So long, class of 2021

Boyz II Men said it best: “How do I say goodbye to what we had?” How do we, as a community, say goodbye? A hug? A celebration? A salute? Well, I say goodbye like this: Congratulations seniors! Pack up your junk and go home! The last four years of your life must have been a […]

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Feminism is Just White Feminism

Happy Women’s History Month! Well, by the time you are reading this, Women’s History Month is probably over, but I’m writing this during Women’s History Month, so I think it still counts. I was raised a feminist; both of my parents are feminists who don’t belive in the confines of gender and gender roles. So […]

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Social media is a lose-lose battle

You probably took around 20 pictures, then uploaded them into some editing app, found a quirky caption (usually something about “missing summer” or whatever activity seen in said photo). Immediately after you post it on social media, you leave your phone, obsess over the number of likes you got, try to reply to some of […]

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! 2020 is finally over. I feel like everyone says that every year. They complain about how terrible their year was then pledge to start waking up early and eat more vegetables. Each year of their lives they say, “This year was terrible. Thank God it’s over.” If every single year of your […]

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Why Colorism Is Self Hate

Colorism is defined as discrimination based off of skin color; it’s a form of prejudice that is usually from members of one’s own race. I know this term by heart now. If you asked me what colorism was three years ago, I would have stared at you, waiting for an explanation. Before I had seen […]

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SAT necessity

It’s fall again, also known as college application season. The freshmen are getting ready for their first homecoming, the sophomores took the PPSAT, the juniors are stressing about something college related, and the seniors are applying to schools all around the country. All of these kids will take different paths in life but all of […]

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VSCO Girls: killing the internet

These Hydroflask carrying, friendship bracelet making, “and i- oop” chanters are slowly ruining the internet. “VSCO girls” are girls that take on a certain aesthetic: they wear long tee-shirts that cover their Nike shorts, puka shell necklaces, birkenstocks, and only drink out of Hydroflasks (usually with stickers on them) or use metal straws. Their main […]

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