Make Your Voice Heard: Vote Local on May 16

With Senate confirmations and the refugee crisis dominating the headlines, local issues are often overlooked. All too often, citizens are more concerned with national issues than local ones when in reality the actions of our local officials are just as—or potentially more—important as those of our President. A popular slogan for both presidential and local[…]

Cartoon by Angelina Wang

Our Liability for Our Labels: Be Wary of How We Categorize

Today, we often hear politicians bemoan political correctness—right before saying something that people may find insensitive, disagreeable, or prejudiced. Political correctness is simply the active attempt to avoid language that marginalizes or discriminates, yet people have ascribed a negative connotation to the concept when they conflate censorship with this correctness. But the core of the[…]

A student uses an iPad in South's library.

Think Twice About Tablets: Do iPads Really Belong in Classrooms?

In our revolutionary age of technology and innovation, we often assume that most of our technological advances work towards increasing productivity and fostering good habits. New electronics such as tablets are incredibly powerful; they have the potential to change how we interact, from allowing users to communicate across the world to revolutionizing the way we[…]