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Stereotypes of Black culture still persist in media

Although Hollywood has made drastic improvements in the field of diversity and has successfully increased inclusion of Black actors, many of the Black characters portrayed in movies and on television are stereotypes. These harmful stereotypes perpetuate outdated beliefs about Black people and their behavior. Black people are often only represented through a handful of caricatures

Missing girls in DC: all the facts

Since the beginning of February, 35 Black and Latinx teens girls have gone missing in DC. Of those girls, 22 still have not been found. The recent disappearances do not represent a spike in missing cases. According to the Director of the Youth and Family Services Division at the MPD, Chanel Dickerson, 200 missing persons

Fast fashion brings hidden dangers

Fashion is everywhere. It can be found in a window on the way to school, in magazines, on the sides of busses, and all over the internet. Posters of women in cable knit sweaters and the newest shoe trend surround us, yet we rarely question where it all comes from. The answer? Generally anywhere but

Trump makes sweeping cuts to expand military budget

On February 23, President Donald Trump alerted the nation to his plan to drastically increase military spending by $54 billion, The $54 billion that would be allocated toward military spending is expected to be taken from parts of the government that Trump sees as less necessary or salient, especially government programs tied to the environment

Spring break trips for adventurous students

Every year, Spring break comes around right when students need it most. For students, the third advisory seems to have dragged on forever, with only more and more homework piling up. By the time spring break arrives, everyone is ready for a blissful week off. The trouble is, with the possibilities being endless, it can

Wilson Student Awarded GW Scholarship

Wilson student Will Davis was surprised by family members, administrators, and the President of George Washington University in the principal’s conference room on Wednesday afternoon, where he was told that he had received the university’s prestigious Stephen Joel Trachtenberg scholarship. The SJT scholarship, which covers full tuition to GW along with room and board, has

Students work to “Spread the Word to End the Word”

Words can leave deep wounds. “Retard,” slang for mental retardation, the dated medical term once used to diagnose intellectual disabilities (ID) by physicians, has come to hold a negative connotation that is both derogatory and offensive. Yet, it has for years been used in everyday conversation as a synonym for stupid, promoting the false ideology

The science behind: teens and Trump

What do teens and Trump have in common? Besides turning to Twitter to get in their feelings, surprising comparisons can be drawn between our generation and the 45th president. As Trump’s reign continues, many have begun to call his mental health and emotional capacity into question. Claims that he is mentally unstable or emotionally unfit

A guide to marches in March

Every month, DC is home to various protests covering different political and social issues. This month, DC will play host to protests for issues including standing with Standing Rock, ending gender-based violence, and ending child abuse in the United States. From March 7 through 10,  there will be a Native Nations Tipi Camp set up