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The Charge

A clothing rack of clothes from Forever 21 in the Tysons Corner Mall. Fast fashion retailers such as Forever 21 produce inexpensive clothes rapidly in response to the latest trends.

Misconceptions of Thrifting and Fast Fashion

Lexy Panjsheeri April 5, 2022

From popular videos made by big creators such as Emma Chamberlain, "Thrift Hauls" and “"Thrift With Me" videos have arguably played a big part in the recent spike in “thrifting” sales. The term...

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Feminism is White and it Needs to Change

Feminism is White and it Needs to Change

Wamia Chowdhury March 31, 2022

As little girls, we’re taught Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton are the reason we can vote as women - that’s not true. They’re the reason white women can vote. The 19th amendment assured,...

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The Metaverse, a virtual reality world imitating the real world and futurism.

Into The Metaverse: The Implications Surrounding a Virtual Universe

Sanya Sewani March 18, 2022

You enter a world where you start over. New person, new choices, new desires, new house, new lifestyle. What’s the most important to you? Making money? Getting educated? Finding love? Buying shelter?...

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Public schools must improve in accommodating neurodivergent students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

The Invisible Battle of ADHD in Public Schools

Students with ADHD reflect on their experiences with virtual learning and the recent return to in-person learning
Mateo Csernecky February 12, 2022

A student stares at their test, eyes scanning the page with strained and dry eyes. They take a deep breath and try their best to concentrate. However, the student’s eyes betray them as they begin to...

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Pictured above, Sakura Haruno, Jolyne Kujo, Mikasa Ackerman, and Nobara Kugisaki.

Shonen Anime: The Tragic Battle of Heroine Writing and Viewer Perception

Arianna Nahim January 18, 2022

In a world filled with mystic power systems, colorful characters, and heart-wrenching stories, shows like “Naruto,” “Attack on Titan,” “Jojos Bizarre Adventure World,” and “Jujutsu Kaisen”...

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The “That Girl” trend. A look at why the seemingly harmless trend is actually affecting the minds of several social media users.

When Self-Improvement Becomes An Aesthetic: The ‘That Girl’ Trend

A look at why the seemingly harmless trend is actually affecting the minds of several social media users
Aniqa Ahmed, Opinion & News Editor November 10, 2021

She wakes up at 5 a.m. every morning. She showers every day. She never misses her morning and nightly routines. She exercises five times a week and goes on walks three times a day. She reads for an hour...

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Opinion Editor and Staff Writer Victoria Williams share her perspective on the positive impacts of cancel culture.

Cancel Culture is Necessary to Grow as a Person

Victoria Williams October 27, 2021

Everyone makes mistakes and the results of our actions can have minor or major consequences. In today's age, when someone makes a mistake they can potentially get cancelled. Getting “cancelled” can...

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Climate Change Is Not the Change We Wanted: How Students Can Fight This Crisis

Jack Sherwood October 22, 2021

It’s no surprise that climate change is affecting the globe. Hundreds of millions of trees are being cut down and burned down. Around three trillion tons of ice have melted away since 1992 in Antarctica,...

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