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Islamophobia Unveiled

Islamophobia Unveiled

Hannah Bernstein and Amina Mohamud

March 19, 2015

Brandy Siddiqui, the adviser of the African Middle-Eastern student group, remembers losing friends when she first converted to Islam. Only years later did they speak to her again. This situation is not unique. In 2014, 73 percent of Americans had an unfavorable attitude toward Muslims, according to ...

Silent Struggle

Silent Struggle

Neda Salamzadeh

February 28, 2015

Jane’s mother gave her up at a young age, and she had to grow up quickly. If you ask her about it she’ll tell you it’s shaped her identity and made her stronger at the end of the day. Her family and her living situation are just her reality. Jane, whose name has been changed to protect her ide...

Reach the resolution

Reach the resolution

Allison Cramer

January 21, 2015

Few students have nothing in their life they would like to change. Whether it’s a school performance, relationships with others, financial worries, or health habits; just about everybody can think of something they could be better at.

See the Gap

See the Gap

Jackson Eilers and Zoe Eilers

December 16, 2014

“Even as an adult I’m still trying to prove that people shouldn’t hold lower expectations for me,” teacher Lee-Ann Stephens said as she wiped her eyes and looked at her students gathered around her room. According to Stephens, white teachers hold lower expectations for students of colo...

Surrounded by stigma

Surrounded by stigma

Emily Melbye and Natalie Vig

November 12, 2014

Upon seeing sophomore Mira Swartz bouncing through the hallways, identifiable by her florescent red hair and short stature, some might think she is just another carefree student. With her constant positivity and extensive list of time consuming activities, she does not appear to fit any of the stereotypes...

Shamed

Shamed

Hannah Bernstein and Jamie Halper

October 6, 2014

Michael* likes Sarah*. Sarah’s friend Emma* likes Michael and becomes jealous. Emma tells Michael a rumor about Sarah’s sexual past. Even though Michael was interested in Sarah, he calls her a slut and refuses to talk to her anymore. This is an anonymous Park student’s experience with slut s...

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