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The roots of Valentine’s Day

Miranda Lundin, Photo/News Editor

February 13, 2011

To some, Valentine’s Day is a day of candle-lit dinners, chocolates and romance. To others Valentine’s Day is a commercial holiday that enhances business for candy companies and Kay Jewelers. Historically, Valentine’s Day is a celebratory holiday for the Catholic Church in honor of Saint Valentine. According to History....

‘The closet is absolutely the darkest place you can be’: Student shares personal experience

Anthony Matre, correspondent

April 27, 2010

When I was younger, I would run around with the girls while the boys played soccer every single day. Yeah, I used to ‘date’ girls in elementary school; I even kissed them. I was young and that was what I was told to do-it was the norm. I was a boy and boys like girls. That’s the way the cookie crumbles. Middle school w...

Out and about: Homosexual students find different levels of acceptance

Erik Wang & Priscilla Liu, profile editor & online managing editor

April 27, 2010

That’s so gay. You’re a faggot. Stop acting like such a homo. In high schools across the nation, students still use derogatory terms against gays and lesbians, with no regard to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The casual use of these anti-gay slurs contributes to a discouraging atmosphere for stud...

Shopping for stereotypes

February 27, 2009

Two years ago the CT conducted an experiment to determine whether biases based on race and gender exist at stores in Westfield Mall. This year the staff repeated the experiment, taking on stereotypes, not to reinforce them, but to test their validity and how or if they influence treatment at stores. Here is what we found......