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The rumor of Roe v Wade overturning has sparked activism among Gen Z.

Gen Z drives modern activism

Ava Lafin, Opinions Editor May 5, 2022

When injustice is recognized in this society, it doesn’t take long for hundreds of support pages, news articles, social media chains and fundraisers to rise. Generation Z, people born from 1997-2012,...

Because I was raised on shows built to be entertaining every second, I unintentionally trained myself to believe that high school would be the same.

In memory of cable television

Jo Stewart, Freelance Writer November 5, 2021

At eight years old, finding a pillow and laying on the floor as close to the TV screen as possible was a part of my everyday routine. The blue light constantly flickered in front of my glazed eyes and...

Generation Z is connected through respect and resilience.

Generation Z: Sparking change through unity and knowledge

Enzo Rovito, Graphic Designer December 18, 2020

There are 1.2 billion teenagers across the world. On a scale like that it’s hard not to feel so small in our chaotic world. But all 1.2 billion of those people are connected through one common factor,...

COVID-19 is Generation Zs 9/11

COVID-19 is Generation Z’s 9/11

Lauren Wilmore, Online News Editor March 24, 2020

The tragedy of 9/11 in 2001 meant the end of the millennial generation and the start of Generation Z. Gen Z kids were either too young or weren’t alive during 9/11, while millennials' lives were changed...

TikToks popularity has exploded in recent months, especially among members of Gen Z.

Gen Z uses TikTok to reinvent what social media means to them

Luc Alvarez, Copy Editor December 5, 2019

Gen Z, the generation born between 1997 and 2012, has many labels: the post-9/11 generation, the school shooting generation or even the anxious generation. However, some say nothing has defined Gen Z more...

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