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Author: Nabeel Syed
Does Generation Z take politics as seriously as we should?
January 21, 2021

People between the ages of six and twenty-four–also referred to as Generation Z–were born into an unprecedented time: the Century of Conflict had all but ended, the Internet established itself as a...

Editorial: A (Very Broad) Year of Reflection

2020 requires processing.
December 11, 2020

A bizarre, uncertain, and in many ways, hellish year will come to an end in a matter of weeks. Many have already begun to celebrate, eagerly shoving behind them the “2020 vision” that was promoted...

Rant and…Rant

Art by Molly Chapin
Gripes about the holiday season.
December 11, 2020

My family is gathered around the television in my living room, deciding what holiday movie to watch as the rain pours against our windows. Our choice: The Polar Express. There is nothing at all wrong with...

Time Loops and Tribulations

Art by Ria Maisano-Torres
Palm Springs puts the "lonely" back in The Lonely Island.
December 10, 2020
Palm Springs puts the "lonely" back in The Lonely Island.

What is Considered a Sport?

Art by Nhu Tat
Sports might not be what you think they are
December 10, 2020

Whether it’s watching twenty-two people tackling each other for a ball or watching eight people sprint towards the finish line, people all over the world enjoy watching sports for the competition. A...

Rant & Rave

Art By Molly Chapin
Camera Etiquette
November 20, 2020

Rant: It is 8:59 am. At this exact moment the day prior, I sat in this same spot. I spent yesterday staring at this screen during classes, and then staring at this screen during asynchronous time, and...

The Death of Baseball

Art By Molly Chapin
The real reasons why America’s pastime is declining.
November 19, 2020

Baseball has been around for over 150 years and has been with the U.S. through its many ups and downs: the World Wars, The Great Depression, The Civil Rights Movement, the rise of the internet, and up...

The G.O.A.T debate

Art By Kien-Binh Vo
Why Lebron's win doesn't change anything.
October 29, 2020

Two weeks ago, Lebron James and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Miami Heat 4-2 in a best of seven series in the NBA Finals, capping off one of the most dominant playoff runs in modern NBA history. This...

Rant and Rave

Art By Molly Chapin
Group Projects
October 29, 2020

Rant: I think group projects can either be a hit or miss. They can be really fun to do, or a total nightmare if you have people who slack off. Because of that, I prefer to do things myself so I won't...

What Divides Us

Art By Kien-Binh Vo
How we can come together and have meaningful conversations.
October 29, 2020

It was our founding fathers who warned us of our current two-party system. One in which a perceived party's identity is equally valued with candidates’ specific policies. One in which candidates are...

Rant and Rave

Rant and Rave
Finals Edition.
February 3, 2020

Rant: I do not like finals. Sometimes they are hard, and that is not very fun. I hope that there are no more finals. That would be more fun. F-word finals. All my homies hate finals. -ST To be...

Rant and Rave

Rant and Rave
Snow Day Edition.
January 8, 2020

Rant: (Read in spoken word) Snow days? More like *pause* NO days, Coming in for extra *snap* summer days. Two inches of snow, and now I know I have to come in *snap snap* On summer break.  Thank...

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