by  Jessica Maksimov In 2010 Michelle Obama launched her “Let’s Move!” campaign. Finally! The problems of childhood and adult obesity were being addressed and all the health issues would soon be resolved, right? Sadly, wrong. Although Michelle Obama was praised for her efforts by many, a lot of people failedRead More →

by Rose Chen It’s official, Betsy Devos has taken her seat as the Secretary of Education. Waves of demonstrations, hundreds of letters and the future of education could not convince one more Republican to stand against the unqualified billionaire.   While every one of the president’s nominees have faced oppositionRead More →

by Arianna Sarjoo We have created a communication gap within our society, and unfortunately our phones cannot fix this problem. Today, reaching out to others may be the easiest task one can do, especially with the aid of cellphones, those special little devices that have rapidly weaseled their way into ourRead More →

by Arianna Sarjoo Censorship is the deliberate suppression of free speech. The term is well known but not well accepted in the writing and media communities, as it should not be. It involves withholding information from the public because someone of some higher power happened to consider it “inappropriate” for their cause.Read More →

By Rose Chen Adult coloring books are far from novel at this point. Introduced in the 1960s, they have been around ever since. Until recently however, the books accrued much criticism. The first books were propaganda-motivated and mocking in theme. Published in 1962, The New Frontier Coloring Book, for instance,Read More →

by Jasmine Vohra and Heyam Muflahi Participation grades are designed to reflect a student’s engagement in class—but do they do so accurately? Those who retain the most amount of knowledge might very well have a learning style that doesn’t adhere to the participation standards. Taking thorough notes and listening intently toRead More →

by Arianna Sarjoo A growing group of parents today obsess over determining their child’s multi step plan to an ivy league college and a career so full of success, you would think they never struggled. With access to the abundance of information resources a parent can receive from the internetRead More →

by Jasmine Vohra The Dakota Access Pipeline is intended to be completed this year when it will, begin its job of transporting hundreds of thousands of crude oil daily from North Dakota to Illinois. However, the pipeline will provide harsh realities for those residing in Standing Rock. Not only is theRead More →

By Mohamad Amin The only state to have its own electricity grid, the only state to join by treaty, and possibly the best representation of America within America, has some demographic trends that will make any downtrodden Democrat quite happy. Of course I am talking about Texas, which much likeRead More →

by Jasmine Vohra and Heyam Muflahi Our nation began one of the most hectic of its recent years with a theme of diversity, inclusion and empowerment in the air. The LGBTQ+ community had entered its sixth month of marriage equality, and hadn’t ceased celebrating the right to be unapologetically queer. Our socialRead More →