By: Annika Kunz
Lockers, long hallways, and cheerleaders – just three of the common images I have come to expect in any American high school thanks to movie stereotypes and tropes. While Netflix may have gotten some of it right, a comparison of Glenelg and Lessing High School in Sachsen, Germany reveals some interesting differences between the two countries’ high school learning environments.
By: Justin Zulu
Since Hamas’s surprise attack on Israel on Oct. 7, anti-semitism and Islamophobia have risen about 400% in the United States in the past month.
In Illinois, a landlord stabbed his tenants, 6-year-old Wadea al-Fayoume and his mother Hanaan Shain over a dozen times for being Muslim.
At Cornell University, former student Patrick Dai was expelled and faces federal charges after posting online threats on an online Greek forum late last month to kill Jewish students on campus.
On Oct. 24, the Anti-Defamation League, the main source of tracking anti-semetic incidents, released a statement stating that there were 312 anti-semitic incidents in a two week period (Oct. 7-23), 190 of which were directly linked to the war in Gaza. For comparison, the organization received reports of 64 incidents during the same period last year.
By: Raina Ram
In a nation founded on principles of equality and justice, it's well past the time to consider a visionary addition to the Constitution — the 28th Amendment, asserting the right to comprehensive healthcare. Beyond addressing the shortcomings of the current system, proposing this amendment represents a fundamental shift in national priorities, reaffirming the nation’s commitment to the health and well-being of every citizen.
By: Karlie Harris
To celebrate and honor the Walt Disney company’s 100th anniversary on Oct. 16, directors Dan Abraham and Trent Correy wrote the short film “Once Upon a Studio” as a self-described love letter to the Walt Disney Animation Studios.
The heartfelt, nostalgic, 14-minute film can be viewed on Disney+.