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AIGAT YOUR BACK: Family Matters

SUSANNA AIGA Opinions Editor Family is one of those annoyingly multi-layered phenomena that can be either a poison or remedy. Unfortunately, it seems that most cannot really appreciate their parents until raising children themselves and there is probably truth in experience being the best teacher. However, we can still begin …

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Thousands of Innocent Nigerians Suffer Silent Deaths

PAULA KIRYA Staff Writer According to Amnesty International, the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram is currently performing its “deadliest massacre” so far, yet nobody seems to notice. BBC reports that Boko Haram has been actively violent since 2009, causing the deaths of thousands of citizens living in Nigeria. When #BringBackOurGirls …

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Reforming Nation’s Education System to Improve Standards and Accessibility

REBECCA ZENG Staff Writer Other countries’ educational standards are often compared to the U.S.’ educational standards. The U.S. is unlikely to match the educational standards of other countries because every country has different economies, demographics and government types; however, the nation should focus on reforming education by keeping standards consistent …

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CROSSING THE CARO-LINE: The Sad Part About Sadies

CAROLINE REN Editor in Chief As the Sadie Hawkins dance rolls around once again this year, I cannot help but rethink its traditional role as a “girl-ask-guy” event; the establishment of these gender roles assumes that every relationship consists of a girl and a boy. It seems innocuous enough at …

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Fashion Industries Playing ‘Indian’

PAULA KIRYA Staff Writer The Native American community suffers from its history of distress. Many left in this population honor the traditions and rituals of their ancestors; thus seeing a Victoria’s Secret model sporting a traditional Native American headdress with revealing lingerie, or Urban Outfitters’ “Navajo” collection, featuring the “Navajo …

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Administrator Stability Lost in Shuffle

ELTON HO Copy Editor With countless tasks to be managed and a large faculty that needs to be supported, all schools benefit from a strong principal. However, with the national principal turnover rate being as high as it is, many schools across the country find themselves struggling to find consistent …

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AIGAT YOUR BACK: The Fault in Our Media

SUSANNA AIGA Opinions Editor I understand that the media’s intent is not always to present us with reality. I know that it is inevitable that reality is often lost to cinematic effects or some other aesthetic appeal in the name of art. However, in terms of mental or physical illness, …

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Universities Grading Social Lives

PAULA KIRYA Staff Writer Living in a technological world connected through multiple platforms comes with its advantages. Our constant advancements make communicating with one another a seamless, elementary task. At nearly any time or place, a person may study, research, discuss or mingle with little trouble. However, such simplicity facilitates …

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