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Taking Care of My Curls:  A Journey and How-to-Guide

Taking Care of My Curls: A Journey and How-to-Guide

Isabella W. May 18, 2021
Beginning a few months ago, I introduced the curly hair routine to my wavy-haired friend in desperate need of a scrunch and plop situation. Since then, I have made a pretty impressive outreach to several other people including my friend’s mom.
A picture of me on the day of my 16th birthday

May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month, and One Survivor Shares Her Story

Nitya C. May 17, 2021

Before I start, I begin with gratitude for those who hold a space for me to share my story. So, here it goes: I’m Nitya Chawla, and I’m proud to say that I am a three-time brain tumor (craniopharyngioma)...

Art Credit: Jacqueline Lee

Opinion: I’m Abandoning Performative Activism. Here’s Why You Should Too.

Eliza W. May 16, 2021

As I tap through stories on my Instagram feed, I see the same five activism posts of the day shared over again by classmates and celebrities alike. “BLM” written in a loopy font against a pale pink...

Phoebe Bridgers' Punisher Album Cover. (Wikipedia)

Review: The Relatable Meaning Behind “Punisher” by Phoebe Bridgers

Atalanta C-B May 13, 2021

Phoebe Bridgers fills her album Punisher, a Grammy nominee for Best Alternative Music Album that lost to Fiona Apple’s album Fetch the Bolt Cutters, with beautifully emotional and melancholy songs....

My dad, finally home from the hospital and recovering on our couch.

Opinion: Broken Bones Heal Stronger

Lucia P. April 12, 2021

I used to only imagine what it would be like to lose my mom or dad, and how it would affect my life. It usually was only a fictional, brief thought. I never realized the fear that almost losing a parent...

 Photo Credits: Samantha C.

Opinion: One Year of My Dad Working on the Frontlines

Verena W. March 1, 2021

As the sound of keys and footsteps approach the door, my dad comes in and lets out a big sigh. Even though he has his mask on, I can see the exhaustion in his eyes. Sometimes he comes home from work with...

The picture on the left is a drawing from the beginning of quarantine. As I’ve practiced drawing more, I’ve improved. The picture on the right is a drawing from this month.

Opinion: Boredom: The Catalyst for a Good Idea

Mckenna D. March 1, 2021

I hated boredom. I used to try so hard to make it go away because, in the age of technology, entertainment is essential. If you told me two years ago that I would spend a year locked in my house, I would...

The Backstory: Three Historical Couples Who Didn't Start Wars, End Empires, Or Marry Their Cousins

The Backstory: Three Historical Couples Who Didn’t Start Wars, End Empires, Or Marry Their Cousins

Ilena M. February 28, 2021
It's time to grab our bottomless boxes of chocolate and celebrate some historical couples who didn't go on dates in graveyards, hang out with Nazis, or behead their spouses.
From left to right: Fairies Stella, Terra, Bloom, Musa, and Aisha.

Review: Fate: The Winx Saga Disappoints With Thinly Developed Characters and Overly Complex Plot

Jessica W. February 25, 2021

When Netflix released the fantasy TV series Fate: the Winx Saga, I was beyond excited.  What could be better than a remake of one of my favorite TV shows growing up?  What better way is there to commence...

Review: WandaVision Introduces a New Age of Marvel and Disney Storytelling

Review: WandaVision Introduces a New Age of Marvel and Disney Storytelling

Nitya C. February 1, 2021

WandaVision, the much-anticipated Marvel series, was released on Disney+ on January 15, 2021. Marvel fandom groups and viewers all over the world surveyed their screens eagerly, waiting for the moment...

Opinion: Six Movies and Television Shows that Have Gotten Me Through Quarantine

Opinion: Six Movies and Television Shows that Have Gotten Me Through Quarantine

Caroline L. January 31, 2021

It's been a rocky year for everyone, with not much to look forward to and a seemingly absent light at the end of the tunnel. However, with all the downtime I've had during quarantine, I've taken advantage...

Review: One of the Best Shows of 2020: The Queen's Gambit

Review: One of the Best Shows of 2020: The Queen’s Gambit

Mckenna D. January 29, 2021
When The Queen’s Gambit, a TV show about chess, hit Netflix in October, it immediately broke records. Sixty-two million households watched the show in its first month and it was ranked No. 1 in 63 countries. The show has also sparked an interest in chess: chess sales increased by over 170 percent after The Queen’s Gambit was released.
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