ALFK – Black Lives Are (Still) Relevant

ALFK – Black Lives Are (Still) Relevant

The Black Lives Matter movement hasn‘t gone away.  Nothing will stop it any time soon. You still need to fight. By Claire Ward There is a war waged on people of color in this country. Statistically, over 250 black people were killed by police in 2016, and while blacks only make up 13 percent of the US population, almost half of the incarcerated population is black. Institutionalized racism was brought to light during the 2016 Presidential Election, and our current president brings to light the power of racism as a joining…

ALFK: Tackling Privilege

ALFK: Tackling Privilege

Tackling Privilege By Claire Ward Privilege [priv–uh-lij, priv-lij] noun: a right, immunity, or benefit enjoyed only by a person beyond the advantages of most   Chances are, you know the word “privilege” first hand. The social theory that certain advantages and special rights are only available to a particular group. Most of us at Dexter High School can point out the many privileges present in our lives every day, the many privileged groups we belong in. We live in a relatively wealthy community, with an almost completely white population, filled…

ALFK: Periods

ALFK: Periods

It’s not that big deal. Period. By Claire Ward Every girl knows the pain of that dreaded time of the month. Aunt Flow, the Crimson Wave, Shark Week, Code Red, Bloody Mary, Leak Week, TOTM. No matter what you call it, it’s still a period. Accompanied by cramping, bloating, mood swings, acne, appetite changes, muscle aches, backaches, headaches, trouble sleeping, and trouble with concentration, the worst week of the month ensues at the end of your cycle. Every woman, or 49.6% of the world’s population, experiences it during her life. So, why is…

ALFK: Dress Code

ALFK: Dress Code

A sexist issue that involves more than short-shorts and tank tops By Claire Ward All Dexter High School Students know that this school only has two temperatures: inside the inner rings of Hell, or exploring the arctic tundra. Unfortunately, the fall seems to be the time where DHS students are enhancing their learning in the walls of Satan’s home. Okay, maybe not exactly, but you get the point. This school gets hot, and it’s hot outside. With record high temperatures this summer and zero rain, the past few months have been…