March 24, 2018 was my 15th birthday and I am happy to say that I was able to spend it with my friends fighting for something important. I joined millions of people across the city, nation and world to march in protest of the recent school shootings at the March for Our Lives. Our march in Memphis began at Clayborn Temple and ended at the Civil Rights Museum, where we heard from local teenagers about their own experiences with gun violence and how guns have directly affected them.
Widespread protests against gun violence have forced many schools to question if they should allow their students to participate. How have St. Mary’s students responded to the movement? Would St. Mary’s administrators allow students to walkout? Find out here!
Human advances in technology and construction are beneficial to humans themselves, but they have ultimately caused about 10,000 species of animals a year to become extinct. How far will the advancement of technology allow animals’ ecosystems to become diminished? What species are endangered or already extinct? Find out more on the recent threats to animal species here!
By Sara Fraser
Sara Fraser examines how the Parkland High School students have inspired young people everywhere to stand up for what they believe in and actually work to enact change.
With new advanced artificial intelligence technology like the ubiquitous “Alexa” now accessible to a wide array of people, Ansley Skipper examines the relationship between technology and privacy.
By Sara Fraser
Sara Fraser discusses why Trump’s proposal to arm and train teachers to have guns in classrooms is not a beneficial solution to the gun controversy in America.
by Maya Gurley
With the devastating amount of school shootings within the first two months of 2018, students fight to be heard surrounding the gun control controversy. Maya Gurley explores the students’ side of the fight along with a new, disputable proposal by President Trump.
On Feb. 16, 2018 the newest Marvel movie, “Black Panther,” was released. The movie has been a success, not only for it’s great cast and story, but also because of the cultural importance it holds for our generation. Jennifer Ruffin praises the film’s ability to do what no movie has before.
In this era of an unpopular tweeter-in-chief, Ansley Skipper discusses the ways Americans have tried to cope with our electoral regrets.
In early January, H&M released a hoodie, without considering the context behind the words. The hoodie’s graphic sparked an uproar of disapproval. But, maybe it was a mistake taken too far because of hypersensitivity. Read to find out.