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OPINION: Deforestation of Sacred South Korean Forest Represents Worldwide Problem

OPINION: Deforestation of Sacred South Korean Forest Represents Worldwide Problem

By Connor Cowman, Community & World Editor

December 14, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Forests of all kinds around the world have been slowly encroached upon for years, with trees falling far faster than they can be replanted. Most of this destruction is due to humanity’s need for resources, but recently a 500-year-old forest covering part of Mount Gariwang in South Korea has been cleared...

OPINION: Blocking Net Neutrality Threatens All

OPINION: Blocking Net Neutrality Threatens All

By Nicole Souydalay, Heritage Events Editor

December 12, 2017


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The fate of net neutrality is to be determined by the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday, Dec. 14. Net neutrality is the principle by which we are able to access the sites we wish equally. Without it, there are a variety of ramifications that can manifest. Negative consequences can arise from the end...

OPINION: President Trump’s Hypocrisy

OPINION: President Trump’s Hypocrisy

By Clementine Larouillh, Reporter

November 13, 2017


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Over the course of the 2016 election, President Donald Trump had many complaints about President Obama, ranging from Obamacare to his citizenship. However, one of his lesser known complaints has been dying quietly, simply because now to bring it up again would make Trump look like a hypocrite, although...

OPINION: We Need to Talk about ‘Just Girl Things’

OPINION: We Need to Talk about ‘Just Girl Things’

By Mae Bruce, A&E Editor

November 9, 2017


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Periods, birth control, abortions. All of these have one thing in common: people don’t want to talk about them. But these are things we need to have a discussion about. It’s time to get over the irrational fear of talking about these issues. Every day women face a multitude of issues that can mu...

OPINION: Spirit Girl Programs Should be Changed

OPINION: Spirit Girl Programs Should be Changed

By Catherine Wiesehuegel, Reporter

November 9, 2017


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Westwood Spirit groups are organizations that require girls to bake goods for their counterparts on the boys' sports team and show up at games with nauseating enthusiasm. The girls are told to expect nothing in return. So what can the girls get out of it? As far as I can tell, it’s a feeble attemp...

OPINION: The Stress Epidemic

OPINION: The Stress Epidemic

By Kate Lee, Voices Editor

November 7, 2017


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The bell rings. Students flood out of their classrooms, backpacks weighed down by papers, and teachers call out last-minute instructions. Walking into their next class, a student drops their textbooks on their desk and says, “I’m seriously going to kill myself.” It’s a scene we’re all too ...

OPINION: Harvey Weinstein and the Corruption of Hollywood

OPINION: Harvey Weinstein and the Corruption of Hollywood

By Haley Haverda, Clementine Larouillh, Reporter

November 4, 2017


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By this point, almost anybody who’s glanced at the internet knows the name of Harvey Weinstein. Just in case you’ve been living under a rock, former director and certified pervert Harvey Weinstein has been sexually abusing and molesting women for over twenty years, and only recently has any of this come ou...

OPINION: Spotify Playlist Emphasizes Common Bonds in Response to Travel Ban

OPINION: Spotify Playlist Emphasizes Common Bonds in Response to Travel Ban

By Becca Halaney, Reporter

November 1, 2017


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Music, believed to be 55,000 years old at least, is present in all cultures and has been for all of written history. Made up of combinations of melody, tempo, dynamics, pitch, timbre, texture, and emphasis created by sounds organized in time, music was meant to communicate sentiments larger than words - ...

OPINION: Puerto Rico Calls for Help

OPINION: Puerto Rico Calls for Help

By Sara Momin, Assistant Community & World News Editor

October 30, 2017


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The silence of the island speaks a thousand words. Cries of help and confusion are washed away in the soft waves of the Gulf of Mexico as a month of darkness becomes the only reply. In the center of the island, families huddle up in abandoned apartments, sharing a slice of bread as their only meal for...

OPINION: Kurds Taking Back Raqqa Should be Addressed

OPINION: Kurds Taking Back Raqqa Should be Addressed

By Nicole Dhar, Photographer

October 25, 2017


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Last Monday, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), captured Paradise Square, where ISIS publicly performed violent acts on people and forced others to watch while publicizing them on social media. The next day, the four month battle to take back Raqqa, the Syrian capital, came to an end. The fall of th...

OPINION: The American Addiction

OPINION: The American Addiction

By Clementine Larrouilh, Horizon Editor in Chief

October 17, 2017


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With every shooting there comes the same narrative. Terror, “pray for them," make promises, forget, and repeat. The cycle has gone unbroken for far too long. It’s time to change the narrative, but to do this we have to first examine and understand why firearms are still acceptable, even after ha...

OPINION: Repeal Of Obama-Era Policies On Assault Cases Decreases Campus Safety

OPINION: Repeal Of Obama-Era Policies On Assault Cases Decreases Campus Safety

By Sara Momin, Assistant Community & World News Editor

October 17, 2017


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Harvard. A place of rigor, academic perfection, and countless nights of coffee and energy drinks. Yet it is also a place of diversity, and as Harvard students raise fists and homemade cloth signs during Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ speech, they stare towards the live-streaming camera, their me...