Opinion

Should celebrities engage in political activism?

Pro Olivia Lybarger Staff Reporter Because of their fame, status and fan base, celebrities have a unique ability to reach and influence large numbers of people, bring to light social issues they care about and encourage their fans to care about them as well. Celebrities should use this platform, particularly when they are speaking out […]

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New tea shop offers wide variety, pleasant atmosphere

First Corner Bubble Tea offers tasty and trendy teas, and the venue is a welcoming atmosphere. First Corner recently opened on East Main Street and has received a lot of attention from the Bexley community. Their menu features many different kinds of tea, including bubble tea, fruit tea, frozen tea and matcha. It also has […]

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‘Shang-Chi’ impresses through strong characters, acting

  Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” proves that even through a pandemic, Marvel still has the ability to make blockbuster movies, with audiences creating new theories about upcoming films. Some of the best parts of this movie are the CGI creatures and intense fight scenes that make the viewers scared for […]

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Ohio House bill ignores history, censors important issues

  Ohio House Bill 327 would restrict schools and provide guidelines on what and how they can teach about race and sex. The bill has caused controversy and debate regarding if and how race should be addressed in schools. It discusses Critical Race Theory, defined by Purdue University as a “theoretical and interpretive mode that […]

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Texas abortion bill creates impossible situations for women

  Bodily autonomy is a natural and inalienable right–or so most people thought. Texas’ new abortion laws, which commenced Sept. 1, are the most restrictive in the nation with regards to access to abortion services. Some features of the bills include a ban on abortions once cardiac activity is detected, an absence of exceptions for […]

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‘Donda’ lacks eccentricity of earlier Kanye West projects

  Kanye West, one of the most decorated artists of all time with over 270 awards, has released his newest piece of work “Donda.” However, unlike most of his other work, Donda lacks the eccentricity and signature flair that listeners love, and rather substitutes it with a slower, more boring gospel approach. After delaying the album […]

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School administration has ineffective response to senior girls list

The recent sharing of a “list” ranking senior girls based on appearance via social media garnered large outcry and debate from both the students and the community. In response, the administration held meetings with the senior girls to offer counseling, invited a speaker to discuss Internet safety and held a lunchtime meeting to discuss the […]

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‘Seaspiracy’ uncovers dark secrets of marine industry

To expose the lesser known evils of human activity that impact marine ecosystems, British filmmaker Ali Tabrizi set out on a journey and created a revealing documentary: “Seaspiracy.” The central issue discussed in this documentary has flown under the radar and has been purposely kept secret from the public. Tabrizi uncovered the mass killing of […]

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Royal family proves to be outdated concept with no modern relevance

With many stories being published about former duchess Meghan Markle’s experience at Buckingham Palace and more recently Prince Philip’s death, people around the world have come to question the relevance of monarchy in England and whether the royal family is a worthy institution or an outdated relic. Although the royal family is interesting to read […]

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‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ attempts to tackle race, mental health with poise but falls short

Disney Plus’ second Marvel show “Falcon and the Winter Soldier” is full of action, excitement and character development that culminates in an entertaining and enjoyable show that is one of the most engaging Marvel installments due to its discussions of racism, PTSD and much more. “Falcon and the Winter Soldier” starts the buddy-cop style friendship […]