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Sports spotlight

Mia Rojas, columnist
September 30, 2022

Running has been one of the only things that made sense to me. As a clumsy and uncoordinated person, picking a sport when I was growing up was exhausting. It took so many coaches, traumatized...

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In defense of Black Ariel in Disney’s new The Little Mermaid

Mia Rojas, staff writer
September 29, 2022

If you’ve been on social media in the past week or so, you may have noticed the recent controversy over Walt Disney's release of The Little Mermaid trailer, featuring a Black Ariel. Predicted to premiere...

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Overcoming burnout

Mia Rojas, Columnist
January 6, 2022

Once the leaves start turning and snow starts falling, I know it’s time to rewatch one of my favorite TV series: Gilmore Girls (warning: there may be spoilers). Gilmore Girls follows the life of a...

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“I have a confession to make. I’m a ‘pick me girl'”

Mia Rojas, Columnist
October 6, 2021

I have a confession to make. I’m a “pick me girl”. A “pick me girl” is a girl who disassociates herself from stereotypical, hyper-feminine characteristics and activities in order to be a “cool...

Oracle After Hours: Benefits of a plant-based diet outgrow consuming meat

Oracle After Hours: Benefits of a plant-based diet outgrow consuming meat

Mia Rojas, columnist
February 26, 2021

Last May, I wrote a column on the notion “adopt don’t shop”. The piece passionately tells of the corruption of the dog breeding industry when there are 300 million stray dogs around the world, according...

Not conforming to other cultures and embracing one’s own culture leads to appreciation, gratitude

Not conforming to other cultures and embracing one’s own culture leads to appreciation, gratitude

Mia Rojas, columnist
December 10, 2020

Let’s be honest here, who doesn’t want to be Sophie from Mamma Mia? Daphne from What a Girl Wants? How about Emily in Paris?  But seriously, as much as I love my everyday routine of crawling out...

Oracle After Hours: Fast fashion is hurting the environment, here’s what you can do

Oracle After Hours: Fast fashion is hurting the environment, here’s what you can do

Mia Rojas, columnist
October 22, 2020

The year I was old enough to go Black Friday shopping with my older sisters was the year that I unlocked a whole new world. After daydreams of shopping at Old Orchard, finally being able to go was a sweet...

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