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True feminism should be unconventional

Story by Miracle Okoro, Senior Staff Writer

May 19, 2017

Filed under Opinion

“Mimi bia lee a anya,” My mother calls: ‘Miracle come look at this.’ There on her phone she shows me a video of a young woman (let’s call her Jane to protect her identity), not much older than me. Jane had migrated to ...

Men should not be cropped out

Story by Layna Hong, Layout Editor

May 19, 2017

Filed under Opinion

It’s normal for women to be seen wearing pants, or even men’s shirts borrowed from male friends, fathers, and brothers. However, a man wearing a crop top, which is usually seen worn on the street by young women, seems out of p...

College athletes deserve pay too?

Story by Jazmyne Irions, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Sports

   With sport seasons coming to an end many East Meck student-athletes are deciding what their next step in the future will be. East Meck has many talented athletes playing at the next level, they all might be playing at di...

Time for East Meck to shut down the ICC

Story by From the staff, Editorial

April 3, 2017

Filed under Opinion

East Meck allows new clubs to be formed at the beginning of every school year. Many students create their own clubs, but not all of them succeed. Students expect the only challenges will be the paperwork and convincing others...

‘Fake news’ makes lasting impact on journalists

Story by From the staff, Editorial

April 3, 2017

Filed under Opinion

One only needs to open up their Twitter feed to see the latest ‘fake news’ attack, most notably on President Donald J. Trump’s account. It has become a new pattern: when a story comes out and people feel victimized, they...

Why we need daily video announcements

Story by From the staff, Editorial

April 3, 2017

Filed under Opinion

A teacher struggles to quiet their class as the Pledge of Allegiance begins over the loudspeaker. Students try to listen for scheduling changes for their clubs. Athletes can barely hear the announcement of their winning game...

School Fees Obstacle to ‘free’ public education

Story by Cecilia Whalen, Staff Writer

December 12, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Over the summer, along with your schedule and bus number, you got in the mail a little pink slip of paper which listed all the class and classroom fees to be paid this school year. If you’re like me, you probably wondered why...

Reverse racism can’t exist in white-dominated society

Story by Zila Sanchez, Managing Editor

March 1, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Scenario: a white student calls a black student the n-word. He is racist, no argument necessary. But then the black student retaliates with “cracker,” and the white student cries “reverse racism!”  Is the black student...

Americans forget that we are all immigrants

Story by Cecilia Whalen, Staff Writer

March 1, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Around 1910, Julia Griffin came to the United States. Her homeland of Ireland, which was still suffering from the exploitative rule of the British, was a vastly impoverished nation, and for families like the Griffins, who were...

Tighter background checks can stop school shootings

Story by Anna Schecterson, Editorial Board

January 5, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Since the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, 144 school shootings or gun related incidents on school property have occurred in the United States. As students, we worry that a local school could easily be next on...