The Love for “Hair Love”

This short film about styling kinky hair and family recently won an Academy Award.

Jolie Flack, Columnist

February 17, 2020

“Hair Love” is a 7-minute animated short film directed by Matthew A. Cherry. It is about the relationship between a father, his daughter, and her hair. The film won Best Animated Short Film at the 92nd Academy Awards. “Hair Love” was made after a Kickstarter campaign was funded in 2017, and wa...

These Women are Proving That the World has Changed

Miss Nigeria cheering on her friend.

Madeeha Akhtar, Columnist

December 19, 2019

Many women around the world are being judged for their race and other problems such as sexuality and economic background. These women are proving that the world still has the ability to change for the better.  People are loving Miss Nigeria’s reaction to Miss Jamaica’s winning the Miss World a...

Chick-Fil-A Ends Donations to Anti-LGBT Organizations

A Chick-Fil-A storefront.

Cameron Foley, Columnist

November 25, 2019

The Chick-Fil-A Foundation is a separate branch of Chick-Fil-A that wants “to lead the company's commitment to support organizations dedicated to the issues of hunger, homelessness and education,” says their website. According to their website, they have donated $52 million in support of several charities and groups in need, including the Girl Sc...

Ohio Runner Disqualified Because of Hijab

Noor Alexandria Abukaram running the 5k cross-country race.

Madeeha Akhtar, Columnist

November 9, 2019

Sixteen-year-old Noor Alexandria Abukaram had just run her best time yet, with her team heading to the regional competition, but she was devastated. According to CBS News, when the team went to check their individual times at the Ohio cross-country meet, Abukaram did not see her time of 22:22 for the ...

Nike Shifts Policy on Pregnancy

A Nike scandal could set a new precedent for sports companies.

Amber Fretwell, Columnist

May 24, 2019

Nike sponsors athletes, models, and generally active people to be in their ads and campaigns for their products. This company is popular among all age groups and genders because of their comfortable shoes, great clothing, and their unforgettable swoosh logo. Recently, Nike has had a little bit of a sca...

Traditions That Age As Well As You Do

Traditions That Age As Well As You Do

Amber Fretwell, Columnist

March 8, 2019

Anything and everything can be a tradition, whether it be seeing friends or family every other Saturday, going for ice cream after a year of good grades, leaving town every summer break, and so on. Traditions may be hard to start, but once they develop, they’ll never truly end. In my family, we ...

Supporting the Aris Foundation

Courtesy of Katherine Kouvelas-Edick and Seth.

Riley Hurlburt, Columnist

February 28, 2019

For the past two and a half years, the Aris Foundation has worked to help the homeless throughout Arizona by providing food, water, and clothing to thousands living on the street. The foundation is run by Katherine Kouvelas-Edick and is located in Arizona. Every Tuesday, people give out donations at Ja...

Celebrities Embrace Their Imperfections

Allyssa Gauer, Columnist

May 31, 2018

For every 10 teens, eight of them have acne, according to Kids Health. Acne is a skin condition that creates multiple bumps (typically pimples such as whiteheads, blackheads, etc.), and primarily affects teenagers on their route to adulthood. These marks often discourage and decrease teen’s self est...

What Happened to The Old Kanye?

Ethan Hurlburt, Columnist

May 4, 2018

Kanye West seems to be back on Twitter as usual. Instead of telling us when “Love Everyone” will be coming out, he brought renewed attention to himself over the past week with some controversial tweets. Last time he was on Twitter was in November 2016, when he was hospitalized for exhaustion and...

Feeling Fireworks

Evelyn Streit, Columnist

December 18, 2017

The New Year is just around the corner and with this celebration comes many elaborate firework displays. Unfortunately, for some visually impaired people out there hoping to celebrate with friends and family, it is very hard to understand and personally witness this experience. As it turns out, Disney researc...

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