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Lil Uzi Vert vs The World 2 review

March 26, 2020

Lil Uzi Vert dropped his “LUV vs The World 2” project as the deluxe version of his most anticipated Eternal Atake album.  The album’s tracklist was pra...

Why Socialism is on the rise –and why Americans shouldn’t hold their breath

Why Socialism is on the rise –and why Americans shouldn’t hold their breath

March 6, 2020

Over the past three decades, the political landscape of the United States has become increasingly polarized. On the right, a new faction of alt-right cons...

How to Mine Diamonds: The Morbid Reality of Loneliness in Minecraft

How to Mine Diamonds: The Morbid Reality of Loneliness in Minecraft

March 5, 2020

WOHS Junior, Louie Mignone, reflects on how Minecraft helped him learn the inevitability of loneliness and isolation in the real world.

Ignorance is a Choice, Innocence is Not

Ignorance is a Choice, Innocence is Not

March 2, 2020

A white mother feels her heart warm as her 5 year old son tells her about his new best friend. They have been friends since preschool and were elated to me...

CTE Found in 99% of Former NFL Athletes that Were Examined After Death

Mark Mincolelli

January 21, 2020

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative brain disease that can be “found in individuals who have been exposed to repeated head trauma. The disease is pathologically marked by a buildup of abnormal tau protein in the brain that can disable neural pathways and lead to a variety of clinical symptoms,” according to CNN News’ Daniella Emanuel.   ...

The Innocence Project’s Distorted Propaganda on Rodney Reed

The Innocence Project’s Distorted Propaganda on Rodney Reed

January 7, 2020

How does one defend the innocence of black victim to racial profiling when that victim also allegedly contributed to the trauma of sexual assault? And do these two social justice movements mesh well in 2019 America?  The answer is that it doesn't. We can acknowledge how wrongful it was for the Texas government to accuse a black man for the murder of a white woman while also acknowledging that it was wrong for Reed to allegedly sexually assault women. If our nation wants to uphold the growing trend to be politically and socially conscious, we cannot simply ignore the wrongdoings of others in order to put them on a pedestal. We must acknowledge the truth in order to fully be committed to social justice on all accounts. 

The Truth About Skin Whitening

December 20, 2019

In my everyday life, I witness the effects that skin whitening has on women. Every Asian grocery store that I walk into features an aisle with tons of skin whitening products stacked up on each other. From creams, to lotions, and to soap bars, that all promise the exact same thing: whiter skin, in less time.

Mental Illness Should Not Be A Social Media Trend

Mental Illness Should Not Be A Social Media Trend

December 19, 2019

Is Mental Illness becoming a trend? Read Devin Wilkes compelling article about the romanticization of mental illness in the age of social media.

The Dangers of A Strict Dress Code Geared Towards Female Students

The Dangers of A Strict Dress Code Geared Towards Female Students

December 16, 2019

Clothes are a form of expression, yet women are warned against outfits that society feels express their sexuality. On the other hand, men don't receive the same warning, and this double standard is evident in many high school dress codes.

Picking Up Where Dr. King Left Off

Picking Up Where Dr. King Left Off

November 18, 2019

What does it mean to "pick up where Dr. King left off" ? Read the latest editorial by student journalist Kofi Opoku as he questions how our nation can combat discrimination and racism preceding the era of Martin Luther King.

Feminism and Beauty Standards

Feminism and Beauty Standards

November 6, 2019

From a young age, hundreds of us girls have been told that we are beautiful, strong, and powerful. Motivational speakers would tell us about the importa...

Cultural Appropriation at Prom

Cultural Appropriation at Prom

May 29, 2019

Prom season has arrived, and I’m sure many students are in the process of buying suits and dresses. It’s an exciting process, choosing the perfect d...

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