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Ethics, brought to you by influencers

Anika Chandra, Staff Writer January 6, 2023

Sponsorships have taken over the internet. You cannot go on Youtube, Instagram or Tik Tok without encountering someone trying to sell you something. These constant endorsements have led to viewer fatigue...

Phoebe Plummer and Anna Holland protest at Van Goghs Sunflowers in Londons National Art Gallery.

Soup-throwing activism: effective or pointless?

Mallory Vaudo & Norah Vaudo, Editor-in-Chief & Features Editor January 6, 2023

  Vincent Van Gogh’s painting “Sunflowers” was painted in 1888, predating the oil cost crisis of 2022 by 132 years. Still, climate activists around the world felt the need to bring the...

Pro-life protestors gather on James Madison Drive

Ava Bartolone, Entertainment Editor January 6, 2023

Sporadically, a group of pro-lifers assemble on James Madison Drive to protest a women’s right to choose whether or not to get an abortion. The topic of abortion has become very politicized recently...

The Kanye quandary: can we separate art from artist?

Connor Foote, Editor-in-Chief January 6, 2023

“But he made Graduation!” You know the familiar cry. An anguished soul, desperately trying to rectify their dueling feelings. On one side, the greatest musician of the 21st century, and on the other,...

Since the beginning of the 20th century, Palestinian territory has shrunk.

Revisiting the Israel-Palestine conflict 20 years on

Eamon Carew, Opinion Editor January 6, 2023

Over 20 years ago, at a time when only 16% of Americans sympathized with Palestinians and their plight against colonial oppression, The Hawk Talk took a stand that many Americans were ostracized and silenced...

The real cost of your Black Friday shopping hauls

Alexandra Wong, Staff Writer January 6, 2023

As the end of November rolls around each year, American consumerism hits its peak and crazed shoppers anticipating the holiday season run hungrily to their carts and computers to buy to their heart’s...

The dangers of self diagnosis

Alexandra Wong, Staff Writer November 1, 2022

The rise of TikTok in recent years has created a personalized and accessible platform for teens to more openly discuss their struggles and experiences with mental health. However, any amount of TikTok...

Biden administration relieves student loan debt

Biden administration relieves student loan debt

Mac Lewis, Sports Editor November 1, 2022

This August, President Joe Biden fulfilled one of his biggest campaign promises: to deliver financial relief to millions of Americans. While not a partisan topic, Biden and the Democrats finally passed...

Changes in rule enforcement disappoint students

Changes in rule enforcement disappoint students

Anna Gavgani, Staff Writer November 1, 2022

This school year, a number of new policies and school rules were enacted (or more strictly enforced) to ensure a more consistent and well-structured environment for both students and staff. Although...

Harry Styles can act, but should he?

Harry Styles can act, but should he?

Zara Javeri, Staff Writer November 1, 2022

Everybody knows who Harry Styles is—it’s almost guaranteed you’ve heard “As it Was” or “Watermelon Sugar.” The former One Direction heartthrob is now one of the most successful artists in...

Deshaun Watson handed controversial suspension

Deshaun Watson handed controversial suspension

Teddy Lewis, Staff Writer November 1, 2022

Deshaun Watson, once a top five quarterback in the NFL, finds himself in a predicament as the 2022 season begins. Watson was traded to the Cleveland Browns in early 2022 from the Houston Texans following...

NFL Rookies: Boom or Bust

NFL Rookies: Boom or Bust

Orion Luera, Sports Editor November 1, 2022

As the 2022-23 NFL season gets underway, rookies will either shine or fail. These are my top 5 rookies most likely to boom or bust. Achieve this season: Standing at 6’7” and 265 pounds, Aiden...

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