Implications of the death of RBG

If you keep up with politics at all, you know that recently Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away from cancer. She was the loudest voice on the Supreme Court for women’s, LGBTQ+, civil, and human rights. Ginsberg’s death is not just sad; it is horrifying to any marginalized group in this country. Republican […]

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Abolish Standardized Testing

In the past few months, major debate has arisen over the idea of colleges going test-optional, a policy that even the eight Ivy League schools have adopted in pandemic times. While this is a step in the right direction, I suggest even going one step further: abolishing standardized testing as a college admissions requirement forever. […]

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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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Playing by choice

With the Department of Public Health (DPH) continually changing their rules and regulations regarding sports through the time of COVID-19, athletes, coaches, and other members of the Kingswood Oxford community are powerless in this situation. We have many questions of our own, such as, what is going to happen? How will I be impacted? Will […]

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The participation situation

I’m assuming we’ve all received a participation trophy at some point in our lives, whether it was for sports, a spelling bee, or a science fair. Nowadays, trophies line shelves in kids’ rooms or are just thrown out. This is because the trophies don’t mean anything two years down the road when you realize everyone […]

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Should we fly the Confederate flag?

Over the past few years, symbols of “Southern pride” from the Civil War have become a controversial topic in the media. A particularly sore subject is whether we should fly, or even have the right to fly, the Confederate flag.  Our right to fly the Confederate flag is protected under the First Amendment. Every American […]

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Living With GSD

There are many things in life that are just hard, but imagine having to live with a rare, life-threatening genetic disease that is still unknown by many. Having Glycogen Storage Disease has shaped me into who I am, taught me a lot, and forced me to put things into perspective. There are many challenges, but […]

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