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Peer-education club hosts “guys panel”

Peer-education club hosts

By Emma Bruce

April 16, 2015

BVNW’s REbeL, a peer-education club that focuses on healthy body image, hosted a "guys panel" today in the little theater. Seven male students and two male teachers answered questions about body image that students asked anonymously at lunch last week. According to REbeL sponsor Carolyn Potter,...

Barbie: ultimate feminist or unhealthy role model?

Barbie: ultimate feminist or unhealthy role model?

By Claire Radler and Maggie Palmer

April 15, 2015

She's a doctor, an astronaut, a teacher, and one of the most divisive children's toys on the market. Most adults, especially women, have some kind of opinion on Barbie. Here are two opposing viewpoints from the staff at Crown, Regina Dominican High School's newspaper. Maggie Palmer believes Barbie promotes an...

See the world through my colorblind eyes

See the world through my colorblind eyes

By Danijel Zekanovic, Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas

November 24, 2014

Ever since I was a grade schooler, I knew that there was an issue with me viewing colors. Buying colored pencils at the beginning of the year was always the worst part of back-to-school shopping, primarily because I could only identify the exact shade of about 10 of the sixteen colors. After a test with...

The unfair criticism of Mindy Kaling and Lena Dunham on covers

Mindy Kaling on Elle and Lena Dunham on Vogue.

By Meilan Steimle, Harker Upper School, San Jose, Calif.

March 5, 2014

I’ll be honest: I don’t really follow the high fashion world. But even I was anticipating this month’s issues of Elle and Vogue, which are showcasing Mindy Kaling and Lena Dunham on their covers. In an age where female directors are a rarity, Kaling and Dunham stand out, both for directing, writi...

Fat is not a bad word

By Aina Kelsaw-Fletcher, Community HS, Ann Arbor, Mich.

December 9, 2013

As a child, I was always told to hide. Told to stay in the background, to don myself in blacks, greys, and navy, to avoid stripes like the plague, to never touch a pair of skintight jeans. As a child I grew up thinking my name was “Flattering.” I listened to my mother and stuck to black T-shirts and sw...