December 13, 2019

With Christmas Comes Nostalgia -

Monday, December 9, 2019

November Book Recommendations -

Monday, December 9, 2019

SMHS Mateobotics Gears Up for the Season -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Leap from High School to College Sports -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Mateo Comes up Short: 2019 Little Big Game -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Master of Self-Deprecating Humor -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

How Old is “Too Old” for Trick-or-Treating? -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

We Need to Get Serious About Shootings -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

How Boyan Slat Is Helping Solve The Great Pacific Garbage Patch -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Youtube’s Yankovic turned Chinese TikTok Star: Bart Baker -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

#TeamTrees -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Varsity Football -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

CA Bill Pushes School Start Times Back -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Why the Empire Strikes Back is the best Star Wars movie -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Pros and Cons of Energy Drinks -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Movies to Watch during Halloween -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Bearcats Strike for Climate -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

A Personal Account On Vaping -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Girls Water Polo Resumes Winning Ways -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Running into the 2019 season -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Cultural Appropriation vs. Cultural Exchange

First of all, cultural appropriation and cultural exchange mean the same thing. The only reason I’m distinguishing the two is because the phrase “cultural appropriation” has started to develop a negative connotation. Hopefully, writer to reader, we can get rid of that. Cultural appropriation and cultural exchange mean the same thing, the adoption of a foreign culture’s elements. Now there are certain reasons this can be done; to show acceptance or appreciation, or to mock the idea. Unfortunately, the latter is moderately common, though less prominent than the former. The issue is obvious with the latter but many seem to confuse the two motives and brand the…

Cultural Appropriation

What is cultural appropriation? Cultural appropriation is “one culture taking parts from another culture.” When someone dresses up as a Native American for Halloween or wears bindis and henna because it’s ‘trendy’ – that is cultural appropriation. Hipsters run around wearing American Indian war bonnets and headdresses, but it’s rude, ignorant, and disrespectful. The bonnet is highly spiritual to American Indians and it could take a person their whole life just to receive three eagle feathers on it. So, when “cool” kids run around wearing headdresses like it is no big deal, it takes away the meaning behind it. Remember this…