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Michelle Obama draws the line

Michelle Obama draws the line

Lydia Bicknell

October 15, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Politics

Since the release of the 2005 tape of Donald Trump making lewd comments about sexual harassment towards women, there have been millions of responses. One of the most notable being from Michelle Obama. On the campaign trail for Hillary Clinton, Michelle delivered a powerful speech in which she responded...

Pepe the Frog shouldn’t be a hate symbol

Pepe the Frog shouldn’t be a hate symbol

Varun Puri

October 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Just a little over a week ago, the Anti-Defamation League, a non-profit organization that aims to combat hate speech, classified Pepe the Frog as a hate symbol. Many, including myself, were taken aback by this shocking allegation; how did this popular, funny and relatively innocent meme join the ranks...

Point/Counterpoint: should the Harambe meme die?

Point/Counterpoint: should the Harambe meme die?

Anthony Suarez and Michael Strobl

September 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Point/CounterPoint

Point: Although the Harambe meme was originally used by Animal Rights Activists to call attention to the endangered silverback gorilla, it has become something solely used to harass Cincinnati Zoo Staff and/or to make fun of the situation. This is disrespectful to Harambe, and it’s inconsiderate to assum...

Dress code debacle distracts us from our education

Dress code debacle distracts us from our education

September 14, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

It’s extremely difficult to learn in a classroom where the girls in front of me have such visible, “distracting” shoulders. Give us a break. On our campus, girls have claimed to be dress coded under a “sexist” and “unfair” system. This year, as teachers and administration have been...

The Emmy’s aren’t finished with people of color’s representation

The Emmy’s aren’t finished with people of color’s representation

Bianca Cegatte

August 17, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It took the Emmys almost 70 years to give people of color the acknowledgment they deserve and for the first time in all its history, actors of color have been nominated in all six leading actor categories for the 2016 awards. This is groundbreaking news because just this year during the 2016 Academy...

Uniforms limit individuality

Uniforms limit individuality

May 24, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Clothing is inarguably one of the most prominent ways that students are able to identify themselves. Everyone knows who’s most likely to wear a suit or heels to school, and everyone knows who’s most likely to wear his/ her pajamas to school. However, without the option to freely choose what to wea...

Caps should be allowed to fly at graduation

Caps should be allowed to fly at graduation

Laurie Rodriguez

May 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion

If you throw your cap at graduation, you might be getting more than expected. When thinking of graduation, one usually thinks of long speeches, people crying and throwing caps at the end of the ceremony. However, some schools have been hesitant on throwing caps due to safety concerns for the students. St...

#AutismAwareness

Moryah Wells

April 27, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

We are blessed to live in a society where freedom of speech is one of our most valued rights; everyone has a voice to which they are entitled to share. However, many times today’s society and the voices shared are led by misinformation, misconceptions, and judgments. Yet voices without knowledge and...

#AutismAcceptance

Daniel Garrison

April 27, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s kind of funny how everyone seems to think they know what’s best for us, yet nobody ever actually asks us. How about you listen to us this time? What is Autism? It is a different type of “wiring” that develops in Autistic people’s brains before birth or shortly afterwards. It is a broad...

#FightFor15

#FightFor15

April 26, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Minimum wage laws have come under scrutiny in recent months, with the two major Democratic presidential candidates advocating for some form of increase to the minimum wage. The #FightForFifteen movement has become a nationwide advocacy group, with members pushing for the minimum wage to be increased...

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