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The forgotten Rohingyan refugees

The forgotten Rohingyan refugees

Ayesha Abbasi, Staff Writer

May 28, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Original Opinions

The situation in Myanmar with the Rohingya Muslims may very well go down in history as one of the least recognized and most violent human rights violations of all time. The Muslim Rohingya of Burma provides a well-written history of the situations in Burma dating back to 1995. According to the ar...

Hillary Clinton faces a real challenge

Hillary Clinton faces a real challenge

Ayesha Abbasi, Staff Writer

May 20, 2015


Filed under News, Opinion, Original Opinions

Yes, there really is another person running in the democratic primary besides Hillary Clinton. His name is Bernie Sanders and he is one of only two independent senators in the nation as well as a self proclaimed democratic socialist, according to CBS News. His platform is founded on increasing minimum wage, equal pay for women, ...

Put down your pencils

Put down your pencils

Ayesha Abbasi, Staff Writer

May 11, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Original Opinions

Due to AP testing taking place around the nation, student and teacher stress seems to be at an all time high. This stress doesn't come on its own and it most definitely isn't lessened with the help of College Board. In fact, College Board seems to be founded on the principles of instilling stress in...

Complain less, vote more

Complain less, vote more

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor

October 8, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Original Opinions

We live in an age of all time high political apathy for the younger generation, which entails us having record low voter turnouts. People complain about campaign finance roofs and how the rich have the power to control elections. About how internet rights are being de-neutralized, how privacy rights...

Islamophobia exists.

May 16, 2014


Filed under Original Opinions

"Islamophobia. A word created by fascists, & used by cowards, to manipulate morons." No, you’re right. It totally doesn’t exist. Apparently it’s not Islamophobia that’s responsible for the increase in hate crimes against Muslims in the Western world. It’s not Islamophobia when mosques...

The flaws in our education

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor

April 30, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Original Opinions

Our education systems are not so much a community of sharing knowledge, but a structure of misinformation and capitalist values. The academic degree we pay for isn't a stamp of education. Our characters are the signature of what we learn, apply and continue to seek. From when legislators make publ...

Cultural appropriation isn’t appropriate

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor

April 22, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Original Opinions

"I'm appreciating your cultural dresses! You should be proud!" This exact phrase can be heard from the mouths of those who partake in cultural appropriation. What is that one might ask, well the most common definition of cultural appropriation is the adoption of some specific elements of one culture...

Shame on you for slut shaming

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor

March 10, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Original Opinions

"He hooked up 3 girls at the same party what a bro, right?" "She hooked up with 2 guys this weekend. Can you say slut?" Same situation two completely different results. Why is that teenage girls are incapable of being sexually open when in turn teenage boys are praised for their escapades? It's n...

Congratulations we’re all aware you’re single

Congratulations we’re all aware you’re single

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor

February 6, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Original Opinions

With Valentine's day around the corner and teen angst at an all time high, many people feel the need express their “loneliness.” Everyone has a friend who says that they’re “forever alone,” and if you don’t have that friend, then you are that friend. The sudden realization that one lack...

Why students should be able to take as many AP classes as they want

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor

December 12, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Original Opinions

Restricting a students access to advances in knowledge sounds like something out of a horror story for any AP student. The unemployment rate for college graduates is at 4.5 percent, and the unemployment rate for high school graduates is even higher at 24 percent. So why stop children from excelling in...

Numbed by the Media

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor

December 3, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Original Opinions

There’s a feeling of numbness when it comes to watching people across the globe dying on television. It’s too simple to just flip the channel and carry on with the day as if nothing has happened, as if those people weren’t really dying. The only reason these horrid detachments are possible is becau...

Halloween: Immaturity covered with a mask

Halloween: Immaturity covered with a mask

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor

October 31, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Original Opinions

The stereotypes that run along with Halloween are beyond racist. Just recently a new costume trend has come out mocking the very sensitive case of Treyvon Martin. The controversial incident involving Treyvon Martin and George Zimmerman is not something to make light of. It is obvious that people...

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