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Don’t sleep on the snooze button

Jackson Weil, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018

Filed under OpEd

It’s the crack of dawn on a dreary Monday morning, and I am jarred awake by a familiar sound. I roll over to assess the situation. It’s 6:50 a.m. If I hop out of bed now, I will have time to take a hot shower and maybe make myself breakfast, but t...

A Chinese American Question & Answer

Keena Du, Executive Opinions Editor

February 2, 2018

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Racism: it’s lived through the ages. As a 17-year-old Chinese American female, I’ve heard my “fair” share of racist commentary, often in the form of insinuating questions. So from kindergarten to senior year, these are my answers to a few of the racial m...

You don’t have to spill your tea

Keena Du, Executive Opinions Editor

December 8, 2017

Filed under OpEd

Armed with the cruelest  interrogation tools, they poke and prod to find out everything I know. I am a towel, being wrung out for every drop of knowledge I have. No, these torturers aren’t part of a cult or gang — they’re...

Stars, stripes and silence

Grace Chatas, Features Editor

December 8, 2017

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It was a time of chaos. Buildings were falling, children were crying and people were locking their doors, fearing the worst. It was the 2016 American presidential election. In the days following the results, the somber mood fill...

Independence over invasion

December 8, 2017

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We’ve all received those notifications from our parents. Four missed texts, three “Find My iPhone” pings and anywhere from one to nine voicemails flood our phones as we study at the local Starbucks or see a movie with fr...

To invent or to uninvent

Nina Fridman, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017

Filed under OpEd

Recently, I read a series of essays published by the New Yorker called “Uninvent This,” in which writers described what items, concepts or technological advancements they would uninvent if given the chance. That got me thinking:...

Help wanted: advice needed

Nora Smith, Opinions Editor

December 8, 2017

Filed under OpEd

Hey, can you listen for a second? I need some advice. I’m afraid of rejection. More than just the fear of being rejected — I’m afraid of rejecting others. I tend to be a people-pleaser, so when a guy tries to become a li...

Hit snooze on beauty

Isabel Vayser, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017

Filed under OpEd

It’s 6:13 a.m., and I let go of my mascara wand as a realization strikes. You see, I’ve fallen into a routine. Routines can be great for time and stress management, but they aren’t set in stone. It’s important to occ...

Breaking up with friends

Nina Fridman, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017

Filed under OpEd

So, I know this guy. And like a lot of guys, he says things that irk me. He gets under my skin. When I hear him speak or get a notification from him on my phone, it kind of sounds like a glorified toilet flush. I tried being nice...

Times change, as do expectations

November 3, 2017

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It’s easy to be involved in extracurricular activities. It’s easy to keep decent grades. It’s easy to do both and get eight hours of sleep every night. Maybe if we repeat these lines enough times, they’ll be true. T...

Hit the brakes on the constant coffee breaks

Jenna Lasky, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017

Filed under OpEd

Caffeine addicts tell you “one-cup mornings don’t exist,” and that “decaf is pointless.” I know this because over the summer, I became somewhat of a caffeine addict. Granted, I wasn’t draining five to six cups a day, but...

Let’s consider our inconsideration

Keena Du, Executive Opinions Editor

November 3, 2017

Filed under OpEd

The woman at Costco who hovers over the sample maker until the tray is ready, and then swoops in to take three, four, five samples at once before drifting away to hover over another station. The guy who suddenly has a very ...

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