Derek

Derek

I am an enormous fan of Japanese animation as I believe what they strive to achieve, which is entertainment for a more mature audience while employing the same style of that of a less mature art form for a sense of nostalgia, not only benefits this generation but future generations.
Opinion: Why start anew?

Opinion: Why start anew?

Starting from scratch is that quite frankly what we try to avoid at all times. We see starting “new” as a struggle to start again. We think of the effort that we will have to devout into the “new” that we forget about why we are thinking about change. The tantamount...

The Change that Comes with College

The Change that Comes with College

With the end of the year right around the corner, millions of seniors start to finally choose where they will go for college. Although a majority may want to stay close to home, our dream schools are far away. We will inevitably experience an uneasy feeling during...

Oh Testing, Why Must You Be This Way?

Oh Testing, Why Must You Be This Way?

Testing: a student’s greatest enemy besides grades. Testing has always been an issue for educators, students, and parents. Standardized testing is used in many schools in order to measure how much a student has learned as well as keep track of a teacher’s...

Instructions: Break glass in case of school shooting

Instructions: Break glass in case of school shooting

2018 has become one very notable year, ranging from Trump’s Presidency to North and South Korea’s disputes. Perhaps one of the biggest topics in the United States this year is gun control. The call for gun control has been an issue that’s existed for almost two...

Why watch the Winter Olympics

Why watch the Winter Olympics

The first Olympics date all the way back to the year 779 BC and were held in the city of Olympia, Greece. They were held in honor of Zeus and legend has it that his sons, Hercules and Alcmene, were the ones who founded the Olympics and started the 4 year tradition....

Free streaming, more like illegal

Free streaming, more like illegal

Do you stream your music?   Do you stream episodes of series like 'Lost'?   More importantly: do you pay for these streaming services?   Nowadays, people around the world have replaced TV and the radio with streaming. Whether it be Netflix, Hulu,...

Who says being a screenager is bad?

Who says being a screenager is bad?

For starters, what is a screenager? A screenager is a person, in their teens or early twenties, that has an aptitude for technology and spends an abundant amount of time on the internet. The term “screenager” definitely has a negative connotation associated with it...

Pros and cons of gentrification

Pros and cons of gentrification

With the introduction of the Weird Wave Cafe, the rise in rent prices have skyrocketed this past year. As it stands now, deciding whether to be for or against gentrification is challenging. There are always two sides to an issue and gentrification is no exception....

Commentary: Are movies racist?

Commentary: Are movies racist?

How often do you think people use inappropriate racial slurs and stereotypes without knowing their true impact? Well, a lot more than you may expect. This has nothing to do with racism, oppression, or even internal prejudice. No, this is due to the entertainment...

The lone American

The lone American

A large amount of stories about first generation students and their struggles have been written and posted, and there are plenty more to come. But my sister, 10, is a first generation student. She still has a long way to go until she can truly understand what it means...