Ax the Pink Tax

By Diya Saha

While walking through the aisles of Shoppers Drug Mart, I spotted the price differences between identical products for men and women. The prices for women’s products were higher than the ones for men. The Gillette razor for men was priced 2 dollars more than the Gillette Venus razor for women, both razors had the same features, the same number of cartridges, yet the Gillette Venus was priced higher. Now, I hadn’t only noticed this pattern in the price for the razors, but for the deodorants, shampoos, and all the other products that had a version for men and women. I had wondered why I hadn’t noticed this difference before, and why no one seemed to be questioning the price difference? It isn’t fair that a woman has to pay a higher price for the same products.  Continue reading Ax the Pink Tax

Why Do We Try so Hard to Make Feminism Palatable to Men?

By Noor Mirza-Rashid

We’ve distilled feminism into a shell of what it was supposed to be. Us applauding men and validating their fake feminism is part of the process of making feminism more “digestible” and more “palatable”. By celebrating the bare minimum, we’re reinforcing the notion that the only requirement of being a feminist is saying that you believe in equality.
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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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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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Plot Points

By Benny Streeter

When a director or writer is doing a bad job on a film the final product will have obvious cracks. Many important elements of film writing can sometimes seem almost absent in big studio movies, whether it’s the inability to take risks or an overambitious mess of convoluted plot, proper balanced stories can feel like a needle in a haystack when facing the unending wave of mediocre work. The main problem seems to be that so few major studios are capable of knowing what goes into making a good script, and that’s what I’ll be going over here today.

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Album Review: Jessie Ware – What’s Your Pleasure?

By Ben King

In a year where hitting a jam packed dance floor can be considered a crime, there has been a recent influx of albums created for that sole purpose. Dua Lipa with Future Nostalgia, Lady Gaga with Chromatica, and Kylie Minogue with the aptly titled Disco, are just a few examples of albums created specifically for the dance floor that have debuted this year alone. While these projects are excellent endeavors, they don’t quite reach the bar Jessie Ware set with her fourth studio album, titled What’s Your Pleasure. 

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Victorious, The Breakfast Club & Being Critical

By Christina Dinh

Recently, I’ve been getting a lot of Victorious clips recommended to me. They’ve brought me a wave of nostalgia, but hadn’t pushed me to actually revisit the show until I saw a clip from the 2012 episode The Breakfast Bunch – an homage to the movie, The Breakfast Club. I used to be a huge fan of both Victorious and The Breakfast Club. I decided, why not rewatch it? I expected to feel nostalgic and have a few laughs, not to craft an entire analysis on the importance of being critical of the media we consume. Continue reading Victorious, The Breakfast Club & Being Critical