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Participation grades eliminate student interest

While academically inclusive in theory, in reality, participation grades detract from the value of education.
March 5, 2019

Assigning a grade to participation compels students to meet a certain quota of participation points rather than to develop a genuine interest or passion towards the subject. While there is no doubt that...

Google Home Mini: beneficial or harmful?

Google Home Mini: beneficial or harmful?
February 20, 2019

“OK Google, what is the weather outside?” “OK Google, set a reminder for 5 p.m. to do my homework.” There are many possible questions that you can ask Google Home Mini if you own one. Overall,...

Living with It: The success-full mindset

Living with It: The success-full mindset
February 13, 2019

Dear Reader, Motivation is a scam. Is what I’ve thought sitting and staring, in all my senioritis-infused glory, with the thought of the workload from the classes I love looming in the many tabs...

Centering on Central America

Guatemalan children living in refugee camps, in the State of Campeche, wait to get their food ration.
February 11, 2019

Gunshots deafen the screams of thousands of civilians running from the rampant violence that continues to stamp over the Northern Triangle. Men and women from the region desperately protest for their human...

Can Disney trademark “Hakuna Matata”?

ILLUSTRATION BY MAI WEBER
February 9, 2019

In the wake of the re-release of Disney’s well known film “The Lion King,”  Zimbabwean activist Shelton Mpala calls for Disney to revoke it’s trademark of the Swahili phrase “Hakuna Matata”...

Separating art from the artist sets a dangerous precedent

February 6, 2019

There is no trope more common in Hollywood than an acclaimed artist whose questionable past threatens their career, and with the rise of #MeToo, this phenomenon is more prevalent than ever. Bloomberg reports...

Igniting the effort toward preservation

February 4, 2019

The central focus of humanity has been for generations, and continues to be, the advancement of human society. Cities and urban settlements are continuously growing, although with the resulting decline...

Global warming: Should you be worried?

February 4, 2019

After trying to save his home from the Woolsey Fire on Nov. 9, Ethan White was forced to abandon his house in Malibu, California. His wife, Nikki, had already fled with their two children, aged five and...

Revisiting 2018: “Year of the Woman”

Revisiting 2018: “Year of the Woman”
December 30, 2018

2018 has officially been declared the second “Year of the Woman,” with a record-breaking 102 women in Congress thus far and pending elections possibly increasing that number. 1992 was the previous...

‘Tis the season?

The opinion of a 21st-century high school teenager on family-oriented holiday spirit.
December 21, 2018

Let’s face it. The holidays aren’t the same anymore, and they haven’t been for a while now. Each year it seems that the rushing excitement that surrounds the holiday season is drowned out by the...

Living with It: Beauty, the beholder and standards

Living with It: Beauty, the beholder and standards
December 14, 2018

Dear Reader, We all have a body. We, truly, are just a myriad of bodily functions — intricate chemical balances and imbalances that make us who we are and allows us to experience the world in the...

We don’t “meat” ethical standards

Those that have the ability to should end their consumption of meat.
November 24, 2018

I recently became a vegetarian. Over the past week, my friends have repeatedly asked me, “Why?” But as I begin to explain why I made that choice, it’s immediately countered with a “but you’re...

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