The Black & White

Reuse school supplies; don’t buy

Reuse school supplies; don’t buy

By Emma Shaffer

October 15, 2018


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For many students, when the start of school creeps up at the end of August, it’s time for the ritual Target run. I walk into that familiar store, grab a red shopping cart—which always seems to have a broken wheel—and go to the school supply section. There I fill my cart with heaps of supplies:...

Country music is a boys’ club, and that needs to change

Country music is a boys’ club, and that needs to change

By Sydney Miller

October 15, 2018


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Country music. When most people read those words, they think of a dirt road, a cowboy hat, a big ol’ truck and a bottle of booze. But when you picture country music, do you associate it with any particular gender? A lot of music producers and radio DJs do. In fact, female country music artists face...

A reflection on junior year: it’s not all bad

A reflection on junior year: it’s not all bad

By Ella Atsavapranee

October 15, 2018


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Going into junior year, my anxiety level was at an all-time high. From what I had heard from upperclassmen, it would be a year filled with impossibly difficult classes, very little sleep and more than a few mental breakdowns. However, junior year wasn’t nearly as bad as people made it seem. Now as ...

Sexual assault isn’t partisan. So why is the response?

Sexual assault isn’t partisan. So why is the response?

By Dana Herrnstadt

October 11, 2018


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From the day Ford came forward with her allegations, both she and Kavanaugh have been reduced to symbols of their respective political parties. Caught up in the intensity of our political divisions, we’ve forgotten that they’re people, and see only “Democrat” or “Republican.”

Board games: boring no longer

Board games: boring no longer

By Will Brown

October 10, 2018


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It was midnight on a Friday, and four teenagers sat in a basement. Dice and accusations were flying as the group desperately tried to hunt down a traitor in their midst. Finally, by 1 a.m. they thought they had found him. By 2 a.m., they realized there was never a traitor to begin with—they’d caught...

The anonymous op-ed isn’t good news

The anonymous op-ed isn’t good news

By David Villani

September 27, 2018


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The Trump era is infamous for its unpredictability. Late night tweets and bizarre outbursts have taught us to get used to surprises. Even so, the New York Times’ op-ed managed to catch us off guard. The Sept. 5 anonymous article, written by a senior official in the Trump administration, claimed that m...

Dear Delphi: Dealing with Stress

Dear Delphi: Dealing with Stress

September 24, 2018


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First and foremost, I would like to welcome you to my new advice column. I read your questions, and I picked one to answer. I hope my advice helps. If you want to submit your own question, you can click here.   Questions have been edited for clarity.   Dear Delphi, How do I deal with people who make me feel bad about not having a full-period day or minimize...

The Democratic party is shifting to the left: we should embrace that

The Democratic party is shifting to the left: we should embrace that

By David Villani

July 31, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion, Showcase

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's June 26 victory shook the country, and made it clear to all that in the Trump era, everything is changing. Embracing socialism is the best way to fight president Donald Trump and the new far-right.

Uncovering hidden heroes of human rights

Uncovering hidden heroes of human rights

By Naren Roy

June 15, 2018


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With so many ways to become young activists in a community that fosters advocacy, deviation and progress, it becomes harder to contextualize our actions as being anything other than the supported norm. But it’s important to consider each activist and their individual story.

Passion and grit trump talent

Passion and grit trump talent

By Calli Lipping

June 14, 2018


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We all know that feeling: you study hours for a test, reviewing notes and watching Khan Academy videos. Your friend hangs out with classmates and goes to sleep early. Then they get a higher grade. While that feeling of invalidation may rest uncomfortably in your stomach, know that your work ethic is e...

Being Multiracial: 51 years after Loving v. Virginia

Being Multiracial: 51 years after Loving v. Virginia

By Brooke McLeod

June 12, 2018


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The U.S. Supreme Court historically ruled in the 1967 case Loving v. Virginia to decriminalize miscegenation, or the marriage of two people of different races. But for interracial families to truly be accepted by society, there’s still a lot of work to be done.

End the suffering: adopt pets, don’t buy

End the suffering: adopt pets, don’t buy

By Emma Iturregui

June 11, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion, Showcase

The value our society places on new, “perfect” objects extends past trivial possessions and trends; it fosters our obsession with buying dogs over adopting.