By Jaxson K.R (’25) As many of you may know, the Florida legislature recently passed the “Parental Rights in Education” bill, better known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. This bill directly states that “classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity may not occur in kindergarten through grade 3 or in a manner that is not age appropriate … Continue reading Opinion: Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Bill is a Continuation of LGBTQ Erasure in America
By Leah Raymond (‘22) Dear fellow Americans, To all of you who refuse to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, to all of you who are too busy to rise, to all of you who just don’t care: it’s time to start caring. I was asked a question about a year ago, and it has been on my mind ever since. It must have made … Continue reading To Those Citizens Who do Not Stand for the Pledge of Allegiance
By Amr Ansari (‘22) and Tasawwar Rahman (‘22) Image Courtesy of Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Zuma Press For: Lower the Voting Age– Just a Little By Amr Ansari (‘22) Seventeen years after president Eisenhower called for the minimum voting age to be 18 in his 1954 state of the union address, the United States added the 26th amendment to the constitution, guaranteeing those 18 and older … Continue reading Is it Time to Lower the Voting Age?
By Liv Serio (‘23) Over the past month, I have listened to two books on feminism. If that word makes you want to click off of this article, I implore you to stay. Feminism is not a topic only for women. Many people believe that feminism is only about a woman’s right to choose, and equal pay. Though those topics are staples of the feminist … Continue reading Feminism: How Far We’ve Come, How Far We Need To Go
By Varun Talluri (‘23) The picture symbolizes how Google was prepared for and able to overcome COVID-19. Image courtesy of Forbes. Ordering items from Amazon, attending classes via Zoom, binge-watching your favorite TV shows, and staying at home. Due to the recent pandemic, this is a reality all too familiar for us. As soon as we thought that things were starting to get back to … Continue reading How Proactive Companies Thrived During the COVID-19 Pandemic
By Chinedum Aguwa (’22) This summer, mass protests erupted throughout the world provoked by the killing of Mr. George Floyd. People that supported these protests called against police brutality and systemic racism. Businesses and schools have taken the initiative to eliminate inequality and racism in their community. Historic brands such as Aunt Jemima are changing their names due to racial stereotypes. The NFL’s Washington Redskins … Continue reading Do Black Lives Matter in Hollywood?
By Yeon Woo Lee (‘21) After the killings of George Floyd and Breona Taylor, the debate of systematic racism has spread across the nation. The Black Lives Matter has grown tremendously and the topic of racism today has finally hit all corners of the country. One of the debates that has arisen is the common use of Confederate symbols, especially in the South. I had … Continue reading The Debate of Confederate Statues In Public Spaces
By Tasawwar Rahman (‘22), Editor-in-Chief of the IA Overachiever (For nearly 250 years, through Pandemics and Wars, Americans have always fought to make their voices heard. Image courtesy of NYT) We the People. These are the first words enshrined in our constitution, a document that led us to embark upon this great American experiment. However, that piece of parchment written in Philly all those years … Continue reading Voting: A Sacred Duty
By Yeon Woo Lee (‘21) “Jessica, only child. Illinois, Chicago. Senior is Kim Jin Mo, who is your cousin.” This clip from the Korean movie Parasite became known as the Jessica Jingle. Although this resulted in an addiction nature to those watching the movie, the jingle has a wholly different meaning for Koreans. The melody of the jingle originates from “Dokdo is Our Land”, a … Continue reading A Korean Perspective on the Truth about Dokdo
By Diya Ramesh (’23) Right now, I’m willing to bet anything that you are at home. I’m right, aren’t I? How on Earth did I know? Am I psychic? Nope, just quarantined, just like you. Yes, let’s address the elephant in the room, which is that the coronavirus pandemic has transformed our lives. We are definitely going to remember these moments for decades to come. … Continue reading A Case For Online School