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As abortion continues to be a topic of discussion in the Nation, sources reflect on their rights and what they believe is just.
Teen Mom
Vasilia Yordanova February 9, 2022

When she became a mother at 17 as the result of an unplanned pregnancy, Jenna Ronan’s life changed course completely. After she first found out the big news, Ronan was so overwhelmed with embarrassment that she went through most of the pregnancy completely on her own, hiding the secret from everyone in her life. The COVID-19 pandemic began when she...

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While the Hollywood sign symbolizes glamor and fame, there is another side to the entertainment industry.
Behind the Scenes
Daphne Davies, Staff Writer • February 9, 2022

"And here are the all-male nominees.” Just three years ago, Natalie Portman spoke these famous words as she introduced the nominees for Best Director at the 2018 Academy Awards. Since then, her pointed recognition of this pertinent inequity seems to have struck a chord with the entertainment industry. At the 2021 Academy Awards, Chloe Zhao became...

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Historically, lockers rooms serve as a backdrop to controversy hence the emergence of the phrase locker room talk.
Locker Room Talk
Stephen Purdum, Staff Writer • February 9, 2022

For most people, the phrase “locker room talk” is immediately evocative of the misogynistic scandal which surrounded Donald Trump in late 2016. Trump, the former Republican nominee for president, had been recorded on tape uttering misogynistic comments sparking tremendous public outrage. The most immediate and common defense of Trump was that...

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The frequent use of the B-word in media and daily life is widely accepted. The question is: should it be?
To B*tch or Not to B*tch
Claire Conner, Staff Writer • February 9, 2022

As soon as I started driving myself to school, Monday mornings became synonymous with Rihanna. A perfectly timed playlist comprised of her music was my weekly wake-up tradition; my friends had coffee, and I had “Pon de Replay.” Cruising up Sepulveda Boulevard with my windows open and the song’s drum beats rumbling beneath my feet made me feel...

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Thanks to the revival of cowgirl culture in pop culture, western boots have emerged as a fashion staple among young women.
Western Wakening
Sandra Koretz, Staff Writer • February 9, 2022

Within the last 6 months, Los Angeles has endured a kick-up in Western style dress for women, the same period in which women have continued to strive for freedom in choosing how to express themselves through clothing. Willa Fogelson, 17, said a driving force behind wearing cowboy boots is her desire to not only remain connected with her roots, but also...

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Photos by Emma Spencer
Capturing the past: How photographer Emma Spencer commemorates the Vietnam War
Kaitlin Musante February 27, 2018

Echoes of the Vietnam War lingered inside the crumbling walls of the Veterans Administration as Emma Spencer ‘18 stepped through the overgrown grass of an empty lot, camera in tow. “It felt like I was in ‘1984,’ being watched,” Spencer said. “I felt incredibly uncomfortable and out of place.” Her discomfort continued to grow as she...

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Photo Illustration by Sam Ko
J'aime, La Croix
Indu Pandey February 27, 2018

They say French is the language of love. Something about Casablanca, the Eiffel Tower and baguettes just ooze romance. I never understood the connection that so many wax poetic about. That was, of course, until I tried La Croix. Ah, La Croix. 21 flavors of joy that speak to the heart. Pamplemousse, Mango, Cerise Limón. Effervescent and delightfully...

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Photo Illustration by Sofia Heller
Art Over Artist?: The moral implications of separating art from artist
Sofia Heller February 27, 2018

Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K., Woody Allen, Ed Westwick, Dustin Hoffman, Matt Lauer. Before those names filled our news feeds, their movies and TV shows monopolized our screens. Today, in the wake of the troubling sexual violence allegations against these men, the question emerges of whether or not it is morally permissible to continue...

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Dynamic Duo: An Interview with English Teachers Jeremy Michaelson and Jocelyn Medawar
Dynamic Duo: An Interview with English Teachers Jeremy Michaelson and Jocelyn Medawar
Noa Schwartz February 27, 2018

“I mean…I hear we’re pretty good,” English teacher Jeremy Michaelson said, laughing, when we asked him and English teacher Jocelyn Medawar: “You guys have to know the mutual reputation that you share, right?” Michaelson and Medawar have been friends for over 20 years, initially bonding over finishing college recommendations. Now inseparable,...

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Photo Illustration by Alena Rubin
Where does the future of Greek life lie?
Alena Rubin February 27, 2018

It was summer when Wilder Short ’18 first visited Bowdoin College. He had already visited a handful of schools, but when he toured Bowdoin’s campus in Maine, it felt different. As his student-led tour wrapped up, he locked eyes with his mom. They didn’t need to say a word—they had read each other’s minds: this was the college he belonged at....

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