Thursday, July 29, 2021
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Canceled: ‘Music’ highlights issues with Sia’s ableism

Diversity includes disability, and if anyone says otherwise, it’s time for them to face the music. To the average onlooker, the controversy surrounding Sia’s new...

Biden’s stutter is not dementia and it’s definitely not a joke

In her first speech after the 2020 presidential election, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris introduced Joe Biden as “a man with a big heart.” In...

Kamala Harris is a prison abolitionist’s worst nightmare

Kamala Harris spent 27 years enforcing laws that target Black and brown communities through mass incarceration. These laws include the “three strikes law” implemented...

Stop buying clothes from brands that use sweatshops

Written by Kenya Rosabal Sweatshops are a factory or workshop, especially in the clothing industry, where workers are employed at very low wages for long...

What exactly is Delta-8-THC and is it safe to buy?

When it comes to legal highs, it is important for people to know what they are getting into. Dennis Caus is a student here who...

A modern example of appeasement

Iran's nuclear program is a fire that needs to be extinguished.

A sport of sorts: Should chess be considered a sport?

Assistant multimedia editor Joshua Coppenbarger and staff writer Andy Arb debate on whether or not chess qualifies as a "sport."

Gun control works in Austria: Why can’t we make it work in America?

"Guns and Chocolate" makes me roll my eyes. Why is America like this?

OPINION: St. Louis-area food deserts clearly demonstrate systemic racism

So often we take for granted where our food comes from. If you live in South St. Louis County like I do, I’m betting...

Camera shy: why Zoom cameras create discomfort

We need to create comfortable solutions for students who are already experiencing new challenges brought on by COVID-19, and making students turn on their...

Civilians should not romanticize war

From the Opinions Section: It is not easy being a veteran in civilian life. Tom's death is proof of that. Rest in Peace, Tom.

Catcalls aren’t compliments

"Newsflash, buddy, the 1950s are long gone." Kalani slams Steve Santagati for his ignorant comments defending catcalling, which were recently featured on CNN in response to a viral anti-street harassment YouTube video.

Global Thinking: Marvel launches female Muslim Superhero

Kavahn Mansouri, news editor, discusses Marvels new Muslim superhero, Ms. Marvel.
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Why United States’ capitalism is killing us

If we ever want to heal, we have to recognize what the sickness is: capitalism is the virus and it is killing our society.  A...

Why technology is ruining the next generation’s creativity

Macy Salama, multimedia editor at The Journal, discusses the effect of technology on children's imagination.

Gardening has helped me grow into mindfulness

It is wonderful having an activity that connects you to the present moment and the Earth. This past year has created immense amounts of uncertainty...