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Toxic South Asian beauty standards and social media

Toxic South Asian beauty standards and social media

Shivani Selladurai, Opinion Columnist April 28, 2022

There has been upheaval within the South Asian community about social media personalities who are being recognized for the decolonization of South Asian beauty standards. One influencer comes to mind....

Lost friends: complacency is dangerous

Lost friends: complacency is dangerous

In an individualistic culture focused on success, we take friendship for granted
Mai Vo, Opinion Columnist March 31, 2022

Many see friendships as a comfort blanket: a shoulder to cry on, a reliable soul to confide in. Yet, the atomized nature of our lives causes us to inevitably fall victim to selfishness and crave discomfort....

How to truly “do no harm”

How to truly “do no harm”

Ashwini Vivek, Opinion Columnist March 31, 2022

Growing up, the only thing I ever wanted to be was a doctor. To me, that was the ultimate goal, the highest achievement I could reach. In my mind, doctors were the paragon of morality, sacrificing time...

Breaking up with your therapist: Is there a right way?

Breaking up with your therapist: Is there a right way?

Shivani Selladurai, Opinions Columnist March 24, 2022

  Even with the therapist of our dreams, there can come a time when we have to break up with them. We grow, we change and sometimes, we might be near the end of an era. Making peace with the fact...

War, TikTok and the future of Gen Z

War, TikTok and the future of Gen Z

Rachel Oliver, Opinion Editor March 24, 2022

Gen Z was born under the shadows of 9/11, grew up accepting the burden of climate change and matured during COVID. Now, we are seeing a war unfold before our very eyes, witnessing the Ukrainian tragedy...

From vampires to bats: “The Batman” review

From vampires to bats: “The Batman” review

Pattinson’s performance as the caped crusader sparkles on the silver screen
Om Dighe, Arts Columnist March 24, 2022

After years of anticipation, “The Batman” is finally here. The film follows the titular Caped Crusader (Robert Pattinson, “The Lighthouse”) who, after two years of fighting crime in Gotham City,...

Bring back books

Bring back books

Rachel Oliver, Opinion Editor March 3, 2022

Last year, I graduated from Leander High School located in the suburbs of Austin, Texas. During my senior year, a controversy sprouted surrounding several books in the English curriculum. Parents flocked...

The ethics of Terraforming Mars

The ethics of Terraforming Mars

Colonizing space has unintended consequences
Ashwini Vivek, Opinion Columnist February 24, 2022

Space travel and exploration have always been the stuff of science-fiction, movie and TV franchises making it seem like something for the distant future. However, advances in technology, the rapid pace...

Trinity has betrayed students’ trust

Trinity has betrayed students’ trust

Nathan Darsch, Opinion Columnist November 11, 2021

Now that the semester is drawing to a close, Trinity students and administration have the opportunity to look back at the COVID regulations of the past few months and see how they fared. On one hand,...

Its time to cancel the cancel culture debate

It’s time to cancel the cancel culture debate

Sarah Fisher, Opinion Editor October 20, 2021

It’s time to put the cancel culture debate to rest A few weeks ago, Nintendo announced the cast of a Super Mario movie set to come out in 2022 to somewhat... mixed reactions. People were generally...

How did we get from bubble tea to boba liberalism?

How did we get from bubble tea to boba liberalism?

Mai Vo, Opinion Columnist October 19, 2021

Food is a tangible product, made for consumption. In more sentimental terms, it has been frequently described as a “universal language” that transcends borders or backgrounds. In the U.S., a land in...

K-Pop Needs Its #MeToo Moment

K-Pop Needs Its #MeToo Moment

With K-pop bigger than ever, the misogyny within the industry must be addressed
Ameena Khan, Opinion Columnist October 14, 2021

With BTS performing at the UN General Assembly, it's clear that K-pop’s stronghold on pop culture isn’t letting go any time soon. The flashy choreography, eye-catching visuals and photogenic idols...

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