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Johnson: Paper masks and pollution

Grace Johnson, Staff Columnist April 23, 2021

Walking out of the grocery store on your way back to your car, you see it. A disposable mask lying trampled on the ground, browned and crinkled. You’re in too much of a rush (and too afraid of getting...

Johnson: The problem with female superheroes

Johnson: The problem with female superheroes

Grace Johnson, Staff columnist April 9, 2021

Superheroes are a large part of our modern culture, and just about every one of us has a favorite. However, we rarely acknowledge the continued problem of extreme female sexualization of superheroes. Whether...

Johnson: The problem with all work and no play

Grace Johnson, Staff Columnist March 19, 2021

If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is that burnout is real. With Zoom classes, online meetings, virtual events and homework, there are prevalent issues including exhaustion, depression...

Johnson: To thrift or not to thrift, that is the question

Grace Johnson, Staff Columnist March 5, 2021

Thrifting, which used to be viewed as low-brow and gross, is a growing and evolving movement among American youth. It is cheaper, promotes individualism, supports small businesses and, most importantly,...

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