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Fair and Deadly: Why the Pressure to Be Whiter Should Not Be Ignored

Women of color are often cast aside in the shadow of more prominent white women.

Arpitha Sistla, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2020

The smell of Fair and Lovely skin bleaching cream is an all too familiar scent for me. Flowery and elegant, the bright pink tube and the beautiful photoshopped woman’s face promise the user a whiter skin tone in the span of just a week of regular use. The box goes as far as to showcase a transforma...

The Struggles of Being Skinny

The Struggles of Being Skinny

Akhila Swarna, Advertising Manager

February 12, 2020

My mind began to race as I made my way through the crowd to find my mom, avoiding the swarm of acquaintances and small talk. I approached my mom, who was speaking with her friend and reminiscing about tea and gossip.  My mom abruptly ended her conversation and introduced me to her friend.  “Why...

Breaking the Stigma

Breaking the Stigma

Akhila Swarna, Advertising Manager

February 5, 2020

Last summer, Nikhil Boddu, senior, felt successful after conducting neuropsychological research at the University of Oxford, where his work and success later presented him with a unique opportunity. This opportunity was traveling to South Korea to attend an international research conference in South Ko...

Love Your Locks

Love Your Locks

Zara Tola, Data Journalist

January 30, 2020

My nerves tingled as I felt the sensation of a cloud of hot smoke dissipate between my fingers. I combed through the pin-straight ends of my freshly straightened hair as I looked in the mirror at myself. I think I look ‘put together’, I thought to myself as I packed away my flat iron and got ready...

Women’s March & Feminism: “Separate But Equal”

 More than 10,000 people from Union Station on Market Street at the Women’s March on St. Louis march displaying signs with a variety of women empowerment sayings Jan. 21, 2017. The movement has taken place every year since placing emphasis on voter registration.

Lauren Pickett, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2020

Once again, hundreds of thousands of ecstatic Women’s March attendees flooded the streets of Washington D.C. Jan. 18, showcasing pink cat hats and bold phrases on handmade signs. Once again, protesters tried to display utmost support for women's critical issues as well as immigration, impeachmen...

Opinion: Equal Rights, Equal Fights

In a 2016 survey conducted by Rasmussen Reports, 61 percent of male voters are in favor of women being included in the draft, while only 38 percent of women also agree.

Molly Sillitto, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2020

Starting off the new year with tweets circling raging of World War III certainly was a disturbance to American citizens. Though many of the younger people have put it upon themselves to make light humor out of the very real situation, it brings up questions on the main punch line of the joke: the draft. ...

Opinion: Dismantle the Draft

Opinion: Dismantle the Draft

Will Roach, Opinions Editor

January 24, 2020

The Trump Administration ordered an airstrike Jan. 3 that killed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani. After heads of both countries went back and forth with threats of violence, and Iran actually launched missiles at an Iraqi military base housing U.S. troops, young Americans flocked to social media and spo...

Spreading News: Activism Through Instagram

Spreading News: Activism Through Instagram

Molly Sillitto, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2020

The recent Australian fires that have been raging for more than three months have encouraged people of all ages to take it upon themselves to post on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook in an attempt to spread the news - a common action during moments of tragedy. #Prayfor____  followed by a chain of sa...

MHSNews | Students on Flex Time Changes

MHSNews | Students on Flex Time Changes

Jackson Estwanick and Shon Sayfuddinov

January 16, 2020

With the start of second semester, administrators made several changes to C Day Flex time, including shortening the period from two hours to an hour and a half, moving the period so it follows second hour instead of fourth, and banning students from congregating or sitting in the hallways. The first...

An Atheist Pilgrimage Part III

Standing at attention for our closing ceremony at the Sdeh Boker Gadna Base, overlooking the Negev Desert.

Michael Schmitz, Foreign Correspondent

January 7, 2020

Three weeks ago, my Israeli high school program enrolled its American students in a four-day mock military camp called Gadna. Yes, a mandatory military camp. Gadna is widely known in Israel and serves the country’s teenagers as an introduction to the military. Though not physically strenuous, t...

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