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RBG’s complicated legacy

Ava Liponis, Columnist October 1, 2020

Our nation is grieving. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away on Sept. 18, was undeniably a civil rights icon and helped make enormous strides made for women’s rights. In 1996, she led the ruling decision...

Illustration by Lily Buller.

Normalizing violence through the Abraham Accords

Scout Hutchinson, Columnist October 1, 2020

“The sand was loaded up with blood. And now you’re going to see that a lot of that sand is going to be loaded up with peace,” said Donald Trump. On Sept. 15, 2020, Trump signed a “peace deal”...

Small excitements: Breaking out of monotony

Sile Surman, Columnist October 1, 2020

When days blend together and the threat of monotony looms on the horizon, what can be done? School days and work routines often feel unbreakably tedious and utterly the same. For some folks, maintaining...

Op-Ed: Whitman Admissions has no excuses

Grant Simmons, Alumni '19 October 1, 2020

As the country operates like an oil rig that has exploded and is now slowly sinking into the ocean, many institutions in the US are righteously facing an existential crisis. This includes the world of...

Illustration by Hayden Cooper.

Shame in the anti-racist movement

Dana Walden, Opinion Editor September 24, 2020

Shame, Shame, Shame: we all got it, and we all feel it from time to time. Shame is not a bad emotion to feel; in fact, it can be helpful and productive under the right circumstances. We should feel a little...

“Jumping a fence for true love” or stalking?

Scout Hutchinson, Columnist September 24, 2020

Colton Underwood, star of “The Bachelor,” jumped a fence for love and didn’t take no for an answer after “The Bachelor” contestant Cassie Randolf broke up with him… cute! Now he's putting tracking...

Make a plan for your vote

Sile Surman, Columnist September 24, 2020

Do you check your voter registration status every single day, almost to the point of insanity? Join the club. This election has everyone, including myself, on edge lately.  Quite honestly, I’m probably...

Gen Z: We’re doing more than you think

Ava Liponis, Columnist September 24, 2020

Gen Z is the largest and most racially diverse generation in the United States; we distrust power and dislike authority; we are masters of technology and pioneers of social media. With that said, Gen Z...

Illustration by Anika Vučićević.

The healing nature of digital minimalism

Victoria Helmer, Columnist September 17, 2020

With so much going on, we can easily feel as if we are trapped in a bottomless pit of apocalyptic news, and this sentiment rings especially true if we compulsively check our devices. Since many facets...

Democratic candidates should act like your cool government teacher

Scout Hutchinson, Columnist September 17, 2020

Election night 2016, I found myself confused and bewildered while my dog slept soundly beside me (oblivious to what was going on... Oh to be a dog!), hoping for the delegate numbers to magically change....

The underlying sexism of “electability” politics

Ava Liponis, Columnist September 17, 2020

The 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary began with a gender diverse field of candidates only four years after the first female presidential candidate was nominated by the Democratic Party. I mean, it’s...

Illustration by Kiara Paninos.

We need mental health resources in K-12 schools now

Sile Surman, Columnist September 17, 2020

As one of many college students taking online classes, readjusting didn’t come easily to me. With that said, I truly can’t imagine what grade school-aged kids are going through right now. I am genuinely...

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