Articles written by: Grace Wang

The Nation and the World

USC campus protests cause school administrators to respond

The University of Southern California (USC) has recently grappled with student protests about the Israel-Palestine conflict, which has been a longstanding political issue since the founding of Israel. Such campus protests sparked school administrators to cancel the traditional valedictorian speech and main commencement ceremony originally scheduled for May 10. On […]

Featured / The Nation and the World

Why has Ozempic gotten so much attention?

The weight loss effects of Ozempic, a drug originally used to help diabetes patients manage their blood sugar levels, have gone viral on social media. There are over 85,000 videos on TikTok under #ozempic. The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy has reported a shortage of Ozempic since 2022. Numerous […]

Lifestyle / Opinion

Fashion microtrends: Why they are dangerous for our economy, environment, and psychology

Although there are positive aspects of social media, I believe that its rise in popularity has increased fashion microtrends that are largely harmful to human life. Microtrends increase consumerism and materialism, convincing people in the younger generation that they need to buy a certain product to fit in.  A lot […]

Arts

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes movie is a must watch

I recommend that you watch The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, a new movie that came out on November 13, 2023 based on The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes novel by Suzanne Collins. This movie is a prequel to The Hunger Games trilogy– a series of four […]

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The Spanish soccer team victory is overshadowed by a controversial kiss 

 President of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RSEF) Luis Rubiales has resigned and is being sued after he kissed a member of the Spanish women’s soccer team, Jenni Hermoso, after the team’s victory in the women’s World Cup over the summer. On August 20, the Spanish soccer team beat the […]

The World

Silicon Valley Bank’s Collapse Explained

In March 2023, three mid-sized banks–Silicon Valley Bank, First Republic Bank, and Signature Bank– collapsed, triggering a decline in stock market prices. The first bank to collapse was the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), filing for bankruptcy on March 17, which triggered the largest financial crisis since 2008.  What happened? One […]

Lifestyle / Opinion / The World

TikTok should not be banned

In recent years, security concerns have been raised about the popular TikTok app. The Chinese company that owns TikTok and ByteDance, is accused of sharing user information with the Chinese government and promoting political campaigns. Congress is questioning TikTok’s involvement with the Chinese communist party, citing a national security threat. […]

Arts

The new MLK Statue in Boston receives mixed reviews

On January 13, 2023, a new 38,000 pound bronze sculpture memorializing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King was unveiled to the Boston public. Artist Hank Willis Thomas, alongside the MASS Design Group, was chosen to design The Embrace in March 2019. The sculpture, which is the arms […]

Community / Lifestyle

Lockheart: A New Restaurant in Wellesley Center

Lockheart restaurant is a fabulous restaurant that opened its doors to the public in July this year. The delicious south-western style menu includes a variety of bowls, plates, and salads, however, they are most notable for their flavorful tacos. I had a lovely time there– the customer service was incredible […]

Community

Ms. Evans is the new college counselor on campus

Ms. Ellen Evans joined Dana Hall’s College Counseling department this fall. Ms. Evans says she is “at full service”: helping seniors to write their essays, prepare for interviews, fill out their college applications, figure out college recommendations, and come up with a timeline for standardized testing while creating some opportunities […]