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The Things That Need to Be Said

When I’m walking through parking garages late at night, I dial the first two digits of 911, praying that I don’t have to press the last one. Before I get into my car, I...

Oh, Look What You Made Me Do

//PICTURED ABOVE: Taking a Stance: On Oct. 7, Taylor swift publicly endorsement Democratic nominees for Congress in the state of Tennessee. Nowadays, this is not unusual, as public figures constantly back political candidates in...

Read Between the Lines: Movies With an Agenda

//PICTURED ABOVE: Today, it’s hard to find a movie or T.V. show that doesn’t seem to push a certain agenda, whether it’s obvious or discrete. As viewers, we must learn how to filter out...

Scarlett Letter of Rejection

  Very few movies and television shows accurately depict the college admissions process. For example, in “High School Musical 3,” star basketball player, musical theater extraordinaire and teen-heartthrob Troy Bolton shocks his classmates by...

Don’t Burn a Book By Its Cover

The cover of Chimamanda Adichie’s “We Should All Be Feminists” is simple. It consists of three colors and a standard font that spells out both the author’s name and the title of the text....

Balancing Act

In a way, the concept of of balanced news stems from the popularity of President Donald Trump’s favorite insult: Fake News. The new president has taken up a habit of deeming highly esteemed journalism...

That Was Easy: Our Aversion to Rule-Following

Many privileges are brand-new for the students of the Class of 2017 with the induction of their white blazers. Going off campus for lunch? New. Wearing college sweatshirts and T-shirts? New. There’s another privilege,...

Taking the Con out of Conflict

Busy. That’s the first word that comes to mind when thinking of the fall season. As school  nally settles in with September trickling in, the stress of homework, tests, quizzes, projects (and for seniors,...

Everybody Makes Mistakes, Everybody Has Those Days

Class of 2017, it’s finally here. The time we have all been anxiously awaiting: senior year. White blazers, class rings, red senior shirts, cutting the lunch line and establishing ourselves as the leaders of...

An Outdated Stigma

Fine Arts Department Chair Ed Long ritually tells a story to his History of Art and Music classes about a past student who took not one, not two, but THREE dates to Winter Formal....