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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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No ‘Ho’lding Back: Brutality Behind Bars

ELTON HO Copy Editor Throughout the history of the U.S. it appears there have always been certain unfortunate groups shunned by society, unable to participate in the freedoms that their country had promised them. It is easy to imagine that current society has already eliminated these injustices. However, one group …

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CROSSING THE CARO-LINE : Banned Words, Mouth Shut

CAROLINE REN Editor in Chief In November, Time magazine created a poll of “words to ban,” including the word “feminist.” While Time did apologize later after significant backlash from readers, the matter remains: why is feminism still viewed so negatively? While every movement or group that has ever existed has …

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AIGAT YOUR BACK: Balancing Passion and Pay

SUSANNA AIGA Opinions Editor I envy those privileged few whose dreams are financially stable. Many of our dreams, however, are much more difficult to make a living off of. Herein lies the ultimate choice, especially for many of us preparing to take a step into that void called adulthood. Both …

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NO ‘HO’LDING BACK: The Worth of a Letter

ELTON HO Copy Editor The constant pressures of school often drain students of motivation. Flooded with plenty of work but little incentive to complete it, students may wonder: what is the purpose of all that effort? One problem lies in what students are led to believe education is for. It …

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NO ‘HO’LDING BACK : Confined Inside a Cave

ELTON HO Copy Editor A few weeks ago, I witnessed a student pick up a copy of The Moor Weekly. They skimmed the text for ten seconds before they proclaimed, “This is so boring,” and put it down. I winced. Why not just crumple up the paper and toss it …

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AIGAT YOUR BACK: Stress is Not the Enemy

SUSANNA AIGA Opinions Editor “It is not stress that kills us — it is our reaction to it,” Dr. Hans Selye, one of the pioneers of stress research, once said. According to the Mayo Clinic, unchecked stress can lead to health problems including high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and …

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No ‘Ho’lding Back: Just Shake, Shake it Off

ELTON HO Copy Editor Despite what my somewhat stoic and taciturn demeanor might suggest, I am deeply concerned with what others think of me. It sounds pathetic, but I thrive on acceptance and recognition in order to feel satisfied with myself. Conversely, the prospect of rejection and failure terrifies me. …

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