Author: kate-gardner

Culture
Opinion
Uplifting

History Bounding: A Hobby for the Ages

Growing up, we’re taught that corsets are oppressive torture devices, and that aristocratic fashions were designed by men out of spite. In reality, extreme female fashions such as large skirts, protective hat pins, (please google this one) and elongated bonnets allowed women to reclaim physical space.

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Coronavirus
Opinion
School

MHS Needs a Plan for Self-Isolating Students

While satisfaction varied, my peers consistently mentioned a lack of consistency in communication and between the plans of individual classes. According to student testimony, MHS does not have a standardized education plan for students under quarantine.

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Opinion
Politics

How Do We Stop Far Right Radicalization?

When the establishment media is fake news, anonymous Reddit users can be upheld as the arbiters of truth. Like cults, far right communities have their own terminology, which keep outsiders in the dark.

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Coronavirus
World

Questions You May Have about the COVID-19 Vaccines

The race for a vaccine is over. In the past month, successful phase 3 trials of three different COVID vaccines have been announced, prompting relief and excitement. Here are some answers to questions you may have related to COVID vaccine news:

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Opinion
World

It’s Time We Raised the Minimum Wage

In  America, one is expected to take advantage of the upward social mobility our wealthy democracy theoretically affords. In stories, we may be presented with characters who work minimum wage or service jobs, but invariably, these jobs are a starting point. The character in question will go to college, strike it rich, or marry well. […]

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General Interest
Opinion

Social Justice or Just a Marketing Scheme?

In an era of social media vigilante justice and the increasing integration of advertisements into everyday lives, it’s time to reexamine the ways that advertisers use social justice to sell products. Generation Z, at least through internet mediums, is a politically active generation. During our young lives, we have seen the rise of social movements […]

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General Interest

Advice From Happy Hart

NOTE: This column is for COMEDIC ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES only. It’s anonymous authors are NOT certified or qualified in any way to give emotional advice. If you are seeking advice on any real-life issues, consult a friend, family member, school social worker, or another trusted individual. Dear Happy,  I’m in crisis! I invited my girlfriend over […]

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General Interest
Opinion

Happy Holidays from Me and My Apathy

Open scene. I’m cutting the plastic netting from a newly christened Christmas tree with a cheese knife. I’m using a short, stubby cheese knife because I want to reduce the likelihood of my getting stabbed, or stabbing my sister. If I stabbed my sister, even two weeks in advance, it would probably ruin Christmas.  But […]

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Opinion

Friendsgiving, More Like Endsbringing

It’s a dire time for everyday Americans. Young people are increasingly irreverent, disillusioned with the values that this nation holds dear. In class, many students refuse to pledge allegiance to our flag. On the field, many kneel in flagrant disrespect of our national anthem. What happened to the flag-waving, tailgating, all-American fervor that marked youth […]

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June 2018/19
School

A Year in Review: The Freshman Perspective

Freshman year is an important time in any student’s academic career. Students become acclimated to a new school and environment. This typically includes standard “high school things,” such as a change in school policies, harder classes, and structured midterms and finals. Some changes, like a more lenient dress code and rules permitting students to carry […]

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