Sarah Everard’s case: If those who are supposed to protect us abuse us, what options do we have left?

Featured Image: NBC News Earlier this year, Sarah Everard’s disappearance sparked the outrage of a nation. The 33-year-old woman was last seen in Clapham, South London late at night, only for her body to be found in Kent after almost ten days of investigation by the Metropolitan Police. On the 30th of September, Wayne Couzens,…

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The Plight of an 18-year old in the Pandemic

Featured Illustration: ‘Lights On’ by Ranganath Krishnamani With the fall blues now fully upon us, students have returned to the back-to-school groove. Yes, unlike previous years, I feel oddly stuck to the preceding one. A year, a milestone even, that disappeared without realization. Leaving high school without graduation, without yearbook signings, and without senior trips…

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Smiling Behind Our Masks: Travelling in a Pandemic

Featured Illustration: Robert Beatty “We are smiling behind our masks,” says the announcement on the Turkish Airlines flight as I buckle myself in. It was only when it clicked into place that I believed I was finally on my way. The week leading up to this had been fraught with last-minute changes to flights, accommodations,…

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On the Digital Learning Gap in America

Featured Illustration: The Washington Post Disclaimer: Some names have been changed to protect the privacy of interview participants. . . . Modern technology is the future of education, but it’s a luxury many cannot afford. In the age of digital learning, how do we progress without leaving our peers behind? The digital learning gap is…

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A Question of Truth and Accessibility: Public Education in The Philippines

Over the past weeks, controversies and “unseen” raw footage involving the Marcoses have surfaced again online after Toni Gonzaga interviewed Bongbong Marcos, the son of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos on her channel. The endless circulation of these hullabaloos, commentaries, and conspiracies fueling furies between the fanatics — both the dilawans (Aquino supporters) and Marcos…

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Abolition is Necessary for a Safer America

Featured Illustration: Nicole Medina In 1966, James Baldwin wrote, “The police are simply the hired enemies of this population. They are present to keep the Negro in his place and to protect white business interests, and they have no other function.’’ Now, this sentiment is one that still rings true in 2021. Which begs the…

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New Development: Commodifying Real-Life Murder is the True Crime 

Featured Illustration: Belle Wuthrich Anyone who’s been connected to the Internet for this past week knows that the disappearance of Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito has been front and center on national headlines for the past week. A young, ambitious 22-year-old vlogger who left on a cross country trip with her boyfriend never returned — even when…

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Pinterest Boards and Our Want to be Picturesque

If you are a Pinterest user, you’re probably aware of how addicting it is to create new boards. A new obsession calls for a new board, so does a desire, an aesthetic and sometimes just the want to save something. For those unfamiliar with Pinterest, if I had to describe the application in a sentence,…

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Power or Peace?

Featured Illustration: Hepburn Shire Council I was looking through my journal from this past February 2021 and while most of it was begging the universe for a puppy, or to meet the Avengers cast, this one thought stuck out to me, and I thought it would be best to write about it briefly. I should…

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