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‘Hairspray’ costume decision turns out hurtful

‘Hairspray’ costume decision turns out hurtful

Izzy Kanne

February 20, 2020

When I heard Park’s choir was going to be putting on “Hairspray” as their spring musical, I was excited to see one of my favorite musicals, but when rumors began circulating that Tracy would be wearing a “fat-suit” to better fill the traditional role I was shocked and hoped that this wouldn’t ...

Greta Thunberg given extraordinary title

Greta Thunberg given extraordinary title

Isra Mohamed

January 7, 2020

According to The Washington Post,Greta Thunberg was named Times 2019 Person of the Year, which is amazing in the sense that she made history as the youngest person to be named for the title. It is empowering that a 16 year old can have such a huge impact on the world. Thunberg is fighting for climat...

Trump rally and protest prompt waves of mixed emotions

Trump rally and protest prompt waves of mixed emotions

Marta Hill

November 6, 2019

The hate I felt directed toward me while trying to enter the Trump rally for Echo coverage is incomparable. The hate directed at me was based on nothing more than the fact that I was standing in a line with Trump supporters. I wish that level of hate on no one. The Trump rally Oct. 12 drew massive...

Forced body cavity searches violate human rights

Forced body cavity searches violate human rights

Tamar Gewirtz

September 29, 2019

Protecting the civil rights of those accused of crimes has always been a challenge. A measure of our humanity, however, is the way we treat those who have the fewest rights.  Strip searching prisoners and conducting body cavity searches has been a longstanding practice in the criminal justice syst...

Closed trails prove inconvenient

Closed trails prove inconvenient

Lucy zumBrunnen

June 6, 2019

Good things come to those who wait. This principle applies to the Southwest Light Rail Transit (SWLRT) currently being constructed. Even though it is a personal inconvenience, given that I use the trails for sports, the end result will be very useful for our community. The Federal Transit Administratio...

Kate Smith controversy reveals double standard

Kate Smith controversy reveals double standard

Henry Brettingen

May 7, 2019

An 80-year-old recording resurfaced of beloved singer Kate Smith singing the racist song “That's Why The Darkies Were Born,” according to the New York Post. In an unwarranted reaction to this, the Philadelphia Flyers removed a Kate Smith statue from their stadium and the New York Yankees banned her 1939 recording...

Delayed remorse for anti-Semitic cartoon

Delayed remorse for anti-Semitic cartoon

Adin Zweigbaum

May 1, 2019

The New York Times apologized for their anti-Semitic cartoon three days too late. The cartoon shouldn’t have been uploaded in the first place, but three days is too much to wait for an apology. The New York Times published a cartoon April 25 depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as ...

Tiger Woods proves to be an all-American hero

Tiger Woods proves to be an all-American hero

Adin Zweigbaum

April 25, 2019

After one of the greatest comebacks of all time, professional golfer Tiger Woods is completely deserving of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Established in Executive Order 9586 and signed by former President Harry S. Truman, the purpose of the Presidential Medal of Freedom was to recognize notable service by civilians during Worl...

March Madness seen as unjust, facts say otherwise

March Madness seen as unjust, facts say otherwise

Adin Zweigbaum

March 28, 2019

As the first few rounds of March Madness come to a close, it becomes obvious that most brackets follow basketball for National Collegiate Athletic Association Men (NCAAM), rather than basketball for the National Collegiate Athletic Association Women (NCAAW). On the surface this doesn’t seem just; many viewers ...

We are tired of being black

We are tired of being black

Samiya Mohamed

March 19, 2019

Celebrating black history is over, and now we’re at the point where we have given up. From acknowledging our history to trying to not let the past repeat itself, “We are tired.” This year's Black History Month performance theme was “We are tired.” Year after year black history is celebra...

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