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State legislations restrict higher youth turnout

The age gap between voters between countries is representative of youth voter turnout internationally.

Sanjana Ranganathan, Opinions Editor

August 4, 2020

Nine years ago, New Hampshire's Republican House Speaker William O’Brien promised to end voter fraud, proclaiming “kids voting liberal, voting with their feelings, with no life experience.” What followed were a series of restrictive voting laws that remain roadblocks to increasing America...

Fiona Apple reflects on her past in intense and emotional new album “Fetch the Bolt Cutters”

Fiona Apple reflects on her past in intense and emotional new album “Fetch the Bolt Cutters”

Riya Mehta, Multimedia Editor

May 28, 2020

On Friday, April 17, singer song-writer and pianist Fiona Apple released her emotional and intense fifth studio album “Fetch the Bolt Cutters” after eight years.  The album begins with a funky and disorienting beat that swiftly proceeds into a progression of beautiful piano chords in “I Want You...

Sleeping in can be beneficial

Sleeping in can provide a plethora of benefits.

Aditi Lappathi, News Editor

May 28, 2020

Getting an adequate amount of sleep at night is important for one’s physical and mental health. Students are able to get enough sleep because of the lockdown, which is beneficial for their health and wellness.   According to the Nationwide Children’s Organization, most teenagers get around...

ESPN’s “The Last Dance” highlights the dark side of Michael Jordan’s glory days

ESPN’s “The Last Dance” highlights the dark side of Michael Jordan’s glory days

Riya Mehta, Multimedia Editor

May 28, 2020

First released on Apr. 19, “The Last Dance” is a new documentary series based on Michael Jordan’s prime years in the NBA with the Chicago Bulls, more specifically the final championship season in 1997-98. The ten-part documentary contains never-seen-before footage, as well as in-depth interviews ...

2020 first-ever virtual NFL Draft proceeds securely

The 2020 NFL Draft was the first virtual draft in the history of the NFL. League commissioner Roger Goodell is announcing all draft picks from his house. All general managers, coaches, and draft prospects are tuning in from their homes.

Ronit Kumar, Sports Editor

May 28, 2020

Due to concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Football League (NFL) conducted the 2020 NFL Draft virtually for the first time in the history of the league. Regardless of the new method, the fan following of the draft continued to stay active. Initially, the draft was going to be held gr...

Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation raises awareness around mental health

Cynthia Germanotta, Lady Gaga's mom, speaking in a Zoom call conducted on April 15.

Shruthi Narayanan, Daniela Wise, and Boomika Velineni

May 28, 2020

The Born This Way Foundation was founded in 2012 by Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, with a mission to create an environment that is accepting, inclusive, compassionate, and above all, “fiercely kind”. Born This Way is working towards building a community that provides help for anyon...

Tribune seniors answer 12 college application questions

Whatever you're feeling in anticipation of college applications — anxiety, excitement, stress — just know that the whole world cheering you on. Kill it, Wildcats.

Daniel Shen, Ronit Kumar, Harshita Neralla, Sarah Kim, and Steven Deng

May 28, 2020

As seniors graduating from the Tribune and high school, we wanted to answer some of your most frequently asked questions about the college application process. We hope that our responses, which call upon our own experiences, contribute to a healthy and more open dialogue about the often-stigmatized str...

Toxic masculinity places a mask on our society

Society's facade of toxic masculine strength is, at best, truly fragile.

Shereen Ahmed, Journey Manager

May 28, 2020

I went to a baby shower before the COVID-19 pandemic; the parents had a gender reveal party with balloons. The balloons were stuffed in a box, pink being a girl and blue being a boy. When the box opened and a bunch of pink balloons came out, everyone was excited and jumped for joy. I mean, obviously so w...

How we can stop COVID-19 from hurting the government’s response to wildfires

COVID-19 has caused the government to lax its restrictions on firefighters, with early effects seen on the Florida wildfires already.

Shruthi Narayanan, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 28, 2020

Springtime is usually the time when firefighters inspect and reduce brush that can fuel fires in summer and fall. But the novel coronavirus has halted such activities, and many more things firefighters do to help mitigate the effects of wildfires have also been stopped.  According to the New York Times, the same or...

Colorado repeals death penalties and commutes three death row prisoners

The death penalty, which has been hotly debated for centuries, continues to pose striking moral and ethical questions today.

Udita Jonnala, Arts and Graphics Editor

May 28, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis signed the Death Penalty Abolition Bill on March 23, 2020, not only to save the state an estimated $1 million per year, but to break down racial disparity in capital punishment.  Colorado takes place as the 22nd state to abolish the death penalty, after many years of debate on if t...

Netflix original “Never Have I Ever” breaks the boundaries of minority representation in American television

Elaine Park, Claire Zhang, Oce Bohra, and Teju Anand

May 28, 2020

As cliche as the storyline was, “Never Have I Ever” shows a promising change in how minorities are portrayed in American television. Co-created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher, “Never Have I Ever” focuses on a new coming-of-age story of a fifteen-year-old, self-centered Indian American girl, Devi Vish...

Questioning your ethics makes them stronger

Caring about others is an essential aspect of humanity.

Kavin Kumaravel, Opinions Editor

May 28, 2020

As I reflect on my time spent writing for the Tribune, I realize how much I’ve enjoyed provoking conversations on campus and pushing myself to write strong opinions that didn’t preach to the choir. In writing opinion pieces, ranging from supporting the criticism of problematic figures after their...

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