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Mickey Mouse and Darth Vader: Best Friends for Ten Years

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Jenna M., journalist

Ten years ago, on October 30th 2012, the Walt Disney Company purchased Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion. While some Star Wars fans cheered and others were hesitant, all eyes were on Disney. Within the last ten years, Disney’s impact on that galaxy far, far away has been tremendous with new movies, television shows, and additions to Disney Parks across the world. 

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Book Review: Blackmail and Bibingka by Mia P. Manansala – (Review by Gabriel T.) 

Gabriel T., journalist

I have so much love for Mia’s writing and the world she has built with Lila and all of Shady Palms. It had been so long since I had read a Tita Rosie’s Kitchen Mystery, so of course I was overjoyed to be reading Mia’s amazing writing again. While this is the third book in the series, these books are written so they can be read as stand-alones or out of order as well. 

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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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How a Young Girl’s Journey With Cancer Continues To Inspire

Hannah K., journalist

At the age of 13, Bella Muntean created an organization called Angel Heart of Hope during her battle with osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer, with the mission of bringing joy to children experiencing similar life-threatening illnesses and spreading awareness about childhood cancer. Now, more than three years after her passing, her ministry lives on through the family, friends, and community who loved her.

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Rhode Island Non-profit Lends a Helping Hand to Immigrants and Refugees

Diane K., journalist

A few months ago, the U.S. immigrant population reached a record of 46.2 million, which is the highest number recorded in American history. In Rhode Island, one in five people is an immigrant, making up about 13% of the population. One non-profit organization, called the Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island, lends a helping hand to those immigrants by assisting them to settle in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts.

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Is Female Discrimination in the Workforce Worsening?

Danielle C., journalist

Women comprise largely 50% of the total world population. Yet, this ratio does not hold true in the workforce. Since movements in the 20th century that pushed for equal access to education, women have increasingly achieved educational levels that match – if not overcome – those of men. However, this fact remains unseen as women continue to face not only inequality through wage gaps but also the prevention of stepping up and attaining key positions within valued industries, such as engineering and technology. 

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The Fight for Equity in the Way Policymakers Govern

Croix E., journalist

In recent years, the larger public has become more aware of issues dealing with racial justice. Grappling with tough issues such as racial justice means finding a way towards equity. As that awareness increases, so does overall mindfulness around the consequences of inequity. Legislators on the state level are figuring out creative ways to shape policy and govern using an equitable framework. This means encouraging, developing, and sustaining a model of governance that is based on not only identifying systemic racism and injustice but also reaching a point where communities are finally eliminating those problems.

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December Comics

“Reflecting on 2020”
Addison Hazuda
Going into 2022, many people may be reflecting on these past years. What would you say if someone asked you about 2020 in sixty years? It was surely an unforgettable time, and no amount of decades can erase those memories, for better or for worse!

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“Color”
Annakiya Artemiw
The legend goes that thousands of years ago, there was once a thing called color. Supposedly the witches and wizards decided humans got too powerful and removed it all from the world. Now Athena the human has found a map that may locate how to restore color and magic back to humans. To be continued…

Credit: Annakiya Artemiw