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Learning languages earlier provides broken barriers, new knowledge

Learning languages earlier provides broken barriers, new knowledge

Nadeen Al-Ostaz, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018

Besides race and ethnicity serving as cultural barriers are the differences in language. History has taught that when barriers are overcome, not only is a person’s knowledge increased but so is their open-mindedness. Limiting learning a language to when students are in high school limits the abil...

Controversial Dove ad a misunderstanding, not racist

Controversial Dove ad a misunderstanding, not racist

Tamyra Baggett, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017

Recently, Dove released an ad that many depicted as racist, saying the ad misrepresented women of color, but the ad was misunderstood and the entire situation was blown out of proportion. The ad showed a black woman removing her shirt to reveal a white woman, and then the white woman removed her shir...

NFL loses sight of Kaepernick’s agenda with protests

NFL loses sight of Kaepernick's agenda with protests

Walker Bailey, Sports Writer

September 27, 2017

It has been one year since Colin Kaepernick first took a knee during the National Anthem. Kaepernick’s protest was a response to the police brutality that was frequently occurring across the United States. Kaepernick is now a free agent in the NFL. Many believe Kaepernick was not signed due to t...

A year later, Kaepernick’s actions still justifiable

A year later, Kaepernick's actions still justifiable

Klaria Holmes, Opinions Editor

September 26, 2017

After President’s Trump’s remarks this weekend about the behavior of those who abstain from participating in the National Anthem, several NFL players, coaches, and owners stood with locked arms or kneeled.  During a rally in Hunstville, Alabama on Friday, Trump mocked Kaepernick, for kneeling...

Gender pronouns are important, need to be respected

Gender pronouns are important, need to be respected

Tamyra Baggett, Staff Writer

September 22, 2017

The usage of specific gender pronouns is becoming more prevalent in school environments, because some students identify other than male or female and use certain pronouns to fit their identity. According to the LGBT Resource Center, there are currently 76 different gender identifies, all of which come wi...

Antifa has good motives, bad execution

Antifa has good motives, bad execution

Tamyra Baggett, Staff Writer

September 18, 2017

Fringe groups have been one of the most talked about subjects in the media recently, namely Antifa. According to Merriam-Webster, a fringe group is defined as "a group with marginal or extremist views." The Anti-fascists, or Antifa, believe in the condemnation of hate and racism by using radical, militan...

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