The Charger

Social media creates motivation rather than angst

Mark Anbinder, News Editor

March 1, 2019

As the gen z’ers become teenagers, a new generation of users is making their presence known online. This presence is creating negative consequences for the children currently using social media and their futures, both their p...

Self worth shouldn’t be determined by success and failure

Zoey Heinrich, In-Depth Editor

March 1, 2019

There is a lot to be said for striving for excellence. After all, almost all of the most successful leaders and self-made celebrities seem to swear by never settling for less than their best. While it’s almost universally agree...

Representation in art allows for better understanding of international cultures

Connor Weilgos, Opinions Editor

March 1, 2019

The film critic Roger Ebert once said that movies were like machines for empathy, allowing viewers to look into the lives of its characters for several hours at a time. That still rings true today, with movies, books and music co...

Push/ Pull – Are politicians exacerbating the impacts of illegal immigration?

Mark Anbinder and Connor Wielgos

February 28, 2019

Connor Wielgos Push In today’s political climate, many politicians are quick to vilify illegal undocumented immigrants, blaming them for job loss, crime and exploitation of federal services. There are 11 million undocumente...

Timeless Teenage Turmoils: finding out that parents are people too

Ryder From, Opinion Editor

February 28, 2019

When we’re kids, we may think our parents can’t do any wrong or behave immorally  because we trust and adore them. As we age, however, finding out that parents are people too can create an internal struggle that is diffi...

Generalization of YA books discredits benefits of teen reading

Ryder From, Opinion Editor

February 28, 2019

Young adult, or YA, books have engrossed a new generation of teen readers. While the older ones seem to involve stories relating to wizards, vampires or Greek gods, new novels offer complex stories that stray away from simple sto...

Drew Recommends: The Better Angels; a Pure Representation

Drew Levitt, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

Many will say not to get your information from movies and entertainment, claiming that it is “just a movie.” While it would be smart and sensible to get information from a variety of sources, movies should not be looked dow...

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

Clara De Leon, in-depth editor

March 16, 2018

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

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

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

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

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...

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