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Queering a path in STEM

Cultivating a safe environment for LGBTQ+ people pursuing STEM is necessary to encourage visibility and break stereotypes.
October 8, 2018

My biggest problem when deciding what I want to do in the future is narrowing down a wide range of interesting options between STEM and humanities. The decision was based on where I felt most comfortable,...

Living with It: Introductions

Living with It: Introductions
October 8, 2018

Dear Reader, It’s always been my opinion that introductions are the worst necessary evil, but here goes anyway. I’ve always had a fascination with life. That’s a stupid thing to say. Unless...

Good news creates a brighter outlook

October 4, 2018

There were a few months last year during which I stopped reading the news altogether; strange, especially for someone taking Journalism, but I simply couldn’t bother opening up my news app every day...

Dealing with the deaths of problematic figures

October 1, 2018

John McCain passed away a few weeks ago at the age of 81. He knowingly caused the deaths of thousands of Middle Eastern people. “But he was human too.” XXX passed away a few months ago at the age...

Finding validation: bright screens versus black mirrors

September 28, 2018

“Just don’t compare yourself to others and you’ll be fine,” my college-bound friend said. It seemed relatively easy at the time; I didn’t truly understand the importance of that statement until...

Plastic straw bans need to bend

Plastic straw bans need to bend
September 27, 2018

With the rise of plastic pollution in the Earth’s atmosphere and water sources, environmentalists are taking steps to ban plastic straws within major cities in the United States.  While banning plastic...

Destigmatizing DV mental illness

May 15, 2018

The hallways look a lot different now — at least to me. I see something that I didn’t see before. It prowls around, consuming us, slowly, and attacking us at our weakest moments. Yes, there’s...

Ask Amanda: Crushes, college & confusion

May 15, 2018

Everyone, Thanks to everyone who submitted questions this issue! Since April is the month right before college decisions, prom and graduation, it’s understandable that everyone is going through...

You’re missing out on the deal

May 15, 2018

Dear Reader, All this talk of a “polarized” and “divided” nation is misleading: if all politics is just a negotiation of sympathies, and it is, we’re only divided because this is the first...

Why we no longer empathize with the news

May 11, 2018

We watch, we purse our lips. And apart from the occasional eyebrow raise and sympathetic look, we don’t move. We scroll past, and the moment is lost in an avalanche of information it is up to us to filter...

DV’s culture of comparison harms self-worth

April 16, 2018

A thick blanket of low-lying fog envelops students at Dougherty Valley High School. In one breath the fog enters the lungs. From there, its effects are immediate and noxious. The students jolt forward...

Viewpoint: School dances breed coercion

March 30, 2018

Prom is just around the corner, and pretty soon prom asks will begin to inundate your Instagram feed. Generally, school dances such as prom allow wishful (and very hormonal), teenagers to go on a “date”...

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