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Oscars’ new standards: the social role of cinema

Shruti Gautam September 30, 2020

[penci_text_block block_title_align="style-title-left" custom_markup_1=""]The Academy released new standards for movies to meet in order to be eligible for a Best Picture nomination, citing both representation...

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Lack of diversity in medicine lowers quality of care

Multiple Authors February 29, 2020

As America becomes more and more diverse, the field of medicine struggles to keep up. In medicine, underrepresented minorities include African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans. Currently, only...

RBHS counseling put up popular college t-shirts in the science wing. (Photo by Will Cover)

Affirmative action proves vital for diversity

The Rock and Bearing News Staff November 4, 2019

During the Civil Rights Movement, President John F. Kennedy signed an executive order in 1961 mandating the government to “take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and that employees...

Seniors Megan Pullen, Laura Scoville and Emily Ma discuss the controversy over Harvard admissions. The three have been friends through high school and prepare dread leaving each other for college next year. Photo illustration by Allie Pigg

Harvard lawsuit may change the future of affirmative action

Amanda Kurukulasuriya October 19, 2018

Oct. 15, a trial based on a 2014 lawsuit filed by the private organization Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) against Harvard took place at the United States District Court in Boston, overseen by Judge...

Global Village fashion show brings diversity and smiles to the main commons

Global Village fashion show brings diversity and smiles to the main commons

Siena Juhlin February 22, 2017

Freshman Bailey Stover struts her stuff on the catwalk wearing a yellow and white traditional Mexican dress complete with a flower in her hair Sophomore Cameron Thompson holds a traditional Chinese umbrella...

Unique cultures mold expectations

Unique cultures mold expectations

Ji-Ho Lee January 6, 2017

Art by Dzung Nguyen Jalal El-Jayyousi was born in Kuwait and raised in a Palestinian Muslim culture. An emphasis on future economic success as well as geographic and historic awareness is evident in his...

IQ tests disregard diversity

IQ tests disregard diversity

Rochita Ghosh April 14, 2016

Flashes of colors appear before my eyes as the test administrator flips through card after card of varying shapes and hues, asking me what comes next in the pattern. For the first few questions, I play...

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...

The Blue Note hosts Fitz and the Tantrums for a stellar performance

The Blue Note hosts Fitz and the Tantrums for a stellar performance

Blake Becker April 25, 2013

This generation’s era of music encompasses many varieties of genres and styles, but among the multitude of bands, none are as unique as Fitz and the Tantrums. Fitz and the Tantrums is a soul/indie band...

Art by Jennifer Stanley

MAC scholars wrap up Black History Month

Afsah Khan February 27, 2013

As students settled down to eat lunch Feb. 8, the Minority Achievement Committee (MAC) Scholars gathered in the main commons to hold the Arts and Music festival. In celebration of Black History Month,...

To Afsah, From Michelle

Diversity provides intrigue in society

Afsah Khan November 29, 2012

For those of you who don't know me, I have an incredibly short attention span. It's almost impossible for me to complete a task without getting distracted multiple times in the process. So naturally,...

Race dictates nothing; socioeconomic status matters more

Daphne Yu March 22, 2012

Colleges use affirmative action to diversify campuses. The Supreme Court decided to uphold affirmative action in 2003 because colleges favor "underrepresented minority groups" in admissions. However,...

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