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The aftermath of Larry Nassar’s sentencing

The aftermath of Larry Nassar’s sentencing

Chelsea Li

February 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, Columns, Opinion, Sports, Web Exclusive

As each woman stepped up to the witness platform and addressed the established, kind doctor they had once trusted, their words traveled beyond the walls of Michigan’s Ingham County Courthouse, deeply felt by all who had watched the case unfold. Larry Nassar’s world began to crumble around him. ...

Why I hate New Year’s resolutions

Belinda Zhou

January 31, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Web Exclusive

Whether you’d like to admit it or not, you’ve probably  made a New Year's resolution sometime in your life — maybe even this past new year! Now, I’m not here to deliver some sort of uplifting and  eloquent disquisition to encourage you to adhere to your resolutions, or to give you a...

The injustice of test skipping

Hsinyen Huang

January 25, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

The frustration I feel when a teacher is waiting on one student to make up an important test before passing it back is unparalleled. Yet classrooms always feel emptier on test days, as unprepared students often don’t show up to risk their grades by taking tests they aren’t ready for. While I com...

SSS: Semester of serenity or stress?

Chelsea Li

January 25, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

As I submitted my last college application on Dec. 31, I felt like a new person. At long last, I had come out of my house to the bright sunshine and sound of birds chirping, finally breathing a sigh of relief. For most of first semester, I had looked forward to relaxing once second semester officially...

Finstas: the fake side of Instagram

Noela Bae

December 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

Ever since Instagram users were given the option to log into multiple accounts at a time, Finstas have quickly been on the rise. If you’re not familiar with the term “Finsta,” allow me to explain. “Fintas,” an abbreviation for “Fake Instagrams,” are private Instagram accounts that only th...

Zara pockets workers’ wages

Michelle Lum

December 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

This summer, as I browsed countless stores with my sister in search of the perfect dress or jacket, I never once paid attention to how those garments had ended up in my hands. While I mindlessly pushed aside shirts on racks and made my purchases at checkout counters, never once did I think about where th...

Unjust race driven admissions

Unjust race driven admissions

Belinda Zhou

November 2, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

I recall sitting in my living room as a sixth grader, listening to my concerned parents engaging in a rather vehement discussion about affirmative action as I mindlessly played Flappy Bird. Back then, with the prospect of college applications still six years away, I regarded the topic of affirmative action...

Seeking a foundation for change

Seeking a foundation for change

Risa Mori

November 2, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

Singer, songwriter, fashion designer, entrepreneur — Rihanna’s growing list of titles may cause assumptions that her new beauty line, Fenty Beauty, is just another instance of a celebrity plastering her name on a company’s products. The makeup line, launched on Sept. 8, carries face products, eyesh...

Demystifying boarding schools

Demystifying boarding schools

Clara Fernandes, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

Imagine you’re in the most highly reputed religious Catholic boarding school in the nation. You’d probably expect a very strict educational environment that rigorously disciplines its picture-perfect students, right? At least that’s what I used to think before I attended boarding school myself...

TV shows undermine the gravity of politics

TV shows undermine the gravity of politics

Hatim Saifee, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

Picture this: it’s 1 a.m. and you’re cuddling in your blanket with a bag of chips, watching “American Horror Story” on your laptop with the lights dimmed. Your eyes are glued to the screen, expecting a murderous mutant, when you see President Trump’s face and chuckle because of the recent c...

I broke up a fight

Michyla Lin, Design Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase, Web Exclusive

I broke up a fistfight. That is a sentence I thought I would never have to write, but because of the appalling scene I found myself a witness to, I had to make those words a reality. At about 3:15 p.m. on Sept. 11, an hour later than I usually leave school, I was on my way to my car to finish h...

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