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Roaa Alkhawaja

Roaa Alkhawaja
Sophomore, Ro'aa Alkhawaja, loves her self a good week of binge watching Gossip Girl and eating more nutella sandwiches than should be humanly possible.

All American For the Win

CW’s All American went from one of their channel’s  least-watched shows to number one on Netflix within four months. Since Netflix allowed for a wider audience to stream the teen drama, people are loving it.   Featuring a raw depiction of the struggles faced by Americans of color, in addition to an …

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TikTok Violates Privacy and Encourages Hate

With over eight hundred million users, TikTok is the social-networking hub for teenagers everywhere. It’s a video-sharing service created by ByteDance, a Beijing based company founded in 2012 by Zhang Yiming,   that is used to create short lip-sync, comedy, and talent videos. In 2017 TikTok was launched for iOS …

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Melanie Athans: A Choral Prodigy

Since before she could properly string sentences together, MC senior Melanie Athans has been manifesting her passion for music.  “I was the obnoxious little girl in elementary school who loved to sing and perform at all hours of the day-particularly when I wasn’t supposed to, many apologies to my kindergarten …

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Solving a 126-Dimensional Mystery

As Astrophysicist Neil Degrass Tyson once said, the universe has no obligation to make sense to humans. The chemists that just finally revealed the complex and multidimensional electronic structure of Benzene, can attest to this. It took 200 years after Michael Faraday discovered the molecule for the world’s brightest minds …

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Is Facebook Letting Politicians Lie?

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has recently testified in front of the Senate, due to the announcement of a new, possibly  illicit, policy, that could potentially affect the results of the 2020 presidential election and the Brexit campaign.  Facebook announced it would refrain from fact-checking political speech on the site, which includes …

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The Tech World Meets Education

Technology in this day and age affects all aspects of our lives, and recently, our educational system has been making the digital transition as well. This has its advantages, but its consequences could weigh out the conveniences. In a survey conducted on teachers by Pew Internet Project, nearly 90 percent …

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CW’s Batwoman Raises Controversy

The CW recently announced that they’re adding the wealthy heiress, Batwoman, to their “Arrowverse.”  The first look trailer, released in May of 2019, has racked up six million views in three months. Though that may seem impressive, just one look at the number of dislikes will certainly dismiss such praise. …

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