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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 »

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 »

Full metal bracket

Full metal bracket

Lexi Haskell, Staff Writer, Sports Columnist
February 22, 2015
Filed under Columns, Columns & Analysis, Showcase, Sports

According to the Smithsonian, 60 million Americans fill out a bracket for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament every year. And according to USA Today, over $12 billion was bet during the 2012 March Madness. And yet, with all of this engagement, the odds of getting a perfect bracket are one in 9.2 quintillion. Completing... Read more »

Leave it all behind

Leave it all behind

Sharon Pan, Online Managing Editor
February 5, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Let’s face the truth. Religion in adolescents is less significant than before. From 1930s to 2010s, religiously unaffiliated people have declined from five percent of the US population to 20 percent, according to UC Berkeley researcher Claude Fischer. My atheist friend once told me that religion... Read more »

Faux real faux-bias

Faux real faux-bias

Sharon Pan, Online Managing Editor
November 21, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Breaking news! Faux-bias are taking over the nation as we speak. From Fear-bola, anarchno-bia, to bee-fauxbia, it is believed that 308,000 Americans are suffering from faux-bias today. These irrational fears have grown tremendously since Fear-bola has taken over. Faux-bias are caused by the amygdala... Read more »

More accurate cultural representation needed in media

More accurate cultural representation needed in media

Sharon Pan, Online Managing Editor
October 12, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Showcase

I admit I get excited if I see an Asian actor pop up in the media, on television, or simply in a funny commercial. Better yet, if I see an Asian lead in American media (Jackie Chan’s “Rush Hour” series are to die for), I might fall off my seat and call over my family to come watch. With that emb... Read more »

Emily Zhen: My first time voting in a political election

Emily Zhen, Managing Editor, Opinions Columnist
March 18, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Today, I had the honor of voting in the primary election before my 18th birthday. Thanks to a new law passed in Illinois, 2014 is the first year 17-year-olds can vote in the primary elections if they turn 18 before general elections. The rationale behind the law is that someone who can vote in t... Read more »

Mr. NCHS: Old traditions, new talent

Catt Kim, Profile Editor, Entertainment Columnist
February 11, 2014
Filed under Columns, Entertainment, Opinions

My freshman year I bought Mr. NCHS tickets on the last day they were available, during sixth period lunch. It was completely on a whim, my friend and I were heading to the library when we happened to stop by the table at the front of the cafeteria. The last minute tickets had us sitting all the way in the back– proba... Read more »