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The Importance of Young Adult Fiction and The Hunger Games Era

Rayiah Ross, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

*Includes commentary about each movie, so spoiler warning if you've never seen them… But if you haven’t seen them, go watch them right now! This article will still be here when you’re done. The...

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Ginny and Georgia: The Problem With All-White Writing Rooms

Ginny and Georgia is one of the newest and hottest Netflix TV series of this month. The story revolves around a young mom of two children navigating life, learning and growing from their mistakes while...

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The New Age of Children’s Toys: A Step Towards Representation For All

Najla Alexander and Rayiah Ross March 15, 2021

In 1959 the first Barbie doll, named after inventor Ruth Handler’s daughter Barbara, came onto the market with soaring popularity now for over 55 years. The original Barbie consisted of one body type,...

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The Misconceptions of False Rape Allegations and Victim Blaming

Rayiah Ross and Najla Alexander March 8, 2021

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s relationship has been a talk of the town for years now. Depp and Heard have had a rocky relationship, to say the least. After their wedding in 2015 and quickly divorcing...

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The Importance Behind Black Horror Films

Rayiah Ross and Najla Alexander March 2, 2021

Police corruption, racism and domestic abuse wrapped into four short stories do not begin to scratch the surface of the everyday horrors Black Americans face. Shown in the film Tales From The Hood,...

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Racial Health Disparities In The COVID-19 Era

Rayiah Ross and Najla Alexander February 22, 2021

The Netflix TV show, Evil, follows, questioning psychologist Kristen Bouchard (Katja Herbers) and seminarian David Acosta (Mike Colter) following cases that test what they believe are along the lines of...

Marymount Manhattan’s Everybody Explores Mortality and Humanity During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Marymount Manhattan’s Everybody Explores Mortality and Humanity During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Meg Masseron November 9, 2020

This past weekend, Marymount Manhattan’s mainstage production of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Everybody premiered remotely over Zoom. All three performances of Everybody were unique, with randomly generated...

'I Want My Credit!' Young Content Creators and Online Intellectual Property

‘I Want My Credit!’ Young Content Creators and Online Intellectual Property

Liza Bautista, Guest Writer November 6, 2020

On May 6th, I received my first DMCA takedown notice for a tweet from 2016. The tweet in question was from my 17th birthday where I shared a video from Tumblr of a plush shark getting dressed up to Abba’s...

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Rayiah’s Pick: POC Authors To Check Out

Rayiah Ross, Staff Writer October 23, 2020

The Black Lives Matter movement transcended through social media. People from all different backgrounds worked to spread their word about how to protect yourself at protests, elevated Black voices and...

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Different Ways to Celebrate Halloween While Social Distancing

Najla Alexander, Guest Writer October 21, 2020

Spooky Season is here and you know what that means? Time to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve! Halloween is approaching us and you start to see people hanging up spooky decorations. Seeing stores start to...

The Wildfires of Oregon

The Wildfires of Oregon

Ella Springer, Guest Writer October 2, 2020

My hometown, Portland, Oregon is in the midst of a pandemic, coming to terms with systemic racism past, the site of nightly protests for the past 100+ days and now it is blanketed in a thick haze of...

Why Michelle Obama’s Profound Message Is Relevant In 2020

Why Michelle Obama’s Profound Message Is Relevant In 2020

Tylee Hunt, Guest Writer September 30, 2020

2020 has been a unique year for many. A pandemic continues to spread rapidly throughout the world. Natural disasters have demolished homes and lives. Opposition for systematic racism and the Black Lives...

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