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Does culture influence our beliefs?

Fathma Rahman, Managing Editor of Production

October 10, 2014

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

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

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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