Month: November 2019

How GREEN is a GWUOHS Students’ Classroom?

Gryffin P., journalist

According to the Center for Sustainable Systems at the University of Michigan, “A carbon footprint is the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused directly and indirectly by an individual, organization, event or product.” They continue, “it is calculated by summing the emissions resulting from every stage of a product or service’s lifetime (material production, manufacturing, use phase, and end-of-life disposal).” From the perspective of the school, how does a GWUOHS student’s carbon footprint compare to a traditional brick and mortar school student? Let’s put our best foot forward and look into transportation, paper, and lunchtime.

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Lady Liberty

Emma D., journalist

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name

Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command

The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

“Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she

With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

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Fires in California cause destruction

Lily McLean, journalist and social director

During the worst fires, the sky in California becomes tinted with gray. Smoke reflects the light of the sun differently, giving the world an eerily golden filter. Sometimes schools close when the air quality becomes dangerously poor. Students in the golden state have become more accustomed to smoke days than snow days.

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The War on the “Ideal” Body: How Jameela Jamil is Fighting Against Body Standards

Alexa W., journalist

Jameela Jamil, known by many as Tahani al Jamil on NBC’s “The Good Place,” continuously proves that she is much more than just an actor with fame and money.  Jamil utilizes her influence to preach body neutrality, a movement that doesn’t focus on appearance, but rather mental health and accepting every piece of yourself.  As a means of doing so, Jamil began to bring light to the harmful diet cultures and body shaming that exists in the world, as well as creating her own movement known as “I weigh.”  In fact, her determination even led to Instagram creating a new rule that prohibits the promotion of diet products.  In order to truly understand the significance of this new Instagram rule and the impact of Jamil’s preaching, we must look at the entire journey as a whole.

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A Famous Kennedy Quote That Has Become The Challenge Of Our Time

Julian-Alexandre W., journalist

This is an opinion article by one of our staff writers, and the opinions expressed here do not represent the views of the newspaper in general or of the leadership team. 

“This country cannot afford to be materially rich and spiritually poor,” from John F. Kennedy, State of the Union Message, January 14, 1963.

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Is feminism obsolete?

Kyla W., journalist

This is an opinion article by one of our staff writers, and the opinions expressed here do not represent the views of the newspaper in general or of the leadership team. 

As a generation that has been raised with an overarching standard of gender equality, many of us perceive modern-day feminism more so as to cling to fanaticism. After all, watching a woman spray bleach on an unsuspecting man’s pants for merely sitting in a wide-legged position is far more ludicrous than any of the issues for which they are advocating. However, the deep-rooted question several people currently ask themselves heavily weighs upon the notion of feminism as a whole. Is feminism outdated?

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