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Crossing the Tan Line

March 27, 2020

As prom season approaches, high schoolers start to consider different ways to enhance their appearances. One of the most popular trends is spray tanning, especially among females. In 2010, 70% of people who went to tanning salons were white females between the ages of 16 and 29, according to DoSomething.org. The ethics of spray tanning have come into question, however. Should spray tanning be accepted?...

An Unlikely Solution

March 25, 2020

The idealization of our lives on social media has created an epidemic of mental health problems. Instagram’s response was to remove likes from its platform. But was this an effective solution to combat the growing rate of depression among teens? Or just a half-baked attempt to save face?

Paid to Play

January 10, 2020

The debate over the long-standing rule that the NCAA doesn’t condone the paying of college athletes has become a hot topic of late. The debate was sparked when the Fair Pay to Play Act was introduced on the floor of California’s senate, and its eventual passage into law by the Governor. Recently, the NCAA held a meeting in which they agreed that college athletes could make money from their likeness...

Editorial: Seize the Disruption

January 8, 2020

There’s been a lot of change recently, from the administration within our own school to the rapidly changing world, and with this change comes disruption. But sometimes, disruption is necessary. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the cacophony this change brings about, but during this time we must remember to keep our heads up in spite of the noise. On a larger scale, we are feeling the effects...

It is Our Turn

November 29, 2019

“[The guards would say,] ‘If you don’t stop that singing, we’re gonna take your mattress away from you.’ So they opened the door, we threw our mattresses out in the hallway,” freedom rider Dr. Ernest Rip Patton said.  This is just one of the many examples of the bad conditions freedom riders experienced during the 1960s. When guards tried to take away the mattresses of freedom riders,...

The Case for Sex Education

November 25, 2019

Everybody remembers the scene in “Mean Girls” when the lazy Coach Carr delivers his sum total of sex education: “Don’t have sex, because you will get pregnant and die!” While the depiction of sex ed in movies and TV is laughable, having nothing at all may be even more so. Last year, St. George’s Collierville campus had no formal sex education at all, and it’s been over two years since...

Disney+ or Disney-

November 12, 2019

Am I the only one worrying about Disney+? Sure, I’m excited, too. Who wouldn’t be? While I am most excited for the adult-oriented Star Wars series, “The Mandalorian,” fans can also look forward to the mockumentary series, “High School Musical: The Musical: The series.” The service will also have multiple nonfiction series, all being published at launch on November 12. There are also dozens...

Editorial: Telling Our Own Stories

November 7, 2019

If you’re in the upper school, you’ve seen the TED talk on “The Danger of a Single Story,” likely multiple times. In her talk, author Chimamande Ngozi Adichie focuses on the pitfalls of presenting only one narrative, either of cultures or of individuals. She states that receiving a single-story closes out the possibility of understanding the nuances of that culture or individual and creates...

Disney Live Action Remakes: More or Less?

October 28, 2019

In recent years, production companies have produced remakes of myriad classics films. According to the British online newspaper the Independent, Disney alone has created 10 remakes since 2010, which have grossed over $7 billion in the box office collectively. These remade films have garnered a wide range of opinions, ranging from disgust to disappointment to praise and sometimes a loss of words. Some...

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