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Senior Thalia Montilla reflects on her favorite cultural traditions, addresses stereotypes

Senior Thalia Montilla reflects on her favorite cultural traditions, addresses stereotypes

Bailey Stover April 11, 2020

As the fourth installment in an ongoing series about students' cultures, senior Thalia Montilla reflects on her favorite cultural traditions and addresses inaccurate stereotypes. Montilla shares her favorite...

Photo by Turner DeArmond.

Claire Pistono, junior

Turner DeArmond February 20, 2020

Since 1976, a half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States, every American president has designated the month of February as Black History Month, a celebration and...

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External validation disregarded

Ryan Choe February 19, 2020

As the son of Korean immigrant parents, I grew up learning to practice and take pride in my culture. Whether it’s traditional ceremonies like Chuseok — the celebration of a successful year of harvest...

Art by Sophie Froese

Sexist parenting practices begin lifelong biases for all

Amira McKee January 15, 2020

I looked up from my carefully constructed Lego space station to see a boy towering above me clad in yellow overalls and a polka dot shirt. “Those aren’t your Legos,” he shouted. I thought, What?...

First time I experienced a stereotype

First time I experienced a stereotype

Brandon Kim March 7, 2019

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Jessica Payne

Jessica Payne

Multiple Authors February 3, 2019

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Jenny Yoo

Jenny Yoo

Multiple Authors February 2, 2019

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Vegan stereotypes inhibit compassion and justify falsities

Grace Dorsey April 4, 2017

There is no doubt that vegan stereotypes are plentiful. Vegans, in many people’s eyes, are health-obsessed, force their opinions on others, are white, hate meat-eaters, love animals over humans, are...

Shattering stereotypes around schizophrenia

Shattering stereotypes around schizophrenia

Grace Dorsey April 5, 2016

Schizophrenics, whom people often portray as psychotic, violent and suicidal individuals with highly unstable lives, are no strangers to society’s ever growing narrative. The symptoms, which include...

How rolling tears leads to positivity

How rolling tears leads to positivity

Grace Dorsey December 20, 2015

[dropcap style="simple" size="5" class="A"]T[/dropcap]ears aren’t only physical release of frustration or stress, but also a reflection of what’s going on with a person internally. Unfortunately, crying...

Let girls play with Legos

Let girls play with Legos

Jenna Liu December 19, 2015

art by Erin Barchet On Christmas morning, millions of children across the world will race to the tree in search of gift-wrapped toys. A few decades ago, a little girl might have received a pretty doll,...

infographic by Neil Cathro

Stuck between footsteps: Life of a sibling

Elad Gov-Ari May 21, 2015

Growing up with siblings can be tough, whether one is the bossy older kid or the adored baby. When viewed by a person with siblings, an only child is often talked about as lucky for not having any pesky...

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