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Caring about politics, caring about your future

Caring about politics, caring about your future

Maia Weissman, asst. opinions editor
December 22, 2023

“I don’t like to talk about politics.” This sentence, although most often used to avoid conflict, is damaging our democracy. There are myriad reasons why someone, especially someone our age, might...

Who can be trusted in the media? How publications work towards unbiased journalism in a politically-charged era

Maggie Baumstark and Emily Blumberg
March 19, 2021

“A country divided as ever” has become commonplace in the modern American’s vernacular. It is no secret: a middle ground is hard to come by in today’s political climate. The intense political...

Complex history demands that we rethink patriotism

Complex history demands that we rethink patriotism

Sarah Ordway, asst. opinions editor
February 12, 2021

Every day. Like clockwork. Because it absolutely was clockwork. I didn’t miss a day of elementary or middle school, so I didn’t miss a day of standing in front of my desk and reciting the Pledge of...

Illustration by Hyun Park

America starts the New Year divided as ever

Stephen Rolfes, Guest columnist
February 12, 2021

The thread that binds America has been unraveling for the last several decades, with trust in national institutions crumbling and political, cultural and economic gaps reaching record levels. Earlier...

Political clubs offer a space for South’s varying voices

Political clubs offer a space for South’s varying voices

Dani Carr, co-features editor
December 18, 2020

From community projects to a national election, South students are ensuring their voices are heard. With South’s clashing political beliefs, students can feel silenced, but these clubs provide a space...

Illustration by Esther Yun

Students get politically involved as poll workers

Ella Naugle, Jessie Norwood
November 20, 2020

Despite the majority of South’s population being under the legal voting age, students like junior Lauren Ravury still found ways to be politically active in the 2020 election by being a poll worker. Ravury...

Illustration by Patsy Carolan

Election season leaves South with tough conversations

Emily Blumberg, co-news editor
November 20, 2020

The 2020 presidential election has created dissent across the country, and with a polarized electorate, it has become an unavoidable topic in many communities, including South. Although South is home to...

South determines the importance of political awareness

Anne Ribordy and Noah Walch
March 16, 2020

Junior Ashley Roy adjusts her Trump hat and opens up TikTok, preparing to record another video. Unlike most TikTok users who download the app for idle entertainment, Roy utilizes the platform to promote...

Political involvement proves necessary for current generation

Mia Merchant, co-opinions editor
March 16, 2020

Whenever I read something about my generation online, it’s always one of two things. Either Generation Z is lazy and unmotivated because we’ve grown up with technology so we don’t have to do anything...

Illustration by Theone Purev

“Okay, Boomer” becomes rallying cry of youth

Tommy Marquardt, asst. sports editor
December 20, 2019

Do me a favor real quick. Take out your phone, open up whatever music app you use, and listen to The Who’s 1965 hit “My Generation.” You’ll hear a raucous anthem penned by guitarist Pete Townshend...

Illustration by Hannah Franklin

Respect still possible despite political differences

Emily Blumberg, assistant opinions editor
October 4, 2019

The 2016 presidential election brought on many distinct changes to our country: a new national leader, a different party taking office, and most apparent in our community, the unwillingness to discuss...

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...

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