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Culture is not a costume

Annabelle Rosse, Editor-in-Chief November 5, 2021

You’ve likely seen it before. During your annual Spirit Halloween trip, you’ve stumbled upon certain unfavorable costumes: the “Noble Savage” the “Graceful Gyspy” or even the “Macho Man.”...


A (Satirical) Ode to: Animal Crackers

Daniel Holtaway, Staff Writer November 5, 2021

Animal crackers. Whether you’re at a circus or “forgot” to leave Costco when it was closing and need to eat to survive, animal crackers will be there for you to eat to your heart’s content. They...


Schoology: a change for the worst

Madison Dietrich, In-Depth Editor November 3, 2021

It’s no secret that change can be hard. After many years of using Blackboard and Google Classroom, the switch to Schoology has been a bit of a shock for students and teachers alike. The main problem...

Virginia to legalize marijuana, taking a progressive step in right direction

Mia Pisani, Lifestyle Editor June 3, 2021

This July, Virginia plans on becoming the first southern state to legalize marijuana. But even with this legalization, there are strict laws surrounding it. Ages 21 and above can possess up to an ounce...

Graphic Design by Annabelle Rosse

Mass Shootings Are Our New Normal — And They Shouldn’t Be

Eva Ponos, Editor-in-Chief June 3, 2021

In 2020, there were 614 mass shootings in the United States that fit the definition. The predicted number of mass shootings for 2021 is 511, according to These high numbers show not only a...

Anti-transgender legislation at an all time high

Anti-transgender legislation at an all time high

Anna Long, Staff Reporter May 26, 2021

Anti-transgender legislation has reached an all time high in the United States this past year. “It is shocking that anti-equality extremists in state legislatures across this country have dedicated an...

Cinco De Mayo: Join the fiesta but leave the stereotypes at home

Cinco De Mayo: Join the fiesta but leave the stereotypes at home

Annabelle Rosse, Editor-in-Chief May 5, 2021

It’s Cinco de Mayo! ¿Es hora de ponerse el poncho y el sombrero? Not so fast.  In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is synonymous with tacos, mariachi and buy-one-get-one deals at “Mexican” restaurants....

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Autism misrepresentation: Autism Speaks and MUSIC controversy

Sonia Samantaroy, Editor-in-Chief April 15, 2021

For years now, people on the autism spectrum have been underrepresented in a variety of ways. Autism Speaks, one of the biggest autism organizations, has been under scrutiny in years prior. One of their...

Art by Bridget Levesque

Blocking sites on school provided laptops is more damaging than helpful

Kirsten Carl, In-Depth Editor April 15, 2021

Every student knows the feeling of logging onto their school computer to look for inspiration for a class, or simply browse the internet. However, this becomes an impossible task since the school board...

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Royal family’s words and actions indicate systemic racism

Claire Moeser, Sports Editor April 15, 2021

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, sat down with Oprah Winfrey early last month for an interview regarding their decision to step back from their positions as senior members...

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Federal government’s move against $15 minimum wage conflicts with Americans’ desire

Naarada Samarasinghe, Opinion Editor April 15, 2021

On March 5, Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) shot down the addition of a minimum wage increase in a now viral action that involved her enthusiastically pointing her thumb to the ground. The overall vote against...

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The case for Governor Cuomo’s resignation

Connor Foote, In-Depth Editor April 15, 2021

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo currently faces several allegations of sexual harassment by female aides, including Lindsey Boylan who, in an essay published on on Feb. 24, details her account...

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