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Cancel Culture is a phrase primarily describing interactions on Twitter that aim to raise awareness about why a certain person or business is problematic. Conservative politicians have used this word often in efforts to display how the media has attacked them unfairly, and it has become a very common word with negative connotations towards liberals.

Why “Cancel Culture” Should Be Cancelled

Sandhya Ganesan, News Editor March 25, 2021

Cancel culture: the newest mechanism in the conservative arsenal to demonize liberals. Holding people accountable is not a new development, but it undoubtedly has changed forms in the modern digital era.  Making...

This art piece shows the important relationship between women and birth control. Birth control provides women with reproductive freedom that is one step to closer equality.

Birth Control Should Be Accessible To All

Isabella Mahar, Opinion Editor March 25, 2021

Women should be able to buy birth control over the counter when they need to. There are too many barriers to care that prevent women from this basic luxury.  The idea of having to go through a doctor...

Are Award Shows Worth Watching Anymore?

Are Award Shows Worth Watching Anymore?

Sydney Wolfe, Staff Writer March 25, 2021

Award show season, from the Golden Globes in February to the Oscars in April, is still happening amidst the times we continue to face. Controversy sparked following the Grammys last weekend as watchers...

This image depicts trophies that are often a physical representation of attendance achievements. These create an exclusive nature around perfect attendance, causing a toxic school culture going into high school and beyond.

Attendance Shouldn’t Be High Stakes

Isabella Mahar, Opinion Editor March 16, 2021

There are so many great ways students are rewarded these days. From GPA’s to athletic awards, students get recognized for doing great things in a positive way. One form of reward that should not exist...

Fangirls smile at a One Direction concert, dressed in the boybands merchandise. The girls excitedly wave at the camera during the event. Fangirls receive significant criticism and are often degraded for their likes. Its time we stop associating female joy with shame, and learn to celebrate excitement.

The Shame in “Fangirling”: Let’s Learn to Celebrate Joy

Nikki Iyer, Feature Editor March 15, 2021

Crazy. Hysterical. Psychotic.  In the entertainment industry, fangirls are constantly degraded for their choice of music. I’m a fangirl, and in the past have felt as if the word needed a defense...

Focusing on Mental Health During Quarantine

Focusing on Mental Health During Quarantine

Alyssa Morrone, Staff Writer March 11, 2021

It has almost been a year since schools went to an online format, changing school life completely for all students. After such a long period of lacking social interaction and interaction in classrooms...

News Editor Responds to Parent Criticism of BLM Edition.

Sandhya Ganesan, News Editor March 11, 2021

As the parent of a student at SJHHS, I periodically read The Express. Volume 11, issue 8, looks like a page from the book of liberal theology. Unless I missed it, every piece written promotes the plight...

The Importance of Cultural Appropriation and Appreciation

The Importance of Cultural Appropriation and Appreciation

Sydney Wolfe, Staff Writer March 11, 2021

Sharing cultures whether it be traditions, food, or fashion is one of the most important aspects of living in a multicultural nation where diversity flourishes. Simultaneously, there is a fine line between...

Online learning is challenging for many students. The workload can be overwhelming, and it’s especially difficult to focus in zoom meetings for multiple hours.

Students Are Hitting the Pandemic Wall

Samantha Freeman, Staff Writer March 11, 2021

Everyday, I wake up and log on to Zoom at 6:54 AM to begin my first class of the day. After attending my back-to-back Zoom meetings for eight consecutive hours, I take a break only to return to my computer...

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