The Purple Tide

Water: a necessity, but sadly, a privelige

Milagro Nolasco, Staff Writer

November 9, 2016

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Clean water is an essential for survival, but unfortunately it is something that not everyone has access to even here in the United States, one of the world’s most prominent first world countries. According to unwater.org, 783 m...

PSAT should have SAT down

John Martin, Staff Writer

November 9, 2016

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Disagreement arises regarding the legitimacy of the test. Each year, millions of students take College Board’s standardized PSAT/NMSQT test, and each year, hours of time that students and teachers could use for instructio...

The problem with Movember

Hallie O'Rourke, Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2016

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Flaws of the Movember cancer-awareness campaign become apparent as the month's festivities begin. The popularity of lumberjack-esque facial hair seems to be a trend that returns each fall, most notably during November. Th...

Students adapt to technology

Kiara Matthews, Staff Writer

November 9, 2016

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Our generation is becoming more and more reliant on technology; media is growing on us, with most students constantly using their smartphones, and laptops seen more often in classrooms. Technology can be used in an appropriate and...

Obama Nominates the First Muslim to D.C. Circuit Court

Dean Satouri, Staff Writer

October 14, 2016

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In early September, President Barack Obama made a historic nomination to the D.C. Circuit Court by nominating Abid Riaz Qureshi, a Pakistani Muslim immigrant. If the nomination is confirmed, Qureshi will be the first Muslim federal ju...

Turner Case Sparks Rape Awareness

Paola Henriquez, Staff Writer

October 14, 2016

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In January 2016, an anonymous girl who was raped while unconscious behind a dumpster released a letter to her rapist, Stanford University student Brock Turner, in which she revealed details about her rape. Immediate outrage aro...

Dakota Pipeline: Standing up for Standing Rock

Dee Fontanilla, Staff Writer

October 14, 2016

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Out in the Midwest, American citizens have been fighting for their land since last January against the industrial dogs who could potentially poison them. Signs are held high, despite the tired stinging eyes and various bite wounds of...

The double standards between celebrities and civilians

Priya Viswanathan, Opinions Editor

October 14, 2016

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“Jennifer Aniston's necklace sends a clear message amid Brangelina divorce.” This headline graced the cover of AOL on Sept. 26. During a time when racial inequality, terrorism and numerous other tragedies are becoming increa...

The underlying issues surrounding the Cincinnati Zoo Incident

Anupriya Jacob, Managing Editor

October 14, 2016

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Harambe: beloved gorilla, endangered animal and most recently heroic meme. On May 28, just a day after his 17th birthday, Harambe was killed by zoo officials after a three-year-old boy visiting the Cincinnati Zoo fell into th...

Film Review: “Sully”

Andrew White Cleary, copy editor

September 30, 2016

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On Jan. 15, 2009, airline captain Chesley Sullenberger performed an emergency water landing of US Airways Flight 1549 following a bird strike that rendered both engines of the plane futile. Later referred to as the “Miracle...

Although not as popular as Christmas, Easter holds deep spiritual meaning for many

Hallie O'Rourke, Opinions Editor

March 7, 2016

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In our society, there is an array of religions, openly practiced by citizens. This in turn contributes to the creation of different holidays. Even with this diversity, the most widely celebrated holidays in the United States ...