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Disneys Encanto has captured the hearts of many with its catchy music and relatable themes.

Encanto: A love song for Colombia

Paola Zapata , Reporter January 10, 2022

Following the movie “Coco,” Disney decided to make another movie revolving around another Hispanic family. “Encanto” focuses on a Colombian family and shows us what generational trauma can be like....

Pregnant women around the world experience different rights depending on where they live. Some states in the U.S. have some of the worlds most stringent abortion laws.

Our opinions matter

Emma Attig, Reporter December 6, 2021

With the recent law change in Texas, there has been a lot of talk of people’s stance on abortion. I always want people to be educated before they make a choice, and also love sharing my own side.   I...

Table manners

Paola Zapata, Reporter November 12, 2021

Fat people have often been the butt of a joke in film and in the media, but they are fighting back with the message that representation matters and that being fat isnt something that should be feared.

My body shouldn’t scare you

Paola Zapata , Reporter November 5, 2021
Body positivity has become a huge thing and many people have been becoming more confident than ever, no matter the size they are. The internet has been changing and being plus size shouldn’t be scary anymore. There will always be haters and ignorant people who will try to bring someone down. 
Students are often torn between wearing comfortable, fashionable clothing and what the dress code allows.

My Clothes Aren’t A Distraction

Campbell Hans, Reporter October 29, 2021

The first time my clothing was a distraction, I was 12. I remember getting tapped on the shoulder and then being told to not wear my tank top again because it was “distracting” to my peers. It was...

Dose of Reality — Editorial Cartoon

Emerson Anderson, Guest Reporter October 20, 2021

The Stray Kids at the Fact Music Awards. Bang Chan was accused of cultural appropriation after wearing his hair in cornrows in 2019.

Cultural Appropriation in K-Pop

Paola Zapata , Reporter May 6, 2021
“I feel like the idols and the companies need to be held accountable. Companies need to understand that their idols are an image of them as well and that simple things like deleting a post or apologizing will not be enough anymore. These idols are adults and older teenagers, taking the time to learn about EVERYONE'S culture is the least they can do,” said HCP sophomore Mulan Bridges.
Sophomore Paola Zapata and her dad share a happy moment. Zapatas father was deported in 2019.

Abolishing ICE

Paola Zapata , Reporter April 8, 2021

My Story behind a Deported Parent  On May 7, 2019, I was sitting in the St. Anthony’s Hospital Mental Health Unit. It was finally the day I was going to get discharged after being there for 2 weeks....

Influencer, dancer, and now LGBTQ icon Jojo Siwa discussed her new status in a series of social media posts.

‘Love is universal’

Paola Zapata , Reporter February 28, 2021

Jojo Siwa On Coming Out:  Clad in a rainbow hairbow and hoodie, Jojo Siwa recently posted a TikTok lip-syncing to "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga, causing other influencers and fans to assume she was...

Disinformation has run rampant across all forms of social media, including Facebook.

Disinformation in the Digital Age

Delnaz Kazemi, Reporter February 5, 2021

Disinformation is the greatest threat to our nation’s stability. Looking at the origins of conspiracy theories and how they have spread, it always has lead back to manipulated information. It becomes...

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