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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...

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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...

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A curly-haired girl stops. She’s reluctant to go into the black and white world of girls who all have straight hair.

Untangling Curly Hair

Camila Ceballos, Design Editor
May 23, 2021

When you think of straight, you think of something even, right, aligned. When you think of curly, you think of something curved, knotty, uneven. To me, curly was one word: complicated. Like many women,...

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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...

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Seniors 2021 Diaries: One Word

Seniors 2021 Diaries: One Word

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

Designs by: Camila Ceballos Arango, 2020-2021 Design Editor If you had to pick one word to describe your 2020-2021 Senior Year, what word would you choose? These are some of ours. The school...

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Narrative Economics, Robert James Shiller’s 2019 book on viral stories as essential economic indicators. Drawing on his lifelong work with behavioral economics, Shiller argues that viral stories, propelled by the media and word of mouth, move markets. “We can’t avoid using our human judgment about narratives for optimal understanding of economic events,” Shiller in Narrative Economics, page 16.

Narrative Economics: Innovative Approach to Complex Topics

Isabel Mora, Chief Copy Editor & Opinion Editor
May 11, 2021

“Most people have little or nothing to say if you ask them to explain their objectives or philosophy of life, but they brighten at the opportunity to tell personal stories.” In his most recent book,...

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Eleanor Vance, one of the four main characters, is pictured on the book cover along with Hill House. Shirley Jackson’s novel portrayed horror in a psychological rather than paranormal manner, and Eleanor’s mental degradation was a pivotal element in the story. “Jackson was the first author to understand that houses aren’t haunted – people are. All the most terrible specters are already there inside your head, just waiting for the cellar door of the subconscious to spring open.” said author Joe Hill.

The Haunting of Hill House: Fear at Its Finest

Andrea Pérez, Culture Editor
May 6, 2021

Horror stories have kept humans up at night fearing the shadows within the darkness for countless generations. In literature, the horror genre is commonly integrated with paranormal elements and characters...

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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...

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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...

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Columbus and The Columbus School

Columbus and The Columbus School

Gregorio Londoño, 2012 Alumnus
April 21, 2021

A couple of months after graduation – late 2012 – I began wondering about the school’s name, about the meaning it could embrace. Who was Cristopher Columbus? And what did that had to do with who...

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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...

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In the Blink of an Eye

In the Blink of an Eye

Isabel Arias P, 2019 Alumnus
April 11, 2021

There is a pretty famous phrase that adults say all the time “Appreciate what you have before it turns into what you had,” making children aware of the ephemeral. I’ve always considered myself a...

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