Gender Inequality in STEM

Lauren B., journalist

What do you think of when you think of someone who works in STEM?  A man in a lab coat?  A man traveling through a jungle?  A man exploring a cave?  Or perhaps someone a little out of the ordinary: a woman.  Today, women make up half of our population, yet they make up less than 30% of all STEM workers.  I want to be one of those STEM workers, but I don’t want to be the only woman in the room.  We must do more to encourage girls like me to go into STEM.

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A Travel Guide to Taipei, Taiwan

Diane K., journalist

Since the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, tourism in Taiwan has stalled because of strict border restrictions. However, the Taiwanese government recently announced that it will lift its border restrictions starting Oct. 13. Because I have been traveling around Taiwan for the past few months, I’ve decided to introduce a few of the most popular tourist attractions in Taiwan, starting with Taipei. 

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A Documentary: Intrigue at its Finest

Emma P., journalist

Have you ever wondered about how the famous painting of the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris?  Have you ever wanted to know more about your favorite chef? How he – or she – got started in the industry or how to recreate one of the iconic recipes? Maybe you like sports and you want to know more about Deflategate. If you respond yes to any of these questions, we’re going to get along swimmingly since the answers to these questions, and so many more, can be found in documentaries, one of my favorite movie/TV genres.

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The Necessity of Nuance in Today’s Political Climate

Since the 2016 election, the political climate in the United States has become noticeably polarizing. Political values have always pushed people to radical ideas, but since the controversial January 6th Insurrection, the topic of an ongoing public investigation, it seems that the country has been more politically divided than ever. 

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The Grange: A Struggle for Relevance

“My personal opinion is that the Grange has not done a very good job, as an organization, of maintaining its relevance in the 21st Century,” says Joshua Murray, 19. The Grange, also known as the Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, is a community organization which promotes agriculture and agricultural education. Its name comes from an archaic word for a country farmhouse.

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A Junior-Senior Class Trip for the Ages

They came from as far north as Canada and as far south as Chile. Travelers arrived by plane, car, train, and even bus. In April, during GWUOHS’ spring break, 24 juniors and seniors, along with three staff chaperones, took over Orlando for the week. Students who had only met each other in live class sessions or chatted on Skype were introduced at the airport or the hotel lobby. It took all of five minutes for many to connect and find lots in common.

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