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Asian Americans challenge underrepresentation in television and comedy

Asian Americans challenge underrepresentation in television and comedy

Khayaal Desai-Hunt, Staff Writer

November 26, 2019

In January 2019, Sandra Oh made history. She became the first Asian American (Canadian) to ever host the Golden Globes. She was also the first woman of Asian descent to ever win more than one Golden Globe. Although she has been nominated for an Emmy award eight times, she has never won. The fact tha...

Shipping of waste to Southeast Asia: what REALLY happens to your recycling

Shipping of waste to Southeast Asia: what REALLY happens to your recycling

Caleb Stipkovits, News Editor

November 23, 2019

The environmental justice movement used to be centered around electric cars, vegan diets, and universally reducing our carbon footprint. Over the past few years that focus has changed to become more inclusive, and now additionally focuses on taking down systems of power that create most of the damage ...

Kiss my pass: an open letter to administration about their bathroom policy.

Kiss my pass: an open letter to administration about their bathroom policy.

Tannen Holt, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

I object to your doctrine that you hold such authority over me and my life as to control my bodily functions. I object to the fact that despite being old enough to be drafted, you believe that I should need permission to use the restroom. I object to the assertion that you can stop me. You cannot.  ...

Saying that mental illnesses are invalid contributes to worsening mental health in adolescents: The truth according to my experience.

Saying that mental illnesses are invalid contributes to worsening mental health in adolescents: The truth according to my experience.

Norah Austin, Photography Editor

November 18, 2019

*Trigger warning: Suicidal ideation and self harm are mentioned in this article. If you believe this will trigger you, please don’t read! I want the best for your health and I certainly don’t want this article to contribute to the worsening of your condition. * If you deal with any form of mental illness, it is ...

New lunch rules unfairly take away from freshmen high school experience

New lunch rules unfairly take away from freshmen high school experience

Shanell Gordon, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

  Ninth graders should be able to go outside for lunch. For many students, going out for lunch is an important part of their high school experience. In high school you don't really get breaks. Not having breaks causes you to get tired of school. When you are a little kid you love school beca...

We need better LGBT+ representation in entertainment media

We need better LGBT+ representation in entertainment media

Sammie Stever-Zeitlin, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

LGBT+ people are poorly represented in all traditional forms of media: movies, TV, books and theater. While past decades have brought an increasing number of LGBT+ characters into the limelight, It’s still not enough. In addition, stereotyping and negative tropes add to the discrimination against L...

Trigger warnings are an important tool for learning

Trigger warnings are an important tool for learning

Eamonn Briem, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019

When it comes to societal behavior norms, our society has become more open to accepting other people's differences and experiences. An obvious example of this is with trigger warnings.  We have approached the idea of general required warnings for traumatizing material relating to mental health strug...

To the white people at South: we need to work against our white privilege

To the white people at South: we need to work against our white privilege

Talula Cedar James, Staff Writer

May 12, 2019

I am a person who holds white privilege and because of this I have a responsibility to educate myself about the effects of my privilege. If you are a person who holds white privilege, this is your responsibility too. By learning about how my privilege contributes to upholding white supremacy, I can use my p...

Preparedness for the future: Why South needs to bring back Home Economics

Preparedness for the future: Why South needs to bring back Home Economics

Norah Austin, Staff Writer

May 3, 2019

Home Ec. We’ve all heard the term before, but many people have misconceptions of what it really means. Home Ec classes teach students non-academic life skills such as cooking, cleaning, finances, and more. The absence of these classes within the South community has left a gap in students’ abili...

The climate crisis is a human rights crisis

The climate crisis is a human rights crisis

Sophia Manolis, Opinions Editor

April 24, 2019

Hurricane Maria, which hit Puerto Rico in September 2017, was the worst natural disaster to date in the Caribbean Islands. It killed over 3,000 people and total losses from the hurricane were estimated to be $91.61 billion. Puerto Rico is not a wealthy country and struggled to recover, yet leaders with po...

Why I dislike Earth Day

Why I dislike Earth Day

Sophia Manolis, Opinions Editor

April 23, 2019

I am an environmentalist, but I don’t like Earth Day. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Earth. I’ve grown up having the privilege to spend time in nature and value natural surroundings. My love of the outdoors has contributed to my passion for climate activism to this day. Yet despite how much I car...

Sometimes teachers have to be “political” in the classroom

Sometimes teachers have to be “political” in the classroom

Caleb Stipkovits, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

Politics.  They divide our country, especially in the time that we live in now,  which is a big reason why we try not to bring them up all the time. In schools, teachers are not supposed to express their own political views, which can be good in order to ensure that teachers do not force their opi...

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