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Liberate Women in Pop Culture

Sophie Stoddart, Reporter November 10, 2021

Teens and adults today have become accustomed to the frequent sexualization and objectification of women in films, music videos and on social media.  Although it is already 2021, we still face the...

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Extroverts, Please Leave Me Alone

Eva Mayrose, Reporter November 10, 2021

“Wait, are you new? I’ve never seen you before.”  “I didn’t know you could talk!”  “What do you mean you’ve never been to a party?”  Apologies, I didn’t mean to inconvenience...

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An Influencer’s Life for Me

Chloe Choi, Reporter November 10, 2021

I wake up to a million notifications from dozens of different apps. I scroll through all my social media accounts before rolling out of bed at the last minute to get ready for the day. I spend ages picking...

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A Letter From the Editors

Let’s Do Away With the “Devious Licks” Trend
Alycen Kim and Aidan Sun November 10, 2021

Amid the re-adjustment to in-person schooling comes a new challenge: school bathroom closures. TikTok’s latest trend, “Devious Licks,” has had long-term (if not criminal) effects on our campus. “Devious...

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Lost in Translation: Dubbing vs Subbing

The Reasons Why Subtitles Take the Dub Over Dubbing
Alycen Kim, Editor-In-Chief November 10, 2021

Hundreds of struggling adults compete against each other in a series of twisted children’s games (think red light, green light and tug of war) for the ultimate cash prize: the equivalent of 38 million...

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Out with Columbus Day; In with Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Lucia Ruiz, Features Editor October 15, 2021

When Columbus first encountered the Taino tribe of Haiti in 1492, it was a successful tribe with over five million members. Two years later, there were only two million Taino people. By the time Columbus...

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Stereotypical or Empowering?

A Look Into the New Marvel Movie, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”
Aaron Paik, Reporter October 15, 2021

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” was one of the most polarizing films of 2021. Reeling in around $247.6 million in gross revenue in its first two weeks and made possible by amazing performances...

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Graphic by Chloe Choi

A Satire on Diligent Mask Wearing

Chloe Choi, Reporter October 15, 2021

As I walk down the hallway at 8 a.m., there’s already a cluster of rowdy kids talking about their fantasy football teams, all while not wearing masks. I roll my eyes, but I can’t expect better because...

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A Letter From the Editors

The Legacy of Legacy in College Admissions Should be Ended
Alycen Kim and Aidan Sun, Editors-in-Chief October 15, 2021

When we enter high school, we’re taught that our actions alone control our chances of getting into top schools. Our investment in extracurriculars, working for high GPAs and writing insightful essays...

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Graphic by Alycen Kim

It’s a Culture, Not a Costume

The Issue with Culturally Inappropriate Costumes
Alycen Kim, Editor-in-Chief October 15, 2021

Cobwebs, costumes, candy and cultural appropriation? Halloween is just around the corner,  bringing about a night of dressing up and dishing out sweets. But, along with the influx of candy and decorations...

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New Gaming Laws in China Could Have Benefits for Children

Natalie Wang, Reporter October 15, 2021

China has cracked down on their video game industries, and as of Sept. 1, 2021, all Chinese minors under the age of 18 are restricted to only three hours of gaming maximum per week and can only play on...

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Graphic by Chloe Choi

PARENTAL ADVISORY: Explicit Content

Parents Unfairly Condemn Artists for Explicit Music
Sierra Namvari, Photography Editor October 15, 2021

Recently, many parents have been complaining about the large amount of “explicit” content that celebrities are releasing. They believe that it’s inappropriate for their children to be looking...

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