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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...

What it costs to be a woman

What it costs to be a woman

How the Pink Tax increases prices for necessities
Shaneeza Hasnani, Opinion Columnist October 7, 2021

To all the cis women out there, do you ever feel a twinge of envy? Envy of cis men who don't have to go through the trouble of living up to society's expectations of what it means to be a girl? Envy of...

Cà Phê Sữa Đá: A Vietnamese delicacy

Cà Phê Sữa Đá: A Vietnamese delicacy

Mai Vo, Opinion Columnist September 23, 2021

If you know me, you know that I’m more of a juice and tea person than a coffee person. But I would drink Vietnamese coffee (cà phê sữa đá) in a heartbeat, and by that I mean the flavors, taste...

Greenwashing: The latest trend in fast fashion

Greenwashing: The latest trend in fast fashion

Even when consumers are aware of environmental harm, why do fast fashion retailers continue to grow?
Ameena Khan, Opinion Columnist September 23, 2021

This past August, Chinese ultra-fast fashion retailer SHEIN launched SHEINCares For Animals. Paired with an assortment of cheap T-shirts and tote bags promoting the cause, the campaign pledged to donate...

Face filters, plastic surgery and social media

Face filters, plastic surgery and social media

Mai Vo, Opinion Columnist September 9, 2021

To be honest, I thought that the pandemic situation would have improved by now, but sadly I must admit that, like during quarantine, I still spend an embarrassing amount of time staring at myself in the...

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Fining Coaches for Not Wearing Masks Wrongly Places Blame

Gail Grady October 14, 2020

illustration by Ren RaderThe National Football League (NFL) fined five teams and coaches for not wearing face masks, resulting in more than $1 million in fines after week two of the season. The New Orleans...

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Voting in presidential elections still matters

Benjamin Adams September 30, 2020

illustration by Ren RaderBefore I begin, I want to make it clear that I not only understand the opposing viewpoint here, but I deeply sympathize with it. I honestly do not want to vote; no sense of civic...

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“Shut up and play” not an option now or ever

Paige Wallace September 9, 2020

"Shut up and play." This trope has been used countless times throughout sports history to silence players when they voice their political views. It works to shape sports into a sector of society untouched...

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I’m here, I’m Queer…and Catholic. Get used to it.

Ben Falcon August 27, 2020

Illustration by Ren Rader I am gay and I am Christian. For many years these two parts of me seemed irreconcilable, but I eventually realized how necessary it is for me to accept both truths to truly...

A case for divestment from fossil fuels

A case for divestment from fossil fuels

Joshua Anaya March 19, 2020

Illustration by Gabrielle Rodriguez As has become apparent through activism within institutions like universities, religious groups and insurance giants across the world, individuals have pressured...

Students deserve to choose where they live

Jessica Jennings February 27, 2020

Co-written by Jessica Jennings and Ryann WilliamsIllustration by Gabrielle RodriguezTrinity boasts that its three-year residency requirement is because of a university effort to foster community. A student...

Natashas Kitchen: Enjoying the lentil things

Natasha’s Kitchen: Enjoying the lentil things

Natasha Sahu February 27, 2020

Photo by Natasha SahuListen, I’m not a picky eater. I remember being told by my mom about how when I was a kid, I would just sit there and quietly eat everything. When my brother was born and he...

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