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Lyrical Mentality: Students, staff reflect on negative stereotypes surrounding rap, how music affects their daily lives

Rapper and sophomore Isaac Brown (left) prepares to record his new songs alongside DJ and sophomore Ethan Meneghini (right) in one of the school’s recording studios during late start. This was the first time the pair had worked together. Both Brown and Meneghini said they were excited to begin working.

Ashwin Prasad, Marvin Fan

October 25, 2018

Every day, rapper and sophomore Isaac Brown tunes in to rap music. At the same time, Annie Kim, officer of the Share The Music Club and sophomore, can be found listening to or playing classical music, while Sam Chenoweth, associate director of choirs, turns on musical theater he enjoys. The three said mus...

Stopping the Stereotypes

Stopping the Stereotypes

News

August 16, 2016

When Omar Hindi, Muslim Student Alliance member and senior, and his family went out to the Original Pancake House for lunch a couple of weeks after school had ended last year, nothing distinguished them from other seemingly “American” customers around them. Nothing, that is, except for the hijab...

All the Single Ladies. Kesha controversy exposes the issues in today’s judicial system with regards to women.

All the Single Ladies. Kesha controversy exposes the issues in today’s judicial system with regards to women.

perspectives

April 21, 2016

#freekesha. It’s the hashtag we all have seen these past few weeks as the alleged abuse between Kesha and her producer, Dr. Luke, has been brought to light. According to an article released this past month by Rolling Stone, the movement that has flooded social media outlets for weeks began with char...

Fighting Perceptions. The impression Africa holds in the world today does not truly reflect the progress it has made.

Fighting Perceptions. The impression Africa holds in the world today does not truly reflect the progress it has made.

perspectives

October 9, 2015

Just this past month, Taylor Swift released her music video for her song “Wildest Dreams.” Throughout the video, the viewer is exposed to an African landscape and African animals, but, ironically, members of the cast of the video are completely white: no native Africans are depicted. Swift and her...

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Full version of ‘E-race-ing Stereotypes’

Jonnathon Robinson, senior and track athlete, takes part in his track practice. Robinson said sometimes stereotypes set him up for failure.

sports

February 20, 2015

Editor's Note: A shortened version of this article appeared in the Feb. 20 issue of the HiLite due to spacing concerns. Here is the full version. When Jonnathan Robinson, track athlete and senior, prepares afterschool for practice, he’s in the minority, as an African-American playing a sport in...

Get to know each other. People should look past labels and embrace their identity.

Get to know each other. People should look past labels and embrace their identity.

perspectives

November 14, 2014

A couple weeks ago, I was appalled  when a student who sat next to me asked me before I even had a chance to sit down whether my parents were doctors or owned a Subway. Does the fact that they’re Indian limit them to having two choices in occupation? When I mentioned that my parents are neither and a...

A more balanced equation

A MORE BALANCED EQUATION: Seniors Stephanie Pitman and Matthew Ong both plan to pursue careers breaking the stereotypes for their gender. Their interests reflect a movement towards increased gender equality. CONNER GORDON / PHOTO

feature

December 13, 2010

Students choose careers in fields breaking traditional gender stereotypes, reflecting a wider movement toward gender equality By Victor Xu <[email protected]> Senior Stephanie Pitman’s interest in science began in middle school, her favorite classes tended to be based in the subjec...

Students view stereotypes, popularity as harmless

Author Archives

August 11, 2009

By Karlie Hansen <[email protected]> Junior Jessica Novitski appears to be an average young teenager here. She enjoys rock music, she wears clothes that are not uncommonly found in the halls , and she has many friends. When asked to stereotype herself and the people she hangs out with, sh...