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South’s Most Influential

Katie Kenner, Policy-Debate President

October 6, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Before my sophomore year of high school, I viewed politics and community obligations as something intangible that wouldn’t affect me until some nebulous time in the future. But all of that changed once I began debating at G...

Identity threatened by antisemitism

Eliza Schloss, co-features editor

October 6, 2017

Filed under Opinions

I have a firm stance on my Jew-ish identity. Though my ties to the religion aren’t very strong, I do commonly reflect on the past like many Jews do. During our study of WWII last year in my history class, I was remind...

Swift’s new image sends hypocritical message

Julia Patterson, asst. opinions editor

October 6, 2017

Filed under Opinions, Reviews

When I was in sixth grade, I wrote my very first five paragraph essay about Taylor Swift and how she overcame feeling bullied and isolated by girls growing up. Inspiring, really. All I can say for Taylor Swift now is that 13-ye...

Chance alters perception of fame

Aidan Graham, asst. features editor

October 6, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Before you knew him, Chancellor Bennett was just another kid from West Chatham on Chicago’s notorious South Side: known for high rates of crime, gang violence and poverty. It is from this unlikely place that Chance the Rapper...

‘Voltron: Legendary Defender’ comes together with visual effects, compelling stories

Alissa Donatello, staff reporter

June 17, 2017

Filed under A&E, Opinions, Reviews, Web Exclusives

Animated shows aren’t always the first thing people will think about when talking about a really good television show. Most animated shows are catered towards children, after all. But that is not the case when people talk a...

When streaks and red hearts take over: a Snapchat reflection

Gabby Zabat, Columnist

June 13, 2017

Filed under Opinions, Web Exclusives

“Don’t forget class, your homework is to….” By this point my entire class has checked out, quickly zipping up their backpacks and obnoxiously checking the hundreds of notifications they received in the last 90 minutes. ...

Balancing expectations, passions necessary

Sharon Kim, columnist

May 26, 2017

Filed under Opinions

“It’s your life - you should do what you want to do.” Thank you, brave 9th generation Caucasian organism, for those enlightening words. I can see the light now: everything seems so simple. I can just go ahead and do what...

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