Lime Crime Controversy

Lime Crime, the logo

Tori Nguyen, Photographer

April 21, 2015

Lime Crime is a well-known makeup brand run by founder, Xenia Vorotova also known as Doe Deere, who gained her fame by featuring unique lipstick colors such as shades of blues, orange, greens, etc. The brand was started in 2004 and since then there has been many scandals revolving around it. Recently,...

A Revolutionary Test: APUSH Controversy

Created using design

Christina Davenport, Staff Writer

March 11, 2015

Ever since the initial course revision in 2014, controversy has swept the nation regarding the new APUSH course. Some believe the new curriculum belittles American achievement and highlights the flaws, others, believe it exposes the truth. Conservatives critique the new course, believing that...

Controversial Clothing

Controversial Clothing

Tori Nguyen, Photographer

February 11, 2015

Urban Outfitters has yet again released a clothing item that received quite a lot of negative feedback. This item is claimed to resemble the uniforms that the prisoners wore during the Holocaust. Gay prisoners were identified with a pink triangle. The ADL took action and e-mailed Urban Outfitters: "'Whethe...

Give Gays Equality

Give Gays Equality

Tori Nguyen, Photographer

January 11, 2015

There has always been controversy over displaying same-sex couples on the media, for fear of "influencing the way certain individuals think", but lately more companies have been adding them to their advertisements, adding a sense of diversity and acceptance. Tiffany & Co.™ is one example of a brand...

Sony’s and Microsoft’s Christmas Presents

Sony's logo

Michael Hill, Staff Writer

December 26, 2014

On Christmas Eve, a hacker group known as “Lizard Squad” launched a DDoS attack on Sony and Xbox's servers, crashing them indefinitely. The motives of this attack are partially clear, due to the fact that this attack might be tied with Sony's release of “The Interview”, which caused controversy...

Overrated Music Remains Overrated, Underrated Music Remains Underrated

A Grammy is pictured above that belonged to famous Mexican singer Selena.

Denisse Brito, Editor-In-Chief

December 25, 2014

The Grammy's has officially released their nominees for the 57th annual event. The nominees are very pop dominated, as most of these nominees are new entertainers to the music world. Song of the Year nominees include singers Hozier (Take me to Church), Sia (Chandelier), Sam Smith (Stay With Me), Meghan...

Race and Representation in Film

The iconic film strip: symbol of the film industry.

Michael Hill, Staff Writer

December 18, 2014

Representation of people of color has always been an issue in the film industry. Actors of color have less of a priority of being casted for a role that requires an ethnic role. For example, “Exodus: Gods and Kings” casts Christian Bale as an Egyptian, despite the fact that he is caucasian. Egyptians...

The Michael Brown Misunderstanding

Protestors in Ferguson march for Michael Brown

Hannah Sutherland, Online Manager

December 15, 2014

...let’s take a look into the life of Michael Brown. The 6’4”-tall, 292-pound man was no stranger to the justice system, possessing a string of juvenile crimes ranging from domestic violence to gang affiliation. And, people seem to forget that on the day of his shooting, he and his friend, Dorian Johnson, were captured on camera strong-arm robbing a convenience store and physically assaulting the store’s owner.

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