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Men in Dance is No Mistake

Siberian Swan, pointe shoe company challenges the norm with pointe shoes created for men.

Sam Hall, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2019

Siberian Swan has released a new pointe shoe designed specifically for men’s feet. I remember first hearing about the release and thinking it was great. Now, men can play another role in ballet than just to make me look pretty. Going into the studio with this new found joy, I was met with laug...

Embracing Breaking Away From the Gender Construct

Embracing Breaking Away From the Gender Construct

Sam Hall, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2019

If I compared ballet to a religion, it would probably be Catholicism. It is almost as dry as those communion wafers we still use: rigid, cold and above all else heavily based upon tradition. This semester, Boston Conservatory at Berklee (BoCo) changed several of its dance classes to now start ...

Opinion: Unity?

Photo Illustration by Jackson Estwanick.

Jackson Estwanick, Production Editor/ Executive Producer

February 8, 2019

What do three American D-Day veterans, a Holocaust survivor, a 10-year-old brain tumor survivor and Buzz Aldrin all have in common? They are 6 of 13 special guests, members of Congress, Supreme Court justices and other government figures who were subjected to listen to all 82 exhausting minutes of P...

Opinion: Netflix- The Monopoly That Has Already Won

Opinion: Netflix- The Monopoly That Has Already Won

Michael Schmitz, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2019

The Netflix original film “Roma,” was recently revealed to be one of the eight nominees for the Academy Award for Best Picture. This film, which made approximately $2.8 million off the platform, tied with “The Favourite” for most nominated film in the 2019 Oscars, receiving 10 nominations. This ...

Opinion: Marquette Sports- More Than You Think

The Varsity Swim and Dive Team wins their biggest invite of the year against 40 other teams at Mizzou.

Abigail Nebot, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2019

Attending sports events is a big part of the stereotypical high school experience. All over MHS you see and hear about the upcoming sports activities happening each week. But what you probably don’t realize is which sports are getting the most attention and which ones are getting forgotten about. ...

Opinion: Kevin Hart Should Not Be Over His Controversy

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Will Roach, Opinions Editor

January 14, 2019

Regarding the controversy surrounding Kevin Hart’s homophobic Tweets, the comedian appeared on CBS’s The Late Show last Wednesday and said that he was “over it.” In response to Hart’s defensive stance, host Stephen Colbert said, “I found that it’s over when the audience is over it, and ...

Satire: Donald Trump Jr.’s Dehumanization of Immigrants is Off The Mark

Illustration by Jilian Bunderson.

Will Roach, Opinions Editor

January 14, 2019

Last Tuesday night after President Trump’s Oval Office address, the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., decided to enlighten many bleeding-heart liberals through his Instagram story that there is absolutely nothing wrong with dehumanizing illegal immigrants as long as everyone can get in on the f...

Michael’s Manifesto: The Government Shouldn’t be Shutdown for the Wall

Michael's Manifesto: The Government Shouldn’t be Shutdown for the Wall

Michael Schmitz, Staff Reporter

January 11, 2019

It is only one day until Donald Trump’s latest government shutdown becomes the longest in American history. Since Dec. 22, non-essential parts of the federal government have had their pay furloughed or have been put on leave without pay. This shutdown, the third government shutdown since Donald Trump too...

Opinion: The Elizabeth Warren-DNA Test Controversy is Absurd

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Michael Schmitz, Staff Reporter

January 7, 2019

For months President Trump had publicly ridiculed Warren’s claims of Native American Ancestry and referred to her as “Pocahontas.” In October, Warren produced a political advertisement as a response, with the DNA expert in the commercial stating that Warren “absolutely has a Native American in her [D...

Opinion: Ban On Holiday Song Requires More Context

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Jackson Estwanick, Production Editor/ Executive Producer

December 18, 2018

CHRISTMAS AND COERCION: two words that you didn’t expect to come together this holiday season. Yet, national controversy arose earlier this month when radio station WDOK Christmas 102.1 in Cleveland, pulled Frank Loesser’s “Baby It’s Cold Outside” from its rotation after a listener poll dee...

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