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Natural yet hurtful labels of society

Natural yet hurtful labels of society

Morgan Murphy, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018

Being an introvert or an extrovert has become a natural label in our society. However, just because someone is shy does not mean they are an introvert. Along with that, just because someone is outgoing does not mean that they are an extrovert. They are simply labels we feel the need to give ourselves...

‘I want to do something I genuinely like’

'I want to do something I genuinely like'

Brian Alexander, Opinion Editor

March 27, 2018

LaVerne Jones In physics class, there is not an open seat. Students are packed into the classroom, pencils furiously scratching notes as the teacher gives examples. In a class of 40 students, only four are women. “I was always interested in how we got here,” Ernestine Tramill, a junio...

Victim blaming

Victim blaming

Osman Bien Aime, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017

I’ve noticed this trend of blaming victims for what has happened to them, and it’s done by bringing up their past, regardless of how relevant it is to their victimization. I personally find it disgusting, and I’ll be happy when it doesn’t take the place of actual news. “This person was...

‘No good journalists’

‘No good journalists’

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor

December 8, 2016

Last week local journalist Brad Byrd spoke to an audience of 20 about the dark side of social media. Among other topics, Byrd addressed the allegation that all media is biased. As a journalism major writing for The Shield, I will admit it is a little annoying to have a prerequisite of sneaky, biased...

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