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Victoria’s not-so-secret discrimination

Felicia Xiong, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

“A Body for Every Body”. The phrase, which used to be “The Perfect Body”, is the slogan of popular womenswear company Victoria’s Secret. Ironically, the company has failed to represent “every body”. Victoria’s ...

Re-ACT-ing to the new ACT

Delano Lockhart, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

Walking into the testing room, my palms sweating and slowly losing grip on my No. 2 pencils, I can feel all the practice I’ve done slipping away. All I can feel now is the stress, the pressure to get a 36.  The ACT leave...

Think globally, act locally

Shruti Chada, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

Scrolling through Instagram feeds never fails to divert boredom, but now it’s buffeted by posts about climate change from child actor Aiden Gallagher from the Netflix show, The Umbrella Academy. In this day and age, celebrities have a degre...

Teaching the value of learning

Lucy Tu, Co-Editor-In-Chief

November 22, 2019

In my sophomore year, I joined TASSEL: Teaching and Sharing Skills to Enrich Lives,  an organization that focuses on utilizing English education to transform the lives of rural Cambodians. In the late 1900s, Cambodia suffered through...

Censorship aids smarter learning

November 22, 2019

Most of us are familiar with the restricted page in maroon on our laptops, and although it can be inconvenient at times, it is there to ensure everyone’s safety. MPS has been filtering Internet content prior to the One-to-One ...

Screaming, gunfire: finding my voice

Lucy Tu, Co-Editor-In-Chief

October 29, 2019

I remember all the screaming, my mother said. The screaming, the gunfire, and the sound of feet on pavement. Everyone was trying to get out of Tiananmen Square. My mother tells me the story as we play a game of mahjong, and h...

An ode to my mother

Molly Murch, Co-Editor-In-Chief

October 28, 2019

I recall my mother’s conservative upbringing and her subsequent homophobia, and I sigh. “She’s just a product of her time,” some will say. I cannot disagree, and yet, I am left unsatisfied with the response; it offers an...

No credit to columbus

Sireen Abayazid, Online Editor

October 24, 2019

Christopher Columbus sets foot on the hot sands of the West Indies. He turns to his crew, and they rejoice their arrival in what they believe to be India. Every second Monday of October since 1937, America has honored the man respo...

Sugar, spice, Columbus is nice

Sam Hoops, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

Imagine a life without the everyday basics such as wheat bread, coffee, and sugar. Twenty-two percent of the United States identifies as Catholic. A majority of our clothing is made from cotton. Without Christopher Columbus, n...

Reaching for the sky…walk?

October 24, 2019

High school can be considered by most, the best and worst years of your life. Filled with highs soaring above Mount Everest to lows deeper than the Mariana Trench, it is one of the biggest milestones hit throughout your teenage yea...

The loneliness pandemic

Anna Pipinos, Staff Writer

October 1, 2019

Sitting in the car, you silently scroll through Instagram as your family sits beside you. At the dinner table, you watch Netflix instead of paying attention to your siblings’ stories from school. Texting a friend, you send “H...

Social media c*ns*rsh*p

Nate Hollenbeck, Staff Writer

September 24, 2019

George Washington once said, “If [our] freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led like sheep to the slaughter.”  In recent years, an increasing number of big tech companies have taken action to...

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