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My must-reads during social distancing

My must-reads during social distancing
April 30, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has called for people to spend time inside in an effort to stop the spread of the virus. While practicing social distancing, I have picked up many books that act as escapism during...

Best rap albums of the 90s

Best rap albums of the 90s
April 28, 2020

Many adults would describe hip-hop/rap in today's generation as hard to understand and obscene, but hear me out, hip-hop/rap hasn’t always been so redundant and profane. I’m definitely a fan of artists...

Feminist Fight Club: International Women’s Month

Feminist Fight Club: International Women's Month
April 23, 2020

This year’s theme for International Women’s Month was “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights.”  Despite some progress, the growth toward equality has been agonizingly slow for the...

The Other Side: Student Loan Crisis

The Other Side: Student Loan Crisis
April 21, 2020

The total student loan debt in America has currently reached about $1.4 trillion. As the new No.  1 source of debt in the country, it has suitably been titled a ‘crisis.’  If you’re only able...

Opinion: Dr. Redfield is a fraud

COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus, is an illness caused by a virus that can spread through human contact. The World Health Organization confirmed the virus a pandemic on March 11, 2020 and it has claimed the lives of over 100,000 people globally.
April 19, 2020

“Dr. Redfield’s scientific and clinical background is peerless,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in a statement. This came after Redfield was appointed his position as head of...

We are not OK, and that’s OK

Sometimes the light of positivity is hard to find in dark times - and that's OK.
April 16, 2020

When I initially set out to write this, we were one week into the shelter-in-place orders and I was feeling productive and positive. I had more time to do things I loved, and I enjoyed the much-needed...

A geek’s guide to online school

A geek’s guide to online school
April 14, 2020

Due to the pandemic stay-at-home orders, students have been in online school for two weeks. This situation is beginning to feel less temporary and more normal as each day continues, and we have a few more...

Tuning in with Leila: Brent Faiyaz

Tuning in with Leila: Brent Faiyaz
April 13, 2020

Brent Faiyaz released his second album “F**k the World” on Feb. 7. Fans across the world communicated their anticipation for the album’s release, and with his growing popularity on social media platforms,...

Nerdy by Nature: My favorite BookTubers

Nerdy by Nature: My favorite BookTubers
April 9, 2020

BookTube is a book-specific subset of the YouTube community, where creators, called BookTubers, share videos about books they love or hate, fandoms, literacy and being generally excited about reading....

Tuning in with Leila: Jhené Aiko

Tuning in with Leila: Jhené Aiko
March 15, 2020

Nearly three years after her departure from the music scene, Jhene Aiko returned with her album “Chilombo” on March 6. Prior to recording this album, Aiko began the practice of sound healing, a practice...

Opinion: Unfair Online Opportunities

A student checks his artwork before uploading it to Canvas. Art 1 is one of the many courses offered by LISD’s Virtual Learning Academy.
March 6, 2020

Online courses are becoming more popular with high school students. However, online courses present new issues for administration due to the lack of supervision. Cheating is becoming increasingly easy...

Opinion: Black History Month is important

Students from the University of Dallas represent West African culture through a series of dances at the Hawk Fest on Feb. 29.
February 29, 2020

I was 13 when I first downloaded Twitter. My mother never let me have any social media platforms other than Instagram, so I was definitely excited to jump into the depths of this new app. I had downloaded...

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