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Tiger value awards: what went wrong?

It was simple, they said. A series of awards would be given to students who embodied the TIGER values. It would raise school spirit, they said. It would distinguish students as role models within their own grades, they said. It would be an opportunity to… Keep Reading

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The bully of the playground

A new conservative monster is born; he is the best candidate; he is illegitimate; he won fair and square; he must be gotten rid of; he is the chosen one. Despite the fact that it sounds more like a discussion over a character in a… Keep Reading

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HSSC executive candidates prepare for another run

It is that time of the year. While the majority of the students are busy preparing for upcoming tests and project presentations, another small portion of the students seems to be “busy” in another way. The HSSC executive candidates are yet preparing for another ambitious… Keep Reading

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My Family’s Reaction to the Impeachment

Flipping through the TV channels on the night of President Park’s impeachment felt like watching another installment in the Fast and Furious franchise. News vans raced each other on the freeway, inching past each other to get the scoop on the biggest news story of… Keep Reading

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The norms of a lie

There is no doubt that every one of us lie at least once everyday, whether it is a white lie for the good of the other person or a flat out lie for a selfish reason. However, amongst the lies in society, there are times… Keep Reading

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Duterte is watching you

“Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. ” – George Orwell, 1984 So far, there have been two movie renditions and two TV series based on George Orwell’s novel 1984.… Keep Reading

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#thisis2016

#thisis2016. Picture California; no, better, picture New York. A man catches his subway ride, a woman strolls down Park Avenue, a child picks at his food in a bustling restaurant. It’s a normal, an American, day here in New York—except the man is Korean, the… Keep Reading

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When judges are bound by public voices

Fortunately, we do not live in the kind of society featured in “1984,” where Big Brother monitors every little movement of an individual to make sure that everyone is in support of the leader. In fact, the modern US government grants citizens a significant amount… Keep Reading

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Demi Lovato’s Instagram comments stir uproar

Thanks to Demi Lovato’s recent Instagram comment, it seems like one of the most universal way of fans showing their love for their favorite singers might fade into oblivion: drawing portraits. Often times, any celebrity-dedicated social network account consists of recreated artwork made with delicate… Keep Reading

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When refugees come to our own shores

During the time of the Korean War, thousands of refugees fled overseas to countries in the Middle East that opened their borders for our misfortunate citizens. Half a century later, tables have flipped and Syria, with their continued internal turmoil, has become a country in… Keep Reading

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A defense of journalism, maybe

Frankly, I am tired of typing the number 2016 in my articles. I imagine this is how writers felt last year, the year before, a century ago; there always seems to be a need to qualify a statement with the year it happened, as if… Keep Reading

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Medical dramas trick people into false perceptions of doctors

A typical Korean drama setting often draws two characters recovering from several hardships and eventually falling in love with each other. Now sprinkle in spices of medical emergencies, blood-splattering surgery scenes, bone-chilling weeping, and earsplitting screams. The story now transforms into a more eye-catching, captivating drama, only to later set up a… Keep Reading

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New schedule cues controversy

Starved, exhausted, dehydrated. When will third period end? With the implementation of the new bell schedule, students have been showing mixed reactions. Students now have a short 10-minute break between second and third period instead of enjoying activity period and lunchtime, which have both been… Keep Reading

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The Flint Water Crisis

It was a chilly March evening when LeeAnne Walters woke up to the sound of a blood-curdling scream. Anticipating a burglar, she sprinted upstairs, baseball bat in hand. What she found was not a thief, but something just as shocking; her 18-year-old daughter Kaylie, staring… Keep Reading

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