St. Lucy's Laureate

St. Lucy's Laureate

Commentary: Hate intensifies in the U.S.

Commentary: Hate intensifies in the U.S.

In the land of the free, home of the brave, America promotes equality, not only for the average white male, but for all people. This includes females, all sexual orientations and the great variety of ethnicities that have bestowed upon America the famous title: “the...

Opinion: Skinny shaming is real body shaming

Opinion: Skinny shaming is real body shaming

As St. Lucy’s students were growing up, we always thought when someone said we were skinny, it was meant to be taken as a compliment. It was not until we were submerged into the world of media that we realized that “skinny” was a form of body shaming, and that...

Wearable fitness devices lack functionality

Wearable fitness devices lack functionality

In 2008, Fitbit released their first product, the Fitbit Tracker, a small device that clipped onto clothing and recorded how many steps the user had taken which were then calculated into distance walked and calories burned. In May 2013, the first fitness tracking...

Sex trafficking in Bangladesh

Sex trafficking in Bangladesh

Bangladesh, officially known as the People's Republic of Bangladesh, is a country in South Asia. Commonly known as the world's eighth most populous country, it is also characterized for being a major sex trafficking area known worldwide. A major hub for transit...

Supreme Court Justice nominated

Supreme Court Justice nominated

On Jan. 31 President Trump appointed Neil Gorsuch, a 10th circuit judge from Colorado, as a nominee for the Supreme Court Justice. The vacant seat resulted from Justice Antonin Scalia's death last February. This selection potentially creates ideological balance....

A look at Hollywood: The gender gap behind the scenes

A look at Hollywood: The gender gap behind the scenes

The movie industry has come a long way in gender diversity, or so it would seem. The reality is that there is still an immense gender gap behind the scenes. In 2016, only 17% of all directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, and cinematographers of...