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Colonization of sex: European norms suppress Indigenous culture

Colonization of sex: European norms suppress Indigenous culture

Shruti Gautam April 22, 2021

European colonizers came to the Americas with ambition, bringing along other traits of their land. Through religion and guns, they forced their cultural norms onto the Indigenous peoples. Colonizers were...

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Sandeep Gautam and Manisha Jain

Shruti Gautam April 17, 2021
I’m the daughter of two immigrants who navigated a system built against them to come to the U.S. Neither ever knew that they wanted to leave their home country, but they always wanted for both of them to have the best life they could.
Will Patton and Steven Yeun in Minari. Courtesy of IMDb

“Minari” depicts the immigrant story like never before, exemplifying people’s relationship with the “American Dream”

Shruti Gautam March 23, 2021

Lee Isaac Chung’s Minari, a Korean-American movie filmed in Oklahoma, shows the immigrant story in an unprecedented way. During the opening shot, the audience sees people shoved in a car moving up and...

Neuroethics in law, science influences autonomy and crime

Neuroethics in law, science influences autonomy and crime

Shruti Gautam February 25, 2021

A paper published in 2007 discusses the case of FK, a man in his late 50s. FK was arrested for gross lewdness and child endangerment due to public urination near a school. Despite no psychiatric history,...

COVID-19 in indigenous reservations, lack of support and response

COVID-19 in indigenous reservations, lack of support and response

Shruti Gautam February 22, 2021

As of Jan. 25, the Navajo Nation had 27,573 positive cases of COVID-19. Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people make up 0.7% of the US population; however, the group accounted for...

Rami Malek in The Little Things. Courtesy of IMDb.

“The Little Things” disappoints, a failed thriller that tried too hard

Shruti Gautam February 8, 2021

LA’s crime scene is well-represented in Hollywood, with countless movies feeding on the public’s want to consume horrific crime stories. John Lee Hancock, known for “The Blind Side” and “Saving...

Photo by Desmond Kisida.

Board of education votes to return students to in-person school

Multiple Authors January 14, 2021
The Columbia Public Schools (CPS) Board of Education voted 5-2 for elementary students to return to a four-day in-person schedule, and secondary students to return to a hybrid, two-day schedule at their monthly regular session on Jan. 11.
Staff writers share their New Years related pictures.

Staff writers share their 2021 resolutions

Multiple Authors January 1, 2021
Bearing News and Southpaw writers look back at past resolutions and create new ones for 2021.
Staff writers share their favorite pictures from 2020.

Staff writers reflect on 2020

Multiple Authors December 30, 2020
Bearing News and Southpaw staff writers reflect on 2020, sharing their experiences with virtual learning and what they learned during quarantine as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
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Clubs use social media platforms to leave lasting impacts

Shruti Gautam December 30, 2020
Wvery school year, posts from student-run accounts flood Instagram, each representing a club or organization at RBHS. Social media is a way to connect with the world and share information about events, and RBHS clubs avidly take advantage of this method.
School shootings and gun violence lead to discourse and policies

School shootings and gun violence lead to discourse and policies

Shruti Gautam December 14, 2020

The United States faced a great loss after the Sandy Hook shooting eight years ago, on Dec. 14, 2012. But, the country has faced such incidents before and after that day, including the 1999 Columbine shooting...

A lady gives public comment at the board of education meeting on Nov. 9. Photo by Desmond Kisida.

Niewoehner, CPS teachers express hesitance with in-person return

Multiple Authors November 13, 2020
The CPS Board of Education voted to keep all students virtual on Nov. 9 after hearing public comment from teachers and students
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