Category Archives: Opinion

Summit Briefing: Week of 1/11/21

The US Capitol Building. Smoke smolders in front of it. Behind it is a grey sky.

Leah Millis/Reuters. Via Business Insider. Your Summit Weekly Briefing   By Alex Tananbaum and Ashwath Vimal 1. General News: U.S. Capitol Riot  The U.S. Capitol was stormed by angry Trump supporters on Wednesday, Jan. 6 in Washington, D.C. Fueled by anger due to what they called a “stolen election”, masses of people violently rioted outside the Capitol Building, chanting angrily

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Summit Briefing: Week of 12/15/20

two people in rainbow flags walk down train track

Your Summit Weekly Briefing    By Alex Tananbaum and Ashwath Vimal 1. General News: Same-sex adoption banned in Hungary With the 21st century drastically improving in terms of acceptance and open-mindedness towards different groups of people, it comes as unfortunate news that the country of Hungary have effectively banned same-sex couples from adopting children with a newly passed law. This

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Global warming in 2020: the drastic impacts of climate change continue to rise

By Shivani Bhattacharjya and Nihitha Palacherla  Staff Writers Global Warming has been impacting our planet for many years. But in recent studies of the year 2020, many sources say that we are on track for this to be the warmest year on record since the mid-1800s.  According to the website, World Economic Forum, the writers warn readers of record global

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The crucial question of human evolution: Have we evolved to run?

By Ethan Narimatsujayne Staff Writer Running is the most basic form of athleticism. Many scientists believe that we humans actually evolved to be runners. Scientists believe we evolved to be the greatest long distance runners. Essentially we evolved to run far not fast. There are several indicators of this such as, how long we stay good at running, how we

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Racism against Asians is on the rise during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Kristen Dalida and Kate Goshko Staff Writers Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Asians have reported experiencing racism and having felt discriminated against. Many people are blaming people of Asian descent, especially East Asian, for the COVID-19 pandemic.  The CDC wrote on their official website, “Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by a new coronavirus first identified

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“West Side Story” is as relevant today as it was in 1961

By McKenna Seegmiller Staff Writer   Recently I watched West Side Story again for the first time in a while. Behind the dramatic romance and energetic dance numbers, I noticed that the movie presented certain truths about society. Watching the classic, I realized just how little has changed since its release in 1961. The most notable takeaways from the Hollywood

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“Barbie of Swan Lake” is more problematic than you may think

By Alex Diaz Staff Writer Starting in 2001, the franchise, Barbie, released its first ever movie, Barbie in the Nutcracker. Its initial success led to many more movies being released starring the main character of Barbie in different adventures in different worlds. Many children grew to idolize this popular franchise, and to many, it still holds much sentimental value. However,

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Review: BTS shares their honest feelings about the pandemic through “BE”

By Melissa Domingo Arts Editor Popular K-pop group BTS (방탄소년단), released their seventh studio album “BE” on November 20 and it has already racked up multiple achievements. The pre-release single “Dynamite” has been nominated for Best Pop Group/Duo Performance for the Grammys, and all of the songs on the album charted on Billboard Hot 100. They are now the only

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