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Voices louder than a gunshot

We, the students, must be the voice of change America needs The morning of Feb. 14, 17 families said goodbye to a loved one for the very last time. That afternoon, Nikolas Cruz allegedly entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fl. with an AR-15 and opened fire. After six minutes, 12 innocent lives […]

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Women’s sports are sports too

I felt my heart thumping against my chest as I made my final strides towards the tree, which represented the finish line. Being the strong willed and competitive eight-year-old that I was, I challenged the boy who was known for winning all the races during recess. That week, the majority of my class decided to […]

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Let’s make the most of these Olympic Games

As the Olympics in Pyeongchang went underway, the motives behind the potential dissolving tension between North and South Korea remains unknown. Despite this, any turn away from hostility between the two nations should be nurtured. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s younger sister, Kim Yo-jong, made an appearance at the opening ceremony along with North Korea’s […]

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Save the internet, repeal net neutrality

We live in what is arguably the greatest time of technological innovation and transition. Along with this comes great dispute over how to handle the constantly growing, changing, and evolving technology of this day and age. At the top of the current disputes is net neutrality. Net neutrality is the principle that prohibits internet service […]

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Social media vs. the people: who wins?

In the 21st century, social media is constantly advancing and updating. It has gone from a place to post pictures to somewhere people can gain money and opportunities. As social media becomes more widespread, the number of people who have access to it grows. It is difficult to find a person who is not connected […]

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What’s standard in standardized testing?

The 21st-century has been pioneered by creative thinkers leading the frontier of modern society with their revolutionary inventions and technology. With this progression, the workforce has expanded into a more globalized and collaborative working world. Yet, the stepping-stones to the working world through education have yet to expand to meet the new standards. With students […]

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@realDonaldTrump

For years, my older relatives warned me against putting too much personal information out on the internet, as I could not control who would see it. “You have to be careful, love, when you’re older, your future employers could see what you did years ago and not want to hire you.” Because of statements such […]

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It’s time to give power to the youth

I have always considered myself politically aware. Memories of mornings in my house were always backed by the background noise of whichever news station my parents preferred at the time. It was never a matter of “oh they’re children, they don’t need to be aware of anything until they’re older,” in my family. Dinner conversations […]

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I’m just as valid as my culture

One time when I was in elementary school, my mom cornrowed my hair just before school started. I was livid. I hated the way the braids looked on my head, and I swore they made me look like a boy. My mom didn’t care. She said, “I’m not taking those braids out. You’re going to […]

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“It could have been my son”

“It could have been my son.” I have heard my nana utter these words more than once. It could have been my son. Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, Pulse, Las Vegas, Sutherland Springs, Texas: It could have been my son. Nine years ago, my uncle, who has suffered from mental illness his whole life, threatened my […]