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Counterproductive conversation: Misusing vocab of mental illness undermines true meaning

Counterproductive conversation: Misusing vocab of mental illness undermines true meaning

Amelia Vanyo, Staff Writer
December 14, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Student Opinions, Uncategorized

For many teens, depression is a broad term - one that covers everything from inconveniences of being a student to the disease that is the leading cause of suicide in the United States. The reality of depression is that it is not just feeling down, or being upset, or being overwhelmed when you get a...

Smartphones discourage smart living

Smartphones discourage smart living

Kelly Wei, Staff Writer
December 9, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

Some weeks ago, I attended a birthday party and at one point found myself sitting at a table full of people I had never spoken to in my life.   By the extremely awkward silence that had wedged itself between the cracks of a dying conversation, it was obvious we were all strangers. At that...

Eating Disorders 101

Eating Disorders 101

Meha Srivastav, Co-Social Media Manager
December 8, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Student Opinions

Mental illness is a topic that has never been easily embraced by society. But when mental illness comes with physical manifestation and an aura of desirability rather than clinical suffering, it becomes even harder to understand. And therein lies the problem with eating disorders. To better unde...

The Dark Side of Good Stereotypes

The Dark Side of Good Stereotypes

Rachel Choi, Staff Writer
December 7, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns, Showcase, Student Opinions

Austin Banzon   What may be seen as an advantage or a good stereotype of a group of people can also sometimes backfire. I used to think that the stereotype that Asians are smart was good and, at times, I still do.   Now, however, I am much more aware of the baggage that come...

Zoned out

Zoned out

Tara Ansari, Staff writer
December 6, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Last week, I witnessed one of my best friends run into class stressing out because she left her headphones at home. She told me that she was stressed and her day was about to “suck” because she did not have her earbuds.   My dad always says that years ago, “No one would think of pull...

LGBT+ community should find more strength in coexistence

LGBT+ community should find more strength in coexistence

Grant Spicer, Staff Writer
December 2, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns, Student Opinions

In the end, we all have a common goal which brings us together: equality.

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Cluttered

Cluttered

Amelia Vanyo, Staff Writer
December 2, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

My room has always been symbolic of my inner peace. When I leave for school on Monday it is littered with discarded shirts, hangers, earrings missing backs and I have pulled every sweater I own from my closet before I find the only one I ever wear. By Friday, my bed is hidden, my drawers are hanging open, my sho...

We lost

We lost

Rutuja Joshi, Staff Writer
November 18, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Americans watched their television and cellphone screens with utter shock on the night of Nov. 8. I remember thinking to myself, “what the heck is happening?” Nobody expected it - Donald Trump is the 2016 Presidential-elect. I wanted to believe that I was not at fault for this outcome. I wanted...

America will not be defined by its president (with video)

America will not be defined by its president (with video)

Maddie D'Iorio, Guest Writer
November 18, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase, Student Opinions

In the days following the election, visions of “#TrumpsAmerica” have been plaguing the minds of many. They see our new America as drastically worse than the nation which we inhabit today: a new society where nationalism and bigotry reign supreme over love and acceptance. This, in my opinion, is com...

Failing to plan is planning to live

Failing to plan is planning to live

Akila Muthukumar, Staff Writer
November 17, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns

We plan. There is a certain sense of comfort from knowing you have made the reservations for the night’s dinner or you have triple checked the weather before the family picnic. The epitome of the good student, likely to succeed in life and the ideal candidate for a promotion, is one who organizes their ti...

Trump: The silent majority no longer silent

Trump: The silent majority no longer silent

Thomas Rousseau, Staff Cartoonist
November 14, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns, Student Opinions

The racial divide between the left and the right seems heavily pronounced following the results of the 2016 Presidential Election. The white working class came out in droves for Republican Donald Trump this election. The partisan differences between the races have been steadily increasing over the l...

Leadership puzzle takes shape at national journalism convention

Leadership puzzle takes shape at national journalism convention

Meara Isenberg, Editor-in-Chief
November 11, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Personal Columns, Student Opinions

INDIANAPOLIS - Just a day into my third high school journalism convention, two things had already taken my breath away. The first being the American Airlines flight from Dallas to Indiana, where I tried and failed to down a cranapple drink before my friend finished hers. I decided it would be s...

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