What Makes a Great Athlete?

By Nadir What makes a great athlete? Skill? Drive? Sportsmanship? Well yes and no. Yes, of course, to be successful and great as an athlete you need to perform well and have the skill and athleticism. However being a great athlete doesn’t just include skill or athleticism, it requires respect and value for your team […]

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Say ‘Yes’ to Tiger Mums

By: Rozanne 虎妈的教育, hǔ mā de jiàoyù Tiger mum parenting, and why it may not be as detrimental to children as it seems “You know Auntie Karen’s daughter? She gets straight A*s, plays the violin professionally and got into Harvard. Why can’t you be more like her?” “Pass me your grades. Why are you getting […]

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So This is How Vocabulary Dies: with Thunderous Applause

By Pablo Donald Trump talks like an elementary school student. Thankfully for all parties involved, this is neither a purposefully controversial hook or the beginning of a political op-ed, but simply an observed fact. As communication technology and the Internet continue to develop at a brisker pace than ever, it is the ironic truth that […]

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Take No Offense, “Snowflakes”

By Diya Warning: the contents of this article may be offensive to some people… but then again, isn’t everything? In the 21st century, social media has taken the world by storm. As we become more aware of issues and beliefs around us, we try to understand and sympathize with everyone. However, in an increasingly interconnected […]

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“Mama don’t leave me…”

By Carina Why America should require parental leave by law Imagine just having had a baby, one of the greatest experiences in the world, yet not being able to fully enjoy that, because at a time where costs are high and income is low, needing to go back to work is a concerning stress factor. […]

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‘Depression is sexy’

By Ada Depression is being glorified. When you are able to turn on the radio and hear lyrics like “I’m a loser I’m a user,” it becomes impossible to protect children from exposure to suicidal tendencies. Turn on Netflix and ‘13 Reasons Why’ is recommended. Due to the influence of pop culture on upcoming generations […]

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The Right to Die

By Abigail Picture this, you open your eyes to see someone attacking you, which causes you to have an uncontrollable outburst of anger. You then try to run but are unable to do this simple act. Then, you can no longer control your bladder, eating is impossible, you can’t communicate and you get sicker from […]

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How eating disorders are feeding off of our society.

By Nova Compier How does one take action when the deed is self-destruction? How do you change one’s thinking and self-perspective? We have yet to figure out how these deeds of self-destruction have come to our mind in the first place, and without noticing nor forcing it upon ourselves; eating disorders have become part of […]

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Tokyo Olympics

By Mahiro Nishiwaki The 2020 Olympics should not be held in Tokyo. First of all, as construction begins for the 2020 Olympic Games, thousands of people are being evicted from their beloved homes. Can you imagine if your home was being destroyed by government? The demolition of a public housing complex in the Kasumigaoka will […]

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Restrictions Must be Restricted

By Ashay Panse Shame. Disappointment. Frustration. Schools are snatching away basic human rights from students. The right to education and the right to freedom. Why? How? Through a simple, yet complex concept known as a restriction.   Let me explain… I doubt most of you have realized that although Snapchat is unblocked, we are more […]

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