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Personal Column: Hidden tales within feet

Personal Column: Hidden tales within feet

Meherina Khan, Co-Editor-in-Chief
June 3, 2017
Filed under Top Stories, Voice

The odd thing about my mother is that her feet always smell like lavender. Every night before I go to sleep, I curl up beside my mother’s feet with a bottle of Nivea lotion and massage her feet, sealing the cracks along her heels from a long day’s work. Whereas many children were read nursery...

Unethical practices fuel captive wildlife industry

Unethical practices fuel captive wildlife industry

Joanne Chavali, Co-Editor-in-Chief
June 3, 2017
Filed under Top Stories, Voice

Taiji, Japan. Every year, from September to March, around 23,000 dolphins are slaughtered for their meat. The few captured are sent to aquariums around the world to be put on display or sold to "Swimming with Dolphins" programs.  Either way, the methods used to hunt and capture the dolp...

Citizens must abandon rebel flag

Joanne Chavali, Co-editor-in chief
June 2, 2017
Filed under Voice

Driving back from Branson, Missouri one summer day, I noticed a small confederate flag flying proudly in the wind. As an obviously non-white citizen of America, I was someshat concerned for my well-being. I knew the probability of something actually happening was small, but as I realized we were s...

U.S. must follow example of ancient Athens, cherish democracy

U.S. must follow example of ancient Athens, cherish democracy

Samuel Teas, Features Editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under Top Stories, Voice

479 years before the birth of Christ, the people of Athens had a choice to make. There were two options: liberty, with the possibility of death; or safety, but under the rule of a stranger: the Persian Emperor Xerxes. The decision was of dire importance. Nothing is more frightening than the death of ...

Closure

Closure

Ana Medina, Staff Writer
February 17, 2017
Filed under Top Stories, Voice

“My name is Basilio Medina. I am 50 years old. I am a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ.” I closed my watering eyes and turned away from the TV screen as I realized that was the first time I heard his voice in nearly five years. The last time I heard that sweet, calming voice was in the parkin...

Normal

Normal

Brynne Herzfeld, Voice Editor
January 30, 2017
Filed under Top Stories, Voice

How do you explain what has always been your “normal?”

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Personal Column: Hijab and me

Personal Column: Hijab and me

Meherina Khan, Co-Editor-in-Chief
January 16, 2017
Filed under Top Stories, Voice

Looking through the pages of old photo albums, I’m fascinated by how little I’ve changed. My face is still as chubby as it’s been since I was an infant, and I still have little glasses perched on the bridge of my nose. But as I run my fingers over the photographs, I am instantly comforted...

Conquering the concrete jungle

Maria Cadavid, Staff Writer
January 13, 2017
Filed under Voice

My backpack, a metrocard, and a friendly warm southern smile are all I had with me when I arrived to the ‘Big Apple’. Just a warning, there is no giant apple in the middle of the city, do not be fooled the way I was. Ever since I can remember, I knew there was something about New York City that felt...

Wait, what?

Wait, what?

Brynne Herzfeld, Voice Editor
December 9, 2016
Filed under Cartoons, Voice

Donald Trump’s triumph, the death of the modern two-party system, and more

Donald Trump’s triumph, the death of the modern two-party system, and more

Samuel Teas, Features Editor
December 8, 2016
Filed under Top Stories, Voice

On Wednesday, Nov. 9th, I awoke hoping for a miracle. I didn’t get one. Election results summed up everything that the election had been about: upsets, fear, and the unexpected. Most polls were wrong. The New York Times, which had just a few days earlier given Hillary Clinton a 91 percent ch...

America can’t keep fighting gun violence with more guns

America can’t keep fighting gun violence with more guns

Samuel Teas, Features Editor
June 13, 2016
Filed under Top Stories, Voice

After the largest mass shooting in U.S. history took place Sunday in a gay nightclub in Florida, America experienced the same shock seen after countless incidents of the same type in recent years; Aurora, Newtown, Colorado Springs, San Bernardino, and now Orlando to name a few. These are the mass...

Sins of Hollywood

Sins of Hollywood

Joanne Chavali, News editor
March 16, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Voice

Last February, the issues surrounding the diversity of Academy Awards exploded. These problems plagued the Awards for decades, but snubbing Will Smith of a nomination for the movie Concussion forced many to question how whitewashed Hollywood was. Sure, they came a far way from the first Academy Awar...

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