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How do family, peers influence us?

Kayla Guo, Copy Editor

November 18, 2014


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Parents and friends generally play a role in shaping the behavior and beliefs of an individual—through parent expectations or peer pressure. Statesman investigates the negative and positive impact of adolescents who might develop a view independent of their parents. Discussing your day at the dinne...

What is the impact of entertainment and media on perceptions of beauty?

Hannah Jeon, Features Editor

November 18, 2014


Filed under Features

Different types of entertainment—what we see, listen or experience—often reflect what different societies idealize in terms of beauty, success and appeal. Therefore, what we are surrounded by affects our own perceptions of what we should be. Television, movies, music—entertainment is everywhere. Often wi...

Political Panda: Dold v. Schneider

Nikol Safronova, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2014


Filed under Features

As the November 4th election day approaches, talks of whether Congressman Robert Dold or incumbent Brad Schneider, will win the race to Congress in the Illinois 10th Congressional District (IL D-10th) have spread around all communities. The Illinois 10th Congressional District, currently represented...

How do individuals identify their sexual orientation?

How do individuals identify their sexual orientation?

Stephanie Namkoong, Features Editor

October 10, 2014


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Today, society is generally more open to the differing sexual orientations of people. However, there is far more than just heterosexual and homosexual sexualities. Sexual identity is part of who someone is, and isn’t the same for every person. It may be personal, but today, everything seems to be s...

How vast is the gender spectrum?

How vast is the gender spectrum?

Brenda Reyn, Graphics Editor

October 10, 2014


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People are typically labeled as either male or female. However, often times, society tends to forget that as human beings, there is no concise or conclusive method of how to define us. Nothing is written in black or white; in fact, the world is filled with many gray areas. Nowadays, our gender identi...

Do social misconceptions affect life choices?

Do social misconceptions affect life choices?

Sabrina Szos, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2014


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During the passing period, the football player makes his way past the cardio room and instead sits down in his advanced math class, waiting for the test that he studied diligently for to be passed out. Instead of cutting class, the lead singer of the popular student-made band cuts practice short to stu...

Does culture influence our beliefs?

Fathma Rahman, Managing Editor of Production

October 10, 2014


Filed under Features

Too often, we find ourselves assuming knowledge about an entire culture based on misleading sources of information, be that the media or a misinformed friend. As a result, cultural stereotyping has grown. Culture shapes people’s attitudes about others, and because they have these attitudes, it influe...

What do physical societal standards say about us?

What do physical societal standards say about us?

Alexandra Shafran, Graphics Editor

October 10, 2014


Filed under Features

Whether it’s posters of bodybuilders in the gym or photographs of a Chicago Ballet company, representations of physical stereotypes permeate our lives, clouding our heads with the rights and wrongs that we see, of what we are supposed to look like as men and women. As children, a simple trip to the ...

Freshman Mentor Program reflects upon advisory experience

Katy Roach, Sports Editor

October 3, 2014


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Four days a week, a bell rings in the middle of 4th, 5th and 6th period. Depending on the period, either a large number of students suddenly spill into the lunch rooms and heighten the noise levels, or students retreat in a mass exodus, leaving the tables empty and quiet. Most often, these students...

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