By Alexander Chang (’23) | November 19, 2021 Last October, Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of the highly addictive opioid OxyContin, faced a public lawsuit and settled for eight billion dollars. OxyContin played […]
Personality, equity, and comfort: thoughts on the Lancer dress code
By Katherine Winton (’25), Anusha Jain (’25), and Da Hee Yang (’23) | November 19, 2021 The Saint Francis dress code is the focal point of countless campus debates among teachers and […]
Chloe Wolf (’24) is a Contributing Artist for The Lancer.
Tyrannized by the Taliban: women’s rights in Afghanistan in jeopardy once again
by Marissa Chao (’25) and Eliana Shin (’22) | November 19, 2021 On August 15, the Taliban seized Kabul and took control of the Afghan government. Despite their pledges to respect women […]
How Texas’ abortion law opens the door to extensive citizen enforcement
By Eliana Shin (’22) and Aanya Mittu (’25) | November 19, 2021 In May, Texas passed a law ending access to abortions after six weeks into pregnancy. This restrictive ban shocked many […]
Avoid cultural appropriation, pursue cultural appreciation
by Aanya Mittu (’25) | November 19, 2021 From Halloween costumes to “authentic” food, cultural appropriation pervades every aspect of people’s lives. Adopting certain elements of other cultures, even with the best […]
Marissa Chao (’25) is a Contributing Writer for The Lancer.
Anusha Jain (’25) is currently the Vol. 59 Sports Editor and a Contributing Artist for The Lancer. She was a Staff Writer for Vol. 58. Articles Art/Photography
Katherine Winton (’25) is currently the Vol. 59 Entertainment Editor and a Features and Entertainment Columnist who authors “On the Same Page.” She was a Staff Writer for Vol. 58 of The […]
Aanya Mittu (’25) is currently the Vol. 59 Food Editor for The Lancer. She was a Staff Writer for Vol. 58.
The Met Gala: fundraiser or celebrity fashion show?
by Melissa Paz-Flores (’22) | October 11, 2021 Camp: Notes on Fashion. China: Through The Looking Glass. Man and the Horse. All of these are past themes from New York City’s Metropolitan […]
Are personality tests personal enough?
by Tanvi Rao (’22) | October 11, 2021 Personalities, while invisible, are a large part of our identity. Whether an individual identifies as an introvert or an extrovert, a thinker or a […]
The sensationalization of media: news or entertainment?
by Matthew Tran (’23) | October 11, 2021 We are witnessing the creation of a modern precedent in journalism: entertainment programming marketed as cable news. Flashy headlines flood social media, increasing readership […]
Fast fashion, slow down
by Semira Arora (’25) | October 11, 2021 From matching tie-dye sets to cropped cardigans, fashion trends come and go. While some may impulsively buy this season’s trend, it is important to […]
The Policy Proposition: our failure to provide for the elderly
by Alexander Chang (’23) | October 11, 2021 Two million Americans currently reside in long-term care facilities, and that number is set to skyrocket as our population ages. Yet our current support […]
Katie Weyer (’25) is a Contributing Artist for The Lancer.
Semira Arora (’25) is currently the Vol. 59 Opinions Editor for The Lancer and an Opinions Columnist who authors “Trend Z.” She was a Staff Writer for Vol. 58.
Making amends: the American fascination with the Second Amendment
by Alexander Chang (’23) | May 10, 2021 As the country slowly returns to normalcy, many aspects of American life have been welcomed back with open arms after their rather abrupt hiatus. […]
It’s time to “cancel” cancel culture
by Melissa Paz-Flores (’22) | May 10, 2021 Trisha Paytas. James Charles. Azealia Banks. What do these people have in common? They have all been “canceled” multiple times. To “cancel” someone is […]
Assessing the benefits of the return to in-person school
by Tanvi Rao (’22)| May 10, 2021 As spring break began, the Lancer community received exciting news. With the recent change in CDC guidelines, Saint Francis would be able to welcome its […]
Game Changers: accountability, not justice
by Anika Jain (’22) | May 10, 2021 On April 20, 2021, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty for unintentional second degree murder, third degree murder, and second degree […]
Major’s misdemeanors: a minor mishap
by Kasper Halevy (’24) | May 10, 2021 The “indoguration” party celebrating Major’s journey from a pup shelter to the White House marked a milestone for rescue dogs. Since the First Dogs […]
Why our nation is so behind on COVID-19
by Jewel Merriman (’22) | March 29, 2021 On January 21, 2020, the CDC confirmed the first coronavirus case in the United States. On January 21, 2021, exactly one year later, there […]
America is no stranger to anti-Asian discrimination
by Eliana Shin (’22)| March 29, 2021 “Elderly man pushed to the ground.” “Local business robbed and vandalized.” “Woman left in critical condition after the attack.” I read countless headlines just like […]
Mourning the loss of morning collabs: ways to move forward
by Elsa Ying (’23)| March 29, 2021 On February 18th, after months of planning and coordination, the Saint Francis student body returned to campus for a full day of instruction. While students […]
Lancers reflect on a year of quarantine
by Tanvi Rao (’22)| March 29, 2021 Wednesday, March 11, 2020. A schoolwide email goes out to the students of Saint Francis, announcing that the entire campus will be closed until March […]
Game Changers: Western imperialism strikes again
by Anika Jain (’22) | March 29, 2021 On the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 quarantine, the World Trade Organization (WTO) failed again to approve the relinquishment of intellectual property rights for […]
Sleep is not for the weak: tips to improve your sleep
by Melissa Paz-Flores (’22) | March 29, 2021 Okay, let’s face it. We’ve all had those rushed moments—having to stay up until past midnight to finish an assignment. And then we say […]
“The Hill We Climb”: Amanda Gorman’s rise to the top
by Amélia Ávila (’24) | March 1, 2021 “You can do anything you put your mind to.” I’d heard that phrase many times but had always been skeptical until Inauguration Day, when […]
COVID-19 and college admissions: how fair is the system?
by Melissa Paz-Flores (’22) | March 1, 2021 In the midst of a global health crisis and social unrest, securing that acceptance letter into your dream school may be tougher than ever […]
2020-2021 first semester review: what went well and what didn’t
by Brinly Richards (’22) | March 1, 2021 This past first semester was a wild new experience for Saint Francis students, parents, and teachers alike. Many aspects of the learning experience were […]
Settling the debate: paper books or eBooks?
By Tanvi Rao (’22) | March 1, 2021 Nothing is better than a good book in your hands. The feel of the soft, velvet pages against your fingertips, the delicate paper smell […]
Game Changers: a review of President Biden’s first month in office
by Anika Jain (’22) | March 1, 2021 Last January, President Joe Biden was officially inaugurated. This presidential election has been incontrovertibly momentous with historical anomalies such as the riots on the […]
How to reverse Trump’s effects on political polarization
by Alexander Chang (’23) | March 1, 2021 Four years of the Trump Administration have flown by without a hitch. That is, of course, excluding the inconclusive border wall, futile trade war, […]
Brinly Richards (’22) is a Contributing Writer for The Lancer.
Alexander Chang (’23) is the Vol. 58 and Vol. 59 Features Editor and an Opinions Columnist who currently authors “On the Frontlines” and authored “The Policy Proposition” for Vol. 58. He was […]
The “United” States: a nation fighting against itself
by Eliana Shin (’22) | November 16, 2020 With the 2020 presidential election over, we’re seeing a trend on the rise. Political polarization is twisting partisanship into an ugly rift between fellow […]
Zane Patel (’24) is a Contributing Writer for The Lancer.
Do celebrity political endorsements matter?
by Zane Patel (’24) | November 16, 2020 Politicians passionately garner celebrity endorsements throughout their campaigns. In turn, society values them. But as valued as they seem to be, do they really […]
Game Changers: Prop 16 and the benefits of reinstating affirmative action
by Anika Jain (’22) | November 16, 2020 This year, there was a large dispute over racial justice on the California ballot. California currently stands as one of only eight states that […]
The rise of Among Us
by Tanvi Rao (’22) | November 16, 2020 Among Us, the “modern-day mafia simulator,” has taken the world by storm. Originally released in 2018, this online multiplayer game seems to have become […]
Congrats! It’s a… gender-neutral baby!
by Hannah Valencia (’22) | November 16, 2020 As I scrolled through my TikTok feed, a video from creator Melissa (@theartofmothering) appeared, her soft voice echoing radical ideas of gender neutrality. Her […]
Not all votes are created equal: the Electoral College’s built-in bias
by Jewel Merriman (’22) | November 16, 2020 One person should equal one vote. Sounds simple, right? Especially since an inherent feature of democracy is to reflect the will of the masses. […]