Editor’s Corner: Pride and Prejudice

By Bailey Klingaman – Digital Editor

Photo courtesy of Bailey Klingaman

I used to be ashamed of my Korean middle name, Meejin. In middle and high school, I would ask for my middle name not to be announced at award ceremonies and graduations. Throughout my life, I have promised myself that one day I would officially change my middle name. I’m happy to break that promise today. 

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Appreciate Everyone

Casey DiBari Opinion Editor

In our lives, we meet a multitude of people. Admittedly, some are going to be amazing; they’ll be your best friends, your teammates, your mentors. On the other hand, they may be someone you feel is too negative-minded, mostly caring for themselves. However, no matter how you view them, everyone in our lives is there to help us grow in one way or another.

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Understanding homelessness

By Ryan Fitzgerald – Co-Editor-in-Chief

A few weeks ago I was walking the streets of Boston when I noticed a mother and son standing next to a homeless man. The mother was leaning over talking to the man while her son held a pizza box to the man offering him to take it. When the man reached and took the pizza, you could see the gratitude on his face. The man could have had a mental illness, could have been an alcoholic, or maybe a drug addict. I do know that he is a human though, just like all homeless people, and all of us. Continue reading “Understanding homelessness”

Are we actually afraid of clowns?

By Seán McGlone – News Editor

I remember watching an episode of “Goosebumps” called “Night of the Living Dummy” when I was young. Slappy, a ventriloquist’s dummy, came to life and terrorized the children who tried to play with him. From that point on, I was terrified of ventriloquist dummies. For years I would freak out whenever I saw dummies in movies like “Dead Silence,” a 2007 thriller about a murdered ventriloquist who’s ghost still haunts where she lived. However, after several years, I started to fear them less and wonder about them more. Even today I still think it would be fun to learn ventriloquism. Continue reading “Are we actually afraid of clowns?”

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