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Autism misrepresentation: Autism Speaks and MUSIC controversy

Sonia Samantaroy, Features Editor 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...

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Blocking sites on school provided laptops is more damaging than helpful

Kirsten Carl, Lifestyle 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, Staff Reporter 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, Entertainment 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, Sports 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 Medium.com on Feb. 24, details her account...

The Maligning of Women in Entertainment

The Maligning of Women in Entertainment

Mia Pisani, Lifestyle Editor April 15, 2021

  “The New York Times Presents: Framing Britney Spears” has gained popularity and sparked conversations about the treatment of women stars compared to their male counterparts. Women in Hollywood,...

Netflix covers last year's celebrity college admissions scandal

Netflix covers last year’s celebrity college admissions scandal

Eva Ponos, Editor-in-Chief April 15, 2021

Everyone remembers the drama of the 2019 college admissions scandal with former Full House actress Lori Loughlin and her influencer daughter Olivia Jade. People felt as though justice was served and at...

NBA Topshot: The future of sports collectibles, or an unsustainable fad?

Daniel Holtaway, Staff Reporter April 15, 2021

230 million dollars in sales. 325k packs sold. Individual collectibles reselling for over $200k.The digital collectables, known as moments, sold by NBA Topshot may be the future of sports collectibles....

The military coup in Myanmar and democracy in Asia

The military coup in Myanmar and democracy in Asia

Adam Miller, Community Editor April 15, 2021

On February 1, Myanmar’s Tatmadaw (armed forces) staged a coup d’état against the democratically elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD). The military...

NASA makes history with the landing of their newest rover on Mars

NASA makes history with the landing of their newest rover on Mars

Erin McCormick, Entertainment Editor April 13, 2021

Perseverance, NASA’s fifth rover on Mars, which launched on Jul. 20, 2020 from the Cape Canaveral Space Launch Complex 41 in Florida, is the most technologically advanced rover NASA has ever sent to...

Spring sports fans turn hopeful as COVID-19 restrictions loosen

Spring sports fans turn hopeful as COVID-19 restrictions loosen

Luke Kurcina, Staff Reporter April 13, 2021

Madison sports fans and athletes are hopeful at the prospect of larger crowds being allowed to attend sporting events through the spring season.  The fall season (actually taking place in February...

Remembering Mr. Romeo

Remembering Mr. Romeo

Jillian Geib, Opinion Editor April 13, 2021

Impact --- with its six-letter brevity, the word appears remarkably uncomplicated, but as a concept, it is one of the most important aspects of one’s legacy. Throughout his 26 years as a physics...

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