Opinion

Perceiving Privilege in A Pandemic

by Staff Writers Megh Basu & Sreetama Chowdhury Quarantine until summer? A “bunch of bullsh*t,” according to actress Vanessa Hudgens. She’s far from the only person to express that sentiment — on March 10, a…

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Opinion

Quaranteen Perspectives

by Staff Writer Carolyn Qian Rate the effectiveness of online class discussions and lectures on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the least effective and 10 being the most. Why did you…

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OpinionSports

Not So Healthy Health Products

by Staff Writer Tavish Mohanti In recent years, a healthy lifestyle has become a central tenet of modern-day life, with countless social media campaigns and projects promoting healthier choices and products. Companies have noticed this…

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Opinion

Letter Grades or Pass/Fail?

by Staff Writers Sakshi Umrotkar & Alina Zeng The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused school districts nationwide to adopt unique teaching methods, from virtual lectures on video conferencing apps to online assignments and activities, in…

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Opinion

Hiding Likes Hides From the Problem

Is Instagram’s move to hide the number of likes a post receives the proper fix for the damage the platform has caused? by Staff Writers Tanisha Srivatsa & Sakshi Umrotkar Since early November, some Instagram…

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Opinion

Are Award Shows As Inclusive As They Seem?

How does the category separation of Western and international acts in award shows impact these acts and our perception of them? by Staff Writers Kruthi Gollapudi & Tavish Mohanti Red carpet extravaganzas. Hordes of press….

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Opinion

Editorial: Future You Deserves Self-Care Too

Everybody defines self-care differently, but are some indulgences more harmful than helpful? The Opinion of the Smoke Signal Editorial Board What is self-care? Whether it’s hanging out with friends, going on a shopping spree, or…

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