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Ed Sheeran plays to a prepandemic packed crowd at Wembley Stadium, London, England.

Covid-19: What have lockdowns and restrictions meant for musicians?

Miguel Restrepo, Chief Copy Editor September 13, 2021

Over the past year and a half, we have all watched helplessly as the live music industry, theatre, and all performance arts have slid into an ever-deepening hole. With music venues under heavy restrictions...

Abortion and Privilege

Abortion and Privilege

Salome Beyer, Editor in Chief May 26, 2021

“The rich ones get abortions, the poor ones die,” claims Paula Avila, Director at the Women’s Equality Center. While abortion in Colombia is a much-debated topic, the truth remains that unsafe abortions...

Taylor Swift for her documentary “Miss Americana,” which follows her trajectory in the music industry and the sexism and battles she’s faced.

Taylor Swift: America’s Sweetheart and Prey

Valeria Sierra, Design Editor, Social Media Editor May 20, 2021

When all you want is to gain approval, fulfillment comes from attention and warm validation from the public. Hard-working, talented, yet inherently young, Taylor Swift rose to fame and was damned with...

The Royal Racism

The Royal Racism

Salome Beyer, Editor in Chief May 4, 2021

“All they had to do was stand by (Meghan) publicly and they would’ve changed the world,” claimed Mofiyin Onanuga, Girl Up London Co-President, and gender equality activist. While a new call for racial...

How Human Biases Inhibit Innovation

How Human Biases Inhibit Innovation

Isabel Mora, Chief Copy Editor & Opinion Editor April 24, 2021

In a typical second, the human body sends 11 million bits of information to the brain, an amount that is impossible for the conscious mind to process. Multiple psychological studies have revealed that...

Learning for the 21st Century

Learning for the 21st Century

Lucia Gaviria, Assignment Editor April 17, 2021

In the 21st century, learning the parts of an atom is no longer enough for students to develop themselves successfully in the real world. Memorizing is now old-fashioned, and schools need to give their...

A mother and a daughter watch a television screen depicting Instagram likes, a sweeping housekeeper, the ideal womans bikini body, and empty parliamentary seats.

Wait. Is Gender Inequality Still an Issue?

Camila Ceballos, Design Editor April 14, 2021

Housewives? Maybe not. But take a closer look. A woman who doesn’t feel safe walking alone down the street. A woman earning more than her husband with relationship problems. A woman scrutinized for her...

Kanye West: The Greatest Rapper Alive?

Kanye West: The Greatest Rapper Alive?

Tomás Díez, Feature Editor April 14, 2021

My first memory of rap music was listening to Kanye West's POWER in 2011, where I immediately fell in love with the song. Since then, West has had so many accomplishments and completely re-shaped the rap...

Breaking Down the Therapy Taboo

Breaking Down the Therapy Taboo

Marianna Román, Editor-in-Chief April 14, 2021

I went to therapy for the first time a few years ago. I thought it would be a waste of time and that I’d be sharing who I am with someone who would judge me. What could I possibly gain? Nothing, I thought....

Veganism: The Key to a Sustainable Society

Veganism: The Key to a Sustainable Society

Isabelle Vergnaud, Freelance Writer April 12, 2021

For the past couple of months, I've been mocked by my friends for being vegan. Veganism has become a joke on social media and social life, so people have started to mock me for it. Still, this lifestyle...

This is Why You Should Take a Gap Year

This is Why You Should Take a Gap Year

Sara Ortega, Copy Editor April 12, 2021

Ever since I visited Paris for the first time, I told my parents that the only thing I knew for sure after finishing school was living there. As my graduation date approaches, and my deciding upon my future...

The Cost of Exams is Killing AP Classes

The Cost of Exams is Killing AP Classes

Isabel Mora, Chief Copy Editor & Opinion Editor April 6, 2021

$150 USD, or $550,000 COP: that’s the price The Columbus School charges students per AP exam. Multiply that by four to get the money paid by a parent whose child is taking four exams, or by eight to...

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