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Impact of Buddhism on the development of identity

Impact of Buddhism on the development of identity

Tzen-hao Ng, Writer April 14, 2018

Often, one can hear horror stories about overly-religious parents dictating the lives of their children, who may not know anything of a life outside of religion.  Or, one may hear of cults, of ritual...

Why I hate April Fools Day

Why I hate April Fool’s Day

Belinda Zhou, Opinion Editor April 9, 2018

It’s only 9 a.m. and your best friend has called you and divulged to you her pregnancy. When you awoke from your slumber, your father was dangling a pair of car keys to your dream car, the $123,600 matte...

Weight Watchers targets teenagers

Weight Watchers targets teenagers

Divya Nelakonda, News Editor March 29, 2018

As part of an initiative to expand to a younger and more loyal customer base, Weight Watchers has announced that it will be launching a free six-week program in July for teens from ages 13 to 17. My immediate...

Americas past: not such a blast

America’s past: not such a blast

Nicole Ong, Editors-in-Chief March 29, 2018

My eighth grade U.S. History class sparked a new passion in me to connect the dots between America's past and present. As I researched further, however, I realized I had only learned a fraction of true...

Students share their opinions on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting

Students share their opinions on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting

March 14, 2018

The recent shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, 2018. 17 lives were lost. The U.S. was left shattered with students and parents feeling unsafe at school. the Epic invited...

Who does your feminism include?

Nicole Ong, Editors-in-Chief March 1, 2018

Feminism. 8 letters. Years of progress that can not be put together in a single word. From women’s suffrage, to the push for sexual rights, to the recent Women’s Marches, feminism has been a major...

My conflict with Catholicism

My conflict with Catholicism

Noela Bae, Content Editor March 1, 2018

Having grown up in a family of devout Catholics, I was expected to adhere to the basic tenets and practices of the religion: praying before every meal, attending church on Sunday mornings, going to confession...

FB dress groups prom-ote unity

FB dress groups prom-ote unity

Michelle Lum, Editor in Chief March 1, 2018

As January rolled around, my Facebook feed became inundated with photo after photo of the dresses that girls would be wearing at prom. The unwritten rule to not wear the same dress as another girl had...

Students at Tam High School in Calif. participate in a vigil for victims of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, showing that the grief and anger is experienced by us all. Photo by Fabrice Florin under Creative Commons license.

I am angry that this is our reality: Reacting to the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting

Nicole Ong, Editors-in-Chief February 22, 2018

I am scared. I am sad. Above all, I am angry. When I first heard the news of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, my first thought was, “Another school shooting?” At this point, school shootings...

The aftermath of Larry Nassars sentencing

The aftermath of Larry Nassar’s sentencing

Chelsea Li, Content Editor February 17, 2018

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...

Why I hate New Years resolutions

Why I hate New Year’s resolutions

Belinda Zhou, Opinion Editor January 31, 2018

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...

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