By Alan Jambulatov For decades, the world has grown up around the seemingly innocent and joyful Disney movies, influencing society and furthering globalism. From a young age, children will spend hours fantasizing about the magical lands and environments that surround the mystical animated royalty. However, are there issues surrounding the Disney princess of one’s childhood? […]Read more "Is there Anything Wrong with Disney Movies?"
By Micah Ford The transition from Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan to Angelica, New York has been a smooth one so far. In Nur-Sultan, I was given the privilege to run track and field year-round for two years, running indoors during the winters. This was because there was no such thing as cross country in the entire city […]Read more "A Glimpse of the Ups and Downs of XC"
By Phoebe Lim Ah, the allure of a new year, a new decade. It is a time of setting objectives that might seem realistic and completely attainable now, but will eventually be chalked up to another half-hearted New Years’ resolution or joked about as another “we tried but failed,” goal amongst friends. It is the […]Read more "Little Steps"
By Alan Jambulatov Years of careless use of the planet’s resources, spending without care, has led to an environmental crisis and a dangerously polluted world left for new generations to clean up. Rising movements against plastic waste have swept through social media, yet we continuously produce tons of debris. Plastic use as a second nature […]Read more "Wasted Earth"
By Phoebe Lim “Ildefonso was in love. He was so in love [with symbols and words],” Susan Schaller, an interpreter fluent in ASL, describes a man utterly without language, having been born deaf, comprehending the link between objects and their names for the first time. Schaller walked into her first class to bring sign language […]Read more "Thought and Language"
By Tiffany Chen Sino-American trade war, Brexit, Turkey’s trend of secularization, U.S. tension with Iran and the polarization of American politics further escalated by Trump’s victory four years ago and his foreign policy adjustment all points to one issue: the economic slack is leading to the rise of conservatism worldwide. Liberalism’s voice weakens while realism […]Read more "2020, a Crossroad in International Relations"
By Alan Jambulatov Over the course of the last summer, my business continued to work and to thrive. After long deliberation, we decided on the name ToiJoy, meaning event—toi in Kazakh—and have started to garner a reputation ever since. Starting off with smaller orders, we completed them for prices greatly lower than the competition while […]Read more "The Startup Phase"