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It seemed like the only choice

It seemed like the only choice

February 18, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion, r&b Magazine

I didn’t realize something was wrong until it was 2 a.m. and I had a stomach full of pills. I had felt sad for a while but didn’t know the thoughts racing through my head were not common and not a joke. I’ve never been one to take my feelings seriously. After returning from a party that weekend,...

5 Takeaways from the Iowa Caucuses

Daniel Hamilton, Editor-in-Chief

February 4, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Embed from Getty Images The presidential election season is now officially upon us. The Iowa caucuses mark the beginning of the primary races for both parties, and, while the caucus system is really confusing, they are commonly used by the media for projection purposes. While these projections ...

It’s just a cup

It’s just a cup

Vishwa Shah

December 16, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The controversy over the 2015 Starbucks “Red Cup” was totally unnecessary. It’s a red ombre cup. There’s nothing wrong with it. If you think it’s anti-Christian, your argument is unjustified. The Starbucks cups from previous years have never had a relationship to Christianity — just winter. In...

Dear Terrorists,

Dear Terrorists,

Delores Battle

December 15, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

You attack our nations, you threaten our people and claim what you are doing is religious and for the good of the world. No, what you are doing is terrorism. You inflict horror and fear in the minds of people and commit merciless acts of war, yet you believe you are fighting for your religion. No,...

To honor our dead

Daniel Garrison

November 20, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

November 20th is the Transgender Day of Remembrance every year. Unlike the Transgender Day of Visibility every March 31st, which is to celebrate and recognize transgender individuals currently alive, the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) is a day to remember and honor transgender individuals who have ...

No one story

Daniel Garrison

October 23, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Whenever you hear it in the media it’s always the same. “I always knew,” “I realized it when I was five years old,” “I always liked ‘boy’s/girl’s’ toys better,” always the “I knew I was a boy/girl when I was a child” narrative for transgender people, as if that’s the only...

How old is too old to Trick-or-Treat?

October 22, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

What’s the point? Age 0 is too old My parents have never, ever let me trick or treat. Now, as a teenager, I think trick or treating isn’t necessary at all. Trick or treating may seem like an exciting tradition, but it really is just strange. Time could be better spent on that day attending parties ...

Standardized testing is hindering quality education

Standardized testing is hindering quality education

Daniel Garrison

October 22, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

PSAT, SAT, EOC, AP, IB. It seems like we’re always preparing for some standardized test. In this system, students rarely have the chance to develop a real interest in the subject; they are simply regurgitating the material they have learned in class. If we are to have an effective education system,...

Not all Americans can grow up to be president

John Veliz

September 24, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The American Dream is the principle that, given hard work, you can achieve whatever goal -- becoming a fireman, astronaut or maybe even President. Yet this last career holds a particular barrier; Article II of the Constitution sets forth the natural-born citizen clause, limiting presidential candidacy...

The Trump card

Denzel Pierre

September 24, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In a flurry of egotistical comments and Benjamin Franklin's, Donald Trump has taken the political arena by storm. He lives louder than we would expect for a politician. He’s a billionaire not afraid to show he is a billionaire. His audacity appeals to the public. He uses his wealth to avoid...

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