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

Riley Chluspa ’22, a member of field hockey team, got her cornrows put in with the team and will wear them until the team loses a game or until they reach the end of the postseason.

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...

Cultural Appropriation Reaches from the Lunchroom to London

Cultural Appropriation Reaches from the Lunchroom to London

October 19, 2016

By: Izzy Connors '18 and Amelia Brown '18 From Dora the Explorer to Orange is The New Black, television shows have been teaching our generation about different cultures since before the creation of Netflix. While the effects of being exposed to different cultures and races are proven beneficial, so...

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