Students debate effectiveness of social media activism at meeting

The Union held an open discussion this past Monday, for students and faculty to voice their responses to Friday’s attacks on Paris and to respond to what many said was one-sided media coverage of the attacks.

“We’re bombarded with a wide array of facts and opinions. As young students who are still forming our ideas of right and ... Continue Reading

Assembly emphasizes meaningful social change

Students heard about different aspects of social entrepreneurship in an assembly Tuesday.

Social entrepreneurs use business techniques to address global issues including poverty, education, and healthcare.

Scott Warren, the co-founder and executive director of Generation Citizen, shared lessons that led him to found his nonprofit educational organization that strives to ensure that all students receive a proper civics ... Continue Reading

Statuses take stance on protests, violence

By posting Facebook statuses, using Snapchat filters, and changing Facebook profile pictures, students are using social media in recent weeks to respond to protests and terror attacks around the world.

 Some posted statuses on Facebook to showing support for college protestors who feel unsafe on their campuses. This was in response to demonstrations at the University ... Continue Reading

Opinions & Editorials

The problem with selective mourning on social media

Saturday morning, the day after the attacks in Paris, I scrolled through my Facebook News Feed to find hundreds of people overlaying their profile pictures with the colors of the French flag, posting #prayforparis statuses, sending their condolences to all those affected by the tragedy, and uploading pictures from their vacation in France to show their love and support for ... Continue Reading

Exploring the boundaries of cultural appropriation in our community

On Senior Absurdity Day, I wore a dishdash (an Arab robe) and a keffiyeh (a variant of an Arab headdress); together they make up the traditional attire of an Emirati (a native of the United Arab Emirates). I purchased this authentic robe and headdress in the Khalidiyah Souk in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE and my home from ... Continue Reading

Lion's Den

Girls sports participation declines; Athletic Department searches for solutions

Girls sports participation has dropped in the past two years, which has led to a decline in the quantity and depth of the Junior Varsity program, Athletic Department officials say.

This year marks the school’s first without a Girls Junior Varsity soccer team since its creation in the 1980’s. Last year was also the first without ... Continue Reading