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The field hockey team’s use of cornrows fails to see the issue of cultural appropriation

The field hockey team’s use of cornrows fails to see the issue of cultural appropriation

Katie Simons ’22 Arts Editor

December 10, 2019

This year, the field hockey team got cornrows as a way to raise team morale before going into the postseason.  While they were put in with the intent of raising spirit for the team and are a part of the yearly tradition, the cornrows are culturally offensive.     The hair of African Americans...

Postseason hairstyles promote team bonding and withhold tradition

Postseason hairstyles promote team bonding and withhold tradition

Amanda Rowan '22, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

Imagine walking through the hallways of school and seeing your peers’ hair dyed blue, or in mohawks or cornrows. While this may seem unconventional or strange for a typical high school, it becomes the norm as  as postseason games approach. Each year, Staples varsity sport teams decide on a fun hairstyle...

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