The Falconer

ACLU educates teenagers in social justice

September 22, 2017

Following the 2016 presidential election, I realized that I had become more self-aware when it came to politics and the injustice that various minorities face. I felt like their voices and experiences, as well as mine by being...

Tolerance offers hope for a divided world

February 10, 2017

The past five years have seemed riddled with disaster: civil war and violence in the Middle East has generated a worldwide refugee crisis; disease emergencies have wreaked havoc in areas of the world that were already suffering;...

Editorial: Holiday season cries out for generosity

December 9, 2016

In the midst of the holidays, with constant reminders to express appreciation and give thanks, it’s appropriate to think of those who are less fortunate than we are. 2016 has had no shortage of oppression, injustice, and harsh...

Societal pressure distorts teens' body image

December 9, 2016

The practice of making critical, potentially humiliating comments about one’s self or another due to their size or weight is known as body shaming, and, in an age where social media makes it easy to voice one’s opinion, putting...

Candidates model poor behavior, values for future generations

November 2, 2016

It seems like this year’s presidential election has been more focused on xenophobia, low blows, and “he said, she said” than any other. With Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump going...

Challenges broaden horizons, opportunity

September 21, 2016

For the last real summer before college changes my life forever, I decided to finally live in the moment and seek new experiences. In mid-July, I attended the Washington Journalism and Media Conference (WJMC) at George Mason University...

Trails lead to revelation, independence is key

May 19, 2016

From freshman to senior year, high school has been the best and the worst years of my life so far. In the beginning, people told me that by senior year, I would have a solid group of friends and a happy head on my shoulders. As...

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