Month: November 2020

The Pink Tax

Are you a woman or identify as one? Do you buy products marketed towards women rather than men, like toiletries, clothes, and accessories? Are you aware of the significant price difference in “men’s” and “women’s” products? This price difference is known as the Pink Tax, and just like the name suggests, it refers to the

Voting at 16?

There has always been, and probably always will be much controversy around lowering the voting age. In 1971, when the voting age was lowered from 21 to 18, many people were still opposed it, and it took thousands of rallies and tons of persuasion to convince the government to add the 21st amendment making it

Sloth vs. Harpy Eagle

Since time immemorial, there has been a conflict existing between predator and prey. Never before, however, have we seen two contestants within this gladiatorial ring so widely respected and adored by animal lovers. So, what is better, the serene turtle-like mammalian; or the avian brute of the Amazon? The serene turtle-like mammalian also known as

Thanksgiving 2020

    What are your plans this Thanksgiving? While it may seem tempting to forget about the coronavirus and see your extended family, if everyone were to do that, we would see a humongous spike in cases nationwide. When you imagine Thanksgiving, you probably think of an enormous turkey with enough side dishes to feed your

Emily Harrington’s Record Setting Ascent of El Capitan

El Capitan is a three thousand foot tall, nearly vertical slab of granite. It draws thousands of climbers there every year in attempts to scale it. Each year, over a hundred climbing related accidents happen in the Yosemite area. El Capitan was once deemed an impossible mountain to climb, but has since been scaled by

Why Schools Should Be the First Thing to Reopen

    During these unprecedented times, we have all gotten used to rolling out of bed ten minutes before our first class starts. We enjoy turning our cameras off and doing zoom calls from the comfort of our own bed. With these habits, it is almost unnecessary to state that we clearly aren’t learning as much

Clouds Review

This week I watched the new Disney movie Clouds, about a boy diagnosed with terminal cancer who decides to write an album with his best friend. Now, I could go on about how sweet, and heartwarming it was, how great it was that Disney is tackling some heavier topics, or the songs themselves, which are

The World Series

Apparently, the third time’s the charm, at least in the case of the Dodgers this week when they won the world series against the Rays. This is the third year in which the Dodgers have made it to the world series, and this year they finally pulled out a win. It has also been three

The 2020 Election

The 2020 election has been unprecedented to say the least and is still not even close to over. Right now Joe Biden is the projected President as you probably know by now with Kamala Harris as the Vice President elect. This is a historic election by many terms with record numbers of voter turnout and

The Status of Sports

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit America all major sports were stopped and seasons were either postponed or cancelled until they could be conducted safely again. Since then, all major sports in the US have since resumed and started their seasons in either the same or altered fashion.