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Help Save the World: No Pollution

Help Save the World: No Pollution

Article by Mustafa Hafeez June 9, 2022

This article was written by 4th grader Mustafa Hafeez as a part of Hanabi’s collaboration with the ES Newsletter Club in its first edition of The Elementary Voice. No oceans, no humanity. The state...

Cryptomania: A Digital Epidemic

Cryptomania: A Digital Epidemic

Article by JonJon Wang, Section Editor June 8, 2022

The world of economics is shifting. Enter cryptocurrency: a digital asset completely composed of 0’s and 1’s. Once mocked as a silly trend, its marketability has, instead, catalyzed a global switch...

Unsustainable Fashion: Say No to Save Our Earth

Unsustainable Fashion: Say No to Save Our Earth

Article by Julia Graddy June 8, 2022

Each second, an entire garbage truck worth of discarded clothing is thrown in landfills or incinerated globally. In 2015, a survey revealed that ⅓ of young UK women tended to call a garment “old”...

What Does a Post-Roe America Look Like?

What Does a Post-Roe America Look Like?

Article by Sena Chang, Writer June 3, 2022

Ugly, unsafe, and unequal.  It is not often that we see history moving backward. However, that seems to be the case in the Supreme Court’s leaked draft opinion, which threatens to overturn nearly...

American Democracy & Political Corruption

American Democracy & Political Corruption

Article by Ryne Hisada, Section Editor May 30, 2022

America is often referred to as the “Shining Beacon of Democracy”; also often, America is criticized for poorly representing the values of democracy: Particularly in the past century, the United States...

How Japan’s Obscenity Laws Reinforce Conformity

How Japan’s Obscenity Laws Reinforce Conformity

Article by Aaryan Kumar May 23, 2022

When the United States began its occupation of Japan in 1945, it transformed the government, installing a constitution that reflected Western ideals of freedom and democracy. Similar to the sovereign in...

On Escapism

On Escapism

Article by Nathan Michels, Writer May 9, 2022

In some other dimension, the grass must be greener than here. How tempting it would be to escape to such a place, leaving behind the stresses and anxieties of our current reality? In fact, we actually...

The Debate Over Doors and Wheels

The Debate Over Doors and Wheels

Article by Sam Quade, Writer April 4, 2022

Recently, a humorous, yet philosophical question has struck adolescents worldwide: Are there more wheels or doors in the world? On the surface, this question may seem trivial, and unworthy to be answered....

The Thin Line Between Hip-Hop and Poetry: A Conversation

The Thin Line Between Hip-Hop and Poetry: A Conversation

Article by Rui Serizawa, Writer April 4, 2022

“To destroy the beauty from which one came.” “I was not born under a rhyming planet.” “The most benevolent king communicates through your dreams.” One of the quotes derives from a...

On Connection

On Connection

Article by Nathan Michels, Writer March 29, 2022

Humans are social animals. We have an innate need for love, connection, and companionship. Our social relationships are complex — each of us is impossibly unique and interesting in our own way and seeks...

Ukraine Must Fight Alone

Ukraine Must Fight Alone

Article by Aryaman Singh, Writer March 25, 2022

Early on Thursday morning, February 24, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) entered the second day of crisis talks over the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Around the same time, Russian President Vladimir...

To P or not to P?

To P or not to P?

Article by JonJon Wang, Section Editor March 16, 2022

🅿️. The gleaming, blueberry-tinged phenomenon that has swept the world by storm. Since January, this emoji has surfaced in our social media, monetary interactions, and daily conversations....

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