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Somewhere on the Political Continuum

Sophia Kriegel, Opinions Writer

September 14, 2017


Filed under As Seen in Print, Opinions, Politics

“It’s best to know where you lie on most controversies, but it’s also important to remember you.”

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The Pink Tax

Kulsoom Hasan, opinions writer

September 14, 2017


Filed under Opinions

   The Pink Tax: the price paid for being a female consumer. In today’s society, women unknowingly pay up to $1,300 more a year for the same products that men are buying, notably hygiene and care items. It has gotten to a point where gendered products are even being shelved in different areas in ...

Childhood: The Struggle is Real

Childhood: The Struggle is Real

Iman Baber

September 8, 2017


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If the prospect of maintaining perfect grades, choosing a major, and deciding what to do with the rest of your life seems daunting, you’re not alone. My own heart rate instantly quickens and I get stressed out when I realize that I only have four more precious years before I will have to make a place fo...

The Quicksand of Creativity

The Quicksand of Creativity

Allison Alben, Copy Editor

August 31, 2017


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The first thing that registers in your adrenaline-fueled mind is the fact that your heart is thundering in your chest. Maybe next you’ll realize that your legs are throbbing, and you can’t possibly run for a second longer. But you do. Your surroundings blur around you; at this point, are you in a ju...

Girls in Boy Scouts?

Girls in Boy Scouts?

Skijler Hutson, Staff Writer

May 31, 2017


Filed under Opinions

It’s in the name -- Boy Scouts is for boys. It seems like that should end any dispute on coed membership, but that hasn’t stopped some girls from petitioning to join. Sydney Ireland lives in New York and has been petitioning for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to accept girls. She was an unofficial...

The AP Struggle of a Sophomore

The AP Struggle of a Sophomore

Audrey Kim, Staff Writer

May 12, 2017


Filed under Opinions

   When I first took the AP Exam as a freshman, I had no idea what I was doing. Finishing the AP Exam this year as a sophomore, I still have no idea what I’m doing.    Going back a year to my fifteen-year-old self, the AP Biology exam was one of the worst three hours of my life. Not only w...

The AP Struggle of a Freshman

The AP Struggle of a Freshman

Allison Alben, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


Filed under Opinions

    For two weeks every year, students can be found in every corner of campus with their nose in a Barron’s textbook studying for this or that AP test.   But there are some lucky freshmen, who do not yet realize just how much stress they’ll be in for. I am not one of those freshmen. As ...

Trumpocalypse: North Korea and Nuclear War

Trumpocalypse: North Korea and Nuclear War

Jong Hak Won, Column Editor

April 24, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Politics

    One moment, the North Korean ambassador to the United Nations said that he hoped the journalists at the press conference were having a good day.     The next moment, he openly threatened thermonuclear war against the United States.     While relations betw...

Asian Stereotypes in Media

Asian Stereotypes in Media

Hannah Kim, Staff Writer

April 21, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Politics, Race Matters

  Like most 9-year-olds, I was fiercely devoted to Disney Channel. Each day I came home from school, bursting with excitement to see what shows I could watch. Although I enjoyed my share of “Hannah Montana” and “Wizards of Waverly Place” episodes, I was always disappointed to see that there...

Trumpocalypse: The American Health Care Act

Trumpocalypse: The American Health Care Act

Gamin Kim, Opinions Editor

April 18, 2017


Filed under Opinions

On the week of March 19 to 25, the Opinions Table gives President Trump an ORANGE rating on his performance of the previous week. Trump failed in delivering one of his main campaign promises during the 2016 presidential election: repealing Obamacare. On the week before Election Day, Trump specifical...

Please Stop Degrading Our Generation

Siena Zarrell, Staff Writer

April 11, 2017


Filed under Opinions

  We live in a time when everyone expects quick entertainment. We choose something to obsess over until it’s lost its appeal. A recent trend has been the shaming of Generation Y and Generation Z.   For a while, I too was buying into the lie that my generation is horrible. It became a tren...

Trumpocalypse: The Trump Budget

Trumpocalypse: The Trump Budget

Jong Hak Won, Columns Editor

March 31, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Politics

  This week, President Donald Trump released his outline for the federal budget. However, to understand why CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and all the news outlets are devoting wall-to-wall coverage to this document, we need to first understand what presidential budget proposals even are.   The United S...

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