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The next few days are the same, thinking about the trees and dirt outside, thinking about God, thinking about finding a new job, thinking about her. Some days she comes home and when it’s sunny outside, I’m on the ground and she’ll sit beside me. We’ll talk about our day and write words into the dirt before going inside to wash our hands and make dinner.

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017

Romanticism exists in soil. Decayed and decaying and will decay. Pieces of God are underneath dying grass with flecks of something holy and poetic in the pollen and leaves. And there’s dirt underneath my fingernails, and I taste it when I chew them. I exist at the same time with things and creatures...

The Gifted Girl – Stereotypes in the School System

Girls are encouraged to remain quiet in order to allow boys to actively participate and speak out. Despite statistics exhibiting dominant female performance in schools, the stereotypical expectation is for girls to keep their mouths shut, to sit still and look pretty, an all-too-familiar mirror of the treatment women often receive in their adult lives as well.

Holley Murray, Staff Writer

January 25, 2017

We live in a world where prejudice based on gender is nothing outside of what is normal – from wage gaps to social beauty expectations, societal stereotypes influence the way women and men coexist. One place that few recognize as a breeding ground for gender stereotypes is the classroom; starting as...

The Fight for LGBTQ Rights is Not Over

School organizations like the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) provide a much needed safe space and support group for LGBTQ students.

Raider Report

May 10, 2016

After the Supreme Court’s historic decision to legalize gay marriage across the United States on June 26, 2015, many Americans believed that the fight for gay rights was over.  However, they could not have been more wrong, as a multitude of issues still face the LGBTQ community, especially for transgender...

“Voting Rights” Bring “Equality” to Saudi Arabian Women

The Saudi Arabian government has allowed women to begin voting in the December municipal elections. Even though women are finally allowed the right to vote and participate in the elections, there are still many leaps to go if there is to be total equality.

Tinaye Gibbons, Staff Writer

September 18, 2015

The Saudi Arabian government is, for the first time, allowing women the ability to vote and participate in the elections, although it is the municipal elections. Official voter registration began August 22nd, and Jamal Al- Saadi in Medina and Safinaz Abu Al-Shamat in Mecca were the first two women to register to vote. Although they have been granted the right to vote, women in Saudi Arabia still...

Age Is But a Number

The amount of years poured into one cause, just one cause, adds up to a number. Age works the same way; it adds up to a number, just a number.

Julie Day, Staff Writer

September 4, 2015

Everyone ages through time, yet old age is considered to be taboo. Why is there an inequality associated with aging? At 67 years old, Mary Pitts did not believe in the word retirement. She was insistent on working, as she did not have the funds to retire, but money was not the only factor keeping...

We Are Classified By Our Color

It should not matter the color of our skin, it should not matter the curliness of our hair. We are human beings, and deserve equal respect as anyone of any other race does. We weren’t born hating someone because they are not the same shade, we are taught. We are faced with lies, and trickery in society that black is bad and evil; white is good and pure.

Kayla Salemi, Staff Writer

May 4, 2015

We are shamed because of our skin You act like it’s a deadly sin We are written down, simple words in history Although there is no mystery From where we came But who is really to blame We are classified by our color Not allowed to love another Our wild curls, our poofy hair But...

“Innocent” Flirting May Be Venomous to Teenage Girls

Hands to yourself, boys. No matter your relationship to someone (whether they be a stranger or your girlfriend) doesn’t mean you have any right to touch her body without consent.

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer

October 2, 2014

The male opinion influences women’s decisions: the way they dress, the way they speak, the way they hold themselves. Sometimes, a man’s opinion is so violent that it can completely destroy a young girl’s self-confidence. I am sure there have been multiple articles such as, “20 Things Women Should Never, Ever Do,” which offer the advice to “never contradict your man ...

Gay Anthem

Don’t be scared of falling in love with the same sex. The only shameful thing in it is that some people can find something vulgar in love.

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer

September 13, 2014

This playlist is for the people who are sick of hearing songs on the radio that they cannot relate to; this is for the guys who smirk whenever their parents talk about them getting a girlfriend because they know they never will, for the girls who want love songs that were intended for them to sing to...

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