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Oprah, Please Don’t Run

Oprah, Please Don’t Run

Lily Laesch

January 29, 2018

At the Golden Globes ceremony on January 7th, Oprah Winfrey did what she’s done for decades: deliver inspiring, thoughtful, and powerful words. Her speech, which followed her acceptance of the Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement, touched on topics including sexual assault, gender inequality,...

An Intersectional Insight

An Intersectional Insight

Hailey Gray

January 29, 2018

Last week, the United States celebrated the first birthday of the nationwide gathering of pink pussy hats, cogent and commanding cries, and powerful protests signs. On January 21st, 2017, between 3.3 and 5.2 million people gathered at the Women’s March in protest after Donald Trump’s inauguration....

Who Told You to Go That Hard?

Who Told You to Go That Hard?

Abby Cooper-Drake

October 23, 2017

The bleacher banisters are bracing themselves against the pulsing crowd of students. Faces are painted, paw print tattoos adhered, and purple beads adorn every neck. The senior section begins frantically waving their hands in the air, screaming “Eighteen! Eighteen!” Like dominoes, the underclassmen...

It’s Not Your Identity

It’s Not Your Identity

Quinn Sullivan

May 22, 2017

Why LGBTQ+ labels should be none of your concern.

A Dangerous Portrayal

A Dangerous Portrayal

Lily Laesch

May 22, 2017

When Selena Gomez’s passion project 13 Reasons Why hit Netflix at the end of March, it was an immediate and resounding success. Based on the best-selling novel by Jay Asher, the thirteen episode series is now regarded as the most popular Netflix show of all time. The plot revolves around Hannah Baker,...

APPartheid

APPartheid

April 7, 2017

“Last year I remember we were learning about world religions so we watched a bunch of videos about Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism, and everyone that was interviewed as a historian or academic was white and a male, and when I brought it up to [the teacher] , he just ignored me.” -Jaya...

A Citizen’s Duty

A Citizen’s Duty

Charlotte Gong

March 14, 2017

In our current political climate, it’s easy to feel like the country is turning upside down and that the gap between Americans is wider than ever. In response to many of the actions of the current administration, people are taking to the streets. The day after Inauguration Day, more than four million...

Where’d You Hear That?

Where’d You Hear That?

Elena Orlando

March 3, 2017

With politics as divisive as they are right now, separating fact from fiction has become more difficult, but also more important. In the mass quantity of information and viewpoints that the internet allows to be shared, fake news has become a political weapon that people often do not know they are encountering....

Two Halves Make a Whole

Two Halves Make a Whole

Guest Writer Gabriel True

February 8, 2017

The presidential election hit hard, and the failure of Washington State’s carbon tax really packed the punch. At a critical point in international efforts to combat global warming, we have deepened our problems. Initiative 732 proposed the first carbon tax in our nation’s history. However, this...

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