• Sports

    GQ Praises Colin Kaepernick

    Yet another entity has taken a public stance on the largest sports controversy of 2017: Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest.  The former quarterback was featured on the cover of the GQ Men Of the Year issue, and given the title of “Citizen Of the Year” by the magazine. Earlier this year, Kaepernick started a demonstration that spread among other athletes to kneel during the national anthem, to protest the treatment of black people by law enforcement and to support the Black Lives Matter movement.  He faced so much opposition that he was blacklisted and no longer plays in the NFL, even garnering attention from Donald Trump, who called his protest…

  • Arts & Culture

    Megan Ellaby knows fashion

    Amongst the plethora of beauty and fashion bloggers today, Megan Ellaby, a fashion communication and promotion graduate from The University of Huddersfield, is taking over the scene. Ellaby, a 25-year-old from Manchester, England, began her career as a sales and buying assistant for House of Holland in 2012. Ever since, she has worked her way through various mainstream fashion houses such as Alexander McQueen, Asos, and JD Sports Fashion plc. Currently, she serves as a personal stylist for Asos.com. In addition, Ellaby is a full-time blogger. During her time at the University of Huddersfield, Ellaby began an internship where she recorded her experience. Since then, her fashion, beauty, and lifestyle…

  • Archived,  Features

    Robot gains Saudi Arabian citizenship

    Saudi Arabia has recently become the first nation to reach a major milestone in the advancement of artificial intelligence. On October 25, 2017, a robot named Sophia was granted Saudi Arabian citizenship. Although Sophia is now a legal Saudi Arabian citizen, the robot was developed in Hong Kong by a company called Hanson Robotics. Sophia was modeled after the now-deceased actress Audrey Hepburn and is able to convey emotion through various facial expressions. The robot was activated on April 19, 2015. Sophia was designed to imitate human conversation using pre-written responses to stock questions, thus creating the illusion of free thought. The robot has appeared on multiple talk shows and…

  • Sports

    East women’s soccer

    This year, the East women’s soccer teams have come together to give outstanding performances in their games thus far. Both Junior varsity and varsity are ahead on their wins and each team hopes to keep their numbers up and continue to work together smoothly. The varsity team consists of three freshmen, 11 sophomores, one junior, and five seniors. On the other hand, the junior varsity team has 10 freshmen, six sophomores, and two juniors. Each team welcomed many new players to the team this season with open arms. “It’s a completely new team. I think last year we were more on the offensive side and this year we have a…

  • Archived,  Arts & Culture

    Soundwaves: Social commentaries in music

    By Karlton Tate and Isaac Rosso Klakovich Throughout history, artists have used their music to make a variety of political statements. Today, the volatile political climate of the country has encouraged artists to declare their positions through their music with unprecedented prevalence. In the world of hip-hop and rap, artists have used events like police shootings and the recent election of Donald Trump as a springboard to make broader statements about topics like racism, oppression, and discrimination. While politics and music will forever be intertwined, it is critical that artists do not allow the quality of their music’s overall listening experience to suffer as a result of an overbearing social…