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Arbitrary representation isn’t enough: it has to be meaningful.

Arbitrary representation isn’t enough: it has to be meaningful.

Maya Fenter, Editor-in-Chief
April 5, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

As African-American after African-American glided across the stage to present awards at the 2016 Oscars, I felt a glimmer of hope. The annual award show is infamous for lacking diversity, and despite the fact that no African-Americans were nominated for Oscars this year, at least they were trying to co... Read more »

Battle of the Books: Which of Central’s required readings is the best?

Battle of the Books: Which of Central’s required readings is the best?

Lindsey Pruett, Inaaz Mirza, Alison Pfaff, Julie Park, Sasha Fenton, and Freja Sonnichsen
February 23, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

"How to Read Literature Like a Professor," Thomas Foster Lindsey Pruett, lpruett.ct@gmail.com  English is by far one of my favorite subjects in school, but when I have to read a book that I do not enjoy or understand, it often diminishes the appreciation I have for the class. Of course, the onl... Read more »

Chill out: It’s a cup of coffee

Chill out: It’s a cup of coffee

Naga Vivekanandan, nvivekanandan.ct@gmail.com
December 7, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

There are many things I do not understand in this world. I don’t understand why Kim Kardashian is famous. I don’t understand modern art. I sure as hell don’t understand physics. What has recently come to my attention is some idiot on the internet complaining about the red Starbucks holiday cup. ... Read more »

A partial salve at best

A partial salve at best

Sahi Padmanabhan, spadmanabhan.ct@gmail.com
December 6, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Sahi-Cology, Showcase, Video

“Let’s not forget that freedom is more powerful than fear, that we’ve always met challenges...by coming together around our common ideals as one nation and one people.” President Barack Obama said this, and much more, in his statements tonight regarding the terror threat from the Islamic St... Read more »

On ethical dilemmas, journalistic integrity and 51 kindred spirits

On ethical dilemmas, journalistic integrity and 51 kindred spirits

Sahi Padmanabhan, spadmanabhan.ct@gmail.com
December 1, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Sahi-Cology, Showcase

I’ll admit that the thought of attending a conference made up of the best and brightest journalistic minds from around the country caused me endless anxiety. Sure, I was lucky enough to be counted in the 51 students who were selected to attend the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conferen... Read more »

The Spork: jack-of-all-trades or master-of-none?

The Spork: jack-of-all-trades or master-of-none?

CT Staff
November 25, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Opinions, Showcase

As a staff we have decided to confront an issue that has loomed over mankind since the dawn of civilization: the spork. No topic has been so divisive; the debates surrounding the utensils have broken up families and led to the crumbling of great civilizations. The issue has been a constant f... Read more »

Rotten to the Common Core

Rotten to the Common Core

Sasha Fenton, Webdesigner
October 13, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Terrified of the shocking results of the 1990’s International Math and Science Test, the United States scrambled to bring up our test scores from near bottom. Programs like No Child Left Behind of 2001, Race to the Top of 2009, and now Common Core swept the nation in a  childish attempt to redeem ... Read more »

Silence speaks louder than words

Silence speaks louder than words

Sahi Padmanabhan, Online Managing Editor
October 12, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Sahi-Cology, Showcase

Silence. From 3000 students. Even now, almost a week later, I’m still amazed by the way former NBA player and recovering drug addict Chris Herren could captivate an audience of high school students so completely. He wasn’t telling a vivid story. He wasn’t talking about his worst day. He wasn... Read more »

Lockdown policy must change to ensure student safety

Lockdown policy must change to ensure student safety

Elena Byrd, News Editor
October 1, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Every few years, all the news stations play familiar footage: police lights flashing as terrified students sob--another school shooting. School shootings almost seem like a part of life in America. According to USA Today, there have been 15 school shootings since the Columbine shooting in 1999. Th... Read more »