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The Effects of Immigration and Deportation Within A Family in America

The Effects of Immigration and Deportation Within A Family in America

Wendy Palafox-Arceo, Commentary Writer
February 23, 2017
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As Trump's presidency almost reaches two months, the immigration enforcement torments millions of immigrants and their families.

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Mourning David Bowie: How Do We Seek A Balance?

Mourning David Bowie: How Do We Seek A Balance?

Zoe Ray, Staff
January 19, 2016
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How to approach the death of a rockstar with a harrowing past? On January 10, rock icon David Bowie passed away from cancer at age 69. People around the world are mourning the loss of the powerful artist and appreciating his influential work and the movements that he's created through his art. But...

Tiny Home Movement: Is Less Always More?

Tiny Home Movement: Is Less Always More?

Abby Press, Staff
January 19, 2016
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As children, we are taught less is always more. Today people are applying that advice to their homes. In recent years the “Tiny Home Movement” has gained great popularity and notoriety, even appearing on several TV shows on networks like HGTV and FY. These Tiny Homes are appealing to a variety ...

Harry Potter and the Racial Controversy

Elisabeth Sullivan, Writer
January 19, 2016
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In July 2016, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" opens in the West End. The play will be set "19 years later," and has gained notoriety not for the idea of our beloved Hogwarts students being parents, but because Noma Dumezweni, a black actress, will play Hermione. Most people are supportive, b...

“The Big Short”

“The Big Short”

Caleigh Warner, Staff
January 13, 2016
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Appreciation for "The Big Short," a film rendition of the events that led to the 2008 financial crisis in the US, has been quick and widespread. Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday called the film "alternately ingenious and gratuitously quirky, a profoundly angry piece of agitprop, as ham-handed...

Go Organic!

Go Organic!

Bridget O'Brien, Staff
December 17, 2015
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Eating organic is a simple yet significant way to impact your individual health as well as the earth's health. Organic farms provide solutions to some of the world largest issues, such as  health, environmental benefits, biodiversity, and much more. Organic foods are not only tastier, but m...

The Importance of Taking Action

Katy Foley, Staff
December 9, 2015
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I Every day it seems we are confronted by stories of large global crises. We read the reports and try to empathize with unbelievable injustice, but it can be overwhelming. The horror of these atrocities—terrorist bombings in Paris, the Syrian refugee crisis; closer to home, the murders in San Berna...

What Do We Want in a U.S. President? Candidates’ Attendance at Extremist Conference Raises Doubts

What Do We Want in a U.S. President? Candidates’ Attendance at Extremist Conference Raises Doubts

Josephine Fagan, Staff
December 2, 2015
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What do Americans want in a representative? We elect officials to represent our own interests and goals in a larger population. As a society, America has developed to the point that these representatives are a vital part of everyday life. So, then, why is it that Republican presidential nominees ...

Model Ditches Social Media. Here’s Why.

Model Ditches Social Media. Here’s Why.

Dylan Zack, Staff
November 24, 2015
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In today's world, if you have 50k+ followers on any given social media platform, it may seem like you have it all. However, social media is still fairly new, and its users are still learning how to use it in a healthy and productive way. Essena O'Neill is the former owner of an extremely popular...

What Are You Thankful For This Thanksgiving?

What Are You Thankful For This Thanksgiving?

Amiah Porter, Commentary
November 23, 2015
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"I, My Porter, am thankful that I got chance to attend St. Mary's academy and be a part of a community that is so hard working. I am especially thankful for my parents who work hard to provide for me and my family. They made sure to provide both my sister and I with a  good education and encouraged...

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