Hypocrisy on your plate

Nina Fridman, Staff Writer

April 15, 2016

Filed under OpEd

This past summer, participants in the annual Yulin dog festival in China captured thousands of dogs to kill and eat. The festival sparked outrage worldwide because many were horrified that people would kill and eat dogs, but I f... Read more »

Stepping toward self-motivation

Lucia Bosacoma, Staff Writer

April 15, 2016

Filed under OpEd

All I wanted for my birthday this year was a Fitbit, but my parents were extremely reluctant to buy me one because they said I would never use it. After insisting that my Fitbit would compel me to exercise more, explaining how all my friends had one and promising it would never leav... Read more »

Letter to the Editor

April 15, 2016

Filed under OpEd

I am writing to express my concerns about creating a safe school environment. I am the president and founder of GBN’s Korean Connections Club. Recently, we held an all-school event — our annual open forum discussion about mu... Read more »

Celebration of ‘slanguage’

Keena Du, Staff Writer

April 15, 2016

Filed under OpEd

From witty T-shirt designs to artsy, straight-out-of-Tumblr posters, teen “slanguage” today means much more than a way to abbreviate when texting or to seem updated on the latest trending videos. It isn’t something teens sh... Read more »

E-book truth uncovered

Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer

April 15, 2016

Filed under OpEd

I received a Sony e­Reader for my birthday a few years ago, and I loved it. It was shiny and beautiful and had all my favorite books. I was thrilled. However, after some time had passed and the novelty of having a new toy wore off, I realized something was not the s... Read more »

The age of college shaming

Kaylyn Du, Staff Writer

April 15, 2016

Filed under OpEd

I couldn’t believe it when my friends mistook the reputable Oberlin College, a school I was interested in attending, for Oberweis ​— the ice cream store. Yes, you heard me. They automatically assumed the liberal arts colle... Read more »

Pro and con for underclassmen in the SAC

Alec Mawrence, Editor-in-Chief

March 4, 2016

Filed under Features, OpEd

The features editors asked me to write a column about why the SAC should be all-inclusive. They know I am an expert on the topic because I wrote about it last year. They also know the seniors last year demoralized me and hurt m... Read more »

You are not first, not alone

March 4, 2016

Filed under OpEd

Every week, about 250 students walk through the hallway between Student Services and the College Resource Center. Some of them are comfortable and some of them are in a crisis. Some of them don’t want anyone to know where they are and some hope their teachers an... Read more »

Open your mind to a different vote

Amber Olson, Executive Features Editor

March 4, 2016

Filed under OpEd

When I turned 18, I didn’t run out of the house to get a rebellious tattoo, and I didn’t purchase loads of lottery tickets just because I could. Instead, on my 18th birthday, my overriding thought was, “I am voting in thi... Read more »

Embrace mismatched joy

Ellie Jordan, Executive Opinions Editor

March 4, 2016

Filed under OpEd

           When I am old, I shall wear loose-fitting dresses with slippers that do not match, and I shall clash pots and pans together to create my own cacophonous symphony. I shall sing in elevators and press all the buttons for the fun of doing so, and when I ar... Read more »

‘They’ shall overcome

Kobi Weinberg, Managing Editor

March 4, 2016

Filed under OpEd

While visiting my sister at college, I sat on her dormitory terrace and met her friends. One friend, Gregg, is transgender. After Gregg left, I remarked, “He’s funny.” My sister corrected me, explaining that Gregg insi... Read more »

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