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Hey SCOTUS, We Need Your Help 

Lilianne Fernandez, Multimedia Video Editor February 21, 2024

As a woman, feeling anxious when walking down an empty street is a regular feeling. The government is not doing enough to combat the issues surrounding the safety and protection of women. Some of former...

Why Do We Love the Chase?

Isabella Hewitt, Print Editor-in-Chief February 20, 2024

Human nature comes with a multitude of weird quirks, with one of those being our natural disposition to competition, or “fighting” for what seems like a challenge. Throughout evolution, this concept...

14 Days of Love Day 13: BoyfriEND, GirlfriEND, Best FriEND … What About Your Siblings?

14 Days of Love Day 13: BoyfriEND, GirlfriEND, Best FriEND … What About Your Siblings?

Sara Paredes, Senior Copy Editor February 13, 2024

My brother and I really tick each other off. Our dynamic is one that millions of other older-sister-younger-brother sets of teenage siblings share: I drive him around, he screams at me for walking in his...

14 Days of Love Day 12: The Lyrical Significance Behind Love Songs 

14 Days of Love Day 12: The Lyrical Significance Behind Love Songs 

Sofia Strohmeier, Online Editor-in-Chief February 12, 2024

From songs newlywed couples slow dance to at their wedding ceremony, to songs declaring one’s devotion to their significant other, the music genre of love contains a wide variety of music styles cherished...

14 Days of Love Day 10: What TV’s Iconic Friendships Tell Us About The Power of Platonic Love

14 Days of Love Day 10: What TV’s Iconic Friendships Tell Us About The Power of Platonic Love

Mia Shields and Alexis James February 10, 2024

In a world dominated by a romantic narrative, the power of platonic love often goes unnoticed. Unlike romantic relationships, which are initiated by lust and attraction, friendships are built on trust...

14 Days of Love Day 8: A Woman’s Best Friend

14 Days of Love Day 8: A Woman’s Best Friend

Edie Carneiro, Sports Editor February 8, 2024

Like a lot of people these days, I fell in love on social media. I was mindlessly scrolling on Instagram and saw the most adorable picture I have ever seen. He was a little short and very cross-eyed but...

14 Days of Love Day 7: Fountains and Drains, Boundaries and Being a “Girl Boss”: Lessons From the Women of my Life

14 Days of Love Day 7: Fountains and Drains, Boundaries and Being a “Girl Boss”: Lessons From the Women of my Life

Amy-Grace Shapiro, Editor-in-Chief February 7, 2024

From knowing the difference between helpful and harmful relationships to setting boundaries even when it may seem uncomfortable and learning to lead with compassion and grace, these are a few of the many...

14 Days of Love Day 6: The “Red Nail Theory”

14 Days of Love Day 6: The “Red Nail Theory”

Jasmine Judge, Business Manager February 6, 2024

Red: a timeless color that elicits strong emotions and calls attention. Cool-toned colors like blue, green and purple create a sense of calm and peace, but red is loud and powerful. Its two connotations...

14 Days of Love Day 4: Romance Novels to Fall Head Over Heels For

14 Days of Love Day 4: Romance Novels to Fall Head Over Heels For

Brooke Wilensky and Gabriella Alvarez February 4, 2024

It is early February, the wind is a bit chilly, and love is in the air. People hand in hand as laughter echoes throughout the streets. Your local bookstore window is covered in hearts, and the Valentine’s...

Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Tweens and Massive Sephora Hauls

Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Tweens and Massive Sephora Hauls

Sophia Snyder, Copy Editor January 29, 2024

It is insane that I know a nine-year-old girl in fourth grade who has a larger collection of skincare items than I do. She has brands ranging from Drunk Elephant to Glow Recipe, none of which she needs....

Give Credit Where Credit is Due: Plagiarism Scandals in Academia Reflect the Importance of Academic Integrity

Eleanor Harris, Copy Editor January 28, 2024

Even after its introduction, when the academic integrity policy and citation policy are discussed, many dismiss it, viewing it as a silly rule students must follow. However, it is much more than that and...

Bill HB901: A Dangerous Attack on Free Speech

Justin Fechter, Staff Writer January 25, 2024

On Jan. 17, the Florida State House moved forward with a proposed bill that would ban the display of “political” flags by public officials. The bill, HB901, is part of a long trend of bills designed...

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