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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...

Can Money Buy Happiness?

Can Money Buy Happiness?

Miguel Restrepo, Chief Copy Editor March 15, 2021

We’re all familiar with the “money can’t buy happiness” phrase, but up to what point is this entirely true? For many people, the pursuit of happiness and the pursuit of money is essentially the...

Distance Learning Should Not Imitate In-Person Teaching

Distance Learning Should Not Imitate In-Person Teaching

Sara Ortega, Copy Editor February 22, 2021

Imagine you are a high school student taking a calculus test at home. You look through the questions and have no clue on how to solve them. However, your best friend excels at math. Would you ask for their...

Are Creative Careers Worth It?

Are Creative Careers Worth It?

Maria Garces, Visual Photography Editor February 16, 2021

“Across America, 45% of workers say they are either satisfied or extremely satisfied with their jobs. Only 20 % feel very passionate about their jobs. Meanwhile, 54 % believe they have reached a dead-end...

Doping: The Future of Sports?

Doping: The Future of Sports?

Tomas Sierra, Freelance Writer February 16, 2021

It is estimated that 30% of usual gym-goers have done or are doing anabolic or androgenic steroids. The use of PEDs is more common than you might think, although it’s still considered taboo in most cultures. PEDs...

Is Teen Smoking Still A Problem?

Is Teen Smoking Still A Problem?

Jeronimo Restrepo, Freelance Writer February 15, 2021

It’s not only a trend; it’s a reality. More and more TCS students are being introduced to this horrible reality of “vapes,” while the mental and health effects that vapes bring are ignored. Studies...

The Unattainable Ideal of Beauty

The Unattainable Ideal of Beauty

Andrea Pérez, Culture Editor February 14, 2021

Darling, you shall be born with a slender body, clear skin, and a flat stomach, but don’t forget to have a small nose, large breasts, and a thin yet curvy waist as well. Don’t go bare-faced onto the...

One Twitter Suspension, Countless Repercussions

One Twitter Suspension, Countless Repercussions

Isabel Mora, Chief Copy Editor, Opinion Editor February 13, 2021

“Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest - and you all know it! Please don't feel so stupid or insecure, it's not your fault.” Statements like these, ranging from political feuds...

Protesting Versus Rioting: What's the Big Deal Anyway?

Protesting Versus Rioting: What’s the Big Deal Anyway?

Salome Beyer, Editor in Chief February 13, 2021

As of February 10th, 2021, 25 ongoing protests are happening worldwide, some having started as early as October 2019.  Thus, it’s no surprise that throughout 2020, the terms “protesting” and “rioting”...

Are Beauty Standards a Modern Problem?

Are Beauty Standards a Modern Problem?

Paula Velasquez, Freelance Writer February 13, 2021

In Ancient Greece, you had to be big and symmetrical. During the Elizabethan era the paler you were, the better. In the Victorian era the weaker and frailer you looked, the more attractive you were. Later...

Is it Ethical to Eat Meat?

Is it Ethical to Eat Meat?

Valeria Sierra, Design and Social Media Editor February 12, 2021

The meat industry is responsible for perhaps one of the most controversial dilemmas regarding morality. From harming animals, polluting, and promoting harmful foods to human health, meat is highly criticized...

Dear Schools: Students Need You

Dear Schools: Students Need You

Marianna Román, Editor-In-Chief February 12, 2021

The chaotic 2020 is finally over. The new year has arrived, and with it, the longing for the normality we once had in our lives. Most are looking for ways to find a fresh start, but not much has changed....

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