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This is What Democracy Looks Like

This is What Democracy Looks Like

Janae Polk and Tatiana Uribe, Editor-In-Chief and Assistant Editor-In-Chief

March 23, 2018

Wednesday, March 14, 2018. As high school classes across the nation engaged in business as usual and the clock neared 10:00 a.m. the tension in classrooms grew heavy. Teachers and students looked back and forth between the clock and each other to see, who was going to be the first? The first to wal...

Black Directors Taking Over Hollywood

Black Directors Taking Over Hollywood

Jazmyn Davis, DVC News Editor

March 23, 2018

Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther has zoomed past the billion-dollar mark at box offices worldwide the weekend of March 10-11, 2018, earning the No. 1 box-office spot for the fourth week in a row. Following closely behind, Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time finished in second place, marking the fi...

Girls Who Code: Closing the STEM Gender Gap One Summer at a Time

Girls Who Code: Closing the STEM Gender Gap One Summer at a Time

Ashley Banks, Web Designer

March 23, 2018

There is a tremendous gender gap in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields; although women make up a majority of the workforce, they continue to make up a small portion of the tech field. Past generations have attempted to increase the number of women interested in the STEM...

Distractions, Professionalism or Self-Expression?

Distractions, Professionalism or Self-Expression?

Milan Washington, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

In St. Louis, Missouri it was reported that, Savannah Keesee, a junior at West County High School in St. Francois County was sent home due to her hair not being a “natural color" which was said to be in violation of their school’s dress code. In the report, Savannah's mother told KTVI, “she...

Letter From the Editor

Letter From the Editor

Janae Polk, Editor-In-Chief

March 2, 2018

I’ve had the ultimate pleasure to attend a school in which I’m able to express my opinions and openly tap into my inquisitive side. Every moment I’ve encountered at Da Vinci will never be forgotten; the friends I’ve made and the teachers I have created amazing relationships with made me view...

Students Have Vowed: #NeverAgain

Students Have Vowed: #NeverAgain

Kayla Mitchell, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018

Two months into 2018, and 18 school shootings later. What’s next? You never know who is watching, and what their motives are. School shootings are not something that students plan on experiencing; they occur unknowingly and unexpectedly. According to the Huffington Post, within the span of...

Black Panther: The Album, In All of Its Glory

Black Panther: The Album, In All of Its Glory

Martina Flores, Opinion Editor

March 2, 2018

“King of my city, king of my country, king of my homeland” Lamar recites in his song Black Panther. He continues into the song repeating the word “king” at least 25 more times, emphasizing the power, leadership, and compassion a true king possesses. Even before the release of Black Panth...

Rise of the Black Panther

Rise of the Black Panther

Samin Champion, Staff writer

February 9, 2018

The lifestyles of Black and African communities have long been degraded with countless negative stereotypes and misrepresentations in films and in the media. This dominant narrative has been discredited time and time again by the Black Panther comics.

Dear White People

Dear White People

Chloe Truhlar, Multimedia Editor

February 9, 2018

I'm white and privileged… what does this mean? White privilege is a term coined to explain a system in which white people possess certain societal privileges that provide them benefits that other groups are denied typically based on race. Some may argue that other factors play into this such a...

Let’s Address the Queer Elephant in Marvel’s Writers’ Room

Let’s Address the Queer Elephant in Marvel’s Writers’ Room

Tatiana Uribe, Assistant Editor in Chief

February 9, 2018

For me, absolutely no Marvel product has been as exciting as its 2017 Hulu series: Runaways. Don’t get me wrong, it can be so cringey and reminiscent of high school drama sometimes I catch my eyes reflexively rolling to the back of my head. It is definitely not the most perfect or even profound...

Connecting the Past to the Present: Letting the Unsung Heroes Sing

Connecting the Past to the Present: Letting the Unsung Heroes Sing

Jazmyn Davis, News Editor

February 9, 2018

I am sure that we are familiar with Madam C.J. Walker, the first female self-made millionaire in America; Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to the United States Congress; Daniel Hale Williams, an African American general surgeon, performed the second documented, successful pericardium surgery ...

Scars Do Not Define Them

Scars Do Not Define Them

February 9, 2018

*Names in this article have been changed to respect the privacy of sources. The women interviewed will remain anonymous, and names you see with an asterisk have been changed. First thing’s first: sexual harassment is not mutual and is unwanted. You have probably heard this definition constantly in t...

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