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Media isn’t everything

Maya Scahill, asst. a&e editor
February 17, 2023

Starting from a young age, many are exposed to the idea of perfect relationships, especially from movies like High School Musical to classics like 10 Things I Hate About You and Clueless. When I got to...

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How do we React to Disaster?

Betsy Jarosick, staff writer
May 5, 2022

When I was about seven, I remember seeing a car crash by an ice cream stand. Lit in the dusk by neon-bright storefronts, the other children and I rushed toward the edge of the road to gather around two...

Stereotypical portrayals of people of color in media call for change

Carolina Rodriguez, asst. opinions editor
March 19, 2021

My sophomore year in Latin American History class, I was working on our warm-up. The question posed to me was: “What do you notice about Latinx/Hispanic portrayal in the media?” As a Mexican American,...

Implicit bias proves destructive to modern society

Nicole Surcel, co-opinions editor
March 19, 2021

As people, we like to think a lot. And we do so in nearly every aspect of our lives. Your brain, in fact, accounts for approximately 20 percent of total energy requirements, according to Scientific American....

Overly political: the pervasion of politics in places where it doesn’t belong

Tommy Marquardt, asst. web editor
December 14, 2018

I hate talking politics. I hate that bringing this up is even necessary, but I feel like it needs to be said: the world is getting too political. The fact that political beliefs spawn legitimate hatred...

Conspiracy theories gain traction through media

Conspiracy theories gain traction through media

Ava Mazzei and Sofia Snyder
March 16, 2018

In 1969, Americans celebrated Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon; however, according to space.com, roughly seven percent of Americans believe that NASA faked the moon landing. Through different...

Illustration by Sophia Lau

Hollywood needs improvement in representation

Gabby Zabat, columnist
November 10, 2017

Currently there have been a lot of live-action remakes of Disney princess movies, and Mulan is one I am extremely looking forward to. While I am anxiously waiting for Mulan to dramatically slide down The...

Illustration by Rachel Nwia

The Oracle addresses “fake news” development, encourages facts, validity

March 17, 2017

Words can be destructive; no one knows that better than journalists. A single inaccuracy or biased statement can be the line between complete trust and total loss of credibility. Reporters struggle with...

Controversial material requires reasonable reaction

Controversial material requires reasonable reaction

Lilly Ludwig, assistant opinions editor
March 11, 2016

Earlier in February, a misogynist blogger named Daryush Valizadeh published an article on his blog, “Return of Kings”, detailing why he thinks rape on public property should be legal. He had planned...

Strong female characters deserve  greater attention

Strong female characters deserve greater attention

Dana Sim, columnist
February 5, 2016

What do Harry Potter, Holden Caulfield, Gandalf and Captain Kirk all have in common? They’re all male protagonists. But where are the female protagonists? On the big screen, women are not stars. Typically,...

South students strive for Internet stardom

Hwa Oh, asst. a&e editor
October 22, 2015

Passion with a camera can go a long way for some in the world-wide stage of YouTube. Evident through the success of YouTube-born celebrities such as pop singer Justin Bieber and makeup artist Michelle...

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