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Opinion: Why you should get the COVID-19 vaccine

Opinion: Why you should get the COVID-19 vaccine

by Sara Rott, Staff Writer // April 21, 2021

It's been a year since what's felt like the world has shut down, a pandemic struck and barriers prevented us from going about our daily lives. Now we...

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Marvin Gaye's revolutionary impact on music can easily be heard today

Marvin Gaye’s revolutionary impact on music can easily be heard today

by Ryan Hardison and Trinity Bland // April 21, 2021

If called upon, an overwhelming majority of Americans would likely recognize their country’s national anthem.  Not really by choice as the sluggish...

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Traditions should be valued, not ignored

Traditions should be valued, not ignored

by Jermelle Macleod, Staff Writer // April 21, 2021

“Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire.” ― Gustav Mahler  The word “tradition” has an extraordinarily negative...

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In my skin: My experience with racism in TFM program

In my skin: My experience with racism in TFM program

by Alexis Casas, Contributor // April 21, 2021

The negative associations that stain my skin more than my melanin have always been an existing reality present in my life. I’ve grown up in a world that...

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Jackie Robinson's legacy deserves to be better celebrated in today's political climate

Jackie Robinson’s legacy deserves to be better celebrated in today’s political climate

by Trinity Bland, Opinion Editor // April 15, 2021

The legacy of Jackie Robinson is so colossal that it still continues to grow in depth and breadth. On April 15, with every player wearing No. 42 jerseys...

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Perspective: Interning at a hospital in a pandemic

Perspective: Interning at a hospital in a pandemic

by Jake Greenfield, Staff Writer // April 14, 2021

In Oct. 2020, many businesses were shuttered and the pandemic raged on. When a friend reached out and asked if I was interested in an internship with the...

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Opinion: DACA recipients should have a secure pathway to citizenship now

Opinion: DACA recipients should have a secure pathway to citizenship now

by Juan Daniel Avila, Staff Writer // April 14, 2021

In just the last four years of the Trump administration, 800,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, also known as “Dreamers,”...

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Lil Nas X’s “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” is a masterpiece

Lil Nas X’s “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” is a masterpiece

by Riley Martinez, Staff Writer // April 13, 2021

“In life, we hide the parts of ourselves we don’t want the world to see. We lock them away. We tell them ‘No.’ We banish them. But here, we don’t....

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An intersectional guide to Women's History Month

An intersectional guide to Women’s History Month

by Brenna Martinez, Contributor // March 30, 2021

Women’s History Month, established just in the past few decades, initially began as a week of celebration in 1981 to recognize important and influential...

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Audrey Hepburn was more than a Hollywood icon

Audrey Hepburn was more than a Hollywood icon

by Grace Brady, Staff Writer // March 30, 2021

Audrey Hepburn is widely known for her work as a Hollywood actress as well as a fashion icon to many. People are unaware of how she spent her childhood...

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I agree with Lizzo, body positivity has become commercialized

I agree with Lizzo, body positivity has become commercialized

by Trinity Bland, Opinion Editor // March 30, 2021

Vogue’s October 2020 cover features none other than Lizzo, who everyone and their mom know at this point.  In addition to the cover and other pictures...

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Minnie Riperton gave us flowers, it's time we give her flowers too

Minnie Riperton gave us flowers, it’s time we give her flowers too

by Ryan Hardison, Senior Staff Writer // March 30, 2021

The abundance of music laced with resilient, socially-conscious themes canvassing the mid-1960s through the early 1970s will likely never be matched again.  Even...

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