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OPINION: President Trump’s Hypocrisy

OPINION: President Trump’s Hypocrisy

Clementine Larouillh, Reporter

November 13, 2017


Filed under Voices

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’

Mae Bruce, Reporter

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

Catherine Wiesehuegel, Women's Sports Editor

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

Kate Lee, Voices Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Voices

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

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

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

Sara Momin, Reporter

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

Nicole Dhar, Reporter

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

Clementine Larrouilh, Reporter

October 17, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Voices

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

Sara Momin, Reporter

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...

OPINION: Columbus Day Rediscovered

OPINION: Columbus Day Rediscovered

Kamille Galloway, Reporter

October 9, 2017


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He sailed the ocean blue, he enabled European expansion through the Americas, he sought a new land of vast abundance... Christopher Columbus, commonly known as the discoverer of America, has been celebrated for his seemingly grand feat of finding our nation since 1937. Every second Monday of October ...

OPINION: Saudi Arabia Allows Women to Drive, A Small Step for Big Change

OPINION: Saudi Arabia Allows Women to Drive, A Small Step for Big Change

Nicole Dhar, Reporter

October 8, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Voices

Last Tuesday, the Saudi Arabian government publicly announced that Saudi Arabian women will be given the right to drive. Enacting this policy is a great step in the right direction for this country, but there is still much change to be made involving women’s rights and empowerment. The face of th...