Category: Opinion

IYOV: Living with depression

IYOV: Living with depression

TW: This article is about depression As a sixteen-year-old with mild depression and anxiety, I’d like to share my experiences in order to raise awareness. A student’s mental health is just as important as their physical well being. Each person with anxiety experiences it differently, but everyone can agree that it’s never a fun experience. It can manifest itself like […]

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Don’t cramp my style

Don’t cramp my style

I’m sitting in class and I have to use the bathroom. Not because I have to pee, but because I am a woman, a magical creature, and as hard as it is for some people to understand, I get something called a period once a month. So why don’t I just go to the bathroom? Well, I’ve run into a […]

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Focus on scientific progress

Focus on scientific progress

In my ten years of science education—from rocks to liquids to drawing model atoms—I have learned to write clear procedures, conduct three trials during an experiment, and that the contents of my beaker could explode in my eyes. Nothing has ever exploded in my eyes. No doubt, not everyone has had the same experience as I’ve had  in science class. […]

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At least pretend to be concerned

At least pretend to be concerned

Wheat. Eggs. Coffee. Blueberries. Cranberries. Crab. Corn. Green peas. Pecans. Sesame seeds. What appears to be a shopping list are actually my food allergies. My soul-crushing food allergies. People have two reactions to learning about food allergies: “If you eat that stuff do you die?” or “What do you eat?” Stop asking people if their food allergies are deadly. Most […]

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Objectification: no blurred lines

Objectification: no blurred lines

When I first heard the song Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke I was appalled. I sat there watching the music video with a mixture of horror and rage. How could a song that perpetuates rape culture be so popular? It has a catchy tune, but with words like, “I’ll give you something big enough to tear your ass in two” […]

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Show some respect for your country

Show some respect for your country

I am a Seattleite. My family owns a minivan plastered with bumper stickers that say things like “Recycle or Die Off.” Last year, my dad’s Halloween costume was the Elwha Dam. I drink rice milk for God’s sake. Being the almost comically stereotypical Seattleite that I am, I can’t say I’ve ever considered myself very patriotic. Sure, I love the […]

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