The Purple Tide

The deal with the dress code

Alina Besalel and Tina Nguyen

June 5, 2015

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It took me 11 years to realize that the dress restrictions I had placed on myself were much more strict than any limitations from the Fairfax County dress code. As the temperature climbs and the end of the year nears, I want to...

Persisting ignorance regarding sexuality

Joey Durkin, Assistant Business Manager

April 30, 2015

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Transgender boy Ash Haffner, 16, committed suicide in February after enduring years of bullying. This tragic event is unfortunately not an isolated incident, as many members of the LGBT community continue to face discrimination...

Skinny shaming: a real woman

Hallie O'Rourke and Alisha Compton

February 26, 2015

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“You are so skinny.” The tone with which people say this completely changes the meaning of the phrase. At one point it was said with praise, even envy-- but now, without question, “you are so skinny” is said to us and...

Introverts Debunked

Joey Durkin, Assistant Business Manager

January 16, 2015

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“I think that all of us are pretty much the same whether we’re extroverted or introverted,” junior Nate Park said. “The only difference between us is how much of a risk we prefer to take. Being extroverted is dicey; we...

The Right To Exist

Alina Besalel, Staff Writer

January 15, 2015

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The United Nations has acknowledged the Rohingya population of Myanmar (pronounced “Burma”), a primarily Buddhist nation, as one of the most persecuted ethnic minorities in existence. The government of their country, conversely,...