Sophia Ward

Sophia Ward

Sophia (also known as Sophie) has loved the art of writing since she was six years old. Her focus is on creative writing, but she enjoys writing opinion pieces and reporting on current topics. In her spare time she enjoys crafting, dancing, and playing with her three dogs.
Opinion: Asian engagement in the humanities is lacking

Opinion: Asian engagement in the humanities is lacking

Growing up as a Chinese American, it was common for others to assume I would become a doctor or engineer. However, when I told others I wanted to pursue a career in the humanities and become a writer, I was met with shocked faces. An Asian individual pursuing...

The Alabama abortion law: A recent heavily debated topic

The Alabama abortion law: A recent heavily debated topic

On May 15, Alabama governor Kay Ivey signed an abortion bill for the state of Alabama. The Alabama Human Life Protection Act bans abortion in most circumstances. It was supported by 25 Republican men from Alabama's state senate, while opposed by six Democrats....

Opinion: The power of music

Opinion: The power of music

Music — it has the power to transform people's lives. Whether it's a classical piece by Mozart or the newest Ariana Grande single, music has impacted each and every one of us. For some, it can provide an escape to another world where their current situation and...

Review: NBC’s ‘New Amsterdam’

Review: NBC’s ‘New Amsterdam’

As an adolescent, I am always looking for a good show or movie to watch in my free time. When coming across NBC's new show, "New Amsterdam," I was intrigued. After the first seven episodes I have watched, I have come to form several opinions. What follows includes...

Thousand Oaks faces sorrow: the Borderline Bar shooting

Thousand Oaks faces sorrow: the Borderline Bar shooting

Prior to November 7, Thousand Oaks held the reputation of being a safe and quiet community in the state of California. On November 7 at approximately 11:20 p.m., a gunman began firing at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, according to the Los Angeles...

Opinion: The importance of the arts in schools

Opinion: The importance of the arts in schools

Students are constantly reminded by their teachers, parents and siblings that they have to succeed in school. They are reminded to do well on their math exam and to study their chemistry notes. Yet, society tends to forget about the power of the arts in education. Why...