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The Gentrification of Black Music

The Gentrification of Black Music

Judah Stockdale, Staff Writer May 23, 2023

The evolution of music has always been shaped by cultural, social, and economic factors. In recent decades, the phenomenon of gentrification has permeated various aspects of society, including the realm...

Must-Listen-To Hip Hop Albums

Must-Listen-To Hip Hop Albums

Judah Stockdale, Staff Writer May 22, 2023

Music is used to tell a story, and in my opinion no genre of music can tell a story like hip hop can. These are my top 3 must-listen-to albums with phenomenal story telling and beautiful sonic vibrations. Starting...

What is Hip Hop Culture?

What is Hip Hop Culture?

Judah Stockdale, Student Writer May 18, 2023

Hip hop culture is a dynamic and multifaceted phenomenon that has influenced art, music, and society as a whole. Originating in the Bronx, New York, in the 1970s, hip hop culture has since spread around...

Why Laws are Vague

Why Laws are Vague

Judah Stockdale, Staff Writer May 16, 2023

The vagueness of laws is what causes many issues of due process. This is why we have court systems---to interpret the law and its meaning. It is kept purposely vague for several reasons, which is very...

Gun Control

Gun Control

Judah Stockdale, Student Writer May 15, 2023

Gun control can be a tentative subject for some, but to me, the answer is simple. We should simply ban guns and the purchasing of said weapons. We would not take guns from people who own them, as that...

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What Makes a Flag Good?

Judah Stockdale, Staff Writer April 21, 2023

Many flags are ineffective at what they're intended to do and some don't even accomplish the purpose of a flag. According to vexillologists (people who study flags), a flag should be simple. In fact, according...

Redlining

Redlining

Judah Stockdale, Staff Writer March 23, 2023

What is redlining? Redlining is one of the most destructive things to low income America. Redlining is the practice of banks and government organizations declining service to low income Americans due to...

Americas Oligarchy

America’s Oligarchy

Judah Stockdale, Staff Writer March 22, 2023

In America, we pride ourselves for our democracy. What some fail to realize, however, is our voice is heard much less than it once was. The people in charge of this nation are not those we elect; the corporations...

Concessions are Bad

Judah Stockdale, Staff Writer March 21, 2023

Concessions, in my opinion, are a poor way of earning points for the senior trip. Many times it is more cost-effective to work a normal job. You often work from 3:30 P.M. to 9:15 P.M. and make two points...

The Death of Euphemisms in American Politics

The Death of Euphemisms in American Politics

Judah Stockdale, Staff Writer March 6, 2023

During the era of segregation, after slavery was abolished, American politicians started using more euphemisms. Political euphemisms are intended to have a double meaning to appeal to both moderate and...

Economic Reform

Judah Stockdale, Staff Writer February 23, 2023

In America today, many people argue about what economic ideology is best. There are four kinds of economies that can be instituted: mixed, traditional, command, and free market. Nearly all countries have...

Why Daylight Savings Time Should be Abolished

Why Daylight Savings Time Should be Abolished

Judah Stockdale, Staff Writer February 16, 2023

Whether to be for or against daylight savings time is an argument that has been debated for many years. But before I get to my opinion, I'll explain what DST (daylight savings time) is. DST is the time...

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