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To You, My Generation: Get off Social Media Politics

Michael Zhang ’21, Opinions Editor January 21, 2021

Inflamed by months of false voter fraud narratives, a group of insurgents stormed the Capitol, smearing feces both literally and metaphorically over the heart of our nation’s ideals. As President Joe...

Tesla's stock value has increased over 1000% since March of 2020.

Why Tesla’s Stock is Overvalued

Armaan Haji ’23, Contributing Writer January 21, 2021

Whether because of its electric cars, the antics of eccentric CEO Elon Musk, or the company’s exciting technological advancements, Tesla is undoubtedly one of the most well-known and successful companies...

In Defense of Controversial Literature

In Defense of Controversial Literature

Felix Bao ’21 & Sachin Umashankar ’21, Contributing Writers December 17, 2020

Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe advocates for the omission of Joseph Conrad’s imperialist tale Heart of Darkness from the typical selection of classic literature, writing in An Image of Africa, “The...

Harris wore white during her victory speech, a reference to the women’s suffrage movement as a symbol of moral purity.

Women of Color Reshape American Politics

Siri Nellutla , Staff Writer December 16, 2020

In 1916, four years before women won the right to vote, the first woman was elected to the House of Representatives. Jeannette Rankin said, after winning the election, “I may be the first woman in Congress,...

President Trump waves to the crowd at a rally.

To Democrats

Claire Wang ’21, Staff Writer November 19, 2020

At a campaign rally in 2016, President Donald Trump declared, “The silent majority is back, and we’re going to take our country back.” In response to the Black Lives Matter protests last June, he...

In Defense of Subjectivity in Journalism

In Defense of Subjectivity in Journalism

Stella Ren ’22, Contributing Writer November 19, 2020

Is “Black Lives Matter” a partisan slogan? Is “a white officer shot a black man” more or less objective than political euphemisms like “an officer-involved shooting?” Journalists struggle to...

Workers in a hog slaughter and processing plant use hooks and other tools.

Meatpacking Companies Fail to Protect Workers During COVID-19

Ein Jun ’22, Contributing Writer November 19, 2020

COVID-19 has devastated the meat processing industry. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported 16,000 infections and 86 deaths among meatpacking workers - and this is likely a...

Nobel Prize in Chemistry Honors the Growing Power of Women in Sciences

Siri Nellutla '23 November 5, 2020

Only 57 women have been awarded a Nobel Prize out of more than 900 recipients. This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry was, for the first time, awarded to an exclusively all-female team for their remarkable...

Why I Vote

Why I Vote

Keith Moon, Contributing Writer October 21, 2020

One of my earliest political memories, when I was only seven years old, was the ratification of the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which allowed the voting age across the United States to be...

Why Wearing Masks Isn’t Political

Charlotte Urquhart ’21, Opinions Editor October 8, 2020

Recently, Trump hosted the Republican National Convention at the White House, and the only thing more astonishing than the fact that his speech was incredibly mundane and boring, was the fact that he openly...

The Social Dilemma: Social Media’s Impact on Society

Lauren McLane ’23, Staff Writer October 8, 2020

2020 has been a year of exacerbating political polarization and widespread misinformation, including inaccurate reports regarding the coronavirus. Social media’s unregulated platforms and unfettered...

Legacy and Impact of Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the American Justice System

Siri Nellutla ’23, Staff Writer October 8, 2020

The “Notorious RBG” was a force to be reckoned with. On September 18, 2020, former Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away after shaping a new life for American women. She fought for not only women’s...

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