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Opinion: COVID-19 and its impact on Asian Americans

Opinion: COVID-19 and its impact on Asian Americans

Let say that one of your family members is at the risk of being a victim of a hate crime. Reasons being is just because of their ethnicity. Wherever they go, they are not in a place where you can protect them, where they are not safe. What if you were all alone...

Opinion: Gender inequality in Latino households

Opinion: Gender inequality in Latino households

Think about a household, a family, a husband and a wife. The laundry, cooking, cleaning, who do you imagine doing all this in a household? Women. There is gender inequality in many households. Why must women keep up the "traditional way" just because they are women?...

Column: After all, a girl can dream

Column: After all, a girl can dream

It was a Wednesday morning of the year 2015, when the usual announcement sounded on the rusty speaker in my daily 5th grade life. “Good morning ladies and gentlemen … raise your right hand over your heart ... ready, begin,” was the usual morning routine. It was spirit...

Opinion: Education should receive more financial backing

Opinion: Education should receive more financial backing

Free or nearly free college tuition is offered in at least 26 countries including Austria, Brazil, France, Germany and Mexico, according to Britannica ProCon. If this is the case for 26 countries, the United States, as one of the wealthiest nations, should be able to...

Opinion: COVID-19 and its impact on Asian Americans

Opinion: Fight as one to stop AAPI hate

In roughly a year of the coronavirus, nearly 3,800 anti-Asian hate incidents were recorded and released by the reporting forum Stop AAPI (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders) Hate. Women were in the majority when it came to incidents at 68% while men covered 29% of...

Opinion: Masculinity’s lock on emotions

Opinion: Masculinity’s lock on emotions

Editor's note: This article contains a mention of suicide. Ernest Hemingway, a writer during the 1920s-50s once said: “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” Men are raised from a young age...

Opinion: End the grading system in K-12 schools

Opinion: End the grading system in K-12 schools

Dating back to 2,500 years ago in Ancient Greece, grades were never once used. Yet, it still spawned the greatest thinkers and writers of all time. Instead of applying grades, they used formative assessment to evaluate if a pupil understood the material being taught....

Opinion: Donald Trump: a fascist leader

Opinion: Donald Trump: a fascist leader

Fascism: “a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.” According to a Newsweek Op-Ed by Robert...