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Isolation. Separation from friends. Interrupted routines. Canceled extracurriculars. Prolonged time indoors. Endless hours spent staring at a computer screen doing busy-work. Little things like hugs and parties, no longer considered safe. Missing out on a year’s worth of activities.

Mental health: COVID-19

Faith Lawrence, Editor-in-Chief May 24, 2021

One year of quarantine has proved to be detrimental to teen mental health, but the widespread release of the vaccines gives students some hope Isolation. Separation from friends. Interrupted routines....

On January 6 a violent mob of insurrectionists stormed the United States Capitol while it was in session to certify the electoral votes for the 2020 Presidential election.

Rising Unrest

Rae Gray, Managing Editor April 21, 2021

On January 6 a violent mob of insurrectionists stormed the United States Capitol while it was in session to certify the electoral votes for the 2020 Presidential election. Reported and fact-checked by...

Alia E. Dastagir, a New York National correspondent, wrote that “it is a difficult time to celebrate America” in an article published by USA Today in July of 2020. Dastagir questioned what it means to be an American, who qualifies, and how Americans should act and found that, despite political polarization in the U.S., 90 percent of people surveyed in a 2018 Grinnell College National poll agreed that being a “real American” meant treating people equally.

“Land of the free, home of the brave”

Faith Lawrence, Editor-in-Chief April 9, 2021

Capitol insurrection, the President banned from social media, Democrats controlling the Senate, a new President, the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine, a Presidential impeachment trial, and over 25 million...

Students and faculty discuss the social and political culture that contributed to the riot at the U.S. Capitol building on January 6

Students and faculty discuss the social and political culture that contributed to the riot at the U.S. Capitol building on January 6

Rae Gray, Managing Editor April 1, 2021

On January 6 a violent mob of insurrectionists stormed the United States Capitol while it was in session to certify the electoral votes for the 2020 Presidential election. Reported and fact-checked by...

Politics is not the only place that there is a substantial difference between generations. The Center for Generational Kinetics (CGK) reported that the three main trends that shape generations are parenting, technology, and economics.

The generational gap

Faith Lawrence, Editor-in-Chief January 26, 2021

Hated discussion about politics with her parents, both sides intensely arguing in support of their perspectives on  abortion, climate change, the Black Lives Matter movement, or which Presidential candidate...

The reality of reproductive health rights

The reality of reproductive health rights

Rae Gray, Managing Editor November 11, 2020

Following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bater Ginsberg, the future of reproductive health rights and access to reproductive health services have been in question as the Supreme Court is left...

When early voting began on Tuesday, Oct. 13, registered voters faced a difficult decision: voting for the next President. Between the main two candidates, President Donald Trump and Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden, the choice of who to vote for can be either extremely difficult or simple. When deciding who to vote for or endorse,  Director of Oxford University’s Centre for Corporate Reputation Rupert Younger believes that an individual should first determine if they consider character to be an important part of politics.

The importance of character in politics

Faith Lawrence, Editor-in-Chief November 2, 2020

When early voting began on Tuesday, Oct. 13, registered voters faced a difficult decision: voting for the next President. Between the main two candidates, President Donald Trump and Democratic Presidential...

Youth In Demand

Marisa Salazar, Editor-in-Chief February 21, 2020

Social issues lead young activists to take a stand in support of humanitarian and social justice movements As the 2010’s came to a close, young people began taking an active voice against oppression...

Teachers and students share their opinions on whether or not cell phones should be taken up by teachers at the beginning of class.

Adolescent Addictions

Faith Lawrence, Managing Editor February 21, 2020

You wake up on a Saturday morning and take out your phone to scroll through TikTok for several hours before getting out of bed. After getting ready, you make a cup of coffee and go back to bed, turning...

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