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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...

Who will put Oklahomans first?

Delnaz Kazemi, Reporter November 2, 2020

This November 3, the buzzing question of who should serve as representative for the 5th Congressional District of Oklahoma is on the ballot. Who will serve as our policy maker? However, there is more on...

The first 2020 Presidential debate left many bewildered by the tone set by President Trump and disappointed by the moderator.

The 2020 Presidential Debates: A high school debater’s perspective

Katie Hillemeyer, Editor October 14, 2020

There's no getting around it: that presidential debate on Sept. 29 was a mess. Ad-hominem attacks flew back and forth in the socially-distant room, and it felt much more like 3 family members bickering...

Joker destroys expectations

‘Joker’ destroys expectations

Gregory Richardson, Reporter November 7, 2019

"Joker" is a movie by DC studios and directed by Todd Phillips, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Robert DeNiro, Zazie Beetz and other notable actors. It follows Arthur Fleck, played by Phoenix, who is a struggling...

A large assortment of college brochures and letters from various different colleges and universities.

Seniors: learn to sing the praises of college letters

Alice Bennett, Reporter October 24, 2019

As college application season beings, misery and despair waft through the senior hall. Parents are weeping and students cry out in agony as the Grim Reaper hands them their ticket of doom: college debt.  The...

Review of Nike’s new commercial

Hani Mohamed, reporter March 26, 2019

Nike's new commercial showed women beating sports aired on February 26. There were mixed feeling about "Dream Crazy" since some people believe that no one thinks this way of women anymore and portrayed...

Captain Marvel soars to the top of box office

‘Captain Marvel’ soars to the top of box office

Xavier Rhone, Reporter / Social Media Coordinator March 18, 2019

”Captain Marvel“ hit theaters March 8 and is a watershed moment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (commonly referred to as the "MCU"). Starring Academy Award winner Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, "Captain...

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