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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 Mabie, Cartoonist

August 30, 2019

Our Home

Our Home

Gina Belocio, Artist

August 30, 2019

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“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...

Why Band Has Made Me Who I Am Today

Why Band Has Made Me Who I Am Today

Cristina Olvera, Editor

March 26, 2019

I started band in sixth grade, wide-eyed and heart racing trying to anticipate the journey this activity would take me on. You see, my mom did band too. She’d tell me stories of her time in it, helping me create a mindset of respect and admiration towards band. Stories about how when I was little,...

Why I Started Looking at Colleges Early

Mary Miller, Opinion Writer

March 20, 2019

With my Senior year just around the corner, the time has come to start cracking down on college research. Much of my time has been spent looking through different websites like Niche, making spreadsheets, and looking through different universities websites. I started looking at colleges really early,...

Valentines Day is for the Capitalists, not the Lovebirds

Valentines Day is for the Capitalists, not the Lovebirds

Mary Miller, Opinion Writer

February 14, 2019

Every year as Valentines Day rolls around, people flood to whatever store is nearest to them, often at the last minute, to spend absurd amounts of money on things like flowers, chocolates, and cards-- which die, get eaten, and thrown away a day later. People waste their hard earned money on superficial, meaningless...

Nothing Has Changed

Nothing Has Changed

Dani Wilson, Opinion Writer

February 13, 2019

My vision began to blur as I felt my legs move forward before my mind could catch up. The shouts and fast-moving bodies of the people around me practically gave my already-clouded brain whiplash as I was ushered by the crowd of people through the red double-doors. It was February 4th, 2015 at Ryan High Schoo...

You Can’t Separate Men From the Rape they Commit

You Can’t Separate Men From the Rape they Commit

Mary Miller, Opinion Writer

January 14, 2019

Bill Cosby. Woody Allen. Harvey Weinstein. Louis C. K. Kevin Spacey. R Kelly. The list of men in the spotlight who have been accused of sexual assault is ever growing. It has become a frequent topic of discussion on whether or not these men’s works can be separated from them and ...

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