Cracked screens: breaking addiction in a virtual world

Technology use can become addictive based on the way certain neurons are fired.
4 days ago

Your inbox tab runs a tally of all your unread emails. Zoom merrily chimes every time a participant is let in from the waiting room. YouTube takes advantage of an extensive algorithm to keep you falling...

“This is not America.” Actually, it is.

The idea that the insurrection at the Capitol Jan. 6 is “un-American” ignores history.
January 13, 2021

From the establishment of the U.S. via Indigenous genocide to overthrowing governments domestically and abroad, the recent violence we saw at the Capitol is as American as pie. It was a frightening event....

Parkway needs to listen to its educators

According to data from the Dec. 21 Parkway Board of Education meeting, in-school exposure to COVID-19 has resulted in at least 234 staff quarantines and positive cases, each one represented by a dot in the above image.
January 12, 2021

Consider the Parkway School District’s four-pronged strategy to ensure staff safety amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Creating objective measurement systems that are third-party verified to measure...

The word “people” comes first in the term “people of color”

This photo illustration represents tokenism, when Black and Indigeninous People of Color (BIPOC) and other minorities are used as a token of diversity because of their race or ethnicity.
December 16, 2020

As the Black Lives Matter movement continues to have a profound effect on the way we think about representation, we have taken it upon ourselves to “increase diversity.”  We read the word “diversity”...

Under the radar: Five global issues we aren’t talking about

Holding the Armenian flag and signs at a protest, juniors Mira Nalbandian and Anna Newberry work to bring awareness to the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict. As an Armenian, Nalbandian feels that it is important for individuals to recognize and be aware of global issues. “The American media hasn't really done a good job of bringing light to any of these issues and that's very harmful. People have the power to make change by organizing, but when we're not aware of what's going on, it's even harder to resolve these issues,” Nalbandian said. “This is hard for many Armenians because we just want recognition and help.”
November 30, 2020

It’s safe to say 2020 has culminated in an eventful year, with COVID-19, our Presidential Election and the Black Lives Matter movement dominating the headlines. These issues, while pertinent, have been...

Thin Blue Line or thinly-veiled racism?

Instead of a symbol of support, the Thin Blue Line flag, also known as the 'national police flag,' causes fear and division.
How the Blue Lives Matter movement suppresses Black voices
November 23, 2020

It flies at your favorite hometown barbecue restaurant. It hangs in the background of your classmate’s Zoom screen. It’s plastered on your friend’s gaiter mask. It sits on a sign in your front yard. It’s...

The “poll” shebang: working the 2020 election

The 2020 election posed unique challenges to poll workers, who deserve the respect and recognition of the public for their work to uphold democracy during a global pandemic.
November 16, 2020
Working as a safety coordinator for the election was hard work, but so enjoyable. I felt empowered to keep up with my job because I knew that I was helping the democratic process run smoother. I have gained a much greater appreciation for poll workers after having been one myself.

It’s Not Black and White: Introduction

The hosts of It’s Not Black and White, seniors Zoe DeYoung and Bri Davis.
November 12, 2020

It's Not Black and White · It's Not Black And White Introduction Transcript: [Calming instrumental plays, then quiets but continues to play in the background] My name is Zoe DeYoung. I’ve lived...

Voting is not enough

With the 2020 election, it is important to understand the limits of the ballot box and why it is necessary to expand our political imagination beyond voting to achieve liberation.
November 2, 2020
With the 2020 election, it is important to understand the limits of the ballot box and why it is necessary to expand our political imagination beyond voting to achieve liberation.

The conversation we need to have about 9/11

Protestors gather in Washington D.C. March 17, 2007 to oppose U.S. military presence in Iraq.
September 11, 2020

I have no 9/11 story. There is no work meeting or trip down the hallway when I learned a plane crashed into the World Trade Center. I will never have a 9/11 story because I was born in 2003. For me,...

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