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K-Pop shows Korean pride, highlights discrimination

Grace Shin, senior editor

May 25, 2018

Filed under Opinions

On July 15, 2012, Korean singer PSY’s song “Gangnam Style” was released and took the world on the Hallyu (the Korean culture wave). In December 2012, the song became the first video on YouTube to reach one billion views...

Icarus successfully exposes Russian doping scandal

Sofia Snyder, co-sports editor

April 20, 2018

Filed under Reviews

In Greek Mythology, Icarus was trying to escape with his father from Crete by making wings out of wax and feathers. As he began to fly, Icarus would show off his escape by flying over people who watched from below. Instead of fl...

Allowing ninth courses supports non-academic interests

April 20, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinions

Junior Matthew Baumstark, despite arriving early in the morning everyday, does not receive credit for his enrollment in Jazz Band. According to Baumstark, he is one of many students whose transcript does not reflect their time an...

AP Environmental Science confronts harsh truths

Brigid Murphy, co-features editor

April 20, 2018

Filed under Reviews

I never thought I’d take AP Environmental Science (APES) because sophomore year I found my calling: chemistry. No other subject had ever come so easily to me; my little sophomore self began to formulate big, women-in-STEM dreams of pur...

Love, Simon provides important representation for LGBTQ+

Cassidy Foronda, co-editor-in-chief

April 20, 2018

Filed under Reviews

The plot of Love, Simon seems painfully normal. It’s easy to sweep the tale of teenage love off our radars, especially following the success of critically acclaimed LGBTQ+ films like Carol, Moonlight and Call Me By Your Name, with...

Support for abusive artists proves unethical, disrespectful

Gigi Cepeda, co-opinions editor

April 20, 2018

Filed under Opinions

A few weeks ago, my friend offered me an earbud, and as someone who often shares music with me, I was interested to hear whatever he deemed adequate for my picky taste. What I heard made me reel back, not because of the sound...

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