A look back at Opinion


Graphic Tisya Singh

Here are the top 5 articles from the Opinion section during the 2020-2021 school year.

Opinion presents top five pieces from past school year:

1. Tomahawk chant appropriates culture, must be changed

A&E Editor Brianna Tang writes that the current school chant needs to be changed, as it appropriates Indigenous languages. The topic of the school mascot is such a sensitive subject, and Brianna did an amazing job encapsulating this subject in her words.

2. Gen Z: A dating culture that’s actually dateless

Former Opinion Editor Marin Klein’s extremely relatable piece describes the inauthentic “relationships” our generation creates. Most high school students can relate to Marin in this frustration with Gen Z dating culture.

3. The ethical downsides of thrifting

Opinion Editor Jula Utzschneider writes how although thrifting can be beneficial on a small scale, it can ultimately hurt those who cannot afford higher-end items, pushing them to buy fast fashion (which can harm the environment, among other things).

4. Cancel culture: So toxic it should be cancelled

Assistant Opinion Editor Jeffrey Dratch highlights how the act of cancelling someone is counterproductive and doesn’t leave room for forgiveness. There have been many changes in the way we view influencers, and cancelling people doesn’t hold them accountable, but causes feelings to be hurt.

5. Teachers, we appreciate all you’ve done (but we have a few requests)

In this conversation-style opinion piece, former Editors-in-Chief Karthik Yalala and Aaliyah Yan reflect on what teachers could do better in the future, especially regarding remote learning.