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The Impact of the Pandemic on Attention Spans

The Impact of the Pandemic on Attention Spans

While not many miss the time of online school, the few benefits like having all your electronics just a foot away and always having access to food are definitely missed by most students. But did we "mess up" our attention spans and increase our dependency on electronics through the familiarity and comfort our phones and social media apps gave us during the pandemic?
Rahul Raman April 30, 2022
Has the pandemic and distance learning (a time when our phone and electronics were always assessable), impacted the attention spans of students, or have there always been this many iPad kids?
Adrianna Fuller-Boardman 24

Patterns

April 30, 2022

One Year Later: The Atlanta Spa Shootings

One Year Later: The Atlanta Spa Shootings

A year ago, on March 16, 2021, a gunman entered three spas and shot and killed eight people, including six Asian women. Today, the Asian American community still grieves the lives of innocent people claimed by the Atlanta Spa shooting.
Sanjana Bhupathi and Yuli Choi April 17, 2022
Following the widespread outbreak of COVID-19 in America, there has been an increase in violent Anti-Asian hate crimes. Since the Atlanta spa shooting—one of many instances of an anti-Asian hate crime claiming the lives of multiple Asian people—the community is still trying to find ways to heal together. Organizations such as Stop Asian Hate still have a long way to go in achieving significant goals to reduce anti-Asian hate crimes, but activists are taking significant steps to spread awareness about America’s history of Sinophobia in its domestic policies, as well as its anti-Asian imperialist agenda.
Pastel

Pastel

April 17, 2022

Working for the Knife: Mitski’s Laurel Hell and the Exploitation of an Artist

Working for the Knife: Mitski’s Laurel Hell and the Exploitation of an Artist

A review and analysis of Mitski's album Laurel Hell
Jinny Kim, Staff Editor April 14, 2022
This beautiful yet morbid image of laurel bushes is the perfect description to use for Mitski’s sixth studio album, Laurel Hell. A major recurring theme of this album is feeling stuck—feeling like there’s nothing left to give to something that’s supposed to be beautiful, whether it be music or a relationship.
Featured Creative: Sofia Katsioulas

Featured Creative: Sofia Katsioulas

Photography Editors February 19, 2022
I really love photography because it gives me a way to capture the world around me artistically. It gives me a creative outlet with a way to show people the world from my perspective.
Masks as the New Normal

Masks as the New Normal

The mask mandate has been up since April 2020, but as the pandemic goes on, some are starting to come down. This does not mean mask-wearing is over. Many will continue to wear masks out of concerns over their health and in solidarity and respect.
Sean Lee, Staff Writer February 19, 2022
Mask-wearing in the United States has been a consistent aspect of life for almost a year. Will this be the "new normal" for the future as well?
Pesticides: The Unaddressed Epidemic

Pesticides: The Unaddressed Epidemic

The usage of pesticides across California’s agricultural industry has left many farmworkers and their young children with chronic health issues.
Nicholas Corral and Anya Danes December 5, 2021
Cancer. ADHD. Autism. All of these life-changing diagnoses are health-related consequences of exposure to pesticides in the fields that farmworkers and their families face, with these being especially prevalent in their children.
Featured Creative: Jackie Ruan

Featured Creative: Jackie Ruan

Photography Editors December 4, 2021

Why are you drawn to/passionate about photography? I started photography in July of 2020 for the first time. It was in the midst of the pandemic when I was bored out of my mind that I came across...

A Brief History of the PIT

A Brief History of the PIT

A quick dive into what makes the PIT such a special part of Mitty. What were the origins and what does the PIT do?
Riley McNair, Staff Editor December 3, 2021
What exactly is the PIT? And why is it important?
The Mitty Freecycle: Benefitting the Mitty Community and the Environment

The Mitty Freecycle: Benefitting the Mitty Community and the Environment

A glimpse inside the Mitty Freecycle, the first event of its kind on campus
Aidan Van Dalen and Madison Lin December 3, 2021
This year, Mitty is hosting its first ever Freecycle—a project where people can donate Mitty gear they no longer need, allowing others to obtain them for free!
Featured Creative: Vedansh Goenka

Featured Creative: Vedansh Goenka

Photography Editors October 23, 2021
Vedansh Goenka '22 describes his journey through astrophotography.
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