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Good Cop, Bad Cop

 A police officer kneels with an injured individual; another raises a baton, striking a person who cradles out of fear. The figures are made of newspaper, demonstrating that, regardless of whether explicitly stated, much of the media has taken a stance on the topic of police brutality.
Are individual officers at fault for police brutality, or is the system responsible?
November 20, 2020

Unfortunately, not everything is black and white. The yins and yangs of our universe aren’t separated with clear lines. The morality of our actions is, and forever will be, ambiguous. Trying to separate...

Does the Movement Matter?

A black fist is held up, representing the Black Lives Matter Movement. Since its founding, the fist has been one of its symbols.
A look into students’ perspectives on the Black Lives Matter movement
November 20, 2020

It is a wide-scale invasion. Materializing on plasma screens, dotting social networks, commandeering headlines of outlets everywhere. No conversation is too far away from the potential permeation of its...

Artificial Activism

An IPhone displays an Instagram feed from June 2, 2020-- Blackout Tuesday. Supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement posted black squares to show their solidarity for Black people in a time of racial injustice.
Insincere support of a cause drowns out actual advocates’ messages
November 20, 2020

As senior Anna West scrolls through Instagram in the early afternoon of June 2, her screen is periodically flooded with a wave of darkness. Instead of a feed composed of birthday posts and selfies and...

Headways Through History

Civil Rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. leads a group of protesters at a rally in the 1960’s. Like the Civil Rights movement, current protests have become a popular way to show support for racial equality
The push for change by Black Lives Matter supporters parallels that of Civil Rights activists
November 20, 2020

As protestors wipe the sweat off their foreheads and tears off their cheeks, they march forward. The streets are full of people treading towards the Lincoln Memorial as the late August sun beams down on...

Eyes Wide Open

Eyes Wide Open
Looking into others’ opinions about racial justice issues provides a new perspective from those with different experiences
November 20, 2020

Sex Uncovered

Sex Uncovered
Starting a conversation about sex helps educate adolescents
February 24, 2020

Masturbation: It’s Uni-sex

Individual sexual activity is normal for both genders
February 24, 2020

  As junior Harlie Mills sat on her bed engaging in conversation, her friend, quite nervously and timidly, brought up the topic of masturbation. A subject discussed countless times by her male...

Let’s Talk About Sex

Carelessly Covered: Covers are haphazardly strewn across a bed, with undergarments laying messily across it. Adolescents' relationship with sex can be a messy one but with careful thought and reflection, teenagers can form a healthy relationship with sex.
Understanding motivations for leads to a healthy relationship with it
February 24, 2020

“I considered having sex because I had reached a point in my life where it was something I wanted to experience. I had an opportunity with someone I felt safe with and we decided that it was something...

Essy Ingram explains why she chooses abstinence
February 24, 2020

In our tightest bonds, it tugs at our hearts. It wants to be seen, acknowledged, satiated. We all know the feeling. It’s almost easier to pretend to not know how it feels to have sexual desire, especially...

Sex: Is Waiting Worth It?

Sex: Is Waiting Worth It?
Lanie Sanders expresses her anti-abstinence views
February 24, 2020

DARE worked in elementary school because of the demographic. For fifth graders, “Don’t do drugs” is enough. Addiction hotlines and safe drug practices aren’t applicable to 10 year olds, at least...

Queer and Questioning

Queer and Questioning
LGBTQ+ teens are curious, but often lack a reliable source for information about sex
February 24, 2020

It's finally the weekend and sophomore *Adam Waters is hanging out with his friend, who suddenly starts talking about how he’s confused about his sexuality; he doesn’t know what he identifies with....

Presence Over Presents

Classroom cheer: Mrs. Sarah LaRue Happily sits and talks with students.
Spending time with loved ones during the holidays can be the best present
December 20, 2019

One of the worst feelings around this time of year is seeing the look of veiled disappointment on someone’s face when they open a present that was a miss. Out of courtesy, they’ll give you a “thanks!”...

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