The Problem With Pandemic Films

By Natasha Kangrga

No doubt, you’ve heard of the pandemic film, also known as the genre of films about widespread viruses, plagues, and diseases. Today, we associate the pandemic film with COVID-19, and from March 16th to March 20th, several pandemic films have found their way into the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival. We don’t need them.

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A Complaint on the Richview Saint: It’s Time We Change our Mascot

By Sathya Siva

What do you think of when you hear the word saint? Do you think of high-school? A football team? How about a public school logo? Yeah, I didn’t think so. When I think of a saint, I think of a ‘holy person’ depicted in Christianity who is supposedly ‘close to God’. So is our school logo promoting Christianity?

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Acknowledging Asian Hate

By Christina Dinh

Scrolling through Instagram, looking through my friend’s stories, seeing post after post about the rise of hate crimes against Asian communities in Canada and the United States. Throughout the pandemic, I would see the occasional post regarding the increase in xenophobia and hatred towards Asian people. It felt strange seeing the amount of people now caring about the issue and raising awareness. Ultimately because I never felt like people cared at all.

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The Big Picture

By Diya Saha

During quarantine I have been thinking a lot- I mean I always think about everything, but it’s just that I have been thinking more about myself. I’ve been thinking about how we as humans tend to overthink everything at that very moment.

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Richview’s Science Stool Struggles

By Lauren Olszaniecki

Richview’s 30-year-old science labs have got to go. More specifically, the stools, lamented by students of all ages, genders and sizes. Even teachers agree that the science labs’ stools are one of the worst parts of teaching. I’ve learned that a significant part of the science department’s limited budget is spent on getting new stools to replace broken ones. 

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A Critical Look at #Ownvoices

By Katherine Hunt

On August 31st, Becky Albertalli, blogger and author of multiple books including Simon vs. The Homosapien Agenda posted an entry to her blog entitled, “I know I’m late”. In the post she details her experiences writing books and coming to terms with her sexuality. At 37 years old, this already happily married woman felt pressured enough to come out publicly, and the rest of us should ask why. Why did this successful woman feel the need to share something so intimate and personal with strangers on the internet? 

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Don’t Release The Snyder Cut

By Benny Streeter

Quick zoom-in shots of heroes flying by, extreme fight choreography between spartans and dark depictions of a twisted criminal world. These are some of the specialties of director Zack Snyder. Throughout this piece, I’m going to rag on him pretty hard so I felt that I should mention his strengths first. 

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Your Hashtag Isn’t Helping Anyone

By Noor Mirza Rashid

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