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Puris are small, round, flat pieces of bread made of unleavened wheat flour, deep-fried, and served with egg curry, which is made with hard-boiled eggs, onions, tomatoes, whole & ground spices, and herbs.

You’re Doing “Indian Food” Wrong

Saisree Kumar, Features Editor January 7, 2023

A popular trend that's taken over my “For-You” page recently has been Indian food virgins rating Indian food, and so far, I have not seen a single positive TikTok. It seems odd that there isn't one,...

“When it comes to subjective offenses like disturbance or disobedience vs. objective infractions like tardiness or truancy, minority students are more likely than White students to be referred for disciplinary action.”

Do the Crime, Pay the Time: Privelege and Punishment

Saisree Kumar, Features & Insights Editor November 14, 2022

In 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the first federal hate crimes statute that stated it was a crime “to use, or threaten to use, force to willfully interfere with any person because of race,...

What we could’ve learned from schools online era

Why You Should Go to School With COVID

Sophia Sherman, Editorial Editor, Media Director November 14, 2022

Ever since school fully came back in person in the fall of 2021, flu season isn’t the only sickness to worry about spreading.  It’s no secret online school was difficult for many people. Teachers...

Fitness TikTok has gone from positive encouragement to sexist nonsense.

The Nightmarish Devolution of Fitness TikTok

Lucca Swain, Social Media Director November 2, 2022

About six months ago, the Owl published an article addressing the fatphobia movement on TikTok, and how that lobby quickly turned from a force for good into a miserable cesspit of hypocritical body shaming....

Local girl tells funny joke, proves women could be funny.

Women Aren’t Funny

Sophii Sherman, Opinions Editor November 2, 2022

There has been a lot of progress in making comedy inclusive to women. With infamous comedians such as Amy Schumer, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and the thousands that seem to sprout from TikTok every...

The tardy policy is especially difficult given how long it takes to get through the crowded hallways.

A Sinister Tardy Policy

Jonathan Stafford, Features Editor November 2, 2022

Last school year, if a student was twenty minutes late or fewer, they were marked tardy. As tardies built up for a student, they would have some disciplinary measure enacted upon them to reduce the number...

When immigrants study hard to come here for a better life on a skill-based visa that states they can do the given job better than a citizen, they never imagine how some of them may not be able to go back home for the next 20 years.

Shackled: Skill-Based Immigration is an Unfair Process

Saisree Kumar, Features Editor October 24, 2022

Forty-seven million people in the United States are foreign-born immigrants. Almost a million and a half immigrants are in the country due to their hard work and a skill-based visa. That's 1.4 million...

With the chances of a shooter having an ID, is this policy effective, or merely security theater?

Psst… the Doors Aren’t the Problem

Hannah Cohen and Leah Frankel September 20, 2022

A 9:30 bell shrieks as the class clambers to the dusty rows of the auditorium. Five hundred-plus students sit down for what is a new year of high school — a particular forte full of "hey over here!"...

Coffee can be a costly- and wasteful -societally acceptable drug.

Don’t Talk to Me Before I’ve Had My Coffee

Jane Dunbar, Webmaster September 19, 2022

Hi, I’m Jane, and I have a debilitating addiction to caffeine. Judging from the lines at Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks, I’m not alone. I’ve grown to love the taste of coffee, but it’s not my taste...

A New Look at Learning

Leah Frankel, Staff Writer August 15, 2022

Immediately, when the phrase “rouge academic” is mentioned, the primary interpretation issues the idea of extreme change, tearing down the educational system, dethroning power systems, etc. In association...

Cursing adds a colorful lexicon to even a kids vocabulary.

Surely We Should Swear

Calvin Boykoff, Staff Writer August 15, 2022

When children are in elementary school, the thought of swearing is terrifying. When they go to middle school, they are overwhelmed with their sense of freedom, and some may find that the middle schoolers'...

Netflix continues to fund mediocre TV thats insulting to the viewers taste by discontinuing shows that are far better.

Netflix is Running Out of Good Ideas

Saisree Kumar, Features Editor August 15, 2022

A recent TikTok I watched told me to go 35 minutes into the fourth episode of a show called “Best New Cherry Flavor,” and I would not be disappointed. I was horrified at what I saw and baffled by what...

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