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Society on the Cusp of Transgender Acceptance

Mia Marks, Staff Writer

March 3, 2015


Filed under Features

With the advocacy of self-confidence and importance of people remaining true to themselves prevailing throughout the media, celebrities have publically highlighted their transition to becoming transgender. An individual who is transgender is defined as a person whose biological sex does not equal...

The Feminist movement is a constant uphill battle for women

Carly Poloskey, Managing Editor

March 1, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

Feminism continues to be one of the most misunderstood words in the English language. The stereotype persists that a “feminist” is an aggressive, man-hating, scorned woman ob- noxiously lamenting the woes of womanhood from the top of her self-righteous soapbox. When, in reality, a fem...

Abusive teen relationships: the dark, alarming reality

Mia Marks, Staff Writer

January 9, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase, Uncategorized

   Every year, approximately 1.5 million students suffer from abuse in a relationship with a fellow student. While domestic abuse is most notoriously associated with adults, teenagers are quite capable of falling victim as well when in a relationship. Whether physically or emotionally, both girls an...

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