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Hot Chocolate Movies to Watch

Hot Chocolate Movies to Watch

Kassie Araque, Reporter

November 21, 2019

After the 10th round of poker and everyone is just sick and tired of listening to the aunts fight about whose recipe is better, these movies are here to save the day. These “hot chocolate movies” are basically guaranteed to warm everyone’s heart and to remind them why we celebrate the holidays. ...

OK, Boomer!

OK, Boomer!

Gina Belocio, Artist

November 21, 2019

Columbus Day: Insensitive and Pointless

Columbus Day: Insensitive and Pointless

Mary Miller, Editor

October 18, 2019

Columbus Day, celebrating the alleged discovery of the new world by Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, has just passed, allowing for the debate over its celebration to commence once again.  However, instead of celebrations, Americans should be asking themselves if there should be a national ...

Youth Around the World Strike for Global Action

Youth Around the World Strike for Global Action

Gina Belocio, Artist

October 10, 2019

With temperatures continuing to rise and the nation’s adult population seemingly refusing to acknowledge the crisis, the youth of today have been forced to become increasingly conscious of climate change and the impact it has on their future. While younger generations are making themselves heard, th...

There’s Something About Being Hispanic

There’s Something About Being Hispanic

Kassie Araque, Feature Writer

October 8, 2019

There’s something about being Hispanic that makes me who I am today. I can’t quite put my finger on it and maybe I’ll never be able to, but there’s something about it. Growing up ‘ethnically ambiguous’, there are some phrases you get used to hearing.   Where are you really from?  ...

Straight Pride Parade: A Pointless Display of Ignorance and Homophobia

Straight Pride Parade: A Pointless Display of Ignorance and Homophobia

Mary Miller, Editor

September 10, 2019

Last weekend, the city of Boston was host to its first Straight Pride Parade, organized by the group Super Happy Fun America, in order to shed light on the way they perceive straight people to be disadvantaged, oppressed, and excluded from society. Super Happy Fun America is a group advocating for more straight ...

The Sadness of “E” Lunch.

The Sadness of “E” Lunch.

Graci E. Mabie, Cartoonist

August 30, 2019

This Is Our Home

This Is Our Home

Gina Belocio, Artist

August 30, 2019

“Adam”: A Misrepresentation of the LGBT+ Community

“Adam”: A Misrepresentation of the LGBT+ Community

Mary Miller, Editor

August 30, 2019

Controversy has been widely sparked among the LGBT+ community surrounding the release of the film adaptation of Ariel Schrag’s novel,  Adam.  This film has received praise, as well as heavy criticism. There have been numerous petitions released either to stop the showing of the film, or to halt...

Lack of Faith and Judgement

Lack of Faith and Judgement

Haydn Burton, Reporter

May 10, 2019

I feel as if there is a negative connotation that surrounds atheism or even agnosticism. You tell somebody that you don’t believe in God and they immediately start making assumptions and silent judgment fills the air. This obviously isn’t true with every individual, but I’ve certainly encountere...

Happiness In The Form of Self-medication

Happiness In The Form of Self-medication

Haydn Burton, Reporter

May 2, 2019

Everyone has a different way of coping with their issues and everyone has demons that they desperately try to suppress. There are many healthy ways that people can deal with problems in their life, whether it be going on a bike ride to distract yourself or meditating to put your mind at ease. On the f...

Consent 101

Consent 101

Mary Miller, Opinion Writer

April 22, 2019

Consent. Con·sent. Consent is defined as permission for something to happen or agreement to do something. Everyone knows the word consent. Everyone knows the definition. People just seem to either misunderstand it or ignore it entirely. For those of us who were unfortunate enough to fail to receive...

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