Opinion: Activism goes beyond making noise

Alex Lisa | Staff Writer In 2014, 200 girls were kidnapped from their school in Nigeria. It captured the attention of nations across the globe, with celebrities and political figures from the U.S., UK, South Korea, and Japan voicing their support for the girls and bringing them home. The hashtag #bringourgirlshome swept the internet as people used their voices to […]

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Opinion: Clothing disparities reveal work to be done in fight for gender equality

Andrea Hefferan | Staff Writer Every day men are granted overwhelmingly greater benefits compared to their female counterparts. Their masculine privilege extends beyond advancement in the workforce and elections to public office. Women face a monumental injustice every day, one which government leaders and the remainder of society are unwilling to address. Women’s pockets are significantly smaller than men’s. Every […]

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Opinion: Take a Political Break

It’s been a year since Donald Trump was elected president; I am thankful that it has happened. President Trump has had almost one year in the Oval Office and that being said, he’s accomplished a small amount of things, we still have Obamacare, there is no wall and the United State’s debt is at 20 trillion dollars and counting. The […]

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Opinion: What Counts as representation?

Alexandra Lisa | Staff Writer I’m not angry. I’m not disappointed. I’m just extremely, unbelievably confused. Almost as soon as October started, I began a ritual which I’m sure many others across the nation share: checking off my list of Halloween movies to watch. Monster Squad, Lost Boys, Nightmare Before Christmas, It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, it’s a long […]

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Opinion: Standard of Perfection

Alexandra Lisa | Staff Writer Mason holds unrealistic expectation that students must thrive. High school is the point in time where students are being pulled in a hundred different directions. Our interests aren’t clear enough, even to us, to know what we want to do with our futures, and that phrase “Oh, you have plenty of time to figure it […]

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Opinion: Abolish the Penny

Freddie Wilhelm | Staff Writer We have been through a lot over the past year. A shock presidency, Brexit, and even the Patriots winning another Superbowl. All this distracting us from an issue that the United States Government needs to address, the end of penny production. Imagine you are in charge of a luxury car company, and for each car, […]

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