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Your horoscope means nothing

Your horoscope means nothing

Ashley Masingale, Photography Editor

December 10, 2019

When people ask me what my star sign is I’m hesitant because I’ve met people who have immediately judged me based on the fact that I’m an Aquarius. They tell me that “we’ll get along great,” or that they “don’t have many Aquarius friends.” It irks me when this happens because it ha...

Can we do it all?

Can we do it all?

Sage Cooley, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 9, 2019

With all the demands of high school, everybody knows someone who seems to do it all: jobs, sports, extracurriculars, homework, testing, chores and social lives. Am I missing something? Probably.  Personally, I like to prioritize my schoolwork. I dedicate much of my time and energy to my classes, ...

Doing things the write way–even if it means going off the script

Doing things the write way–even if it means going off the script

Jasanee Killins, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

Artists have Inktober and Sparkcon, musical maestros have SongFu and Album-A-Day and motion picture professionals have the 48 Hour Film Project and the Sundance Film Festival to anticipate. But what do writers, some of the world’s most complex set of creators, have to look forward to as a means to...

Dissecting the curious case of meme culture

Dissecting the curious case of meme culture

Tatyiana Davis, Multimedia Editor and Opinions Editor

November 14, 2019

The new comedic work by Millennials and Generation Z can be summarized as jokes told over photos or cartoons sometimes in poor taste. Whether it’s political or social, adopting such a humorous strategy to address an occurrence drives us to a discussion: the productivity of their satire. “Meme," coi...

You aren’t what you eat

You aren’t what you eat

Daijah DeForge, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

As I scroll through my YouTube subscription box, I encounter various titles: “What I Eat in a Day to Lose Weight” or “Hacks to Look Skinnier” or “How to Get A Beach Body Fast.” There are tips and tricks on how to lose weight fast all across the internet. I’m constantly bombarded by people ...

Why can’t we let girls be girls?

Why can’t we let girls be girls?

Ashley Masingale, Photography Editor

October 28, 2019

Teenage girls are constantly under fire for nearly everything they think or do.  She thinks she’s pretty? She’s conceited. She thinks she’s ugly? She’s fishing for compliments. She follows trends? Basic. She wears makeup? Cares too much about her looks. Doesn’t? Cares too little. You can...

If you can see yourself in fiction, does that make you blind to identity politics?

If you can see yourself in fiction, does that make you blind to identity politics?

Jasanee Killins, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

A flourishing renaissance of fresh, vibrant voices in the media has inspired many, including myself, to take part in its narrative. I’ve found myself in an era where the first Muslim hero of Marvel Comics will be getting her own show. Another where Captain America will be portrayed by a black man. Th...

Make money worth something

Make money worth something

Abigail Mosher, Co-Editor in Chief

October 7, 2019

Since the Industrial Revolution the United States of America has been in a nonstop cycle: buy, use, discard, repeat. This consumerism washing machine has drastically limited the way we value a dollar. As someone who lives below the poverty line, I have learned my fair share about where I ought to ...

Using your childhood as the new currency

Using your childhood as the new currency

Tatyiana Davis, Multimedia Editor

May 17, 2019

As dust catches on old VHS tapes and Pokémon card collections, the industries that constructed such fond memories string your adolescence into a commodity. Could audiences ever acquire the same reaction once given from a lovable cartoon lion cub compared to a CGI one, 25 years later? When sequels b...

The future of artificial intelligence: Discovering the expanses of space

The future of artificial intelligence: Discovering the expanses of space

Gabrielle Donaldson, Sports Editor

May 7, 2019

In March 2009, the Kepler space telescope was launched into space from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Base in Florida. The telescope collected data during its nine-year tenure in outer space, and 22-year-old University of Texas at Austin senior Anne Dattilo has put it to good use. In 1608 the teles...

Prom has become a beloved tradition, but it did not begin that way

Prom has become a beloved tradition, but it did not begin that way

Emily Silver-Campbell, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

Colorful gowns, limos and tuxedos, all terms synonymous with the prom. Short for promenade, the prom is a tradition for high schools across the world. Early proms had the intention to teach students about proper behavior around the opposite sex and how to act respectable. Although a time of celebration,...

Skinned knees and statistics: Going to college from the perspective of a marginalized student

Skinned knees and statistics: Going to college from the perspective of a marginalized student

Abby Lee, Website Editor

April 25, 2019

The fact is that marginalized students have an entirely different college experience waiting for them.

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