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This story discusses my relationship with men, a relationship that is twisted and confusing to even me.

Personal Column: Real Men

By Danielle Yampuler, Copy Editor December 9, 2021

I’m in a car. A car. Any car. Sometimes it feels like it’s every car- my own personal liminal space, never quite the same but always identical in feel. Sometimes it’s a big white minivan- those guys...

Britney Spears at the Peak of her Fame in Comparison to the Present

Op-Ed: Britney Spears’s Conservatorship Saga: The Destruction of Young Stars in Hollywood

By Jahrel Noble, Entertainment Editor December 9, 2021

One Grammy Award, six MTV Video Music Awards, nine Billboard Music Awards, three World Music Awards, eight Teen Choice Awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In the late 1990s and early 2000s,...

Personal Column: Just Asexual

Personal Column: Just Asexual

By Brooke J Ferrell, Entertainment Editor December 9, 2021

“I’m not kissing my best friend.” My acting coach stared at me, incomprehension on her face. I’d been working in this studio for months, building fragile trust with new coaches, but I’d never...

4 hours after being taken off DHE, and finally was allowed to have food in the morning.

Personal Column: Silent Killer

By Julian Namerow, Features Editor December 9, 2021

A black 2-inch thick velcro strip strapped my right leg down, next to my left, and then an even larger one pressed me down on my abdomen. Immobile, I had wheeled out of the hospital wishing I could see...

Photo Credits: | A collection of Russian stereotypes, all frequently seen in Western medias.

Op-Ed: Ushankas & vodka & bears, oh my! – How politics affect stereotypes against Russians

By Nadia Talanker, Opinion Editor December 9, 2021

It had been a busy workday, one that was far from ending. Gathered around the round table, staff members had been discussing for what seemed like hours now before slowly drifting off topic - specifically,...

Op-Ed: End performative activism to create real change

Op-Ed: End performative activism to create real change

By Kaitlyn Garza, Staff Writer December 9, 2021

Every scroll I make, I’m met with black posts with the hashtag: blacklivesmatter. I move over to Twitter to find that my Instagram home page wasn’t alone in all this: an estimated 28 million Instagram...

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Op-Ed: Breaking the Gender Barrier for Male Body image

By Prisha Multani and Ankitha Lavi December 8, 2021

***DISCLAIMER: This article discusses Eating Disorders*** Have you ever caught yourself scrolling on social media for hours, subconsciously comparing yourself to all of the “perfect” Instagram models?...

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Personal Column: Fish are friends

By Nicki Anahita, Staff Writer December 8, 2021

The first day I ever drove her home, I told her that she could play her music if she wanted to.                 “No, I’m alright, my music taste is bad”  What’s that about? Even though...

Op-Ed: Cancel Cancel Culture

Op-Ed: Cancel “Cancel Culture”

By Nour Chibani and Hannah Mansour December 8, 2021

“CANCELED.” This word flooded the comment section. As I scroll through TikTok, I land on a video of famous TikTok user, Amanda Lee Fago. Fago, better known as “Aunty Amanda,” uses her platform...

While many wealthy nations have returned to pre-pandemic life, vaccine desert-countries continue to struggle with containing COVID19.

Op-Ed: COVID19 TRIPS waiver and the hypocrisy of American pharmaceuticals

By Hilary Nguyen, Opinion Editor December 8, 2021

In December 2020, the FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer COVID vaccine; the Moderna and Janssen vaccines were issued EUAs shortly after. In May, the CDC announced that fully...

If debt forgiveness, college grants, and free community college is not included in the Build Back Better Plan, then generations of students, like ourselves, will start our adults lives in mounds of debt.

Op-Ed: Build Back Better: It May Not Be The Perfect Bill, But It’s The One College Students Need

By Sarah Fernandez and Atahan Koksoy December 8, 2021

This fall in the college search process, I was torn between two choices: staying in my home state Texas, where I am comfortable, or exploring a new path out of state, where I will be exposed to more...

Op-Ed: Bringing back the woolly mammoths is a colossal mistake

Op-Ed: Bringing back the woolly mammoths is a colossal mistake

By Jessica Lin, Feature Editor December 8, 2021

The novel Jurassic Park brought readers a glimpse of a fantastical world: a theme park full of dinosaurs. The gigantic creatures, once only limited to the imagination, became reality through technology....

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