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‘Free Britney’ movement demands change in celebrity mistreatment

Fernanda Romero, Staff Writer October 1, 2021

With the rise of celebrity culture within the past two decades or so, the general public has gained more access into the personal lives of all their favorite singers, actors, artists, and even the rising...

Photo by Julia Benkendorf

Calling attention to mental health needs not being met

October 1, 2021

To say that there is a mental health crisis in America would be an understatement. Since 2007, the suicide rate of adolescents aged 10-24 has increased by almost 60 percent, according to the CDC. Data...

Art by Bernadette Mercurio

Cruelty to creatures: unethicality in zoos lead to devastating outcomes

Margaret Miller , Staff Writer October 1, 2021

In zoos across the country, animals are held captive and put on display for the entertainment of the public. They sit in cages while they are gawked at by millions of people a year. While this may appear...

Students gather for one of a plethora of club meetings taking place during flex time. 
Photo by Jack Krowczyk

Flex time fosters greater student involvement

Gabriela Wolf , Staff Writer October 1, 2021

Flex time, taking place from 2:45 to 3:15, has had a tremendously beneficial effect on Saint Viator students. Flex time provides students with a consistent time to meet with their teachers or do homework...

Art by Joselyn Mendez

Heritage months crucial to social awareness

Gabriela Wolf, Staff Writer March 18, 2021

America is a very racially and ethnically diverse country. One major way to celebrate and learn about America’s diverse traditions is through heritage months. Four well-known heritage months include...

Art by Mary Stauder

Hosting the Olympics costs an arm and a leg

Quentin Perry, Opinion Editor March 18, 2021

The Olympic Games are the pinnacle of the sports world. People from all over the globe descend on a host city every four years. The ability to host such a prestigious event is seen as an honor to many;...

Art by Krystal Nava

Judicial system targets minority groups

African Americans, Latinos disproportionately incarcerated
Krystal Nava, Staff Writer March 18, 2021

In 2020 alone, 2.3 million people were reported to be incarcerated in the United States, according to prisonpolicy.org. Shockingly, since 1991, the rate of crime in the U.S. has fallen about 20 percent,...

Art by Marion Krowczyk

Grammys award corruption over caliber

Fernanda Romero, Staff Writer March 18, 2021

The Grammys are known as music’s biggest awards event and are meant to represent the best artists in the music industry. However, that’s not always the case. To many, it’s become apparent that the...

Art by Mary Stauder

Recycling program unnecessary casualty of pandemic

Julia Benkendorf, Sports Editor March 18, 2021

As the severity of the pandemic persists, so does the importance of recycling.  Many now-essential supplies such as paper towels, wipes and single use plastic products rely on recycled materials for...

Art by Maggie Miller

Executive order on transgender bathrooms sparks privacy debate

Sydney Grant , Staff Writer February 26, 2021

President Joe Biden’s executive order on the prevention and combat of discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation seemingly promotes equality and equal protection under the law...

Art by Magdalena Szczerbinski

Nation, world fixed on race

Quentin Perry, Editor February 26, 2021

In 1776, Thomas Jefferson penned the U.S Declaration of Independence. One of the most important ideas in this document was the belief that “all men are created equal.” America has come a long way in...

Art by Krystal Nava

Community joins fight for equality

Krystal Nava, Staff writer February 22, 2021

Racial representation is vital, especially in this day and age, to promote equity and opportunities for all people. One clear example of this presently seen within our own government. Kamala Harris is...

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