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How societal pressure to “fit in” has propagated the spread of misinformation

Evie Kehoe, Staff Writer September 22, 2021

In our society, there is a constant pressure to “fit in,” but what does that entail? Does it mean having good grades or having a completely perfect life? No matter what you do, there always seems to...

A review of the MET Gala

Gabi Turriago-Lopez, Staff Writer September 22, 2021

In a recent interview by Vogue, Andrew Bolton asserts that there is no clear-cut definition of what American Fashion means. Unfortunately, it seems that those who attended the Met Gala took his words far...

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Donda: a review

A Review of Kanye West’s most anticipated Album
Tommy Hunter, Editorial Board September 22, 2021

Kanye West, a Chicago native, started off as a producer, helping to create songs for Ludacris, Alicia Keys, and Janet Jackson, to name a few. In 2004 he released College Dropout to critical acclaim and...

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Should religious exemptions for vaccine mandates be allowed?

The difficulty of determining what constitutes a sincere religious belief
Lucy Holt, Editorial Board September 22, 2021

As more people become eligible for the vaccine, employers  require employees to take the Covid vaccine. Although we all want the pandemic to be over, one of the reasons people are avoiding the vaccine...

Is it safe to reopen schools?

Dilara Vural
Dilara Vural‌ ‌, Staff Writer May 3, 2021

As more people receive their COVID-19 vaccines, there is hope that school will soon resume normalcy. As a result, the most pressing question these days is whether or not the school is truly safe to reopen....

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Overview and Review

Do Marvel productions ever miss?
Aubrey Leverett, Staff Writer April 29, 2021

While March 19th marked the beginning of yet another TV show hit, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the almost buddy cop show came to a close the morning of April 23rd. With WandaVision slipping to...

Gun Violence in D.C.

April 29, 2021

D.C’s 51 homicides at this time of year represent a 34% spike from last year’s number. In 2020, the final number of killings surpassed the previous year’s number - 166 - which is the city's highest...

Top 10 NFL Draft Prospects Heading into Draft Night

Top 10 NFL Draft Prospects Heading into Draft Night

Nathan Henriques, Staff Writer April 28, 2021

This year’s draft is stacked, but who’s the best of the best? The NFL 2021 Draft class is absolutely stacked with talent. This year’s class may be the best in the past decade. There are several...

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NBA Playoffs Predictions

With the season coming to a close, it’s time to look at the Playoff bracket!
Kaleb Steele, Staff Writer April 27, 2021

The NBA Playoffs is a four round, seven games series per round. The team first to four wins, wins the series. Seeds 7th - 10th in each conference participate in a play in tournament. The tournament was...

MLB opening day of the 2021 season, and here’s what we know.

Aubrey Leverett, Staff Writer April 15, 2021

As the nation tumbles through 2021, Major League Baseball finds its way back, just as in previous years. Spring training has come to a close, bringing out baseball fans around the country. Opening Day...

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Stranded with no way home

Australia’s strict travel ban has left thousands of Australian citizens stuck in a foreign country for over a year.
April 15, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has been hard on everyone, but imagine being stuck in a foreign country, far away from friends and family, with no way to get back? This is the problem that 40,000 Australians have...

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Culturize, commercialize, and watch religion walk out the door

The downfall of religiously prominent holidays in the United States
Portia Dai, Editorial Board April 15, 2021

When you think of holidays, what are some of the first ones that come to mind? Most likely Thanksgiving and Christmas. However, the difference between Thanksgiving and Christmas is that Christmas is a...

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