Category: opinion

Do What Is Right, Not What Is Good

BY ALEX MADAJIAN, STAFF WRITER Are you a good person? Do you do what’s right? All of the time? Or do you only do what seems good? It seems people are more willing to do what feels good or what…

Developing a Competitive Mindset

BY ARIANNA GOODMAN, STAFF WRITER I’ve never really been competitive. I enjoy winning things and feeling accomplished, of course, but I’ve just never had the drive to beat others in order to do so. When I was in middle school,…

A Needless Contribution to Systemic Classism

BY ELI KOHN, STAFF WRITER Imagine you’re driving to school, running late for your 8 a.m. You notice that you’re going 65 mph in a 50 mph zone, and soon after you notice police lights behind you. The officer cites…

Why Instagram Is One Of The Most Popular Masks

BY CHRISTINA O’FARRELL, STAFF WRITER It’s easy to scroll through your best friend’s Instagram page and see all of their smiling selfies with perfect lighting and pictures of them out having a great time with others. Maybe the filter they…

Why Animation is an Asset

BY SAMUEL FELDHOUSEN, STAFF WRITER Animation is widely considered to be a medium oriented towards children, and it’s not hard to understand why that is. The bright colors and visually appealing sty le seen in many children’s media make them…

What the Heck’s a VSCO Girl?

BY ARIANNA GOODMAN, STAFF WRITER What the heck’s a VSCO girl? I have never felt as old as I did when I asked this question. My boyfriend’s two little sisters walked up to us going, “sksksksks” and “and I oop”…

Getting Fit With Mason Fitness

BY CLAUDE MCVICKER, STAFF WRITER Three years ago I entered the world of weightlifting, and the impact it’s had on my life is monumental. I felt bigger, stronger and more confident, and now, I always try to find time to…

Minimum Wage Hurts Workers

BY ALEX MADAJIAN, STAFF WRITER As I sit down after a long class, grasping my chicken sandwich, my first bite is interrupted by the yells of my fellow students outside of Southside demanding “higher wages, better benefits and more respectful…

America Needs to Fix its Broken Mental Healthcare System

BY SAVANNAH MARTINCIC In the wake of years of mass shootings, mental illness has become a frequent topic of discussion. However, mental health care in America remains a system that does not meet the needs of some 47.6 million people…