha Hamed...

photo by Manal Salim

Sharia law poses no intimidation to American government

Jay Whang April 25, 2014

The Islamophobia in America is quite unique. Even more than a decade after September 11th attack, people continue to label Arab-Americans and Muslims as terrorists who want to take away “American freedom”....

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