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Rhea of Sunshine: having cameras on in Zooms should not be required

In this weekly column, Wingspan staff reporter Rhea Advani provides her take on a variety of topics.
January 14, 2021

“Please make sure your camera is on so I can see all of your faces.” I’m sure you’ve heard that from one of your teachers at least a few times if you're taking any virtual classes. And as many...

Unwarranted Opinions: growing up a mixed child

In her weekly column
January 14, 2021

Family history is not something that the average person knows much about. Most people don’t even learn about their own ancestors until they spit into a tube and send it off to a lab to see that they...

Why you shouldn’t wear shirts of bands you don’t listen to

Guest Contributor Emily Thomas discusses her opinion on band shirts, and the awkwardness that may come with wearing them.
January 13, 2021

The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, AC/DC, and Nirvana. Their logos have all been turned into fashion statements; the band names plastered on shirts, stickers, and phone cases.  People can wear what they...

Conspiracies and You

Conspiracy theories are a staple of popular culture. In this weekly blog, Aden McClune discusses some of the most popular ones.
January 12, 2021

Many people, whether they realize it or not, believe in some form of conspiracy theory. But why? And what is a conspiracy theory? With new entries every week, Conspiracy Corner will attempt to answer those...

Piece by Piece: a new Gilded Age?

Staff reporter Madison Saviano explores hot topics and issues that students face in her weekly column Piece by Piece.
January 12, 2021

In history we learned about the Gilded Age, a period rightfully dubbed as such because while it was golden on the outside, scratching the surface exposed rampant problems. Monopolies were on the rise,...

Monday’s with Ms. Marvel: not the time for compromise

In her weekly column, Monday with Ms. Marvel, Wingspan's Trisha Dasgupta reviews different political issues and relatable topics in everyday life.
January 11, 2021

The country is divided right now, but you don’t need me to tell you that.   Politics has been becoming more and more polarizing over the course of the last several years, especially so since the...

Viral Thoughts

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of daily life. In this new weekly blog, Haillie Hughes explores how these changes impact students and their lives.
January 11, 2021

With over six million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States, unemployment numbers soaring, and schools opening with hybrid learning, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed almost every aspect of...

Real Talk: New Year’s

January 8, 2021

WTV's Madigan Gunia asks students about New Years.

Rhea of Sunshine: new year, new goals

In this weekly column, Wingspan staff reporter Rhea Advani provides her take on a variety of topics.
January 7, 2021

Ahh yes. It’s that time of year again when many unfamiliar and new faces are popping in at the gym and people are putting down the cookies and picking up the salads. The time of year when people make...

Unwarranted Opinions: are people stupid or just ignorant?

In her weekly column
January 7, 2021

I don’t see a need for lying. That is, in most situations, I don’t see a need for lying. I don’t get the point of it. Why make your life more difficult than just admitting that you did something...

Is gender just a social construct?

Guest contributor Asha James shares her opinion on several components regarding gender.
January 6, 2021

Recently I’ve been trying to figure myself out a little a bit, an identity crisis if you will. The more you learn about the world, the more you question whether it applies to you or not. And wow, I’ve...

Simply Shreya: do your best

Wingspan's Shreya Jagan shares her personal take on issues and experiences in her weekly column Simply Shreya.
January 6, 2021

Somehow, 2020 is now over. And as the annual second semester rolls around, so does the hustle and bustle of picking classes for next year. At this point, I’m sure everybody is familiar with this period...

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