Mia Fitzloff

Rightfully so, this story has been all over global news platforms. Mahsa Amini was only 22 when she was brutally killed by the Morality Police who operate under the Iranian Regime. She was publicly beaten for allegedly breaking morality rules by “improperly wearing her hijab.” She was then taken into custody by the police, and died three days later. 

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Julia Chen

In the music world, there has always been an ongoing battle between two of its most popular genres: jazz and classical music. So, to finally settle this argument of which is superior, I’ve asked two of our favorite and most eloquent OES musicians to give us their stance (cue the passive aggressive bickering).

Ruth Kalu

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For a variety of reasons, Coretta Scott King is a cultural icon: Martin Luther King Jr.’s widow took on the movement and rose to become a standard bearer for endurance and dignity.  This is the woman who, in the days following the assassination of her husband in April 1968, summoned all of her strength to deliver a speech he was due to give.