By Leah Kendal (‘24) On September 1, 2021, the Texas Heart Beat Act was put into action by 82 Republican representatives and one Democrat. This law bans all abortions after a fetal heartbeat has been detected, as early as six weeks into the pregnancy. There is no exception to this ban for pregnancies resulting from incest or rape. Medical professionals deem the name of the … Continue reading Op-Ed Contest: 1st Place– Heart Beats
By Devi Chandran (‘24) There are many prevalent injustices in our nation, but nothing hits harder in the heart, or the stomach, than the unethicality of school lunches. Tom Colicchio, respected chef and entrepreneur, once said, “This is what people don’t understand: obesity is a symptom of poverty. It’s because kids – and this is the problem with school lunch right now – are getting … Continue reading Op-Ed Contest: 3rd Place– The Price of Free School Lunches
(Sorted by last name) School Shootings & Gun Control By Julia Girgis (‘25) As citizens of the United States of America, we are extraordinarily blessed. Whether we realize it or not, the saying, “count your blessings,” is a lot more relevant than we think. Even the simple things, such as a trip to the grocery store, going to school, and visiting family are privileges that … Continue reading Op-Ed Contest: Finalists
(Sorted by last name) The World Is Going To Die: How To Fix That By Obioma Aguwa (‘25) Shrinking glaciers. Dying animals. Global warming. These are the effects of climate change, along with so much more. For years we have argued saying this nightmare is true, but the people in power and the doubters fail to realize and shun us away. Droughts. More natural hazards. … Continue reading Op-Ed Contest: Semi-Finalists
By Giulia Pincetti (‘24) Transgender and non-binary athletes have taken large leaps over the years, integrating themselves in many professional competitions, including several of them being the first transgender Olympians to ever win certain athletic events in history, breaking many barriers in today’s society. There is still confusion however around the discussion of allowing transgender females to compete in the industry as many believe they … Continue reading Exclusion or Fairness?
By Leah Raymond (‘22) Dear fellow Americans, To all of you who refuse to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, to all of you who are too busy to rise, to all of you who just don’t care: it’s time to start caring. I was asked a question about a year ago, and it has been on my mind ever since. It must have made … Continue reading To Those Citizens Who do Not Stand for the Pledge of Allegiance
By Amr Ansari (‘22) and Tasawwar Rahman (‘22) Image Courtesy of Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Zuma Press For: Lower the Voting Age– Just a Little By Amr Ansari (‘22) Seventeen years after president Eisenhower called for the minimum voting age to be 18 in his 1954 state of the union address, the United States added the 26th amendment to the constitution, guaranteeing those 18 and older … Continue reading Is it Time to Lower the Voting Age?
By Tasawwar Rahman (‘22) January 6, 2021– a date which will live in infamy– the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by the President of the United States, aided and abetted by his most violent factions. But let there be no doubt that this attack, against a coequal branch of government, lies squarely at the feet of the President. A President whom … Continue reading Law and Disorder: Nero Fiddled While Rome Burned, Trump Tweeted
By Liv Serio (‘23) Over the past month, I have listened to two books on feminism. If that word makes you want to click off of this article, I implore you to stay. Feminism is not a topic only for women. Many people believe that feminism is only about a woman’s right to choose, and equal pay. Though those topics are staples of the feminist … Continue reading Feminism: How Far We’ve Come, How Far We Need To Go
By Vynateya Purimetla (’21) On November 7th, 2020, the Associated Press, CNN, MSNBC, and other news networks called the 2020 election for Joe Biden of the Democratic Party. Although his win was not the landslide projected by numerous pollsters, it was still a decisive mandate and a historic win. He became the first challenger to defeat an incumbent in 28 years, he gained more votes … Continue reading 2020 Election Op-Ed: Biden Trumps Trump