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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...

Student food consumption commonly overlooked factor influencing overall health

Mark Anbinder, opinion editor

January 10, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Abbey Lim, Editor-in-Chief

May 29, 2015

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...

High School year–round would help educational progress

Kelly Fisher, Staff Writer

May 29, 2015

All–year–round school could benefit students academically, as well as athletically by keeping them focused. Summer break distracts students’ minds as they lose track of what they’ve already learned and they have trouble ...

Gender Defender: The battle against sexist scrutiny of women in politics

Lena Dassonville, In-depth Editor

May 29, 2015

According to a 2008 Northwestern University study, voters evaluate women politicians more on beauty and approachability, while only looking for competence and dominance in male politicians. But it’s not just voters who prop...

Staff Editorial: Zero hour classes provide maximum benefits

Charger Staff

May 29, 2015

They say the early bird gets the worm, but the halls of BG are rarely ever full in the early morning hours, aside from the few students who take zero hour classes. Adding more zero hour classes could change this by giving stu...

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