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Rape Culture in Twenty First Century Society

Rape Culture in Twenty First Century Society

By North Star Staff
February 11
Filed under Showcase, The Big Topic

Most of us have talked about rape--what it is, why it happens or why it's wrong. Some may even know someone who has been a victim of rape. It's a serious topic, yet in today's society, it has become normalized through jokes and media. It's treated as a punchline, a plot device, an edgy lyric. This lack...

Dress Code Concerns Start in Middle School

Dress Code Concerns Start in Middle School

By Aly Doty, Newspaper Staffer
February 11
Filed under Features

Starting as early as elementary and middle school, the dress code, a set of rules about what clothing can and can’t be worn at school, is enforced by teachers and administrators onto students. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, approximately 49.1 percent of public schools h...

New dress code for prom causes headaches

New dress code for prom causes headaches

February 22
Filed under Opinions, Paper Day, Showcase

The administration had the best intentions when they decided to step up enforcement on the Prom dress code. The goal of this code is to keep the attire appropriate to let everyone enjoy the dance. While I don’t want to see more skin than I have to, the enforcement of this code is going to cause a l...

Administration enforces new prom dress code

Administration enforces new prom dress code

February 19
Filed under Paper Day

After noticing increasingly risqué outfits appearing at the school dances, administration officials have decided to step up enforcement of rules dictating the length and appropriateness of dance attire. “I would compare it to bridesmaids in a wedding,” Principal Darlene Jones said. “For a whi...

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