Volunteering at Home

Volunteering at Home

Isabella Jordan '20 Over the summer, my feed consists of many pictures of people somewhere foreign with little kids of color. Yes, we get it, you’re such a good person; you help little African children. Now, there is nothing wrong with volunteering overseas. I am very impressed that people are so willing to help others and I am not condemning them for volunteering. I do believe, however, that many people go for all the wrong reasons. They go to exotic places to “help,” but they’re also going someplace lavish so they are essentially taking a vacation. Additionally, the point of…
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Being a Feminist

Being a Feminist

Izzy Brake '21 We all believe in something. Whether it be second chances, karma, family, a particular cause, person, or religion; we all have something we believe in so deeply that we are willing to shape our entire lives around it. We are labeled as vegan, activist, Muslim, Christian, nationalist, feminist, and so on. These titles can empower us to do amazing things, introduce us to people with similar values, and open numerous doors and windows. Nevertheless, whenever multiple people are organized into neatly categorized groups, we are faced with a question of identity. People involved in large movements are…
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Race: Language Matters

Anisha Menath '21 During discussions during classes or conversations at SHP, I have realized that there is a general lack of education of language to use when talking about important identity factors, specifically race and ethnicity. This is no one’s fault, and I am not trying to blame anyone. If students are not educated, they are unable to understand the implications of the words that they use.  If teachers do not have the resources to educate students about race, then they are unable to improve and facilitate a good and safe space for discussions about race.  In general, having conversations…
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Editorial: Blind Spots

Editorial: Blind Spots

Jake Birdwell '20 Two weeks ago, I had the privilege of giving an Espacio to all of you about the incredible history that we have as a school. A beautiful part of that history has been the role of strong women in shaping the mission and creation of our education. One would think, coming from a tradition of courageous women, that our Sacred Heart community would be a champion of gender equality. However, after talking to some girls at SHP recently, it has become clear to me that we still have a strong tendency to treat men differently than women…
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