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How language affects marginalized people

Paola Henriquez-Iraheta, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

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In a world with a diverse array of identities, including those of different sexuality, race, gender and ethnicity, it is difficult to avoid language that can offend minority groups. According to Merriam-Webster, political corr...

Students discuss the importance of accommodating non-binary pronouns in common language

Diana Fontanilla, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

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The LGBTQ+ community is an immense and diverse group. The ‘T’ refers to transgender, which, according to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, is an umbrella term that categorizes all individuals whose gender differs from their...

Staff Ed: A Farewell to the First Family

January 27, 2017

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As high school students, the only First Family we have been familiar with for the majority of our lives has been the Obamas. Barack Obama took office when we were in elementary school, and we have grown up with him and his famil...

Snow days off

Snow days off

January 27, 2017

General attitudes towards mental health is better but not good enough

Joey Durkin, Managing Editor

January 27, 2017

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First and foremost, it must be made clear that the good intentions behind the many undertakings to increase awareness of mental health issues are both recognized and appreciated. Having the courage to speak about sensitive, not e...

Change of gun emoji fires up consumers

Julia Duran, Assistant features editor

December 9, 2016

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The First Amendment gives people the right to say, tweet and complain about what they want, and the Second Amendment protects the right of individuals to bear guns. Apple’s recent decision to change the gun emoji to a water gun h...

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