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Athletes behind the “Shut Up and Dribble” Movement refuse to be silenced

Clara De Leon, in-depth editor

March 16, 2018

Filed under Opinion

During an ESPN podcast a couple weeks ago, NBA players Lebron James and Kevin Durant voiced their political opinions, offering edgy critiques to president Donald Trump. The two have since received backlash, most notably from Fox...

Online outrage encourages slacktivism through superficial hashtag movements

Parul Kumar, editor-in-chief

February 12, 2018

Filed under Opinion

In the past few months, campaigns such as #MeToo, #TimesUp and #IHearYou have been retweeted, instagrammed and shared over two million times worldwide to show solidarity with those affected by sexual misconduct. As easy and effecti...

Duality of reputation distracts from authentic personal development

Jessy Syed, editor-in-chief

February 12, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The irony of a reputation is that the word itself has its own reputation. Upon hearing the word “reputation,” almost every individual can list off their own idea of what it means, who it makes them think of, what questions i...

Immigrant identity requires balance between origin and assimilation

Mark Anbinder, opinion editor

February 12, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Immigrants: a topic that has resurfaced in the media with a plethora of negative attention. While the argument is mainly focused on whether to let them into the country or not, it’s important to understand fully the immigra...

Social media stars sensationalize controversy for views

Casey Duong, features editor

February 12, 2018

Filed under Opinion

From Vine stars to YouTubers, celebrities nowadays have a bigger opportunity to build a fan base and create a platform for themselves. Social media apps like Instagram and Snapchat make it easier for these influencers to update...

Student food consumption commonly overlooked factor influencing overall health

Mark Anbinder, opinion editor

January 10, 2018

Filed under Opinion

It’s no surprise that most teens’ overall food selections aren’t healthy, but it’s important to note that ample nutritional planning can be just as important as dieting itself.  Quite a lot of attention has been broug...

YouTube’s commercialization favors corporation over content

Adiba Shakeel, opinion editor

January 10, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Throughout the years, YouTube has evolved from a place to post funny cat videos to emotional videos of people using their voices to spread positivity. But now it seems that YouTube is commercialized and filled with negativity revo...

Columbus Day debate distracts from ways to actually help natives

Parul Kumar, editor-in-chief

November 20, 2017

Filed under Opinion

October 9 is Christopher Columbus Day, a date celebrated by thousands of schools across America. This year, the BG school year places a school day on the divisive holiday.2 “The choice was not political at all and just really numbers,...

Price markups: the truth on how much the products you know and love are really worth

Sriman Narayanan, assistant sports editor

November 20, 2017

Filed under Opinion

2000%. That is the markup on the latest pair of Beats by Dre Headphones, the Beats Solo 3 Wireless. Unbelievable, was my first reaction. Unbelievable, that a company with such a large impact on the audio community, would rip ...

The fives stages of mourning the end of a relationship

The fives stages of mourning the end of a relationship

Ana Uribe, Executive Opinion Editor

October 29, 2015

Filed under Features, Opinion

Ag-Gag laws keep horrors of meat packing industries hidden from consumers

Abbey Lim, Editor-in-Chief

May 29, 2015

Filed under Opinion

The human body is systematically engineered to eat meat, and that is a simple fact. From the way our bodies process proteins found within an array of animal foodstuffs, to the way our teeth are shaped in order to allow us to t...

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