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Another over-marketed holiday

Another over-marketed holiday

Businesses commercialize Christmas spirit
Fernanda Romero, Opinion Editor December 9, 2022

The average person doesn’t ponder Christmas’s meaning when the holiday season rolls around. Instead, most people only see the side of Christmas shown to them in glamorized advertisements, pristinely...

Home for the holidays?

Home for the holidays?

Christmas travels may contain key to alleviating student troubles
Gabi Wolf, Staff Writer December 9, 2022

Christmas movies and songs often tell their audiences that the holidays are best when spent at home. But is that really the case? Studies from Allina Health show that “People who take vacations have...

Shopping proves positive on consumers’ mentality

Shopping proves positive on consumers’ mentality

Natalia Thiel, Staff Writer December 9, 2022

Have you felt the need to purchase something new? Most people would answer yes. This describes the issue that people naturally search for new items on the market. Gaining a stronger sense of control and...

Celebrity self-righteousness conceals moral hypocrisy

Celebrity self-righteousness conceals moral hypocrisy

Anthony Pretto, Editor-in-Chief December 9, 2022

Hypocrisy is prevalent in our world today. Many of us have become completely and utterly numb to it. Throughout the news we watch and the headlines we read, there are lies, deceit, fabrications, and people...

Baby, it’s controversial outside

Popular Christmas tune sparks debate over misogynistic lyrics
Clare McDonough, Staff Writer December 9, 2022

From seasonal Bath and Body Works scents to cheesy holiday movies to decorating the living room with garland and a big tree, the Christmas season is nothing short of the most wonderful time of the year....

Not fiction, not fair

Not fiction, not fair

Time for TV to stop romanticizing serial killers
Clare McDonough, Staff Writer November 4, 2022

Following the release of Netflix’s “Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” the Internet was flooded with romantic edits of the show’s leading actor in character, reviews praising the special...

Lightning fast fashion takes the world by storm

Lightning fast fashion takes the world by storm

Natalia Thiel, Staff Writer November 4, 2022

Fast fashion is a genre of fashion led by companies such as Shein, H&M, and Forever21, that includes low wages for factory workers and rapid production of new, trendy, and affordable clothing. Fast...

Electric vehicles prove necessary in cutting carbon emissions

Electric vehicles prove necessary in cutting carbon emissions

Gabi Wolf, Staff Writer November 4, 2022

Have you been noticing more electric cars on the road recently? This is no surprise, considering that, according to Automotive News, “Electrical vehicle registrations shot up a huge 60 percent.” This...

BeReal—a social media sensation—promotes living in the moment. They encourage imperfection and allow users to build an unedited online presence, but is it possible to truly “be real” behind a camera?

It’s time to BeReal

Social media’s new trend shifts towards authenticity, but is it far enough?
Fernanda Romero, Opinion Editor November 4, 2022

It’s the middle of the afternoon. There’s a group of friends out together, a boy driving down the street in a rush, and a girl simply sitting at home by herself. These are three completely different...

Turn the page to a love of reading

Turn the page to a love of reading

Clare McDonough, Staff Writer September 29, 2022

From Rory Gilmore to Sheldon Cooper, reading has been romanticized or labeled as “nerdy” in popular media. It also may seem that the only reading material is the literature read in schools. However,...

Plant-based lunch options grow necessary for dietary benefits

Plant-based lunch options grow necessary for dietary benefits

Fernanda Romero, Opinion Editor September 29, 2022

At Saint Viator, every student longs for the midday break where they can chat with friends, catch up on homework and most importantly, eat. Hamburgers, fries, and the beloved Lion Bowl consisting of mashed...

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Lions link together against division

March 18, 2022

“The cheers ring out one mighty shout, For Viator’s varsity.” A school population of 1,021 students and staff, and with “one mighty shout” we’re all in this together. While this clichéd phrase...

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