Category: Editorials

Say “No” to Censorship

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. Some may argue that the…

Adult Coloring Books

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, criticized the government’s lack of…

Participation Grades

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 to others proves to be the…

Not My President

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 social medias were infused with uproar…

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